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I know, this point has been discussed before but it never came to a satisfying answer to me. So here is my problem:

I have carefully removed the label in the neck of an American Apparel t-shirt to see how easy relabeling a t-shirt is. Indeed, taking away the label in the neck is very easy.

But inside the neck and outside the t-shirt the stitching has let loose, and will let loose more if I don’t do anything at it. What can be done (in an invisible way)?

If there is a solution for this, I can think about the next step/ choice: Let I sew an own label with brandname in the neck, or will the brandname be printed in the inside of the neck? And if I choose for printing, shall I let it screenprint or can it be done with heat transfer or another way of printing, like a stamp orso, by myself?

Next problem: The AA label also includes washing-instructions and ‘100% cotton’ information a.s.o. So if you take away the AA label, you also take away this information. It’s a whole. How do I replace this information, also in the neck together with the brandname, or by sewing in a apart label?



The best solution would be t-shirts with the same quality and fit as AA, without label. But I am afraid they can not be found.



Has anyone experiences with relabeling an American Apparel t-shirt?







 

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I checked the companies: they both look good but Royal Apparel is only based in the USA, what makes the cost of transport too high (I am in Europe). Continental's minimum is 150 t-shirts per style, colour and size, and that's too much. They do relabeling but probably the minimums for that are much higher than 150.

So, if anyone knows a company:
- with t-shirts that fit like Royal Apparel, American Apparel and Continental Clothing
- with t-shirts without label in the neck
- with no high minimums
- that is based in Europe

... I would be very happy.

If not, I'll consider Theonerich's idea: leave AA's label in, and put my own label over it. Or print my brandname inside the t-shirt, just next to the AA-label. But this is not the perfect solution I think.
 

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3oats, I probably sound very stupid (I don't know anything about heat transfer), but I don't know the words you mean. Can you explain what you mean with 'opaque xfer paper' and 'mfgs' please? Maybe I will be as enthousiastic as aokusman about this method then.
Thanks.

jdr8271, okay, taking away the labels and printing the brandname in the neck is part of the solution. But what could be the solution for the stitching that has let loose? Repairing it yourself? I hear nobody about this, nevertheless you have to send a perfect t-shirt without loose stitching to the customer. Am I really the only one who thinks about that? And what about the washing-instructions?
And what do others think about Theonerich's idea: leave the AA's label in, and put an own label over it. Or print the brandname inside the t-shirt, next to the AA-label?
 

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Thanks for the comments again.
I prefer screenprinting, not heat transfer.
theonerich, we think similar about selling t-shirts: going for quality.
I will contact continental ...
 

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I have the ideas for the designs but I cannot show something because the designs have not been made yet. As soon as I will start (in a few months I guess), I'll let you know. I need time to investigate things and want to become more professional than a part of all the t-shirtbrands/ sites. Many of them are too amateuristic is my idea. So, I'm trying to do it as good as possible. And marketing is an important part of it.
 
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