Robber Barrons

FNW_blissRobber Barons Ink is a t-shirt company located in Collinsville CT bringing fine goods to fine people. From pop culture to politics, Robber Barons Ink specializes in original, funny and witty t-shirt designs. No one wants to see you naked, they can help.

Robber Barons offers a variety of screen printed t-shirts with a flat shipping rate of $5 all you can ship. One of favorites, Ganesha, after the jump. Continue reading

Hemp Surfer’s T-Shirt

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Hemp and Bamboo shirts are all the rage. And for good reason. They’re made from more sustainable environmentally friend materials and are very comfortable. We’re starting to gather a list of shops that are selling shirts made from non-cotton materials. First up, Sayulita Surfwear.

Sayulita is a new shop selling surf-lifestyle inspired clothes. The mens tee is made from hemp. And the women’s version is bamboo. Portion of their proceeds go to an charity to help poor village in Mexico. Check them out.

Tee Tick Private Label Tees

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Great resource if you’re looking to ramp up production of your small shop. TeeTick is a private label t-shirt manufacturer founded in 2010, based in Vietnam. The company allows its customers to personalize their t-shirts with their own logos and text. TeeTick currently serves businesses, organizations, and individuals in the United States, UK, Canada and Australia.

TeeTick was founded by a group of 4 creative, experienced and ambitious people, who are passionate and strive for meeting the demand and the expectations of customers by creating quality t-shirts “made in Vietnam”.

Checking out Zazzle

Zazzle was kind enough to hook us up with a killer coupon code, so we give their shirt building tools a spin. Glad we did. I’ve used Zazzle in the past but it’s been a while. Their shirt creation tools are easy to use, whether you’re adding your own design to a shirt, or building one on the fly. In our case, we uploaded a PNG with our Proud Runner slogan. Upload was a snap and tweaking the size and position of the artwork was very easy.

We chose a standard American Apparel tee, one our favorites. Our mens medium fits great, and as with most AA stuff, sizes run on the slim size. Print quality is very good.

One of the things I like about Zazzle is that as a budding shirt designer it provides you a way to do short run product tests. Print a couple for your buddies and check out how a design actually looks on a shirt – is it too big, too small, does it read well from a distance, etc. Those type of things are hard to get a handle on until you actually see a printed product. It’s also a great way to test various shirt manufacturers and styles before committing to one for a full screen printing run. Give ‘em a spin.

Toms One for One Reaches Beyond Shoes

I always dig seeing retailers getting actively involved in meaning causes. Toms has expanded their One for One donation program and will now be doing the same with glasses. Very smart. Shoot us a link if you’re involved in similar activities with your shirt shop.

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