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Slinger Slinger is offline
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Retail Clothing T-shirt Industry - Please Read !!!

Hello Everyone,

I am hoping that some Brainy person will be able to help me and answer my questions ! Any info would be Ggggreat !!!

I have been hoping to setup a t-shirt company for sometime now and have spent at least 3 months doing marketing and surveys in my area, although there are at least 3 shops that do sell t-shirts with other clothes there are no shops that sell just t-shirts alone and non that sell the types of tees i would like to sell !

To cut a long story/problem short i was wondering if anyone knew where these companies buy their t-shirts from, i don't think they design and print themselves so i was wondering if anyone knew the traders/wholesalers that supply them with t-shirts.

The companies are:
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kelly kelly is offline
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i'm not sure where those particular ones buy their tshirts but if your looking for plan tshirts to print yourself try
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Ruthlee Ruthlee is offline
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If you are looking for printed t-shirts you could attend a trade fair for example the main fair that dealt with street wear was 40 degrees - I believe this trade fair has been amalgamated with another one called Pure. - I think that is the website! There is a couple of other trade fairs which I don't know the name of But I know that Drapers Record Magazine ( available in WH Smiths ) lists some Clothing Trade Fairs and New Wholesalers. And also a company called Daddy did a range of T-shirts - They showed their stock at another trade fair which is meant to be better than 40degrees so send them an e-mail to ask them the name.

Hope this is of use.

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Ruthlee Ruthlee is offline
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And I forgot....

The trade fairs are free - you just need to register with them and they send you the info. The trade fair websites often have a list of exhibitors with their websites addresses.

Good luck!!
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shamrocker's Avatar shamrocker shamrocker is offline
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I have signed up to various Trade Directories where you are basically posting, either your requirements as a buyer, or your products if you are a supplier. Anyway, I got this email this morning regarding clothing which may be of interest to you.


We are manufacturers of ready made garments for men, women and children both in woven and knitted fabrics.we fabricate shirts,pants, trousers, skirts, blouses, T-shirts,sweat shirts, polo shirts, waffle shirts,from fabrics like cotton,poly cotton,denim, crepe,moss crepe,poplin,twill,oxford,polyester,polyester georgette,madras checks,velvet,cordurey at an affordable range of prices but at a fine quality and finish.we believe in volume and so our prices are reasonably economical and if you are interested in buying from us you may please contact us for details and pricing please.
Our price range for shirts-men is from fobUSD3.00 to 15.00 and for T-shirts will be from fobUSD2.00 to USD10.00.Also our denim trousers are of exquisite quality but ranging between fobUSD4.50 to USD10.00.
S.Srinivasan G.M.Exports

You have received this business enquiry at UKTradeWorld.Com
for your Member Registration at the Partners Site
ChinaBusinessWorld.Com , to provide you Global Business reach.

The details of the member, who has sent you the above enquiry,
can be viewed at

To respond to this inquiry reply to this
message or

I have looked at their profile and none of the products they list above are listed on their profile, but I reckon they have expanded their product range without actuall updating their profile on the Trade Directory.

Hope this helps.


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dynamitedesign dynamitedesign is offline
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Tshirt suppliers

Try ringing ScreenStars in Ireland, you will buy grade a seconds for £1.20 - £1-90 280gms combed cotton.

Need any more advice email direct
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