10 Tips To Starting Your Own Clothing Line

10 Tips To Starting Your Own Clothing Line


– What is up, everyone? Today, I’m gonna be going over 10 tips on how you can start your
own clothing line today. What is up, guys, Charley
here with Charmedia. Today, I just wanna go over 10 tips on how you guys can start your
own clothing line off right. A lot of people start a clothing line but they don’t really know
how to run a clothing line or even start it off correctly because there is such thing as
starting a clothing line off and you’re doing it all wrong and it can lead to the destruction of the clothing line very early. So I’m here to give you guys those 10 tips and hopefully they help you guys out. Just a little background about myself. I actually own two
different clothing lines. I own one called Vessel Craft Co. and one called Strange Hearts. I made a lot of mistakes
and through those mistakes I learned a lot of different things and I think they helped me out. So I do plan on starting
another clothing line using those tips that I’m gonna
be showing you guys today. So basically, you guys are learning off of my bad judgement and my mistakes and it’s a good thing because now you guys
can do it successfully and start it off right. Tip number one, don’t rush. Brainstorm before you start. If you guys don’t know
what you’re starting then how are you gonna
start it successfully? Know what brand you wanna start. Think about the background of the brand. What’s the brand all about? What’s the name? Come up with ideas, write
it on a piece of paper. Don’t just rush it because it’s gonna lead like I said to the
destruction of the brand and that’s never a good thing. So just brainstorm and think
about what you’re gonna do before you actually start doing it. Tip number two, start online, guys. Don’t worry about starting
your own storefront. A lot of people wanna
just start a storefront because it sounds cool
and they get this loan and they try to do it but then they kinda learn quickly that nobody knows about their brand so nobody wants to buy their brand. So I would definitely
recommend starting off with just an online e-commerce site. It’s the easiest way to do it and you could put all
your clothing on there and people can buy it straight from online and you don’t have to worry about the huge overhead that you have opening up your own building. Online, you can run an e-commerce site for dollars a month so
it’s really not that hard and I would definitely
recommend that starting out. Tip number three, do some research, guys. Research what you’re gonna be, what your audience is gonna be, research where you’re gonna print, research what kinda clothing
you’re gonna print on. What styles are you gonna print on? Is it gonna be cheap fabric to start off? Are you gonna start off
with more expensive fabric? That’s all things that
need to be considered, guys because you’re not gonna have
a successful clothing line if you don’t even know what material you’re gonna be printing on. You have to know about
the brand completely first before you start it. So to give you guys an example, when I first started off, I started off printing on really heavy, basically ugly shirts that
when you washed ’em once, the ink would look kinda weird and the material itself would wash weird and it would always be
wrinkled when you wear it and it was just really ugly and I learned quickly that I
should have done more research before printing on those particular shirts and I quickly learned that
there was other material out there that was just as
cheap that looked better. Alright, guys, tip number four. Be financially prepared. A lot of people just wanna start printing and they’re not really
sure what they’re printing so they’re just blowing all this money and it’s not really all about
just what you’re printing. It’s about what’s gonna make you, what’s gonna be the best
thing to print first so being financially prepared
goes into a lot of different, it goes into a lot of different things but what I really mean by that is if you’re gonna run a clothing line, be financially prepared
for what you wanna do and that goes back to
brainstorming and researching. After you’re done
researching what print shops you wanna print through,
the material you wanna use and the overhead cost
and everything like that and then you find out how
to get the name situated, basically, know that
you can afford all that before you do it and that’s
really what it comes down to. So there’s gonna be a tip coming up that’s gonna run into
that a little bit more but basically, if you’re gonna start posting online about the brand, be prepared to print the brand or else people are not
gonna take you seriously. Tip number five. So tip number five is basically
quality versus quantity. You wanna print quality, guys. You don’t wanna print quantity because if you’re printing quantity, that just means you’re
blowing a bunch of money and if the quality’s not there then nobody’s gonna want it anyway. You’re gonna get some bad reviews and it’s gonna be all downhill from there. So what I recommend
doing is printing quality before you print quantity. Know what you’re gonna be printing. Know the quality of what you’re printing and get some feedback before
you just print of bunch of ’em because it’s just gonna be
a waste of time at the end. Alright, guys, tip number six. Know your profit margins and total costs. So what this really means is you wanna know what your
shirts are gonna actually cost so that goes into the research you’re gonna be doing at the beginning. So if you’re gonna be
looking into print shops and you know that they
charge you $6 a shirt, price your shirts off that cost. I mean, if it’s $6 a shirt, think about what you need to be charging to make up your overhead. I mean, if you have to pay
for the online website, you have to pay for the packaging, labeling and everything like that, think about all those costs and put that into your main price because at the end, if
you’re not charging enough for your shirts, you’re not
gonna make that money back and you’re basically running
a business that’s free. You don’t want that. You wanna be able to put the
money back into the business and run a successful business
with some profit left over so you can put it back into the business. Tip number seven, be social. Build some hype up, guys. So being social goes into
a lot of different aspects. It’s not literally just
online social media stuff. That’s not what I mean. You can literally be social just by passing out business
cards at your local bar or wherever you guys hang out. If you’re in high school for instance, go pass out some cards saying,
here, check out my brand. I have a shirt on right now. Maybe you’re wearing a shirt that day. Show ’em what the shirt looks like and let ’em feel the fabric. Build some hype on that brand and let ’em know a little
story behind the brand if you developed one
and tell ’em the name. I mean, it’s just
marketing the brand, guys. You have to get your name out there before people wanna buy it and a big place that I
started on was Instagram because Instagram is super easy. All you do is post photos
and you follow people and they follow you back
and they like your photos and you could tag people. You can use hashtags to
be found on Instagram. So there’s a lot of different ways you could be found on Instagram and there’s a lot of different ways you can market your brand
outside of Instagram or outside of any other
social media platform. So think of clever ways
you can market your brand and just do it. Don’t think about it, just
do it because I promise you, the moment you start thinking about it, it’s not gonna happen, guys
and I’ve done that a lot. Just do it. – Do it. Just do it. – Get your butt off the couch
and go market your brand, socialize with people
on social media websites and I promise you, people
are gonna get interested. Build that hype. Alright, guys, so moving
on to tip number eight. Tip number eight is pre-sale and the reason why I
wanted to mention pre-sale is because it’s a great way to see what kinda interest people
have for your brand. So you could put a shirt
up and if somebody buys it, it kinda shows you that
people are interested in that particular design and now that you’re financially stable, it’s a great opportunity
for you to get some sales and only print what people buy. So you could save some money
and put the money elsewhere. Tip number nine, avoid
involving business partners unless you already know ’em
like they’re your best friend or maybe your girlfriend or somebody you’ve known
for a very long time and the reason why I say this is because it’s easy to get caught up in trying to find a business partner because they might have a
little bit more money than you. I promise you, you don’t
really need a business partner. Worry about building the brand up first before you start involving other people and that was my cats fighting. Okay, last but not least, tip number 10. Save your profits. This is the most important tip that I can give you guys today. If you’re not saving your
profits off your shirt sales, you’re literally killing
your business super fast and that’s never a good thing. You need to save the profits
you make off your shirt sales and put it right back into the business because that’s how the business
is gonna last and grow. That’s all for today, guys. Those are 10 tips on how you guys can start your own
clothing line successfully. I will see you guys in the next video. (upbeat music)

