As part of my side hustle series, I’m sharing a great way to launch a sustainable clothing brand. When I learned about Teemill stores and their renewable methods and easy-to-use online shop, I had to introduce them to you.
I’ve been entertaining an idea to launch a tee shirt line because why not right? It’s a passive income, something you can scale once you have some designs to sell, and with print on demand taken care of for you, it’s a very hands-free side hustle.
I’m still playing around with my Teemill shop, but you can see what I started. I love that you can use their design app to create your own tee designs quickly without even having images of your own. Of course you can add licensed images or your own designs if you’ve got artistic skills. I love their mock-up images too that are ready to use.
Tell us about Teemill and what inspired you to launch a sustainable clothing platform?
In the clothing industry, around 60% of clothing is made from plastic. Three out of five T-shirts bought today will be thrown away within a year, and most of that is landfilled or incinerated.
Mart and Rob thought “Why don’t we make clothes from natural materials instead of plastic? Use renewable energy instead of fossil fuels, and surely you can make clothes from old ones like recycling. Surely that can work.”
As a step we started off as a fashion brand but we quickly realized unless it became a massive brand and unless everyone transitioned to that way of thinking we weren’t going to have the impact needed with the time frame we needed to do it in. That made us share the technology with anyone who wanted to be part of the solution.
This where Teemill came from, Teemill is an online platform that is completely free that enables anyone in the world to make products in a circular way. All our products are made from natural materials in renewable energy powered factories, and everything we make is designed from the start to come back to us when it’s worn out. We then make new products from the material we recover which can be remade over and over again.
I understand Teemill uses a circular economy, can you tell our readers how that works?
It’s a win, win, win.
How does Teemill help busy moms launch their own business?
What are the fees associated with opening a new shop and selling on Teemill?
Does Teemill help promote new shops and designs?
I understand Teemill is based in the UK but ships worldwide. Is there a way to specify the currency when creating a design?
Give us some examples of the bestselling shops on Teemill?
Any advice you have to busy moms starting a listing on Teemill?
Here are the Teemill FAQs to get you started. Did you check out some of the list of teemill stores?
Here’s a tee I created that you can purchase from my shop!
See my Teemill shop
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