How to Start a T-Shirt Business

Using logo t shirts and cool shirts is very popular nowadays because t shirt slogans speak much about the individuality of a person.

Hoodie shirts are also comfortable to use than a long sleeve shirt which makes t shirt personalized outfits like funny shirt and even offensive shirts very popular especially among teens and teenagers. The popularity of t shirts makes it a good idea to start a custom t-shirt business.

Starting a t shirt business will be a good idea most especially when you have nice t-shirt ideas and you have a workable t shirt business plan. The following are some t shirt business tips that you can learn from if you are interested to know how to start a t-shirt business:

Know enough information on t shirt business before starting a shirt business. When you are opening a t shirt business, it is important that you familiarize yourself on the t shirt business industry to make it much easier for your t-shirt business start up to deal with tee shirt business competitions. Among the things that you must know in the t shirt design business are the type and styles of t-shirt products that are popular among your prospective clients. This information will be helpful if you want to start a t-shirt business.

Think of ways on how you can effectively market your t shirt printing business products and services. Knowing basic marketing can be very crucial if you want to be in the heat transfer t shirt business. Learn of the best places where you can market the goods and products that your t shirt company offers by identifying and understanding your target market. You may, for example, operate as an online t-shirt business if your target market are teenagers as most teenagers nowadays enjoy shopping through the world wide web. You can also sell your shirt and hoodie products through ebay, amazon and other community based selling portals instead of starting a dedicated e-commerce website. When setting up an establishment for your t shirt franchise business, choose locations that can be easily spotted by your target clients. This will help boost the sales of your t-shirt small business.

T-shirt business startup costs vary in a greater range so it’s up to you to decide how you want to budget your venture. If you have a tight pocket and want to get this business up with a minimum startup investment then try to work jointly with a designer and get your t-shirts printed from a bigger printing press. Divide your profit with your designer after you cut the t-shirt manufacturing cost.

If you want to open a t shirt small business that will be successful and profitable, it is important that you have enough information on t-shirt business before starting the business. It is also helpful if you can think of ways on how you can effectively market your t shirt printing business products and services.


  • Stefani said on June 2, 2009
    Hey, I thought this was pretty valuable information, my boyfriend and I are really wanting to start a tshirt business, Do you know of any known places where we can find somebody to Do the iron ons or Sewing?? I was trying to surf on the web but couldn't find anything, Anything that you all can find will be helpful, Thanks Stef
  • Ray Sambrano said on August 17, 2009
    I'm looking to start a tshirt business I have a designer but I want to learn more about the different type of shirts one can make, I know about screen printing and heat transfers but there are other ways like how do you make the ones with different layer of art and there is some that the art is in like with a die or something
  • JACOB said on August 28, 2009
    ray, if you find anything out let me know
  • Ranjith said on September 19, 2010
    Stefani, I can help you with the necessary materials. We are into this business. Let me know your requirement. Thanks: Ranjith (India)
  • marquis kemper said on December 29, 2010
    hello, i'm looking to start a mobile t shirt business and i was wondering if anyone knew about permits for mobile business
  • Evan said on March 9, 2011
    Newcastle, NSW, Australia. Rajith, i would be very interested in communicating with you about what areas of the business you can assist in, in particular sourcing quality good fitting materials...
  • Vivek said on March 29, 2011
    Hey Ranjith, I'm planning to start this business in New Delhi. Would like to get details of the products & services you can offer.
  • ABHINAV TAKIAR said on April 18, 2011
    Well we are one of the leading MANUFACTURERS & EXPORTERS of all kinds of MENS & WOMENS readymade garments located in NEW DELHI, INDIA. We are in the business for more than a decade now & have been exporting to markets like AUSTRALIA, FIJI, GERMANY, SOUTH AFRICA, MEXICO, CANADA & USA. We ensure the best quality at very reasonable prices for all our products.If you want clothes like T-Shirts we can provide them easily. You can contact us on
  • Damien Sivewright said on May 8, 2011
    Hello! I would like to make contact with your company. I am looking for information on the tshirts you produce. I'm starting a t-shirt label in Australia. I look forward to talking with you, Kind regards, Damien
  • Abhay A M said on July 26, 2011
    Hello,I am from Mumbai and I would like to know what are the Legal commitments before or while starting custom T shirt making business/Creating your Own Brand?.
