T-shirts and Tanks

How Social Media Bots Steal T-shirt Designs and Sell Them
November 17, 2020 at 2:03 pm

The robot uprising is here. At least you’d think so if you were paying attention to the T-shirt designs that pop up on social media. That’s pretty much what happened to comedian Jesse McLaren, who posted a T-shirt that he designed himself. Shortly after, he started getting ads from other online shops selling that exact T-shirt...

The Makers of Mega-Hit Video Game 'Among Us' Had to Scramble to Make a Merch Store After Fans Made Knockoffs
November 17, 2020 at 1:12 pm

"Among Us" has become a cultural phenomenon, and people want to show off how much they love it. The problem was that InnerSloth, the game’s developer, didn’t have a functioning merchandise store. The page existed on its site, but there was nothing in the store. So, third-party sellers made their own merchandise, and InnerSloth never saw a dime from the sales...

Yes, There Is Already Official Four Seasons Total Landscaping Merchandise
November 9, 2020 at 11:45 am

Four Seasons Total Landscaping announced in a Facebook post on Sunday that it would release a line of merchandise today, while clarifying that it “would have proudly hosted any presidential candidate’s campaign at our business." As promised, the company now has a fully stocked merchandise store, complete with stickers, three T-shirt designs and a hoodie...

Why This Bella+Canvas T-Shirt Costs $325,000
November 4, 2020 at 12:18 pm

Bella+Canvas can now gloat that it has made the most expensive T-shirt ever. No, distributors and end-buyers don’t need to suddenly worry about spending a small fortune for a cotton tee. British Artist Damien Hirst, who has done expensive collaborations with brands like Supreme, started a contest to give away one of his own T-shirts…

Our 5 Favorite Promotional Products of the Week: Borat 'Masks,' Label Mistakes and More
November 4, 2020 at 11:50 am

Everybody feeling OK? Did you at least get a few hours of sleep? We’ve been refreshing the news just like everyone else, but it’s good to step away for a second and decompress. What better way to momentarily check out than looking at some fun and creative promotional products? We can’t think of anything more fun and relaxing (except maybe mini golf)...

Kanye's 2020 Presidential Merchandise Is Expensive, Possibly Plagiarized and a Lesson for Future Candidates
October 13, 2020 at 10:49 am

It’s hard to take Kanye West’s presidential run as seriously as he seems to. He’s not even on the ballot in some states, and this always seemed like more of a branding opportunity than an actual attempt to land in the Oval Office. But, of course, Kanye still dropped official campaign merchandise. And, on brand for Kanye, it’s much more streetwear drop than traditional campaign merch...

Shirt Lab Forge Registration Opens
October 7, 2020 at 11:22 am

Shirt Lab founders Tom Rauen and Marshall Atkinson have put together another top-level virtual decorated apparel education event, this time focusing on the intricacies of e-commerce platforms. You can preview an online event guide here. “One of the biggest problems many small businesses and shops in this industry currently face is the ongoing challenge of…