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Tuesday, February 3

Growing Pains...Adult Version

When I first started Sandbox Threads, we had some growing pains (fading/peeling designs, tag removal, shipping problems, etc.). It took a while, but I now have the making of our cool baby clothes down to an efficient, smooth running operation. That was until, the CPSIA pushed me quickly into making adult t-shirts, and in many ways, I'm back at square one.

No worries on fading designs or shipping issues, but aligning the designs on adult shirts is a brand new monster. Baby and toddler shirts are small, I can see the whole shirt and aligning the designs is cake compared to these monstrous adult shirts. When I'm making shirts, the XL shirts (the size I wear) look like they would fit a giant.

The other issue is picking the right shirt colors. I missed. With the adult shirts, I decided I wanted to only use 100% Organic Cotton Shirts, and I wanted to offer colored organic shirts. I found several really nice options, and narrowed it down to what I though were the three best colors. Well, the "Ocean" Blue shirt turned out to be much darker than the internet picture appeared, and just would not work with out designs. So, they are headed back, and a very nice "natural" shirt will replace it.

I guess these are small issues, but I had gotten into quite a groove and these new shirts have me off beat. Give me a few months, and I'll be grooving again.

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