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How often do you hear a phrase and think, “That should be on a T-shirt”? Spreadshirt CEO Jana Eggers often has that experience. In fact, since joining the company (which was founded in Germany by two grad students), Eggers has realized that no matter how complex life can seem, most of it can be boiled down to a humorous, attention-getting tee. And, of course, she creates them at Spreadshirt. The site offers three services: You can design your own apparel, open a free online shop to sell your custom clothing designs (and collect a commission), and purchase designs that others have created in the Spreadshirt marketplace. The company uses a superior printing process called plot printing, which produces long-lasting results and colors that don’t fade, with a choice of two finishes: flat (slightly shiny, like vinyl) or flock (soft and slightly raised). First choose from a variety of products, like American Apparel tees and tanks, organic and bamboo shirts, track jackets, thermal shirts, maternity tops, organic cotton totes, messenger bags, hats and even undies. The quality of the garments and accessories are excellent; it’s a priority for Eggers, who test-drives new products before offering them for sale. Once you pick your merch, you choose a design. Designs are organized by category and offered by navigation down the side of the site, but they’re also searchable by tags. We found some cute options, from an anime “Zombie Kittie” to political slogans that inspire or offend, depending on your inclinations. If you’re feeling creative, you can upload your own design (photo, logo, text, etc.), as long as you own the rights to it. Come to think of it, a Store Adore tee sounds like an excellent idea.
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