Starting a T-Shirt Company

As far as the fashion industry is concerned, t-shirts are the most common fashion output that people are used of wearing.

They find it comfortable and very trendy at the same time.

Setting up your T-shirt Company

The first thing you should do is to make sure that you have the essential tools and equipment needed in setting up your t-shirt venture. You should have lots of sewing machines. These machines will be the ones that will produce your t-shirt. Of course along with it, there should be t-shirt designers. They will be the ones who will make your t-shirt designs. They are the ones who will give you the idea on what type of t-shirt you will be producing in the industry. T-shirts are almost the same with every single type of t-shirt. The only difference is the type of cloth you used and the designs printed on shirt itself.

Next, you should secure the entire license needed in starting your business venture. They are important because in this world, without a license you are always considered to be operating a business in an illegal way. You do have laws and you should follow those laws to avoid problems. Include your tax ID and other tax related responsibilities in your check list. These are the most essential requisite to make your business in line with the licensed business companies and be legal. Another thing, you should find a good source and supplier. Suppliers for your employees and suppliers for the raw materials you will be using in your company.

Designing and Selling T-shirts

In designing t-shirts, you will need the help of a fashion consultant or you might want to hire your very own designer. Having your own designer will definitely be an edge for your company. You will be saving lots of money from it and you will be working closely with them. With your designer, you may come up with t-shirt prints that are very unique and trendy. Most people today are very trendy when it comes to choosing their kind of shirts. They do not just buy a plain shirt. They buy those shirts that have a print on it that would make other people notice them. It is essential in designing shirt prints to take into consideration the attitude and persona of the market group you are going to deal with. For example, if you are targeting the young group of buyers, then maybe you can think of prints that are colourful, feisty, and jolly. You may also think of those cute and trendy prints for them because the young generation of today have already their own kind of fashion statements.

You may use iron-on transfers to make your t-shirt printing faster and more efficient. Through this, you will no longer hire too many workers in your company because you will need just enough of them to do the job. You will be cost cutting through this since the economy today is very unstable. When you already made your designs and you already had them printed or transferred to the shirt, then you’re ready for business.


  • ANIMESH SRIVASTAVA said on February 11, 2011
    dear sir, i want to be an entrepreneur. i want to open a funky t - shirt manufacturing please help me .
  • Mohd Arshi Khan said on August 11, 2011
    Good evening, I'm from Jaipur(Rajasthan). I've done graduation and want to start a T-Shirt printing Business. I've Computer and A4 size Printer. But I'm facing problem to find T-Shirt Printing paper (Hot Transfer Paper) in Jaipur. please! can you give me any information where I can get Transfer Paper.
  • prince Vyas said on November 23, 2011
    Dear sir, i want to start t-shirt printing business. i want to Know about best heat transfer machine and best quality Inkjet printer. i have a color laser printer. can i use it for t shirt printing.
  • naveen raj said on October 22, 2012
    Dear sir, I am from Indore Madhya pradesh, India. and right now i am working on some outsourced non-voice data project, but i am in loose, so i think own manufactured product is batter than others. so please suggest me how to develop own manufactured product in very low investment, I am interested in IT field and have interest in daily use product like soap/sampu/facewash/handwash/floor cleaner, candy, and cosmetics etc. and please suggest me if u have best ideas for me, definitely we will follow you.
  • krishna said on December 13, 2012
    i am confused what kind of business to do in Nepal. plz any body send me in what to do
  • Madassar Mansoor Lone said on December 21, 2012
    I want to start a corporate gift business with both modern and traditional gifts at low budget from J&K. i want to take raw material from out side but do printing or customization at my own place. But i want to distribute it around india where ever i get orders. I dont want manufacturing 1st but after my establishment. I want to go for products like printed T-shirts, key chains, bags, caps, office table products. so, I need ur suggestion for that. And what budget will be enough for me to start.
  • BIPENDRA THAKUR said on October 25, 2013
    Pls send me to start a T-Shirt Company idea. I am from small village Lohara, dist- Akola, Maharashtra. I am still working in company. wants to start my own company. tnx...
  • Ramesh said on February 17, 2014
    Hi, i am Ramesh from chennai, i doing t-shirt business, if anyone interested to buy t-shirt, wholesale and retail pls contact me i will give best quality product with best price, email is :
  • Salman said on April 10, 2014
    sir, i would like to start my own t shirt manufacturing unit so i request u to send proper idea ...tnx
  • YGB said on July 15, 2014
    Got great ideas for a T printing company in South Africa. . But do not know what kind of equipment i can get and the price range. . Help needed
  • Pratik said on November 9, 2014
    Sir, I want to start t shirt printing business plz help how to start and whats the need for it.
  • desiree shepperd said on March 3, 2015
    to whom it may concern ,my name is desiree shepperd I was a single stay home mom with four beautiful children now they are all gone of to school so I was thinking of starting a business in retail in a mall or some what i want to work for my self I just need a little bit of help to become the independent woman I want to be for my children , so can u please contact me , thank u very much
  • Noor mohammad said on March 7, 2015
    I am start the t-shirts company on new delhi i want .buyer, trader, exporter and order commission agent please contact me. 918860580628 i am supplying you 20000th piece per month .my setup is very good
  • Vinod Kumar said on May 19, 2016
    Sir, I want to start T-shirt business at small scale. plz suggest me how much should i invest in this business.
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  • Tushar beginner adviser said on August 14, 2016
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