  • Dipesh jariwala said on July 30, 2011
    i am from Surat.i want to establish my own T-shirt brand. therefore i want to know about colour printing machine and its cost. let me know budget of this business. thank you
  • Ken said on August 1, 2011
    Hi Can you help me in trying to find good blank t-shirts for printing t-shirts (cheapest) Only using ink transfer paper and vinyl. I lost my job and bought everything for t-shirt printing. I live in Ajax, Canada If possible i need best place for information about a very small t-shirt business (how to start and succeed ) thanks Ken
  • Sneha said on August 29, 2011
    Hi, am residing in Kolar district..I want to know the printing methods, marketing tips, how to obtain brand license
  • Dharmeind said on September 9, 2011
    Hi, I am in the process of establishing T-shirt Business in Mumbai, India and I am looking for a company which can manufacture the T-Shirts as per my specifications.
  • rupesh said on September 29, 2011
    Hi everybody, Once we procure the desired product, how do we sell it? What should be the legal proceedings for a home based business or an online venture? Shouldn't we pay tax to the government? Coimbatore, India
  • abhinav said on November 6, 2011
    i have great design... i just want detail of the printing press in delhi.... anyone having information....pls let me know..thank u
  • khalid said on November 8, 2011
    i am from delhi. i am interested in starting a t shirt company and creating my own brand . i have some design that are very attractive and humorous. my email add. is if any one from delhi want to join me can contact me at the above email.
  • Nutan said on January 3, 2012
    hi, i am from bhopal and i want to start my own t-shirt company. let me know budget and all the details about how can i start my business on small scale.
  • Deepak sharma said on January 9, 2012
    hi guys its Deepak sharma from mumbai india. I'm looking some partner to start my own t shirt printing business. I have required knowledge about this field. So if any one interested plz contact me 9768312273. Thanks and regards Deepak sharma
  • santosh said on January 28, 2012
    hi, i m Santosh from mumbai, india. I want to start my own t shirt printing business. I have required knowledge about this field. let me know budget and all details. plz contact me 9819858333. Thanks and regards Santosh
  • Sourav Bhattacharaya said on February 17, 2012
    I want to start a t-shirt printing business in kolkata with a minimum capital.i require maximum knowledge and effective information regarding startup cost and market in will be kind of you if you help me out as fast as you can.
  • Rox said on March 2, 2012
    I have an excellent well experienced t shirt designer. If you need art, or to partner up I would love to start my own T'shirt co. In this economy owning your own business secures job and income. Call or email me for more info./ portfolio 951-553-0308
  • Sid said on April 7, 2012
    hey, i want to start business of tshirt with funny slogans and prints of popular people with their sayings plus sayings with social awareness sayings.. we dont see big players doing this exclusively.. or some one only focusing on this... Hows the idea.. can u tell me the approximate cost of this... and can i approach mall and other big stores??? i stay in pune. Please reply
  • Ketan Surani said on April 16, 2012
    Hi, I want to start a my own t-shirt business, so i want to do information about blank t-shirt any information plz provide me, As soon as possible. I am awaiting your reply.
  • Rahul kheraliya said on May 14, 2012
    Hey i'm from delhi, and i'm interested to open a small business of tshirt manufacturing, but i don't have enough money to open it. And i have so many idea to make trendy t-shirt's. I make my own, plz contact.
  • jamal said on July 19, 2012
    hi i am jamal form delhi, i want to start a small business of t shirt manufacturing. i know most of things about t shirt like designing, printing, calculating cost and profit etc. the problem is that i lack practical experience in printing and mode of printing as there are 2 to 3 ways to print t shirt like digital printing, screen printing, and transfer printing. there are two ways of selling t shirt 1 by e commerce and 2 by taking order from shop. i want to apply both mode of selling t shirt. i am of the view that selling t shirt through E-commerce site will be feasible decision as there is no blocking of t shirt at shops. any one who can guide me further can write me at
  • Lydia Johnson said on September 6, 2012
    Hi!. i am from Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. i want to start a printed t-shirt and tote bag business and i want to start it in a small scale initially, but the problem is that every tote bag manufacturer demands a minimum order of 1000 bags. i really need to know if there is someone who takes a lesser minimum order. please help!
