im currently in bangkok for a holiday and i just realised i should be sourcing some tshirts whilst im here. anyone got experience in this?
Look for Moorab at the chutuchak market (the weekend market).im currently in bangkok for a holiday and i just realised i should be sourcing some tshirts whilst im here. anyone got experience in this?
Hello from Bangkoker,thanks everyone for your input.
i found the whole Pratunam area to be the right place, a real gold mine but not for the faint hearted.
Pratunam market, Chatuchak, Bobae Tower and lots more malls and markets all offered printed goods but as i was after blanks i found it best to find a shirt quality i was happy with and then ask the retailer for blanks. The prices were realy good but, as i found, go with a thai national and get much cheaper.
yep they all speak enough english to do buisness
I have emailed some online thai sources and they are asking 110 and more for t-shirt not printed. That is 44 a t-shirt. Why buy there when cheaper in USA and no custom hassle. Are they not quoting wholesale prices. as 110 baht is abot $4 usd, 180 baht is about $5 USD. I have been to China numerous times for other items but China has Quota, I hear it is cheaper in Thailand but so far Thailand do not act cheaper.When I pointed at Moorab, it's because I like their style. Retail prices (from my memory) 180 Baht.
There are many other retail/wholesale shops at Chatuchak.
There is also the Pratunam market and Bobae Tower near the center of Bangkok. You may also find wholesale shops at MBK.
Ok good example he makes cuts and sews a t-shirt for 60 Baht, that is about $1.80 per shirt. Can you explain why I would by from Thailand if can get a T-shirt in USA for under $1.50 delivered. Quality different, size, or what makes it worth more? I am not understanding this part. I am considering to go to Thailand to buy but for the price you mention I can buy here cheaper easier. With the print may be cheaper but as with China I would have to worry about quality issues. What say you?My local screenprinter makes cut and sew tees for about 60 B. I don't remember clearly, but I think this price includes 1 color print. Else about 15 B per color printed for typical sized prints.
This is for minimum 200 pcs. You must order minimum 1000 pcs. in order to get a good price for transport.
When I mentioned Moorab earlier, it was only because I liked their designs, not because I have any experince trading with them.
HiHi Randy, if your in the US buying off an existing importer is probably cheaper until you can get volume to buy container loads!