With a resurgence of 60s styles, tie dye clothing is making a big comeback. A tie dye t-shirt shows your own style and individuality because no two designs are alike. You can earn extra money by selling t-shirts online and at street fairs and flea markets.
You can sell your original designs in addition to selling do-it-yourself tie dye kits. Tie dye kits are available online at reasonable prices if you buy in bulk. Try out a few until you find a few designs that you like. If you are doing your own designs, look online and at craft stores for bulk dyes and materials to dye your own shirts. You will also need a website, advertising, packing and shipping supplies and a good source of blank t-shirts.
You can buy t-shirts in bulk from an online wholesale apparel company. Choose 100% cotton shirts for the best dye patterns. Don’t forget to allow for shrinkage if you will be using hot water. Decide whether you want to target men, women, children or all sizes. Concentrating on a limited size range may limit your market but will also limit your inventory liability. You don’t want to get stuck with dyed shirts in sizes that don’t sell. Check with suppliers on their return policy for unused merchandise. Also look for free shipping or shipping discounts.
Setting Up Your Website
Make a few samples and test them out on friends and family for comments. Take good clear photos of your shirts to use on your website and in advertising. Choose a web designer to create your site. Alternately, you may try one of the free websites and design it yourself. Choose a web hosting company that will give your site high visibility in search results. Create ads for social networks and video channels to advertise your t-shirts.
Find street fairs, outdoor festivals and flea markets where you can sell your product. Also check out summer festivals, outdoor film shows, beaches and parks for vending opportunities. Be sure to wear your shirts and have business cards which display your logo and designs.