  • vikram singh said on October 3, 2012
    hello abhishek sharma, i am interested in doing the business related to t-shirt printing....plz send me the details regarding the startup on my email id regards
  • Shobhit said on October 3, 2012
    I want to start my own t-shirt business in big scale, so i want to get information about blank t-shirt & where i can get that Machine any information plz provide me, As soon as possible. I am awaiting your reply
  • Nanjund - Karnataka India said on October 12, 2012
    Hello, We are planning to start this business from this Dec-12 and we have well setup for the same and we are seeking clients who can buy in bulk qty from us in wholesale rate. if any buyer or exporter please mail us at Thank you, Nanjund, Karntaka - India 9342150266
  • Akshay said on October 18, 2012
    Hi Folks, I'm Akshay from new delhi & want to start my own business of T-Shirts or may be with a partner if has experience. I've been trying to gather information on different kind of printing machine & method of printings. I'm in search of better guidance & experience sharing. I've got a very limited budget to start this business. Please help if have any idea, experience or feedback. Akshay, +919811790599
  • DHIRAJ said on October 21, 2012
    Hi, i am interested to start t shirt business in pune, maharashtra. . .can i get ideas and details how start this business, how is the basic investment for t shirt printing machine, and how much profit we will get
  • Prabhash Mishra said on November 4, 2012
    i am from west bengal howrah and i want ur advice that how we should start our own shirt making business
  • s khalid said on November 13, 2012
    hi, i am s khalid from new delhi. i intended to start my own t shirt company. i have created some attractive designs over the last few years. now i want to use those designs on t shirt. for that i have gather some information about printing machine and method of printing but unable to figure out which machine and method would be appropriate for me. i have creative bent of mind and keep thinking about new designs. i am also good at other aspect which is necessary to run a company such as calculating Fixed cost, variable cost, Break even point, pricing of the product, margin of safety, profit. i also know how to identify targeted customers. in spite of these i still think that i should seek help of a consultant who can help me for establishing my t shirt company for a fee, as i am new to this sector and i don't want to commit any mistake. if anyone want to share his/her experience and contact me at email
  • Naushad said on November 15, 2012
    hi, i am Naushad from Bihar, i want to purchase plain round nack ladies and gents T-shirts in whole price and quantity, any one who has. plz tell me, mob-9006936529
  • Ravi chaudhary said on November 18, 2012
    Hi....from last months i'm thinking about starting a new t-shirt business but have no idea that from where i can find the knowledge of the machines where is the place i can learn to make design on t-shirts. i lived in gandhi nagar the asia's biggest market. i've my own shop & space where i can mfg. And sell it. But have no idea please guide me
  • krishnendu paul said on December 17, 2012
    hey we are a group of newbees in the T shirt business , we got some real fire in our belly & a great designer. I am hopeful that we gonna storm the t- shirt world . Anyways we can share our views at &
  • kamal doshi said on December 22, 2012
    ranjith this is kamlesh doshi from karnataka. i saw your reply for stefeni. so i think you can help me out. reg t shirt business. at my place i will be the first to be into this business. and i have very good marketing ideas good contacts and even good man power so i think it will be a successful business for me. if you can help me i can install manufacturing unit at my place. or if you can help in any ways u r welcome please contact me immediately. 09844664552. or mail me
  • Saif Ahmed said on December 30, 2012
    I want to start t-shirt business in Kolkata, Myself is very good designer and i have knowledge of screen printing and heat transfer work. Can you please give me the basic idea how i will generate the clients and starting how much i have to put the capital. And for the machine could i get loan.
