Here at Chic Wedding & Photography, we are always on the lookout for new and innovative products and services to share with our clients. Here’s our latest Guest blog courtesy of Graphitees Custom Tees on her story on Wedding T-Shirts, Hen, Stag & Custome clothing…
Graphitees Custom Tees was born a few years ago. My passion has always been art and textiles, and after the birth of my twins 6 years ago I vowed my next job would be something that scratched my creative itch.
With a husband who works abroad a lot, flexibility was important, so starting my own business made sense.
So I started designing and hand-drawing t-shirts for my own children and the more I did, the more people told me I should sell them professionally.
Turning hand-illustrating t-shirts into a business sounded like a huge leap but in our technologically advanced age, I was able to get Graphitees operational with relative ease.
Previously I had shopped on Etsy myself and knew another mum using the site to sell her crafts. So looked into setting up my own shop and in a few short days, I was up and running!
Etsy is brilliant for my Graphitees shop. It’s easy to use, flexible and allows me to display and describe my products effectively.
I’m offering lots of products now. Mainly t-shirts, for adults and children alike, but also bags and baby grows too. From text-based designs to more intricate illustrations for Weddings, birthdays, Christmas and Halloween, to name a few.
100% cotton fabrics and non-toxic inks which are iron-treated to make them suitable for home washing. Everything I do is hand-drawn and the beauty is that it can be personalised exactly to the customer’s request. A red bus here with a silver skeleton there.
So far I’ve had sales in Canada, Australia and Japan as well as many closer to home.
It’s still very early days for Graphitees but through consistent use of Instagram and Facebook, I’m building a steady following. Building the business around home and family life has taught me lots about time-management but the wonder of a webshop and 24-hour online presence means people can find me wherever and whenever!
I am relishing creating products which are totally bespoke and personal and have corresponded with many lovely customers so far. Their feedback has been amazing and I feel excited about where Graphitees will take me in years to come.