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How our business is growing

We started this business over 7 years ago by winning a contest.  (If you want to go way back with us click here and you can see where we started). We started with exclusively screen printing and referrals from our friends and jobs from our kids’ teachers.  I remember our first paid job.  I was hooked!  I wanted to make more shirts for more people and enjoy seeing and being able to be a small part of the reasons why people had shirts made.

Since then we’ve made shirts for weddings, funerals, pets, family cruises, lots of businesses, birthdays, jokes, schools, clubs, sports, scouts, and many, many more!  My favorite experience is being out and about and randomly seeing a shirt we made.  The people wearing it don’t know we made it, but it makes me so happy. I’m very proud of the work that we do.

So where are we growing and going now?  As you know, we moved into our first retail location just over a year and business is certainly growing!  We have lots of repeat customers and gained lots of new ones from having this location.  I love hearing how people saw our sign and finally came in to see what we are all about!   Finishing the last quarter of 2017 we are helping schools plan for the spring semester, making holiday custom gifts such as embroidered towels and glitter applique sweatshirts, and also enjoying some holiday time with family and friends!  Stay tuned for what’s next at Sparkly Tees!

 

 

 

Beginning of January Wrap Up

We had a pretty busy holiday but we were able to get some awesome shirts done!

 

We did some Leavitt Middle School cheer shirts and of course we had to make them sparkly!

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If you’re looking for something fun for your school sports group, check out the designs we have in our store. You want your team to stand out with their sparkly sports shirts. We also love to make sports Mom shirts! If you’re a cheer mom, let us know, we can help design the perfect shirt for you to wear. Just contact us at sales@sparklytees.com.

 

This week we also worked on a Glitter is my favorite color shirt. We love glitter! You can show off your sparkly sense of style with one of these shirts!

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Check out this Bombers softball shirt we did as well! We love using lace shirts since they are so comfortable! If you’re looking for a neat shirt that no one else has, I suggest going with the J America lace tees or hoodies. They have interchangeable laces as well so you can choose from a variety of different colors. I have a lace hoodie that I love to wear everyday.

 

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Make sure to check out our store and if you want to order some shirts, email us at sales@sparklytees.com and we can get you a quote!

LOVE Baseball (glitter options versus rhinestones)

We have a fun design on our store called LOVE Baseball.  You can see the design here.  We enjoy making the design and have customized this design using several school names, and most recently a last name!  The nice thing about using glitter to make this design is the capability to customize the text to fit the needs of the client and make the design personal.

For example in this design you can find here, the only options we can easily offer are precut numbers to put on the design as the cost of cutting out names for each client would be cost prohibitive for the customer. This design is still fun and personal but not quite to the level of personalization seen below.

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But with the LOVE Baseball design, you can see that with the glitter being a vinyl, we can cut the vinyl into the name or school of your choice.  Vinyl is designed to be creative and provide options!  You can see from the pictures below that we can create lots of varieties of the same design but make them unique for the customer!

This customer personalized her design with her family's last name!

This customer personalized her design with her family’s last name!

This design takes a nice twist as it is a softball instead of a baseball and is on a gray shirt!

This design takes a nice twist as it is a softball instead of a baseball and is on a gray shirt!

The customer chose a fun long sleeve tee with lace up neckline to add some character to this fun design.

The customer chose a fun long sleeve tee with lace up neckline to add some character to this fun design.

These two clients chose to put their child's number on the baseball to make it extra special.

These two clients chose to put their child’s number on the baseball to make it extra special.

With the name of the school, laces, and number in glitter and the ball and mascot solid, the glitter really pops on this black tee!

With the name of the school, laces, and number in glitter and the ball and mascot solid, the glitter really pops on this black tee!

 

 

Gymnastics Meet

We were invited to have a booth at the Vitaly Scherbo Invitational, a gymnastics meet here in Vegas. We have sold at other events before but this would be our first gymnastics meet. We decided to bring our industrial heat press and use our glitter vinyl and press them on the shirt while the customer waits. We created eight designs and precut each design prior to the event. Customers selected their design and their shirt, which we had in several different colors.

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Another great way we displayed our designs are with mannequins. We brought the whole family to the event and had shirts on all of them!
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Got Chalk? By far our most popular was the Got Chalk design. A gymnastics take on Got Chalk was just what the crowd wanted. We also created some “gymnastics mom” shirts which were a hit as well.

One thing that we are going to do next year is make sure we have shirts that match each gym’s colors. Gymnasts are not too keen on a red shirt if red is a rival gym’s color.

All in all it was a pretty fun event. We didn’t get to see any of the gymnasts perform as we were stationed by the awards but it was still fun. Let us know if you are having an event where you need some t-shirts. We can make some great designs for you to sell at the concession stand!