  • sufiyan said on January 10, 2013
    hello I am SUFIYAN from Bangladesh! I have my own tee shirt company! unique design, quality product,cheapest price and smooth service what I can do for any interested young entrepreneur!!! contact: 01714293593
  • Rahul Batra said on January 24, 2013
    I am from delhi, India. i have a very good idea for the t shirt business... and i have great contacts of the t shirt manufacturing as well as the designing and printing. i want to pull my new brand of t shirt business very soon.. i need people to accompany me in any way possible whether manufacturing, designing marketing or any other possible role... let it be distribution also. contact me anytime, will welcome new ideas as well. +919868772442
  • munna said on February 5, 2013
    i am kakinada, a.p india. i am planning to start t shirt printing business. i want printer, equipment details. dats it. contact 9700930768
  • sandeep said on March 15, 2013
    hi am sandeep karnataka bidar, i want to start small shirt and t-shirt manufacturing business if anyone want to join please contact 09552548275
  • akshay said on March 22, 2013
    hey guys i am from mumbai and i am gonna launch new t shirt website soon. i need graphic designers for that. if anyone here artist please mail me on we will discuss further topics over there. please reply asap ..
  • Dom Cumming said on March 26, 2013
    Hi Guys, Currently in the UK (London) looking for a manufacturing company who can make my specific style of t shirt cut I'm looking for! Scoop neck, with a lower back of the t shirt then front. Once happy on the cut will bring it out in two or three different colours and/or patterns. Will want three shirts for every different shirt design and size. So for example: Three different designs for four different sizes (s,m,l,xl) will be 36 t shirts on the first order and depending on how they sell go from there. Wanting the tee shirts to be with 100% cotton. Any feedback would be great even if it is just a contact for a manufacturing company who can do this! My contact details: email and phone 07768170673. Cheers Dom
  • sivasakthivel said on March 30, 2013
    Hi friends, I am interested to start t-shirts business in tirupur tamilnadu.
  • A.z.Boon said on April 15, 2013
    hi, sivasakthivel, i too want to do business on tshirt, i was living in chennai, please contact me.. i'm searching for a person for tshirt manufacturers in tirupur., contact:
  • pragnesh parmar said on May 8, 2013
    hi friends i am from vadodara, gujarat. i need the best quality tshirts for my business we do hand painting on tshirts.. pls contact me or contact me -09638588560
  • Gilbert Lwetutte said on May 8, 2013
    i'm uganda already having a t.shirt customizing small company called GIZO(also exists on facebook) I only need a good quality plain t.shirt supplier
  • Ramesh said on June 15, 2013
    This is Ramesh from chennai, i am doing T-shirt distributing form thirupur to chennai, so we can give good quality with low price, if anyone interested to do this business can contact me:
  • admin said on June 21, 2013
    hi, i want to set up my own t-shirt brand . what are the steps that i should take to create a market for my t-shirts. what is the process of selling in retail world? is this a credit based concept ?
  • chaitali said on June 27, 2013
    I am from Mumbai. I am interested in starting the tshirt printing business. Pls help me and provide the details to start up with it. What is the requirement and how to sell this? U can contact me at
  • Subrato roy said on June 29, 2013
    This is Subrato roy and i am keen to start up the t-shirt business. plz provide the info about the minimum investment cost and also the basic details. my e-mail
  • Nathan said on July 2, 2013
    I also very much want to venture into the same business, I have even started buying machines for my business. Am in zambia on the copperbelt province Please I would luv to receive the information about the same.
  • yugi said on July 7, 2013
    i am yugandhar.k from a.p I will a start the t-shirt printing business. Pls help me and provide the details to start up with it. What is the requirement and how to sell this? how much investment in this business start?
  • sheikh rasel mahmud said on July 25, 2013
    This is rasel from bangladesh, i am doing T-shirt distributing in bangladesh market , so we can give good quality with low price, if anyone interested to do this business can contact me: and if you want than i can see our collection.ladies t shirt have my collection.
  • miguel said on October 4, 2013
    I'm Miguel from Spain I need to produce 500 t-shirts 50% cotton 25 rayon Polyester 25 (tri-blend) Anyone know of a factory in China, India, Bangladesh, to produce this kind of tshirt? Thank you very much!
