Have you ever wanted to make a t-shirt but didn't know where to start?
Maybe you know a lot about shirts and printing quality but don't have the overhead to fund the cost associated with making and housing the inventory.
Or potentially, you have no interest in creating shirts but want to find some unique graphic t's that aren't on the sale rack at a big box retialer.
If you fall into any of the above situations let me introduce you to Cotton Bureau.
"Cotton Bureau is a curated online community for high-quality graphic design tees, hoodies, and more. You submit the artwork, and we do the selling, printing, shipping, and customer service...so you don’t have to."
The site allows artists to sell their designs for a 2 week period. If in that period the design sells 12 shirts it will go to print, if it doesn't hit 12 no one is charged.
On top of offering an excellent experience and amazing products the people behind Cotton Bureau are always pushing themselves. Since I have been following along, they have added sweatshirts to the mix, dropped the minimum print limit, made a fun checkout experience, added customer & designer accounts and many other improvements.
You can focus on what you are good at; creating art. The worries of up front funding, printing, shipping and customer support can be set aside to allow you to focus on good design. Shirt specific creative decisions like colors, fabrics and ink are completely up to you.
Sell 12 shirts and get printed. Sell 25 shirts and get paid. Sell more and make more.
You get to support artists, many of who are talented but not well-known (like me). You also get high quality and unique shirts that people will stop you on the street and ask about! If you don't see anything you like, just wait a day and a new batch will be added.
If you are at all intrigued by this head on over to cottonbureau.com and use code CBMESMITH10 for 10% off your first purchase (valid until 2/28/15).
Oh and if you get a chance follow them on twitter (@cottonbureau) because their personality really shines there!