Tee Virus: Community Driven Shirts
August 24, 2009 3:00 PM   Subscribe

Tee Virus: Community Driven Shirts
Over three years ago we launched our video voting site VideoSift on MeFi. Now we've got a new project. We've taken what we know about building a a community driven voting site and applied it to to shirts. If you have an idea for a unique tee, please submit it to the workshop. Thanks for your support.
posted by Dag Maggot (4 comments total)

This seems a lot like threadless...except the designs aren't as good? Am I missing something here?
posted by kylej at 12:29 PM on August 25, 2009

I think kylej is being quite tactful in saying the designs aren't as good; they're awful.

Perhaps it's a chicken-and-egg thing: you need good designs to attract good designers. It kind of looks like you have a small community of people with pretty limited design skills both producing and voting for the designs. To compete with the many other players in this market (like threadless) you need to find some way to raise the bar, and quickly, or the site will founder.
posted by le morte de bea arthur at 12:41 PM on August 25, 2009

Well, we're just starting out- and we would love to attract new designers - and that's why we made this post. Our designs may not be there yet, but we won't founder because we're not a start up- we're a community doing this on a shoestring. Help us out with a design- or come back and visit after we've been on our feet for a while - we'll get there!
posted by Dag Maggot at 6:52 PM on August 25, 2009

I don't mean to be overly negative, but the t-shirt business (especially an online t-shirt business that directly competes with something like Threadless or Teextile) is ruthlessly competitive. It's damn near impossible to make money making tees, even if/when you have good designs. For whatever reason, the market is saturated, and people are picky creatures.

I really do hope you prove me wrong, though. But be warned...
posted by spiderskull at 12:05 AM on August 28, 2009

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