Another Market Niche for T-Shirts

The scenery along the Coker Tire Challenge route was truly spectacular. It was a tri-state course through Tennessee, Georgia and North Carolina.

The scenery along the Coker Tire Challenge route was truly spectacular. It was a tri-state course through Tennessee, Georgia and North Carolina.

When you read my blog and I say the t-shirt industry is booming, I’m not just making this stuff up to make you feel better about your chosen profession. If you’re in the business of selling shirts and you feel that business could be better, maybe it’s time to find a new market niche within the industry. Niche markets for those of you that own a heat press can be found in so many different places. Everywhere Mary and I travel we see hard evidence of the strength of the t-shirt industry. For example, last weekend we had the opportunity to participate in the Coker Tire Challenge (@cokertireco) in Chattanooga, Tennessee. At every stop along the route, it was t-shirt heaven. Especially when we encountered the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Chickamauga, the second-bloodiest battle of the Civil War. Thousands attended the re-enactment and there were t-shirts supporting every cause. Add Civil War buffs to the list of market niches for custom t-shirts. We also stopped by a car show along the route. We’ve talked about this niche before, cars and t-shirts just seem to go together. It doesn’t matter if you’re in Wisconsin or Tennessee, it seems that even in non-urban  areas there are more reasons for shirts than ever.  In case you’re wondering, we didn’t do quite as well on this rally as we did in the Great Race 2013…our battery broke the first day, (my fault) the second day it rained pretty fiercely and water and brakes on old cars don’t mix well. Plus I made a navigation mistake of about 20 miles shortly after we crossed the starting line. We basically missed the first turn. So we decided to just enjoy the beautiful scenery and not worry about finishing the rally with a good time. There’s always next year! It was great seeing some of our fellow classic car enthusiasts and remembering it’s about the journey, not the destination.

Too bad we didn't think about the back up battery before we left. My bad.

Too bad we didn’t think about the back up battery before we left. My bad.

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  1. Hello,
    First of all I want to thank you for the Great Race to Autism. I have two teens both on the spectrum so anyone who does any kind of service to any group gets my thanks for that.
    Second I am trying my best to do something on my own at home to make a profit. I have been looking into heat seal products mostly for making my own brand of socks gloves and I hope other wear. Right now I am wondering if the Heat Seal product can make Non-Skid socks? Along with graphics at the top?
    Are you going to be doing any shows in the near future in California?
    I hope to hear from you,
    Arlene

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