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I haven't tried to get American Apparel in Australia lately. Does anyone know if they have a distributor here anymore?

I need to find a ringer style tee, and I can't find any other blanks that have one.

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I haven't tried to get American Apparel in Australia lately. Does anyone know if they have a distributor here anymore?

I need to find a ringer style tee, and I can't find any other blanks that have one.

Cheers,
Steph
Last I heard they withdrew a local distributor when the stores come in. BYM International is based out of NZ and may be able to help you out still.

Ramo & JB Wear has an ok ringer t-shirt
 

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Thanks for the information. I thought BYM International was pulled from AA years ago. Maybe not, maybe just AA started servicing Australia directly. I never really ended up using AA, so never got established with a distributor.

So Ramo and JB Wear are okay for DTG printing? I'll have to get some samples. I had stayed away from them mainly because my original samples showed them to not be particularly fashionable. I think places are starting to have a better cut to their shirt overall, so it is worth having another look.

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Hey guys i ahve been doing merch for 10 years and used a whole bunch of suppliers.

My last batch of hoodies was AS colour but i was really hoping to find a cheaper alternative. AS colour gave me a wholesale login but the prices remained the same as when not logged in , $29 per blank its just hard to get a good profit margin on the items after printing and shipping costs.

can anyone recommend a good affordable supplier of hoodies / crew necks / zip hoodies? or has a hookup at as colour that can actually give me wholesale pricing instead of joe blow buying 2 jumpers off the street pricing.

Gildan hoodies used to be ok but now they are so thin you can't even wear them in winter without 3 shirts underneath.
also after good affordable kids blanks, shirts and jumpers

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Sportage by Ausport Clothing has a good range of hoodies. More polyester content than AS Colour so far better in pricing.
Cheers! I will check them out, I just priced up ascolour again at 60 items they are 35 each, thats just not going to work for me to turn a profit as ic ant sell my goods at $100 - $120 a hoodie like some retail outlets, mine are priced $50 - $60 a hoodie
 

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We're starting a basic shirt company just a local one. Question, should I go with AS Colour or a cheaper one such as Hanes, Gildan.

How would I go about getting Hanes shirts as listed in the excel spreadsheet?
 

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We're starting a basic shirt company just a local one. Question, should I go with AS Colour or a cheaper one such as Hanes, Gildan.

How would I go about getting Hanes shirts as listed in the excel spreadsheet?
 

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We're starting a basic shirt company just a local one. Question, should I go with AS Colour or a cheaper one such as Hanes, Gildan.

How would I go about getting Hanes shirts as listed in the excel spreadsheet?
I'm in the same boat and have found that "Anvil 980" is a good stylish cut t-shirt in most colours. Anvil are made from Gildan, and have tear away labels which is handy if you want to re-brand for yourself
 

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I have just seen this thread and found here are many people who are interested in Australian T-shirt Suppliers. Have you all know all about its shipping rates? Still not much aware then here id tool which will help you. Integrate Australia Post Shipping to your eCommerce store for domestic and international parcel shipping! Easily set shipping handling charges, flat rate, etc on your own. Boost the online shopping experience of your customers! May be it will help you https://store.biztechconsultancy.com/magento-australia-post-extension.htm
 

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That price is for non-wholesale customers, wholesale customers are provided pricing on their logins as well as a hard copy.
are you seeing something I'm not?

i have a login, i get the wholesale pricelist pdf when i log in, but the prices are exactly the same as when not logged in.
when my customers are using the site and can see the prices, and can also just create an account, how i am to make money?
one of my customers has done just that, she now orders what she wants and brings them to me to be printed. hardly wholesale when joe blogs off the street can order direct and pay the same prices as my business.
 

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are you seeing something I'm not?

i have a login, i get the wholesale pricelist pdf when i log in, but the prices are exactly the same as when not logged in.
when my customers are using the site and can see the prices, and can also just create an account, how i am to make money?
one of my customers has done just that, she now orders what she wants and brings them to me to be printed. hardly wholesale when joe blogs off the street can order direct and pay the same prices as my business.
You should contact them directly and discuss options with a rep. If you are a verified decorator they will be able to advise you further.
 

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Hey guys,

I am a apparel manufacturer and would like to set up a business in Aus to supply blanks, what sort of advise could you give me as you will be the customers.

Are you looking for quality? low minimums, pricing that sort of thing? I am also open to suggestions.

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Hi suomaf,

I am interested in streetwear based styles which are very hard to find and are in high demand within the scenes I know and enjoy.

I have alot to do with skate snow and surf fashion, I also have many friends in bands and that DJ regularly around sydeny and melbourne there is common clothing link in all these scenes. And there are not enough brands(in my opinion) in Australia or America catering to them int erms of t-shirt cuts.

We want to see shirts that are longer in overall length with out the increase in sleeve length or width I see too many "square"shirts as we call this means as the size increase the shirt gets wider the sleeves get wider and longer and the length doesnt change.

What I would like to see is:
Shirts that increase in the same ratio all over as the size get larger(or increases where they are need:in overall length, width and sleeve width). This allows people individuality in the size they choose without sacrificing a good shape.

A mix of thin light tees for nights out and to relax in and some more heavy duties tees for skating, snow etc.

Low/wide necks and v-necks with a thinner collar.

Long, low neck and open arm singlets are also very popular(made popular in australia recently by surf/indie brand "insight")

For girls longer more loose fitting singlet like tees with and without sleeves that can be worn as dresses.

As for colours vintage distressed looks are sought after as well as stonewash style occasionally tie dies.

I know this is an in depth description but this is exactly what I am searching for in Australia and cant find. AA seem to be the best and are very good but still lack in some sizing areas. There is another brand selling in australia Called "Line" who sell through general pants co. and are extremely popular blanks but I cant find a wholesale for them.

Donna was right that shipping is the Main expenxse when buying form the states so we usually get hit with around $12-14 a shirt. I would personally be extremely happy with 6-10 Australian dollars a shirt.

I hope some of this helps and I'm sorry this was so long. I have recently started this comapny and have only bothered to print a few of my most basi designs because I dont want to waste my energy on poor blanks. I aim at a youth market and I want to do it right they have limited money and should get the best for what they spend.

If you end up getting set up please let me know I would love to talk more

This is kinda what im after did anyone have an idea?
 

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There's a bunch of tees available for men and women on Legend Life. By far the most extensive inventory I've seen. They have blank clothing, performance tees, and workwear available.

They have their own local decoration too, so distributors can have several designs or logos printed on them in different methods.
 

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THE T MAKER from Melbourne are tshirt manufacturers with their own range of blank tees or custom made with your own patterns. quality as good as AS Colour for mens but 10x better than AS Colour women's range.
They sell blank ORGANIC COTTON TEES for only $11- 150gsm. min 100 though. So I'm guessing it would be cheaper if its just regular cotton. I only got their email [email protected]
 
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