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How to Design & Sell T-shirts for Charity

When it comes to making money for a charity you’re passionate about – there’s nothing better. It’s a great feeling to raise money, especially when you know your hard work and effort is going to a fantastic cause. 

There are lots of ways to make money for charities you love, whether it’s running a marathon, doing a sponsored walk, or even a sponsored silence for the day! Another popular method of raising money for charities is designing and selling charity t-shirts. 

Why do t-shirts raise money successfully? 

People like to wear what they love, and when people are supporting a charity they like to wear the logo proudly. This means that t-shirts make a great choice for fundraising and making money for charity – because people can pay for their t-shirt knowing they’re also donating to a cause they love. And then they also get to support the charity even more so by wearing the t-shirt out and about and spreading the message and giving them exposure. 

It’s a win / win situation for everyone involved! 

What kind of t-shirts work well for charity? 

Lots of different people may support the same charity, and you can never pinpoint the kind of person who may want to buy a shirt to support a certain charity. Even men are affected by charities that support Breast Cancer, which just goes to show you should never narrow your audience down too much. 

Because of this, when you start thinking about designing your shirt it’s key that the design appeals to many people.The best kind of designs, are those appeal to the masses, and those that show what the charity is and why people should support it. 

Here are a few ideas: 

  • Display the charity’s logo proudly
  • Display the logo and name  
  • Have photos of people affected or helped by the charity 
  • Have illustrations from people in the organisation (this works great for children’s charities) 
  • Have colours and patterns associated with the charity 
  • Have dates of fundraising efforts 

Remember, if you want to design more than one t-shirt, it’s easily done. Having more t-shirt designs may help you sell more products, and raise even more money! So don’t feel like you have to limit yourself to one design if you have enough ideas for 2 or 3 t-shirts. 

Once you’ve decided on your design, you’ll want to start think the styles! 

Picking the right style of t-shirt 

Picking the right style of t-shirt is key to ensuring your t-shirt sells well. Here are the key things to look for: 

Size variety: Ensure the t-shirt you’re ordering comes in lots of sizes, so that people of all ages and sizes can buy one. You don’t want to limit your stock to just ‘mediums’ or ‘smalls’. Make sure you’re catering for people of all shapes and sizes. 

Quality: When picking your style, be sure to pick a style that is high quality. Our t-shirts at Garment Printing are high quality and age really well, meaning your customers will get lots of use out of their t-shirt. This is so important, because the longer the t-shirt lasts, and the better quality it is, the more exposure the charity will get in the long run. 

Different cuts: There are lots of shapes and styles available on our website, especially in our t-shirt category! Whether you want to go for a classic t-shirt design, or a tank top, or even a long-sleeved t-shirt, it’s up to you! Pick the shape and cut you think your customers will be most likely to wear, and most excited to buy. 

If you have any questions 

If you have any questions about ordering charity t-shirts in bulk, we’d love to help. This is our speciality here at Garment Printing, and we love helping people create the perfect t-shirt design to support amazing causes. Charity t-shirts are an amazing way to raise money, and we love being part of the process. 

Our t-shirts are high quality, beautifully made, and our printing and personalisable service is designed to be straightforward and easy. Even if you’ve never designed a charity t-shirt before – we know you’ll find the process easy to navigate. 

If you have any questions though, our printing experts are always on hand to help so don’t be afraid to get in touch. We know you’ll be a success when you start selling your t-shirts, and we wish you the best of luck!

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