Holiday shoppers are on a mission to find the perfect gifts for their loved ones, and they need your help to point them in the right direction. That’s what the Collections feature in your Artist Shop is for. It allows you to make a unique landing page in your shop dedicated to designs and products that share a common theme. Your fellow shop owners have used this feature to create awesome holiday collections. Think of them like gift guides. CollectionsRead more
Posts filed in: Shops Inspiration
So you have an Artist Shop with us? Yay! Welcome to the fold! As easy as we’ve made Artist Shop customization for you, sometimes even artists need a little inspiration to get creative with their site design.
By showing you clever things other Artist Shop owners are doing with their stores, how to use your cover photo creatively to announce sales and new products, and by doing case studies on interesting Shop owners, we want to help give you a little boost of inspiration for setting up your Shop. People have been using their Artist Shops in some amazing ways. Get inspired to make your own online store look rad.
Don’t have a Shop? Intrigued? Click that pink “Start a Shop” button in the upper righthand corner of the screen for more info!
How Artists Can Give Back on GivingTuesday
If you’re looking for ways to help communities in need during the holiday season, Threadless Causes makes it simple for artists and their supporters to give back on GivingTuesday and beyond. How does it work? This Artist Shops feature enables artists to donate a portion of their proceeds from any design in their shop to a Cause and charity of their choice. When those designs sell, Threadless matches the donation and sends it directly to the organization. With participating artistsRead more
Our Staff’s Favorite Products for Your Artist Shop
To illustrate the value of having a diverse product selection, we asked our own staff to share the Artist Shops products they gravitate towards the most. As you’ll see, everyone has their own unique styles and preferences that inform their purchasing decisions. These favorite products for your shop are all items we use in our day-to-day lives. As a shop owner and e-commerce brand, you will limit your sales potential if you only sell one type of product. This isRead more
What Are the Differences Between T-Shirt Styles?
What else is there to a t-shirt other than short sleeves and a crew neck? A whole lot more, actually. Shoppers take many things into consideration when searching for their next favorite tee, from price to material to how the shirt fits their body. That’s why it’s important to offer a wide selection of styles to cater to as many people as possible. At Artist Shops, you can offer 10 distinctly different tees that all bring something unique to theRead more
7 Great Reasons to Start a Swag Shop for Your Business
Whenever anyone wears your company’s swag in public, they’re exposing your brand to potential new customers. That alone makes branded merchandise a worthwhile investment for most businesses. However, managing your company’s swag yourself can be time-consuming and distract you from your main focus—your actual business. That’s why your best option is to start an online Swag Shop powered by Threadless Artist Shops. The free-to-use platform makes it easy for you to upload your company’s logo and sell it on aRead more
Our Chat with Erin Noon Kay, CEO of Claiming Disability LLC
“Disabled” is not a bad word. It’s a badge of honor, according to Erin Noon Kay, CEO and Founder of Claiming Disability LLC. As an entrepreneur with cerebral palsy, she empowers the disabled community and spreads the message that it’s okay to look disabled. How exactly? By helping to increase the visibility of disabled people in everyday culture. With Erin leading the way, Claiming Disability LLC creates disability-related content and outreach activities that embrace and celebrate the disabled community. TheirRead more
5 Sweet Design Ideas for Double-Sided T-Shirts (NEW!)
We’re heading into uncharted T-Shirt territory. We’re ecstatic to announce double-sided printing is now available for most styles of T-Shirt in your Threadless Artist Shop! Our artists have long requested alternative print locations for garments, and we’re thrilled to offer this game-changing new feature. Double the print area means double the space to showcase your creativity! The ability for artists to add front, back, and crest prints to their tees exists exclusively within Artist Shops. No other print-on-demand brand offersRead more
Three Ways to Make Money at Threadless
For many members of the Threadless community, making art is a lifelong passion. But how does an artist turn that passion into not just money, but a reliable source of income? That’s what Threadless focuses on since we set up shop more than two decades ago. Over the years, we’ve partnered with thousands of independent artists, many of whom experienced great success. Some have even gone on to create their own businesses. And we couldn’t be more excited! If you’reRead more
4 Photoshop Alternatives that Won’t Break the Bank
There was a time when I loved Photoshop. It’s an incredibly intuitive and versatile tool made for creative pros. No denying that. But that level of quality comes with a price tag—one that’s cost-prohibitive for a lot of folks. There’s good news, however. The list of cheap and free alternatives to Photoshop continues to grow. Some work on tablets, and others even work inside your browser. And work well at that! There are a bunch of Photoshop alternatives you canRead more
6 Design Ideas for the Cut & Sew T-Shirt
When it comes to displaying your art on apparel, the Cut & Sew T-Shirt might just be your most versatile canvas. From the bottom hem to the collar, you can cover every inch with your own art. Think far outside the traditional chest print while designing your t-shirts. If you’re curious about how the printing process works, it’s all in the name “Cut & Sew.” Our manufacturing partner first cuts and prints each piece of your shirt separately, then sewsRead more
New Product: Classic Fleece in Sizes Up to 5XL
At Threadless we are always looking for opportunities to make our apparel selection more inclusive to all body types. Back in March, we announced the launch of our feminine-cut Scoop Neck Regular T-Shirts. Now, we’re happy to introduce our new unisex Classic Fleece Sweatshirts, Pullover Hoodies, and Zip-Up Hoodies, available in sizes up to 5XL! If you have an Artist Shop, you can immediately add these new products. Making your shop size-inclusive is important for a variety of reasons. FirstRead more
Mental Health Charities You Can Support Today
What first comes to mind when you think of good health? A balanced diet? Regular exercise? Those things are certainly important, but a person cannot obtain good health without also taking care of their mental wellbeing. Unfortunately, people often neglect their own mental health because of the stigma and internalized shame associated with mental illness. The irony is that mental illness is more common than you might assume. According to the CDC, mental illnesses are among the most common healthRead more