  • Raj said on November 8, 2013
    I have US t-shirts and branded shoes Reebok, Nike etc. Anyone interested I will sell at half the wholesale price, in bulk, small quantities will also do. Serious inquiries call USA 713-398-4956 and leave a text or a voice message. Thanks, Raj
  • Sami ulla said on December 1, 2013
    hello, I am Sami frm B'lore. I am interested to start shirt & T-shirt business n want to set up own brand tshirt. I only need a good quality plain t.shirt supplier in karnataka n Maharashtra. I would like to receive the information about the same. thanks, sami
  • velumani said on December 29, 2013
    hi guys i am velumani from tirupur i am a garment pattern master and developer my interested in t-shirt product business are you want t-shirt any style and any design for sales. contact me e-mail cell;9597100949 .8883360421
  • praveen said on December 30, 2013
    Hi, i am interested to start t shirt business in tamil nadu, coimbatore. can i get ideas and details how to start this business, how is the basic investment for t shirt printing machine, and how much profit we will get plz.
  • WowSathish said on January 16, 2014
    I am experienced graphic designer and venturing into t-shirt biz creating my own brand, i have 100's of design ready and the online shop is 80% completed, i know the methods of printing and have good experienced in e-commerce too. Plus i have unique business ideas t-shirt related,bulk sales,etc I am looking for a like minded investment/partner for about 25 to 30lacs. If anyone interested call me +91-9842745510
  • Moslem Uddin said on January 22, 2014
    Hi There, I want to start a T-Shirt Business. So if you have any idea please tell me for grow of new Business. Thanks
  • Ashley said on January 22, 2014
    Hi Guys, I am from Mumbai, India looking out for a good quality 100% cotton or 100% environment friendly Plain/blank Tshirt manufacturer/supplier/distributor/wholesaler. Its a new Startup! and I would really like if like minded people can give me some ideas about this industry like marketing, designing, types of printing, costing etc. you can contact by email
  • Pranav said on January 25, 2014
    Hello guys, I am from Hyderabad, India have plans to launch my own brand into the market. I wanted to know what all will be the pro's and con's of it. Ofcourse, I've done my research part and to my surprise i got mixed responses and mixed information's from people, which made me put a halt to my plan, I am confused right now as to which is right and which is not. If i could get some helps (tips) from you guys that would be great. Please do inbox me :) cheers..
  • Sanjay said on January 26, 2014
    Dear @Pranav, I am Sanjay here from singapore. Please get me your email ID; as such we can touch base asap. Thank you.
  • Pranav said on January 26, 2014
    Hello @Sanjay, thanks for getting back to me, my e-mail address is: See you soon and please do share your e-mail ID :)
  • Sanjay said on January 27, 2014
    Hi @Pranav, I have emailed you accordingly and if you need further assistance, kindly get back to me. Thanks.
  • Alec said on February 4, 2014
    Hello pipo, I'm in south africa, about to start my tshirts company..seeking a cheap graphic designer and partners in other countries to help the company grow..we will discuss more from
  • Anup said on March 1, 2014
    Hi, I have started out with T shirt business and now expanded to corporate uniforms and school uniforms and other clothing items as well. currently am doing in Pune, Chennai, banglore and Kerala. Planning to expand to other states. If anyone Hardworking and have good network can join me as a distributor. Virtually no investment, contact me at
  • sumnit singh said on March 14, 2014
    Hi ,I wants the buyer to sell my Shirts ,T-Shirts & Sweetshirt. The Product is Made from Ludhiana . Having no compromise in the quality.
  • sudalai rasan said on March 15, 2014
    hi am in tirupur from tamilnadu but now i am working in chennai for sale to t.shirts in leading companies. and i have well experienced marketing team in chennai. if u want to sell ur product in chennai market pls contact me and our team is wait for fulfilled urs target. thanking u contact to
  • thinley namgay said on April 4, 2014
    i want to start tshirt business in bhutan. can someone from india help me with any info on it. Infos like machines and manufacturers. thanks
  • Faiyaz said on April 4, 2014
    Hi. To star a T-shirt printing business it's important to get plain T-shirts. I do have a business of producing plain T-shirts I can supply you if you need. We supply our t-shirts to many world wide leading company's in clothing. So if any one needs plz contact me : Faiyaz Nakhuda:9624786361. Thank You
  • aazam said on April 8, 2014
    assalamu alaikkum mr khalid well and wish here the same we are from tirupur tamilnadu india manufacturing company of all types of garments in low price and best quality and also we deal with stock lots of all brands any requirement let us know. thanks, mohammed aazam director, needs exports, india cell +919150742870 cell +919894140846
  • ragu said on April 17, 2014
    Hey friends am from tirupur I can help u in your tea shirt business mail me your requirements at sat by ram fashion so
  • ragu said on April 17, 2014
    Sorry guys my mail id is, Our marketing executive will contact u as soon as possible
  • pawan kumar verma said on May 6, 2014
    Hello, I want to start the business of t-shirt printing. Kindly quote me cheapest blank tshirts asap.
