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21 September 2015 ~ 0 Comments

18 Questions To Ask Yourself About Starting An Independent T-Shirt Line

Image Credit: Murat Livaneli

Image Credit: Murat Livaneli

Want to break into the t-shirt business with your own independent line? The answers to these 18 questions will give you the starter knowledge many newcomers wish they’d had all along.

Want to print a small, retail-grade run of your own t-shirts? Upload and print your design in our studio. Or, print your design on a wide variety of other products. See our full product list. […]

15 September 2015 ~ 0 Comments

12 Back-To-School Fashion Tips From The Experts


The leaves are turning colors, the weather is cooling down, and kids all over the country are having to set alarms and head back to school. While academic success is a main priority, most kids will agree that the first part of the year is an opportunity to showcase their fashion sense to their peers. While buying new pencils and notebooks is something you have to do, school clothes shopping with your kid is something you can hopefully have a little more fun with.

And we don’t think you have to break the bank to send them back to school in style, so to help them (and you) this year, we’ve enlisted advice from some of the most stylish people on the web to shed a little light on what the latest trends are. […]

09 September 2015 ~ 0 Comments

How Can Crowdfunding Supercharge Your Nonprofit?


Need custom t-shirts and gear for your volunteers? Take a look at our product list and print your own logos, slogans, and designs onto your products.

A few years ago, a fellow by the name of Zach ‘Danger” Brown started what may well have been one of the strangest Kickstarter campaigns ever launched – he wanted to make some potato salad. By the time the campaign reached its end, 6,911 people pledged a total of $55,492.

He made his potato salad – and taught us a great deal about Kickstarter in the process. […]

02 September 2015 ~ 0 Comments

What Makes A Great Coach?

Image Credit: Karen (The Brit_2)

Image Credit: Karen (The Brit_2)

Need t-shirts and gear for a sporting event? Take a look at our products and print your team logo on any product of your choice.

NFL coach Gary Kubiak’s been getting a lot of attention in the media lately. Most recently, Ring of Fame coach Dan Reeves – Kubiak’s coach when he first started with the Denver Broncos – took to the media to sing Kubiak’s praises. According to Reeves, Kubiak showed glimpses of the professional he’d become even in the early days of his career.

“One of the key times in the game, he came over to me and said ‘Coach, they’re not even paying attention to me. When I hand the ball off, they’re ignoring me,’’” Reeves recounts. “He said ‘I can just keep the ball. Call the play, don’t tell anybody else. Let them run the play and I’ll just keep it.’”

You can imagine what happened next. Reeves followed Kubiak’s advice, and the Broncos took home a victory against Washington. This would be the first of many such instances where Kubiak showed his technical aptitude for the game. He was more than just a warm body to place on the field; he was cunning, quick, and always thinking of some new play to roll out. […]

25 August 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Five Ways You Can Be A Healthier Event Organizer

Image Credit: Tim Parkinson

Image Credit: Tim Parkinson

Need swag for an upcoming event? Take a look at our product list, then print your own designs and logos onto the product of your choice.

If you’re a professional event organizer, it sort of goes without saying that you enjoy keeping yourself busy. Whereas some people might blanch at the logistics of running an event, you absolutely thrive when it comes to staying on top of your work. That said, given the demands of your career, there’s a good chance you’ve pushed yourself a little too hard on at least one occasion – running on fumes and ignoring the demands of your body.

That’s not something you should do on a regular basis. See, here’s the thing about physical fitness. It’s directly tied to your mental well being, which itself has a direct impact on productivity.

“There is a physical connection between what the mind is thinking and those parts of the brain that control bodily functions,” writes Madeline Vann of Everyday Health. “While unhappy or stressed-out thoughts may not directly cause poor physical health, they could be a contributing factor and may explain why one person is suffering physically while someone else is not.”

Basically, what we’re saying here is that you need to do everything in your power to keep yourself healthy. We can help a bit with that – here are a few tips to get you started. […]

19 August 2015 ~ 0 Comments

10 #MondayMotivation Quotes To Start Your Week (on BlueCotton products!)

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Mondays can sometimes be a little less productive than other days. Even if you love your job like we do, the transition from weekend mode to work mode isn’t always easy. To start your week off on the right foot, we’ve pair some of our favorite #ModayMotivation quotes with a few of our products using our Design Studio. Enjoy, and make your week a great one! […]