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Get Custom Pins Manufactured

Categories: Design, Printing, Starting Out|

Accessories are an important part to any clothing line. Getting custom pins manufactured is an easy way to add more options for your customers. My friend Greg from Miles to Go has been selling pins [...]

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Why you should use shopify for your clothing company

Categories: Design, E-commerce, Featured, Starting Out|

I have been building e-commerce sites for the last 8 years with my web design company Double Dragon Studios. I have developed on a lot of different carts; big commerce, volusion, bigcartel, woocomerce, magento, opencart, [...]

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How to Design for the Apparel Market

Categories: Design, Featured, Marketing, Starting Out|

Want to know what shirt designs sell? It's not about artsy esoteric ideas, themes, and execution. Customers typically enjoy simplicity; generic ideas, easily understood and recognizable. Parodies and borrowed interest designs do well because there are already a built in market. Read more to find out what sells and how you can apply it to your clothing line.

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Shopify Responsive Website Design

Categories: Design, E-commerce|

I recently did a website for Boston Scally using Shopify to power it. Shopify is my favorite e-commerce solution as a designer and also gives the most power and is easy to use for the client. I would recommend Shopify for anyone starting a clothing line.

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The best t-shirt tag designs

Categories: Design, Featured|

One of the most overlooked details in starting your own clothing line is the t-shirt tags. When I say tags, I am specifically talk about the tags hidden away on the inside of your shirt. The tag that never sees the light of day, and is usually an afterthought. So after coming across some incredibly creative tags that in my mind add value and personality to a brand I decided to put together a list of companies that do an incredible job with their custom tags.

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10 best Bigcartel store examples

Categories: Design, E-commerce, Uncategorized|

I recently wrote an in depth review on big cartel for clothing lines and thought it would be nice to also showcase the best bigcartel store examples. These sites stand out from the rest and really push what can be done in bigcartel. Custom slideshows, layouts, type, and menus all come together to make these sites stand out from the rest and make them the best bigcartel stores.

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Custom t-shirt packaging ideas

Categories: Design, E-commerce, Featured, Marketing|

Custom t-shirt packaging is something that can set your product and clothing line apart from everyone else. Here are some custom t-shirt packaging ideas to get you thinking outside the box.

What items can I sell besides t-shirts?

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This article was originally written by Ray Masaki of Lowdtown This is a really good question, but the answer obviously depends on what you consider your demographic to be. But one thing that is definitely [...]

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Custom packaging that won’t break the bank

Categories: Design|

This article was originally written by Ray Masaki of Lowdtown Custom packaging is one of those things that are icing on the cake. I think it’s awesome when I get a package that comes in [...]

How to achieve a professional look on a tight budget

Categories: Design|

This is probably a topic that most, if not all, indie brands think about. I know most of you reading this and interested in starting a clothing brand have considered ways to spend less money [...]

How has technology helped and hurt the t-shirt community?

Categories: Design, E-commerce|

This article was originally written by Ray Masaki of Lowdtown This topic was suggested by my buddy and fellow New Yorker, Bryan of Doctor Hazmat, who I incidentally met after first talking to him via [...]

When is it art, and when is it art for a t-shirt?

Categories: Design|

This article was originally written by Ray Masaki of Lowdtown. This is somewhat related to my previous post of knowing when to not use a design for your line. I think an extremely important distinction [...]

Book Recommendations for Clothing Company Owners

Categories: Business, Design, E-commerce, Marketing, Starting Out|

I just put up a page for my book recommendations. You can check it out on the very top navigation of the site on the far right. Or you can just click here book recommendations [...]

Free Halftone Pattern Overlay

Categories: Design|

Working for Teefury, I sometimes have to modify art to reduce color counts to suit our 6 color maximum. I’ve uploaded this PATTERN OVERLAY that can be used from Layer Styles to fill a layer [...]

Inking 101 – Spidey Cover

Categories: Design|

Original article posted at deviant art Hey Guys, Thought I would put up a little step by step detailing how to create a cover for Marvel. You don't have to read the whole thing if [...]

Top 5 mistakes in ecommerce design

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1. Splash Page A splash page is the landing page of your site where it has a flash animation or just text that says “Enter”. A simple google search will show you tons of articles [...]

Design Process for t-shirts

Categories: Design|

Written by Derek Deal I get asked a lot how i go about making my designs so i figured I’d give a general overview of how I work. The video above is a time lapse [...]

T-shirt design tips: Halftones

Categories: Design|

This article was written by Sol Amstutz Utilizing halftones is a pretty quick and easy step to create the illusion that you are using more colors in your design than you actually are. Subsequently, this [...]

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