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« on: February 11, 2004 11:36:58 PM »

is it tacky/illegal to sell tshirts from, say, old navy or some other store with a screen print or iron on that i put on?  i have bought a ton of "hanes-y" tshirts from bands and such, but i wasn't sure about store brands...
thanks for any advice!  i'm new here, so i'm sorry if i ask inappropriate or overly obvious questions.  even librarians get lazy sometimes when it comes to reference questions and just ask the experts.
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« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2004 06:29:07 AM »

National brands like Old Navy aren't real keen on having their products altered and resold. You could cut out labels. Thought I'd share a link for a company that sells t-shirts/clothing intended for decoration. May be a better route. There are number of others that do this too.

http://www.dharmatrading.com/

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« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2004 06:44:11 AM »

is it tacky/illegal to sell tshirts from, say, old navy or some other store with a screen print or iron on that i put on?  i have bought a ton of "hanes-y" tshirts from bands and such, but i wasn't sure about store brands...
thanks for any advice!  i'm new here, so i'm sorry if i ask inappropriate or overly obvious questions.  even librarians get lazy sometimes when it comes to reference questions and just ask the experts.
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I'm not sure about the legality of using Old Navy shirts but it may be cheaper to by blank shirts from a wholesale supplier. American Apparel has really stylish shirts: http://www.americanapparel.net/
I think you have to place a really large order with them to get wholesale prices but they may provide you with companies who buy wholesale from them already and then resell the shirts at a slightly higher markup.

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« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2004 08:53:41 AM »

Places like AC Moore Michaels and Rag Shop often have sales on T-shirts in a ty of colors.. sometimes you can get them for as cheap as $2/ea for a Hanes. You probably could get cheaper even (Heck the guy hawking I Heart NY Shirts for $2 must be making $$) however, I know people like brand recognition and Hanes=quality in people's heads.
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« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2004 07:10:19 PM »

So how would you say this question translates to buying vases, from Ikea that I decorate and sell?  

This is something I've been wondering about for awhile, too.

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