Linty Fresh’s Eric Terry announced the date for the 3rd of his Linty Fresh live chats. He’ll be available once more, Sunday January 25, to answer any questions you might have live via ustream. He’ll also have a special guest this time around, a friend and SEO specialist. This should be great for those of you wondering how you can best optimize your blog or online store for search engines like Google. It’s a two hour live show, so come ready with questions to ask, bring some snacks and get ready to gain some knowledge!
Eric did a great job with his second Linty Fresh live show! There were about 40-50 viewers watching the live feed the entire time which is a great turn out. For those of you who missed the show and want to watch it check out the embed above. I’ve also provided a transcript of the show below, for those of you who rather not watch the full 2 hours, or just missed a few questions, or just like text better. Thanks again, Eric!
The following Q&A was taken from the Linty Fresh Live Show #2. I had to type really fast so they are not direct quotes. But it’s as close as I could get. Enjoy with tea and a comfy tee!
Is it a good idea to use models for product shots or not?
Difficult to use models every month so very hectic. Can be flexible, time wise, if you don’t use models. More professional to use models and people may be more likely to purchase your product.
What do you use for your newsletters?
I use campaignmonitor.com to keep people in touch. Don’t over do it or it will be ignored like SPAM.
Do you change your style when doing commission work?
Yes, like to keep the LINTY FRESH style for LINTY FRESH.
How do I define LINTY FRESH’s target demographic?
Online: Guys 15 to mid to late 30’s. In person I sell more to the ladies, between tweens and 30’s. Girls less likely to buy things online vs. guys. Hipster scene if I needed to classify it, though a lot of people enjoy it.
Other than single rare collaboration (see Eye Scream below), Eric Terry of Linty Fresh has been running his brand on his own for the past three years. He has been the solo designer of his tee designs, buttons, website and even marketing materials. Despite this, Eric announced on the Linty Fresh blog that starting in March, he will be Â releasing more collaborative based products.
It seems that the Linty Fresh brand is getting bigger and it’s good to see that Eric is broadening his horizons, so to speak. He did mention that the design concepts, as with his current line, will be his own. He feels that by working with other artists on these concepts, they can bring fresh and new styles to the Linty Fresh brand.
I look forward to seeing what Eric has up his sleeve and am quite interested to see who he will be working with in the future!
In other news, the next Linty Fresh live chat is schedule for this Sunday, January 11. Check it out on ustream.
Our good buddy Eric Terry of Linty Fresh has an excellent promotion going on for the next 7 days to help ring in the new year! For one week only, Eric is offering 20% off (enter code HELLO2009 at checkout) his entire stock of Linty Fresh goodies, including his new December products (5 new belts, new decal stickers, and of course a new Linty Fresh tee design called “Davy Bunyan”). Go pick up some Linty Fresh awesomeness now!
Clothing blog, The Art of Apparel, has an interesting post up that is allowing visitors to vote for their favorite (young) indie tee brands of 2008. The Art of Apparel admin, MadeByMAS, has stated that many of the brands that he chose for voting are ones that frequent the tee site Emptees and doesn’t include oldies and more established brands like Johnny Cupcakes.
The poll consists of 15 different brands including: AlrightOK, Dekay, Electric Zombie, Fuzzy Ink, Linty Fresh, Mediocore Clothing, Prestigious, Rethink Clothing, Slugabed Clothing, Snakes & Suits, Suffoca, The Horror Project, Word! Apparel, Zombie Liquorice, and 410BC.Â
Congratulations to all the brands that made this list – it surely must be an honor to be recognized by one of your peers! Keep up the great work.
Our buddy Eric Terry of Linty Fresh hinted at some upcoming new products for his Linty Fresh line and previewed some crispy new stickers! I can’t wait to see what Linty Fresh has in store for 2009 – should be good!
“Not sure if you’ll be able to figure it out from that, but anyhow… I’m excited. The cool thing was that I actually had an old friend of mine produce this. We grew up together in Hawaii, and recently got to talking about some of the cool technology he’s invested in, and about the possibilities of him doing some work for me. He sent samples and they were incredible, so I’m stoked about these coming out.” -Eric Terry
Eric Terry of Linty Fresh fame has started a series of very informative (and funny) videos that deal with the t-shirt business. His most recent video discusses the intricacies involved in preparing for an art or craft show. His past videos have looked at the art of professionalism and how to fulfill and ship online orders. The videos themselves are very well organized and well edited. Eric offers a wealth of information for the novice and some tips that might even help the seasoned veteran.Â
Check out below video #4: Tips for Art/Craft Shows by Eric Terry! I’ll be posting these as he makes them! Keep the goodies coming, Eric!
I LOVE t-shirts, especially one-of-a-kind indie T-Shirts that are available online. A nice T-Shirt is like eye candy, it’ll make your eyes drool and mouth all wattery (ok, that hardly made any sense). So, in lieu of the Glorious Nonsensities podcast I thought that every week or so I would highlight a couple of indie tee designers whose work I admire and whose tees I wear!
For the inaugaral post I thought I would start off with a brand that I just learned about a month ago, and that brand is Linty Fresh. Linty Fresh was started by Eric Terry, who runs Linty Fresh out of his home in Marietta, Georgia. It all started for him when he began submitting tees into the never ending Threadless design competitions. His design, Once Upon A War, although was not selected to be printed, earned him positive reviews and more importantly, tee cred! And so Eric decided that he would do a limited print of Once Upon A War and offer it up for pre-sale. To his surprise, people were buying the shirt, and thus the Linty Fresh, or the beginnings of Linty Fresh, was born!Â
Now if you notice Eric’s designs, many of them contain characters that look quite similar, with the mouth being the defining characteristic (in my opinion, Eric might disagree). Nonetheless his branding efforts are obvious and effective. I even think that his characters have the potential to go mainstream, they’ve got delicious-I-want-to-squeeze-you feel like those adorable Sanrio characters.Â
The price points at Linty Fresh are in line with other indie tee brands. Tee’s are usually in the 20 buck range and hoodies in the 40 buck range. If those sound expensive don’t fret, I’ve bought Linty Fresh shirts for as little as 5 bucks, you just need to be on the look out for special discounts (In fact, he’s got a 5 bucks shirt on sale right now). The shirts themselves are made from American Apparel tees, so you know they are sweatshop free! And the actual product that you receive in the mail is quite professional. So if you like what you see here, be sure to check Linty Fresh out on the web! And let me know what you think of his designs and what companies you think I should check out for the next Indie Tee Spotlight.