100 Comments

  • Charley Pangus

    April 18, 2018

    Thanks for watching everyone. If you have any questions you can Follow me on Instagram @charleypangus 😁🙏🏻

    Reply
  • Og MnWalkin

    June 21, 2018

    Starter clothing @ bellefashiondbrand.storenvy.com

    Reply
  • Oli Freakin Davis

    June 23, 2018

    But how do I obtain the fabric

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  • Jamila Mucina

    June 26, 2018

    well ellaborated .thanks

    Reply
  • Ben Zivkovic

    June 27, 2018

    were can i print ?

    Reply
  • Julia Rgds

    July 3, 2018

    really useful video, thumbs up! good luck charley

    Reply
  • Anissa Tergou

    July 5, 2018

    super helpful

    Reply
  • Isak Hafnor

    July 18, 2018

    Broo Next Vid Turn of Auto Foucus

    Reply
  • Isak Hafnor

    July 18, 2018

    I have a Tip for u @charley Pangus Stop Being Crine!

    Reply
  • Cam Werner

    July 21, 2018

    I feel like I just watched a video of all the things I tell other people lol Good stuff man. Definitely reassuring me

    Reply
  • Grant Sattazahn

    July 28, 2018

    I’m trying to start my brand but idk where to get t shirts that aren’t Gildan

    Reply
  • jonathan.

    July 28, 2018

    This is actually a good video, thank you! Other videos I watch just didnt make sense. Lol thanks bro!

    Reply
  • Dennis Schultz

    July 30, 2018

    I love your videos and content you are phenomenal and I know your super busy

    Reply
  • Bien Bravo

    August 4, 2018

    I appreciate your knowledge you have thank you …

    Reply
  • Artist Daniel Quinones

    August 8, 2018

    keep it up man nice!

