I have given up on this forum.
If you all really want to learn, look through this forum before posting your half thought out designs. In reality there are thousands upon thousands of brands out there. The majority of the ones that have been started and the ones that are posting in this forum will not be successful for a multitude of different reasons. I am not sure most of you understand the gravity of starting something that could last a life time. Something that is beyond screen printing and embroidery. Something that will eventually involve other people, an audience, and a real product line. I highly suggest you all rethink starting a brand, it is in itself one of the most time consuming and difficult things to do when the competition is endless and funds are limited. I am sure that several of the people associate with this forum claim to own a "clothing brand," yet few of you will ever see production of real clothing. That is the hard truth of all of this. All I am saying is that you need to actually have a plan before you start.
Not everyone will read this or think it is helpful, those people are either over confident or already know what I am talking about.
On a side note: If you think you can do it, have fun with it, try to be original and make a product that you are proud of.
Good luck everyone, I am unsubscribing from the forum, I may post randomly as Know Nothing moves on to a new chapter with our Fall //014 line of Cut and Sew products.
Anybody, honestly anybody can throw a design on a tee and call it a "brand". Its not that simple. It's putting in the work. Lots of fucking work, trying to get everything lined up. It's not easy and if anyone here think;s it is, then you are fucking mistaken.
Go on bigcartel, shopify, etsy and all the other countless sites and see how much competition there really is, its insane. I cant stress having an original, or at least a better rendition, than what already out there. So if you really think you have the next big brand that's gonna change the streetwear market(haven't we heard that before), I'll give you two great hookups. www.jakprints.com and www.cjsprintshoppe.com/. Go ahead, contact them, send them your designs and $400 or so and see ow good your brand does. It is EASY. Everyone is doing it!!!