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T-Shirt wholesaler?

Discussion in 'Dropshipping & Wholesale Hookups' started by chasedyson, Jun 10, 2011.

  1. chasedyson

    chasedyson Junior Member

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    I've got a clothing company and right now were currently purchasing bulk hanes tshirts and screen printing on them but we want to move into using our own custom shirts(without the hanes tags, our own tag, sizes, etc)..

    I've ordered a few samples from China, and Pakistan but the quality just didn't cut it..

    Ideally would be to find a wholesaler who would do everything -- make the shirt, screen print the designs and tags, and ship to me.

    My clothing company is similiar to a DC shoes kind of company and so I'd like the quality to be as good. These shirts are sold all over my city and when I get custom tags and shirts made they will be put into all the Zumiez in my area and hopefully move nationally after that.


    P.S. I'm willing to do some kind of JV with my company if somebody out there thinks they can upscale my clothing company to a main stream clothing line across the nation. You can check the website for an idea of the shirts.. http://stayproper.com
     
  2. chasedyson

    chasedyson Junior Member

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    P.S.S. - People LOVE my shirts. I order 500 shirts and their sold within 2 weeks for $20 a pop. Then I'm out of shirts for another 3 months and everyone is constantly asking me when the new orders coming so I know theirs potential.
     
  3. SeeGoldTees

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    I have my own shirt company. What brand are you looking for?
     
  4. SeeGoldTees

    SeeGoldTees Junior Member

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    Oh and the JV, maybe we can be sister companies? I'm more like a female version of DC. Mostly the hipster type of shirts are really selling. PM me if you're interested.
     
  5. sudhiros

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    i am from india, and have been doing garments business for long time, if you can tell me more details may be i can help you as i am good at making goods reach USA without customs as well. thank you!
     
  6. agkfal

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    Hey! I can help you out big time.

    Hanes is still a fairly thin shirt, and they don't let you customize because the stock your purchasing is left over stock/stocklots. A good shirt should be anywhere from 160GSM to 180GSM. Should not need too much more.

    I'm from Canada and do blank T-s as my main business. Me and my partner have a Factory in Pakistan that his Uncle owns, and can customize the shirts with tags/screen prints/sizes ect. Our order is 100-200 dozen per month though to keep the costs down.

    Message me though with details..

    Colours for your T-s you use.
    Sizes you buy.
    Quantity you go through per month
    You do single or multiple logos? And do you screen print your own, or need them done at the factory?

    Ill offer you a really good price and even do the tags and labels to whatever you want. Let me know your target
     
  7. chasedyson

    chasedyson Junior Member

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    Colors: Red, Black, Blue, Grey, White are the main colors

    Sizes: We'd like our shirts to fit like if you were wearing a Ed Hardy or Affliction shirt(these won't look like affliction shirts, but I just think the Affliction sizing is nice).. and we'd need them in S, M, L, XL, 2XL and L, XL would be the most ordered.

    To start I'd only order like 500 a month but things will pick up very fast and I'd say we could go through 2,000 a month after 6 months of consistent stock. Plus, once I get a consistent stock I'll do some internet marketing to drive a lot of traffic towards my website.

    Most of our designs have multiple logos. If you go to http://stayproper.com you can see a couple of examples.

    I've had multiple samples ordered from China, and Pakistan and I haven't been impressed with the quality yet. The shirt is too thick, the ink they use for the printing is too thick and spotty.. but maybe I've just found poor suppliers?

    Think you could help me out?
     
  8. netelie

    netelie Newbie

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    hi,

    im in Malaysia and involve with bands and local brands tshirt printing.
    we mostly printed them locally but for high quality and high grade, with custom and complex printing (using plastisol or 4-color process), we always print them in Indonesia or Thailand.

    Looking for long term business here.
    Pm me
     
  9. chasedyson

    chasedyson Junior Member

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    Lets talk and see if we can work something out.
     
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    I used to sell bodybuilding clothing, I relauched my shirt site, but when my laptop was stolen I lost all my manufacture contacts =(..Planning on getting back in the game. If anyone can PM some of there shirt sources I'd appreciate it.
     
  11. Nookie Monster

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    Checked out your site. The site is weak and your offerings are as well. Not trying to be ugly or bash you here it's just that I don't see you selling 500 of those a month.

    If in fact you are then I'm the stupid one. :)

    I have sold some tees in years past that were geared to some event or social rise. Back when Wendy's had the "Where's the Beef" campaign going I made of bunch of tees with "Where's the Beach". I would sell 100+ a day on the summer weekends in Panama City Beach, FL. at 20 bucks a pop (mid 1970's).

    This paid for my beach side room and all my expenses plus. I would buy around 100lbs of shrimp and sell it all on Monday back home. Made more in three days than I did at work in a month.

    So yes money can be made in this niche. However a site with 2 offerings and no stock won't last long.....
     
  12. crazyman

    crazyman Newbie

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    Hey i can help u with the tag in side with your logo

    but your going to have to buy 200 dz

    let me no asap
     
  13. crazyman

    crazyman Newbie

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    I can help u
     
  14. chasedyson

    chasedyson Junior Member

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    That website is not finished and I have never attempted to sale any of my shirts online. That will be finished once I have the stock to back it up.

    I have about 15 different kind of shirts being sold throughout local shops here in my city.

    The problem is not selling the shirts. Every time I order 500 shirts they are sold within 2 weeks. They go that fast because since I don't always have shirts in stock they know that they need to buy them as soon as possible.

    I'd like to find a reliable supplier with quality so that I can (1.) Make our shirts custom and branded. (2.) Always have supply for the demand.

    So to sum it up yes that site is weak because it's not used and only has 2 designs even posted on it(I could go post 13 more within the next hour but it is pointless considering their isn't any physical shirts to send out), but the potential is huge, and that's why this post was made to seek out a reliable, quality supplier.
     
  15. chasedyson

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    Does anyone have any idea what the dimensions are Ed Hardy/Affliction shirts?
     
  16. sudhiros

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    The sizing Ed hardy uses is called Custom Fit or Muscle Fit, we have a job worker who used to produce for buying house of Ed Hardy, Do you want the printing to be felt on the fabric or you want the printing to be smooth as it is in case of Ed Hardy ?

    Thank you!

    Sudhir

     
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  17. XieCudi

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    I'm a hipster, what t shirts do you sell hahaha
     
  18. SeeGoldTees

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    They're not done yet, I'm finalizing the actual product soon and then branding them on these bright neon t shirts.
     
  19. XieCudi

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    Bright neon, I don't think you've got the hipster scene down my friend.
     
  20. SeeGoldTees

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    Or your area of the country is much different than mine. Demographics and location influenced what the shirt was. I've been in the screen printing business for 7 years.