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Hi there again,

I am a new one at all of this t-shirt stuff, but it sounds really exciting. I live in Australia and am trying to find a wholesaler that would supply to me here in Australia. I am keen to get my small business up and running, but unless I can source t-shirts cheaply I may not be able to start my business.

I have tried to source t-shirts here in Australia and they are to expensive.

So that is why I am open for your comments and ideas.

PLEASE HELP ME.

Meghan
 

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Meghan said:
Hi there again,

I am a new one at all of this t-shirt stuff, but it sounds really exciting. I live in Australia and am trying to find a wholesaler that would supply to me here in Australia. I am keen to get my small business up and running, but unless I can source t-shirts cheaply I may not be able to start my business.

I have tried to source t-shirts here in Australia and they are to expensive.

So that is why I am open for your comments and ideas.

PLEASE HELP ME.

Meghan
There is a DIY screen printer over in Melbourne Australia. I'll email him and see if he can help you. Come to think of it, I know of a top notch screen-printing Artist over there also. He should know.
 

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Preston said:
There is a DIY screen printer over in Melbourne Australia. I'll email him and see if he can help you. Come to think of it, I know of a top notch screen-printing Artist over there also. He should know.
Well , you have email turned off and the rules ask that I do not post any email addresses in the post (not even mine) so I guess I cannot help you unless you want to PM me with your email address. A slow work around but do-able.
 

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Sorry Preston, I am extremely new at this and I was not sure how to do what you had asked, but I think I have fixed the problem.. Well, I hope so.


Please, I need all the assistance I can get.

Thanks a million
 

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If you check out the Blank T-Shirts forum, I think there are a couple of posts about wholesale blanks in Australia. A few of our members here are from there:
http://www.t-shirtforums.com/showthread.php?t=1605&highlight=australia

Looks like the wholesaler of choice is: ounce.com.au

PS...just a tip: It also helps other members help you if you give a more descriptive title to your post :) (ie: need blank t-shirts in australia vs desparately needing help)
 

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Just thought I would add that dollarshirts.com will ship to Aus if you have a PayPal account. Can't vouch for them as I haven't tried them yet, but that's where I'm planning on getting some of mine. Shipping was about $15USD for 24 infant lap Tee's which is not so bad as US shipping goes.
 

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Thank you very much for that. I am however really concerned about the quality that I would be getting as I really would like a good quality thickish cotton shirt that I can transfer on to. I really am not looking for those cheap ones that you get sometimes that only look good for a few washes and then look as if you are wearing your oversized brothers shirts. Oh, atleast one that you have had in your wardrobe for years and they have holes and not hem and they are completely see through but you just can not bear to throw it away.
 

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I'd always recommend to buy one of the main brands if you want repeat custom (and the satisfaction of a quality product) such as AA, Gildan, FotL, Proclub, Bella etc.

Different cuts are to different people's tastes, but at least you know they're not nasty cack.
 

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monkeylantern said:
I'd always recommend to buy one of the main brands if you want repeat custom (and the satisfaction of a quality product) such as AA, Gildan, FotL, Proclub, Bella etc.

Different cuts are to different people's tastes, but at least you know they're not nasty cack.

Thanks for that. And I will take your advice and go with one of the suppliers that you mentioned. It is a pity that us here in Australia do not have the suppliers with the cheaper merchandise as I am sure the quality from the US is much better as well.

Thanks
 

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The prices here aren't that bad. Not anywhere as cheap as the US, but still viable. We're only talking a dollar or two per shirt....be determined to make people willing to pay a dollar or two more for your product.

It encourages you to work even harder to add value to your brand :)
 

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monkeylantern,

Re: "The prices here aren't that bad. Not anywhere as cheap as the US, but still viable. We're only talking a dollar or two per shirt...."

Would be most interested to know WHERE you're sourcing Ts in Aust for $1 to $2 per shirt. And the quality? Can you divulge your source?
I meant a dollar or two *more* per shirt than the US.
 

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Ross B said:
monkeylantern,

Re: "The prices here aren't that bad. Not anywhere as cheap as the US, but still viable. We're only talking a dollar or two per shirt...."

Would be most interested to know WHERE you're sourcing Ts in Aust for $1 to $2 per shirt. And the quality? Can you divulge your source?
He meant a dollar or two more per shirt than the price in the US, hence "be determined to make people willing to pay a dollar or two more for your product".
 

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Argh, stupid server making my stupid message get delayed making me look stupid ;)
 

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Thank you for that, I will give them a go and I will let you know what I thought of them. I really have not found any cheap places here in Australia. So I guess I will go to the biggest and best place to puchase anything the USA.
 

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hey i guess the best thing for you to do is to make your own brand if you have got the money get a manufacturer to make your shirts with your own brand name abroad then import it into australia i think that is the best thing for you to do in my own opinion.
 

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I wouldn't really advise a non-brand name shirt if you can avoid it.

Many shoppers want to know to see AA or FotL etc before they'll make a purchase, else risk a nasty cotton sack arriving in the post.
 
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