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

Art Trends: Abstracting the Human Form

This week, we explore a recent trend that’s not directly related to art market sales. When looking at gallery exhibits and solo shows, I’ve noticed that art galleries and collectors give more recognition to artists who abstract the human form in their work. In other words, they illustrate subjects that read as human, but with unrealistic bodies and/or faces. Meaning unnaturally smooth skin, simplified faces, abnormal limbs, etc. Our brains are able to recognize the human elements, even though theRead 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

Lifestyle Overlays That’ll Make Your Art Pop

Lifestyle photography showcases your products in real-life situations, out in the real world. This allows potential customers to envision themselves using your products in their everyday lives. 75% of online shoppers rely on product photos when deciding on a potential purchase¹. High-quality lifestyle photography not only helps you drive conversions in your Artist Shop, but it can also increase engagement on your social-media posts. More shares equals more conversions! Most lifestyle photography requires a professional-grade camera, near-perfect natural lighting, andRead more

Art Trends: The Father of Photography Returns

As with every trend, interest fluctuates over time. No trend remains in the dusty volumes of art history books. Lately, the art world has rekindled its interest in photography in the same way it did when Vivian Maier’s photographs were found. For some unknown reason, photography brings in less money in the market than paintings. Perhaps it’s because there’s a persistent debate on whether photography is on the same level of art forms like painting and sculpture. However, in theRead 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

Get Your Incredible Art Featured on Threadless!

We at Threadless want to introduce your art to millions of folks around the world. Not just because it gives us the warm fuzzies in our tum-tums (it totally does), but because it helps you—an independent artist—succeed. That’s the sole reason why Threadless exists. All of the visuals you see on our homepage, social media, blog, and email newsletters feature original designs made by our diverse community. We use our platforms to put your art in front of people whoRead more

What’s New? 6 Ways We’ve Made Artist Shops Better for You

We’re committed to being a trusted partner for your art. That’s why we’re always cooking up something new for Artist Shops. In recent months, we’ve launched multiple features and updates to improve your experience selling art on our platform. We understand that it’s easy to miss announcements about these new improvements, so we want to make sure they land on your radar. Here are six ways we’ve recently made Artist Shops better for you. 1. New Feature: Custom Department NamesRead more

Art Trends: The Surge of Immersive Art Experiences

Last time, we discussed Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Warrior potentially becoming the most expensive Western work of art sold at auction in Asia. In March, that potential became a reality after the painting sold for approximately $41.8 million. This week, however, we’re shifting our focus from the art market to innovative trends in art institutions. Let’s talk about immersive art experiences! Interestingly, immersive exhibits aren’t new. Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirror installations have been popular since debuting in the ‘60s. You may haveRead more

Double Your Earnings with Face Masks in April!

The pandemic continues to have a financial impact on independent artists and small businesses across the globe. At Threadless, we’re determined to help our artist community offset those financial losses any way we can. That’s why we’re doubling shop owner earnings on all Face Mask sales for the entire month of April! This amazing earnings opportunity is only available to Artist Shop owners opted into Managed Pricing and Promotions (MPP). If you decide to opt into MPP, here’s how yourRead more

Earn Double When You Sell Regular T-Shirts in March!

The pandemic continues to have a financial impact on independent artists and small businesses across the globe. At Threadless, we’re determined to help our artist community offset those financial losses any way we can. That’s why we’re doubling shop owner earnings on all Regular T-Shirt sales for the entire month of March! This amazing earnings opportunity is only available to Artist Shop owners opted into Managed Pricing and Promotions. Regular T-Shirts are the most popular product across Artist Shops, soRead more

The Anatomy of a Perfect Homepage

You walk into a boutique and the jeans are mixed with the blouses, the staff is apathetic, and the mannequins are passed out drunk on the floor. What are the chances you’ll end up buying anything? Probably pretty slim. The lesson here is that a strong first impression can be the difference between attracting or repelling customers. This is especially true when it comes to the homepage of your Artist Shop. Unless your visitors arrive through a side door, suchRead more