    Reply
  • 54k5h4m

    August 15, 2018

    Can someone tell me from where to get ur shirts printed?

    Reply
  • Suman Eslavath

    August 21, 2018

    Sir send ur nmbr

    Reply
  • The Fussions

    August 24, 2018

    I'm a 12 year old with a dream tbh . I just want to pursue my dream and help my family . I plan on being an entrepreneur . If you could help me and give me lots of tips I'd love that . Personally . Thank you .

    Reply
  • BoomslanG SuryA

    August 29, 2018

    Woww

    Reply
  • Ryan Wheatley

    September 2, 2018

    Thank you my bro inspiration me dude my name Ryan from England 🙂 🙂

    Reply
  • Hasna' Abdulmajid

    September 6, 2018

    I started listening. Are both of your clothing lines under one LLC?

    Reply
  • LG ENTERTAINMENT

    September 7, 2018

    Thxx bro for sharing u r experience.. Tysm

    Reply
  • affirmative

    September 9, 2018

    im starting one right now: @sportestetico on ig. (Im a photographer and self taught "designer" )

    Reply
  • Nachtfalter

    September 10, 2018

    Thanks for the tips. 🙂 How much of the profit would you recommend to put into the business again? 50%? 90%?

    Reply
  • Sugar Hartley

    September 17, 2018

    So basically how to start a Tshirt line…

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  • Marvalous Metanoia

    September 23, 2018

    Thanks for the great information!! Pure gold, straight to the point.

    Reply
  • Olegario Lopez

    September 28, 2018

    Where do i get the fabric like for example 100% cotton made for the tshirt and how do i get the tags inside where it describes size or machine wash cold or hot made

    Reply
  • Jim B

    October 6, 2018

    BLINK!!

    Reply
  • ThunderAppeal

    October 6, 2018

    Holy shit lately not a day goes by where some tattooed millenial has a channel looking for praise about how they 'started' their 'own clothing line' shows up in my recommended list.

    Reply
  • Gita Saputra

    October 11, 2018

    I know this video is 2 years old, but I’m gonna say it anyway. Thanks for the tips! I always want to create my own clothing brand since 2015, but I know I can’t start just yet because I’m still studying abroad and have not yet settled. But I know once I do, I’ll start it rightaway, because I have been designing my brand since 2015, I did the researches, I decided the name and the concept, I’ve decided the packaging design, and write everything down. Many people told me to do it immediately, and I shouldn’t waste no time, but the thing is I haven’t even been settled in one place because I study abroad and I usually love to go for student exchanges program. And then I watched this video and you said “DON’T RUSH” and that really got me. Because tbh I was worried what if I will start if off late? but not anymore. Your tips are very helpful, it makes me even more excited about starting my own brand, thankyou! 🙂

    Reply
  • Chito Ramos

    October 22, 2018

    This might be a silly question, do i need a business permit before i can sell? Im talking about selling to family, friends and online (shopify). Thank you.

    Reply
  • Shreyash Walkar

    October 29, 2018

    Appreciate you tip's, its gonna help me a lot keep up the good work …

    Reply
  • CHS DONIS 2018

    October 30, 2018

    What’s the best material for a T- shirt

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  • Big Face

    October 31, 2018

    When you say “ tell stories “ about your brand is lost can you give us an example please please

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  • Z Fazal

    November 3, 2018

    Awesome. Very helpful tips may god bless you for sharing this video.

    Reply
  • nazumii

    November 5, 2018

    "just do it" clip was unneeded, loud and badly cut

    Reply
  • matt searcy

    November 7, 2018

    Every one of these videos gives general start up tips assuming we know all of the rest of the info that it takes to start a brand. None of these videos tell how to ACTUALLY start from step one.

    Reply
  • jazirah abdallah

    November 9, 2018

    Thanks or for this big opportunity I will be knowing all these when am starting

    Reply
  • Tobias Draws

    November 11, 2018

    He first tip was to not rush and to plan.
    Last ones was to not think, just do it.
    Help. Me.

    Reply
  • Fritz Walter

    November 16, 2018

    Great tips. Keep it up

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  • Erna rizah

    November 30, 2018

    How about other shirt brands? I knw Gildan has good quality and pretty cheap buying in bulk. Next Level is a bit pricey from what i have researched. Im looking for cheap but quality tshirts that deliver internationally.

    Reply
  • Avraham Richard

    November 30, 2018

    Hi thanks for the tips.

