How To Build A Clothing Empire

Breaking from the confines of logo, web or editorial design into the international arena of fashion is the creative zenith for many designers and illustrators. From tees to bags, trainers and hoodies, apparel design not only offers an extra source of income, it also builds your reputation as a designer, cements your skills as a trend-defining creative, and promotes your work at every avenue. From cottage-industry T-shirt designs, to Topshop-stocked illustrations, there's a wealth of opportunities to put your designs into production.

With the empowerment of the web, anyone can sell their wares directly to paying customers. A simple site is all that's needed to display your work, with ready-made payment schemes such as Big Cartel and Merchline taking care of the financial end of the business.

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