  • Anthony said on May 20, 2014
    Hi, people. I would like to offer my services as a slogans writer, contact me at Thanks.
  • shrikant said on May 27, 2014
    I am from Bagalkot, Karnataka running men's garment show room. I want offer sale at best price . If anybody interested or dealing in branded stock lot or manufacturing shirts, pants, t.shirts. at return basis can contact me at 9035114346
  • GANGADHAR said on June 20, 2014
    Hi, I am Gangadhar from Andhra pradesh, supplier of most economy promotional t shirts of Roundneck and polo. For example for round neck I will provide at 49-00 only (in bulk order only). For polo I will provide 120-00 only ( this is also bulk price). pls respond who needs these can feel free to wright me at :
  • anantharao said on July 17, 2014
    hai all i am from ANDHRA PRADESH. I am a marketing person and i want to market cheap and best T - shirts. if anybody provide me contact further details : or 09642027989
  • baskee said on July 24, 2014
    i want the best price t-shirts. i have a dress shop
  • kumar medari said on August 5, 2014
    i want to start the t-shirt business
  • jaikumar baldia said on August 24, 2014
    I want to start a t shirt printing factory. Suggest me.
  • sarath said on August 28, 2014
    I want 200 piece t-shirts on low prize, plz call 8606748993. & from kerala.
  • venky said on September 8, 2014
    Hi all I can supply branded shirts to any part of the country on regular basis. Pls do Mail me if required and for further discussion.
  • chandra singh said on September 15, 2014
    Hi all I am from bihar and want to start t shirt business and for that I need low cost round neck t shirt at low cost. Please contact me at whoever can provide me the same.
  • Amit Kumar said on September 28, 2014
    Hi I am amit .I have a shirt manufacturing unit in jaipur can any one want to make your own brand make shirts from me then welcome we have good designed for shirt .my cell no. Is 09782998800
  • Amrut said on September 28, 2014
    Hi, I would like to buy bulk T-shirts with lowest market price and if anyone has the transfer paper to sell in bulk. write me to
  • AWoR said on October 11, 2014
    We are in Uganda and we want to begin printing quality T shirts for teens so we want ideas where to get machine , which type and stylish blank T shirts, also we are new in the industry and want to be helped how to market them.
  • viraj singh said on October 20, 2014
    how to start a t-shirt business?
  • vikas said on October 25, 2014
    i am starting a t-shirt printing business in Rajiri, tal-junnar, dist-pune plz help me small printing machine and price
  • harmail singh said on November 24, 2014
    M Harmail from ludhiana. i want kids t-shirts, men t-shirts, & ladies t-shirts in bulk. Tell me about price n quality @
  • y2fashion said on December 1, 2014
    We are currently in business of T shirt trading, we can provide you T shirts in Export Quality at competitive price (Men/Women/Kids). Contact #
  • aarti said on December 22, 2014
    hey i am planning to start a partnership t-shirt business with funny quotes and images. i am looking for a partner in mumbai who has good knowledge in graphics anybody interested can mail...
  • LALIT said on January 17, 2015
    hey, I am looking for a partnership in T-shirt manufacturing and printing business here in Jodhpur. I believe in innovation and innovative ideas.
  • mac vipe said on March 12, 2015
    guys I want to open a t shirt business but I don't know where to start help please?
  • Surendradevan said on March 17, 2015
    Dear customers, I make 100% cotton mens polo and round neck t-shirts with many colors. I have well knowledge to make the product, but i haven't buyers. So any buyers need to business with me, please contact me.9629688224
  • frank, said on March 18, 2015
    Hi, am frank from Ghana, am looking for someone to do clothes business with. If U can supply me here in Ghana I sell clothes and send money back every three weeks. If U are interested then kindly call or whatsapp. +233542534845, Thank you.


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