    Reply
  • Big boss Man

    December 11, 2018

    Good video

    Reply
  • FERNANDO FITPRO

    December 14, 2018

    Just starting out. Great tips!

    Reply
  • kumari orelall

    December 23, 2018

    Thanks for the tip I will be starting my own brand soon

    Reply
  • Rofas Colas

    December 23, 2018

    Most of these guys on YouTube. Are giving advice how to start a clothing line and fashion design . But they failed to do their own. If their ideas really work they would be successful in the fashion industry. They think that we don’t read and there is no public library.

    Reply
  • Timothy Radosa

    January 3, 2019

    What is a good site to make designs? I have many ideas but don’t know how to make them into the designs I want. Just wondering thank you!

    Reply
  • thenumberonevideos

    January 6, 2019

    Hey guys, anyone know where I can find the measurments to contruct a pull over hoodie from a known company like nike, reebok or underarmour?? I need these to give to my manufacturer from XS-XXL. I have been looking all over the internet and I cannot find this king of info.
    would help me so much! If you have a link or anything can you please email me to [email protected]@t . thanks

    Reply
  • Mario Perez

    January 6, 2019

    Im planing to have a clothing business but I’m nervous.

    Reply
  • rocktzar

    January 7, 2019

    If anything before tip 8 was new to you, I'm going to suggest you rethink starting a business

    Reply
  • Nelly Jaropojop

    January 8, 2019

    thank you for your tips.. how I wish , I apply that for my plan, when go back my love hometown.. Thank you. God bless..

    Reply
  • SUPERSTROKE

    January 9, 2019

    what makes a great logo?should you have your logo on your stuff?should you have multiple logos on your stuff?what is a good profit margin after shipping?

    Reply
  • terence pieters

    January 10, 2019

    Dude knows what he's talking about. Shot for the tips.

    Reply
  • Ash Dhuri

    January 10, 2019

    What are the types of t-shirt printing? And which print stays longer for daily used t-shirts?

    Reply
  • Phosfit -Fortnite

    January 11, 2019

    I’m sure most people don’t know where to do any of this. You mentioned printing cheap or expensive fabric. If I’m starting a brand I propably don’t have access to a great printing company that doesn’t print just t-shirts or basic stuff. That’s what I expected to find. Check out a clothing retailer like Pacsun and tell us what the brands on that website design and print with. Some of those brands have very nice fabric and I’d personally like to have access to that

    Reply
  • Promise Obi

    January 15, 2019

    if your looking for a designer. I can help. first 2 get free designs

    Reply
  • jp Padilla

    January 16, 2019

    Aye check out my clothing line awesome tips bro check us out on IG @j_branch_apparel

    Reply
  • Static LoC

    January 18, 2019

    How or where can I get shirts to print on???

    Reply
  • TheTruth

    January 18, 2019

    When i was 16….i went to college to study art and design which the course included graphic design/interior design/textiles/photography/sculpturing from wood and clay…etc…etc…i could not finish my course due to personal reasons. I am 40 now and wish i could start off my own luxury clothing label….starting off small like hats and tshirts…..then jeans, progressing on to knitwear and jackets….going on to opening a brand named store like versace..moschino etc. What do i do? how do i start?
    I've gone from job to job…few months here and there….a year there…..always depressed and feeling shit about life….now at 40 realising i am not doing what i feel what i was born to do. Create. Make money from my imagination and gift of thinking and drawing unique ideas. What do i do?

    Reply
  • Juan Cuevas

    January 20, 2019

    Yo check out J & Branch on IG j_branch_apparel

    Reply
  • devon cueva

    January 26, 2019

    Do u have any recommendations for fabric companies to go thru

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  • FLYTAILS MOBILE SALON

    January 30, 2019

    I love these type of YouTuber❤️. New subscribers

    Reply
  • Daniel Kautu

    February 5, 2019

    Help me out with this Name. Rabaul. Name of my small town. I want to come up with something to be my brand name.

    Reply
  • Shandelle Henson

    February 10, 2019

    6:45 He scared me 😂😂 i needed that push though

    Reply
  • Pinki Kumari

    February 14, 2019

    Thanks for valuable advise। One more thing। Want to know about the process stage। Means how you are getting raw cloths , printing machin, stitching machine etc.

    Reply
  • Brix Avengoza

    February 16, 2019

    Want to start your own professional ecommerce website with affordable price? Hit me up and we'll cherish some coffee

    Reply
  • Toronto416

    February 17, 2019

    Good advice. It's good to know I'm on the right track!

    Reply
  • David Ayi

    February 17, 2019

    really helpful

    Reply
  • Nafiz Haq

    February 24, 2019

    I guess it’s only applied to US market, right ?

