New Product: The CHAMPION® of All T-Shirt Styles!

Champion® Unisex T-Shirts are now among the many Threadless apparel styles you can add to your Artist Shop today! This isn’t just any new addition to the product catalog. It’s the first-ever branded T-Shirt style we’ve opened up for Artists on the Artist Shops platform. This elevated version of a classic, everyday tee makes Champion® and your Artist Shop a winning combination. Each Champion® Tee carries on the tradition of an American manufacturer that’s been making sportswear since 1919. They’veRead 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

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

Make Your Shop Size-Inclusive with the New Scoop Neck Tee

At Threadless, we want shoppers with all body types wearing the incredible art made by our Artist Shops community. Every customer deserves the same shopping experience of finding a unique, stylish article of clothing they know will fit them comfortably. We’re now one step closer to size-inclusivity with the launch of our new feminine-cut Scoop Neck Regular Tee! It’s available exclusively in sizes 1X–4X (equivalent to women’s sizes 14–28). If you’re an Artist Shop owner, you can—and absolutely should—add thisRead more

A Decade Of DTG Printing Quality Improvements

The evolution of digital apparel printing at Threadless Threadless has been printing T-Shirt designs submitted by our artist community since November of 2000. From 2000-2011, we relied 100% on screen printing to produce our products. We started researching more about digital printing in 2007 as the technology began to show a lot of promise. It wasn’t until 2011 that we felt the quality of direct-to-garment (DTG) printing was ready for primetime. In 2011, we began experimenting with offering some ofRead more

How to Build a T-Shirt Business: Week 3

Building a T-Shirt Business: Week 3 Artist Shops is a platform associated with creatives, designers and artists, but it can be used for anything. What I’ll be attempting in this series is to build a t-shirt business from scratch within the limitations of 30 minutes a day. Expect a lot of hacks, automation, and stealing to get this done.  Read the rest of the series here:  Week One & Week Two Day Eleven Social Promotion It’s time to get a couple social media accounts created. I’m going toRead more

14 Ways to Make Your First Sale

If your online shop is awesome, but no one is around to see it, does it make a sale? After taking all the time you need to set up your store, it can be easy to hit a brick wall when you get to the whole how-do-I-sell-this-stuff part. There’s no magic “That Was Easy” button when it comes to making your first sale, but there are a ton of tips and tricks that can help you get there. Here are some 14 tips to help youRead more

7 Ways to Sell Your Products In Real Life

Nowadays, it’s next to essential to have an online shop for your product. It’s the best way to reach a wide audience and to build brand visibility. Not to mention, ecommerce platforms like Artist Shops allow you to order your own high-quality products at a big discount, which never hurts. But whether it’s in Urban Outfitters, a local street fest, or a sandwich shop, selling your products in real life is nice… it just may just seem kind of hard to approach. How to Sell Products in RealRead more

What Does Triblend Mean?

A triblend t-shirt versus a regular t-shirt is one of the choices that will come up when creating a t-shirt business or when you’re shopping. When I first started working at Threadless and didn’t know the lingo yet, I kept wondering: WTF is a triblend? If you were to ask me, I’d tell you that a triblend tee is the softest thing you’ll ever touch. In fact, you’ll want everything in your life made out of triblend. But that’s notRead more