Starting Out - Part 3
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Review the latest articles dedicated to “Staring Out” category written by HTSACC editorial team. Contact us today to learn more!

  • Golden Rule

The Golden Rule – treat your customers right

Categories: Business, Starting Out|

I've been rereading Napoleon Hill's book Think and Grow Rich and it is an amazing wealth of knowledge for anyone starting a clothing line. One thing he focuses on is the Golden Rule: One should treat others as one would like others to treat oneself.

  • Shopify Logo

Shopify Review 2013

Categories: E-commerce, Starting Out|

If you run a clothing line Shopify is perfect for beginners and experts alike. You don’t need to have any technical or design experience to easily create a beautiful online store. Simply choose a stylish ecommerce website design, easily customize your online store, add products, and you’re pretty much ready to accept payments. Plans start at $14 and comes with a free no risk 30 day trial period and is a perfect match for business owners that want to start a clothing line.

How To Start a T-Shirt Business – FAIL

Categories: Inspirational, Starting Out|

I love this short video from Tom Peters. It is important to actually DO things. We need to get the ball rolling make mistakes and learn from them. Business isn't suited for the timid or the lazy. How to start your own clothing line.

  • Johnny Cupcakes

Johnny Cupcakes Interview

Categories: Designers, Inspirational, Interviews, Starting Out, Store Owners|

Johnny Cupcakes give a lecture in Chicago about his clothing company.

  • Entrepreneur

Entreprenuership: The good the bad and the ugly

Categories: Inspirational, Starting Out|

I love being an entrepreneur. It has been the biggest life changing experience but it wasn't always easy. I had just graduated from Cal State Northridge with a bachelors in design at the beginning of [...]

Glamour Kill’s Mark Capicotto AltPress Interview

Categories: Business, Designers, Interviews, Starting Out, Store Owners|

When you think of clothing companies rooted in the music community, nothing should be more obvious than GLAMOUR KILLS CLOTHING. Not only has the brand spread to thousands of show-going bodies, but it's collaborated with bands, [...]

10 articles every clothing entrepreneur should read

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

Characteristics of successful clothing line owners, Costs of Starting a clothing line, How to advertise and market your clothing line, How to launch your clothing line, Why you should pay a professional to print your shirts, SEO secrets the high priced consultants aren’t telling you, Stop trying to do it all and delegate, It’s not all about the product, How I became one of the top online t-shirt companies by being a nice guy, How to get your cool clothing line reviewed by a t-shirt blogger

Stop setting limitations for yourself

Categories: Starting Out|

Limiting beliefs: the beliefs or decisions we make about ourselves and/or our model of the world that limit the way we live our life. We all do this. We tell ourselves that we can’t do something. I can’t cook, I can’t draw, I can’t be a boss for someone else. There is a great quote by Henry Ford “Whether you believe you can or you can’t, you’re right”. If you’re starting a clothing liney you need to push past those limiting beliefs and open your mind up to the possibilities that are out there.

Building A Concept – Knowing When To Not Use A Design

Categories: Starting Out|

Written by Ray Masaki I’ve hinted in previous posts that I have lost a lot of money from deciding not to use designs. In fact, I hired a couple designers to work on a collaboration [...]

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 [...]

  • Cost of Starting a Clothing Line - HTSACC

Costs Of Starting A Clothing Brand (Revisited)

Categories: Featured, Starting Out|

Starting a clothing line costs a lot of money! Website, screen printed shirts, photography, everything requires a lot of money to look professional. We revisit the topic of costs of starting a clothing line to get some more insight into what it takes.

Blank t shirts – How to choose one

Categories: Featured, Starting Out|

When starting your clothing line, one of the many factors that come in to play is choosing what brand of apparel blank t shirt to print on. This is a big decision, there are many different levels of price, quality, material, and fit that you need to take into consideration before you order. But not to worry, I’m writing this article to help people just like you who need help picking what brand to use

It’s about how hard you can get hit

Categories: Starting Out|

saw this video recently and thought I would share.

Fur Face Boy at Pool Tradeshow

Categories: Starting Out|

I posted Fur Face Boy's experiences at Pool last year and saw he had a new blog post up about his experiences this year. You can read his whole article here Early this week, I [...]

20% OFF Discount Code for Thread’s not Dead

Categories: Starting Out|

I have an exclusive discount code for the readers of my blog. Use the code "HOWTO20" for 20% off Thread's Not Dead. Threads not Dead is an e-book written by Jeff Finley of Go Media [...]

Characteristics of Successful Clothing Company Owners

Categories: Starting Out|

There are certain characteristics I see in entrepreneurs that are the key for success. Positivity, being passionate, knowing your market and customer, having a niche, testing everything, recalibrating, and being a person instead of a business are all crucial to succeed in your own clothing line. Read this article for a detailed list of what it takes.

New e-book about starting a clothing company: releases on 4/19

Categories: Marketing, Starting Out|

Threads not Dead is an e-book written by Jeff Finley of Go Media with the help of many big names in the clothing industry (including myself). Here is the description What if the most prolific [...]

Webinar with Ben of Fright Rags

Categories: E-commerce, Marketing, Starting Out|

How to start a clothing line - webinar with Ben of Fright Rags from Jonathan Kruse on Vimeo.