    Reply
  • Double k and j A show

    February 27, 2019

    I make and sell high quality shoes and design them

    Reply
  • lupe _A

    February 28, 2019

    Thank you! Very much appreciated 🙏

    Reply
  • Nick Mozzicato

    March 1, 2019

    The shirt on the right looks like blackcraft to me. I buy some of there shirts at newbury comics.

    Reply
  • Ahibbaa Apparel

    March 15, 2019

    Can you recommend me a ecommerce website that is cheap?

    Reply
  • Marco D'Elia

    March 22, 2019

    I’d love to start.

    Reply
  • Shawn Taylor

    March 28, 2019

    You're all grown up compared to this video! Just a big thumbs up on your progress! Proud of you man!

    Reply
  • Vielka Rodriguez

    April 1, 2019

    Lower overhead

    Reply
  • 字томму

    April 16, 2019

    how about malaysian seller ?

    Reply
  • DAY RESERVE

    April 20, 2019

    Great video

    Reply
  • JoseMorre032

    May 7, 2019

    im interested on doing wholesale of your creations here brother. if that's possible,. 🙂

    Reply
  • Jane Doe

    May 13, 2019

    To anyone reading this.
    Breathe. You are exactly where you're supposed to be.
    Now lets get it!!
    Your Dreams are coming true!!!

    Reply
  • Sundown ThePhoenix

    May 24, 2019

    Good Stuff !! 🔥🙏 thanks for the help Pal

    Reply
  • Sergio

    May 29, 2019

    I was listening to this with headphones and all of a sudden “ JUST DO IT!!!!!!!” Screamed in my fucking ear and scared the shit out of me

    Reply
  • FRANK WHiTE WiTH THE CHAiNS

    May 31, 2019

    Hey what kind of T is that I like the quality of it, could you tell me where I can get a blank one like that ?

    Reply
  • THE EDGE OF THE UNIVERSE

    June 13, 2019

    How much money did you start of with mate?

    Reply
  • Successful Wear

    June 15, 2019

    1 like= 20 subs

    Reply
  • vanels_ photography

    June 22, 2019

    this was supper helpful, guys you should check my clothing brand out on Instagram @gwap_clothing

    Reply
  • Haji Rehan Official

    July 7, 2019

    Absolutely fantastic what i want to search i found. Thank's

    Reply
  • Nazif jones

    July 10, 2019

    This is all you'll need to start a clothing line. And i hope we all get the best out of anything we do.

    Reply
  • Mike

    August 5, 2019

    I’m currently busy with starting up my own clothing line. Is there someone who has some what information or more knowledge of the clothing industry ? Please comment back cause every little help is much appriciated since I have a lot of questions but have the vision and the possibilities to make it a succes 100%

    Reply
  • brianna ani boyle

    August 6, 2019

    1. don't rush, brainstorm
    2. try starting an online store first
    3. do some research, find fabrics, prints and other technical things you’ll need to figure out
    4. make sure you are financially prepared and planned for anything
    5. quality over quantity!
    6. research to try to make a profit
    7. be more social, pass out business cards, talk to some friends, post social media, just market your brand (don't think about it, just do it!)
    8. recognize patterns in your sales and change accordingly
    9. avoid trying to find a business partner
    10. SAVE YOUR PROFITS!

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  • Chidess Fashion Corner

    August 7, 2019

    I'm planning too….have my own clothing line😊

    Reply
  • PeachyPink

    August 9, 2019

    Ive started a brand (kind of) but I just don't know how much it'll cost, where to go and what to do so I'm stressed lol. I'm nervous and scared that it won't go right.

    Reply
  • Aldo Rivas

    August 12, 2019

    Old video no longer work those sites

    Reply
  • Janica Repato

    August 13, 2019

    Where can I buy best shirt to print?what brand?philippines

    Reply
  • Ankit Mishra

    August 17, 2019

    Chutiya ho tum

    Reply
  • Jackson Fernandez

    August 21, 2019

    You’re humbleness is appreciated 🙏🏼

    Reply
  • Jude S

    August 21, 2019

    Definitely no BS! Thanks mate!

    Reply
  • DEDASOUL

    August 22, 2019

    I liked it when you said "avoid business partner" I learned in a hard way from my previous business

    Reply
  • Rogene DM

    August 25, 2019

    im an art student and I want to start my own clothing line! thanks for the info mann!!

    Reply
  • rustam nafikov

    August 28, 2019

    Tip 11: Invest into a good video camera with good focus which doesn't refocus during video recording of first 10 tips.

    Reply

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