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How would I go about creating my own clothing line ?

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    ch8878 Elite Member

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    I want to know if anyone knows who I can contact about creating my own clothing line and I want to have my company logo on the tags on the back of the shirts, pants, shoes and what ever else I make no fruit of the loom my logo.

    So if you know who to contact let me know !
     
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    Depends on what kind of apparrel business you plan on doing...
    Funny t-shirts? Opening up a boutique brick and mortar?
    A few more details will be needed to push you into the right direction. Undertaking a new clothing line is a complicated business with many pitfalls...you will need to do your due dillegence in research before getting into it. A significant number of people who try to get into it, do not turn a profit.
     
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    Same goes for IM too. :)
    You just need a good idea.

    I've had success with BigCartel, but that was for unofficial shirts I made attached to a specific band.
     
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    PM me if you want to ask specific questions. I was involved from step one of a local t-shirt label that grew pretty big in my area.
     
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    Well I want to make a brand I have lots of ideas for it I just want to know were do I go to learn more about it on making a brand ?
     
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    whats a specific question? do you have AIM? I could help you greatly, as Ive been involved with a shirt company that has gone big around my area.
     
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    I PMed you my MSN
     
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    Well if anyone can point me were to go it'll be a big help
     
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    If you can make a prototype like one shirt one pair of jeans etc I can get them made in bulk..But you also have to have an idea on selling the clothing. I also can point you in the right direction on how to get your clothes in stores very fast. Go to the ASD trade show in Las Vegas. Buyers for every major department store in the world attend these shows and place massive orders.

    Rage
     
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    there's a lot that goes into it. first, as someone above said, u need prototypes. then u find a reasonably priced manufacturer. many of these are often in china. then u need to hook up with a few small boutiques or your own boutique to help get your name out there, and build a following.
    if you are talking something more simple like t-shirts that are premade and you simply want to put your logo or tag inside and graphics on them, there are many suppliers of such things, espcially in china. you can also find custom tag makers if you want sewn-in tags.
     
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    This is something I would like to know too. I came up with an idea for a clothing range about
    2 years ago, everyone I've mentioned it to says I should go for it as the concept behind it would make it the must have clothing for every under 25 in the UK.
    Check out Shami Ahmed who started Joe Bloggs jeans he was worth £60 million at one time.
     
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    lol, I offered you help if you would contact me on AIM and you sent me your MSN ID. I said I dont use MSN and you replied with "well I dont use AIM". Kinda rude, considering I could help you out a lot. Oh well I guess lol.


    edit: and to the person above..you dont need prototypes at all. I actually wouldnt even recommend prototypes for someone just starting out because you would need minimums (in the thousands) before they would even consider doing business with you. The tshirt apparel industry is a cutthroat industry, and its alot tougher than you think. People look at a stupid shirt they see at the mall and say " I could design a better shirt" and even if they could, I bet it wouldnt sell nearly as well as that shittier shirt. What they dont see is the tens of thousands of dollars in marketing budgets those companies have in place to establish their brands.
     
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    I dont know how I was rude you want me to download AIM that I dont use and dont want to download it, thanks for the help but if you cant PM me some info then it does me no good unless you use MSN !!!
     
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    If you use trillian you can have AIM, MSN and Yahoo, all running at the same time on the same messenger.
     
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    How do people do IM without the tools I don't know.
     
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    Thanks oxonbeef !!
     
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    How about....

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    http://www.cafepress.com/make/personalized-gifts
    :newspaper
     
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    you want info, and i got firsthand information but im not going to jump through hoops to help you. i didnt tell you to download anything, but i guess if you cant even go through the effort of getting aol instant messenger than i guess you dont want info bad enough. anyways goodluck with your clothing line.

    some tips: you better know your demographics better than you know the back of your hand.
    people buy into brands more than they buy into individual designs.
    have a marketing plan in place.
     
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    cafepress is not where you want your brand to be seen if youre trying to build a strong brand. services like cafepress that are print on demand will cheapen your brand. however, there are certain (very few) cafepress shops that are making tons of money, but they are the ones spending thousands and thousands of dollars on marketing. hope that helps.