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the heavier the better. no polyester content. 100% cotton,
Egyptian if possible.
that said, don't you do *any* of your own research?
What Lee said.
The OP wanted to know about printing on T-shirts, sizes of T-shirts, and
fabric for T-shirts. All of these could be solved by a chat with a decent
printer and a glance through his suppliers' catalogues.
I wonder if he/she has done any research on markets, mark-ups, cost of
advertising, indirect costs and any of the little things that make a
difference between a successful business and one that bleeds money. Maybe
s/he's asking other newsgroups to supply that information :-[
To the OP: having an idea for a wonderful product isn't going to make you
rich. You need to do a lot more research OF YOUR OWN and get a real feel for
the market before you invest your money.
On the other hand, the newsgroup could select the t-shirts, the images,
arrange with the printer, wholesale the shirts, and pocket the money.
;-) Pretty soon, we'll know the whole game plan and can take it and run
with it. LOL.
"Sally Holmes" wrote in
it's quite do-able. kind of a PITA for the co-ordinator :) i
did t-shirts for a mail list, with the front graphic by
Michael Kaluta... i know lots of artists :)
the first order of attack would be to decide on a
design/logo. then we argue about colors/sizes, long or short
sleeves on the shirts. then we collect orders, mailing
addresses & payment (although i prefer *not* to get the money
up front. i like to get the stuff back from the printer before
Okay, listen. Think of alt.sewing as a sort of potluck of knowledge.
We've got everything here from meat and potatoes to the most exotic
specialties. If you're new in town or just passing through nobody is
going to mind if you grab a plate. But when you come back repeatedly,
and make special requests, and yet bring nothing to the table in
exchange, people are going to get tired of you real quick. That's where
you're at right now. Your free lunch pass just expired.
So, Kathleen, I guess you're moderator of this group now? Or do you just
speak for everyone?
Or do you just like joining the other hens who enjoy pecking on a stray who
wanders into "their" barnyard?
Her T-shirt queries are far more legit than than cackling about flooring,
for eg., and undeserving of the quality of responses she's gotten so far,
which are either shaming, sarcastic, or mean-spirited like yours.
Very cool!! Then in about a year, we could have shirts. I mean, it
will take about 2 weeks for the shirts, and the rest for us all to agree
and pay up......right? Meanwhile 43 people will drop the newsgroup, and
52 will start reading and feel a part of it.... gosh, haven't had that
much fun since the hog ate junior.
And me. Sensible thing would be to say: I'm new at this, does anyone
know where I can find the relevant information, and anything on set-up
and operating costs?
No bother to pass on ideas about where to find stuff out, but I do my
own homework and see no reason to do it for others without being paid
I'm with Kathleen.
Depends. If the original poster (OP) had said something like "I'm
starting up this new business, and I have no idea where to begin to
look to find out these things" that would have been fine. S/he would
have been given help and pointers to places to actually research that
stuff, and people would have probably come up with other things the OP
should think about.
But wandering in and asking "what's the best fabric for this?", etc;
is expecting us to do his/her homework for them. That's not right
(nor is it really sewing related).
Jenn Ridley : firstname.lastname@example.org
Oh, gee look. Sour grapes. Not my personal favorite, but go ahead and
put 'em on the table.
Still got your panties in a wad over the JoAnn's debacle? You know, the
next time you launder your dainties, if you wash them by hand in warm
water and add half teaspoon of fabric softener to the rinse water, those
creases will just fall right out in the drier.