Make Money Designing and Selling Baby Clothes
Starting a home-based baby clothes and design and production business is now more
attainable than ever. The widespread availability of wholesale children's clothes,
low-cost design software and affordable garment printing solutions have made a home-based
children's clothing business a reality for many.
Affordable Wholesale Baby Clothes
It used to be that a wholesale children's clothing was only available in huge lots.
That is, the buyer had to purchase tens of thousands of dollars of garments, often in the
same size and color in order to get wholesale pricing. The orders had to be made months in
advance, as the factories were always in Southeast Asia or India. Shipping, customs,
import taxes and variable quality meant that the business of selling unique, imprinted
children's cloths was limited to large companies with the resources to deal with the
complexities of clothing imports.
Nowadays, there are online wholesale children's clothes distributors who are willing to
sell small lots of baby clothes at near wholesale prices. This has opened up the market
for wholesale baby clothes to small and medium-sized clothing designers to obtain
reasonable prices on garments.
Low-Cost Design Software
Graphic design, once the domain of a few highly-skilled workers, can now be done by
anyone with a decent computer and some basic design software. A mid-level desktop computer
and a software suite that allows one to create designs. Adobe Photoshop and Adobe
Illustrator are two good choices for producing graphic designs suitable for imprinting on
children's clothing. There are less expensive programs that are also suitable.
Affordable Children's Clothing Printing
There are several off-the-shelf solutions available for imprinting children's clothing.
One method is silk screening. This the process that using screens that allow for a
image to be imprinted on a garment as ink is pressed through the screen. Silk screen
garments can be made in a wide variety of colors and designs. A silk screening setup takes
a bit of space and equipment, but the total startup costs can be lessened by buying used
equipment or silk screening equipment designed for shorter runs.
Another method is using heat transfers. This involves using an heavy duty iron press
and basically melting the image into the fabric. The equipment needed for heat transfers
is smaller and less expensive overall. Each design does, however, have to be purchased as
a heat transfer sheet.
Starting your own at home baby clothing business can be a great way to supplement a
regular income. Or, if you are a talented designer and good marketer, the business can
become a full-time business and major source of income. The crucial ingredients are
finding affordable wholesale baby clothes, effectively using design software and finding
affordable children's clothing printing.
The Koko Bean Shop is a leading seller of
wholesale baby clothes. We have a
huge selection of baby blanks (clothing with no imprinted design) available in traditional
and organic varieties. Baby clothing designers love our the quality of our our clothing
and the reasonable wholesale prices we offer. Visit us online at
Koko Bean Shop.