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Old 04-24-2008, 11:07 AM
 
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We are currently located in the Bay Area but are moving our entire company and family to Austin this summer. We feel that Austin is the perfect place to really immerse ourselves in an artistic and beautiful place.

Currently we are looking for artists for our new line. We are also working with artists to create a line of shirts that represent the 2008 presidential election. So far we have received AMAZING designs with the message of hope and change as well as Obama's smiling face.

Thriving Ink is a clothing company that uses all 100% original art from artists all over the world to create our t-shirts. The difference between our brand and others is that we put each artist that we work with at the forefront of our brand. We feel that they deserve to be in the spotlight.

TI works with 10 artists at once, and we rotate new artists in every couple of months, and retire artists accordingly. We make sure that each artist is different in style, technique, and medium, therefore providing a vast variety of styles to choose from. Because of this, we are able to cater to the streets, metro, punk athlete, music lover, etc..

Each artist is allowed to create their own line of t-shirts under our brand. They have full reign in the art that they create for us. They are not asked to put our name, branding, or logo in any of their art, because then it would not be original nor reflect each artists personal style.

A lot of the artists that we work with do art in their spare time, but would love to be an artist full time. This is one of our many goals with the brand. By putting the artists name out there so directly, we are trying to create more and more opportunities for them to do more of what they love; ART. If another company sees their work and loves it, we encourage them to contact our artist. Many of our artists have already contracted lots of work rooting from the work they have done for us. We pride ourselves in this.

Trends will fade in and out, but art is original always. We do not go with trends, if we see an artist that we like, we will pick them up, no matter what the trend.

Staying fresh is another thing that is key in our brand. Producing new designs every month is a staple of ours.

So check us out on the web at Thriving Ink - Urban Clothing, Streetwear, Metro Sportwear and if you know any artists who may be interested i working with us have them contact me at jenelled@thrivingink.com!
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Old 04-24-2008, 02:56 PM
 
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If you want to sell a lot of shirts, blankets, apparel, etc., dedicate a portion of your "art" to The University of Texas and the Longhorn Sports, especially Football, and especially during the late Summer/Fall. I'm sure I don't have to tell you but The University of Texas is consistently in the Top 2 or 3 in terms of licensing/royalty revenue because of all the merchandise that is sold, all around the world. In Austin, it's naturally huge and if you can get creative with your designs/artwork and have the Longhorns incorporated, I think your business will thrive. Don't try to cheat the University out of their share, but I'd really like to see some different and more creative t-shirts, shorts, apparel, etc. with the Longhorns. I'm not sure if this something you do or would do, but it's just an idea.
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Old 04-24-2008, 04:50 PM
 
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If you want to sell a lot of shirts, blankets, apparel, etc., dedicate a portion of your "art" to The University of Texas and the Longhorn Sports, especially Football, and especially during the late Summer/Fall. I'm sure I don't have to tell you but The University of Texas is consistently in the Top 2 or 3 in terms of licensing/royalty revenue because of all the merchandise that is sold, all around the world. In Austin, it's naturally huge and if you can get creative with your designs/artwork and have the Longhorns incorporated, I think your business will thrive. Don't try to cheat the University out of their share, but I'd really like to see some different and more creative t-shirts, shorts, apparel, etc. with the Longhorns. I'm not sure if this something you do or would do, but it's just an idea.
me and my family have talked about this! we thought about going to UT art students and asking them to design a line of UT gear so we could donate it to the school or art department or whatever they wanted. there are alot of great opportunities out in austin cannot wait to get there!
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Old 04-25-2008, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Austin 78722
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Great to hear you're coming to Austin! I think you'll find the artistic and creative community here is thriving and hope you'll love it here. I'll pass your info to a few friends who do design work. Thanks!
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Old 04-25-2008, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Up in a cedar tree.
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You'd probably sell lots of your shirts @ the Pecan Festival. I love going there!!

Got art to share or sell? Pecan festival would be a great place to get noticed!
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Old 04-25-2008, 07:22 PM
 
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Went to look up Thriving Ink and found your website. Your clothing is amazing! Hurry and come to Austin so I can see it in person sometime. I really think it will do very well here. Welcome to Austin!
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Old 04-26-2008, 04:08 AM
 
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We are currently located in the Bay Area but are moving our entire company and family to Austin this summer. We feel that Austin is the perfect place to really immerse ourselves in an artistic and beautiful place.

Currently we are looking for artists for our new line. We are also working with artists to create a line of shirts that represent the 2008 presidential election. So far we have received AMAZING designs with the message of hope and change as well as Obama's smiling face.

Thriving Ink is a clothing company that uses all 100% original art from artists all over the world to create our t-shirts. The difference between our brand and others is that we put each artist that we work with at the forefront of our brand. We feel that they deserve to be in the spotlight.

TI works with 10 artists at once, and we rotate new artists in every couple of months, and retire artists accordingly. We make sure that each artist is different in style, technique, and medium, therefore providing a vast variety of styles to choose from. Because of this, we are able to cater to the streets, metro, punk athlete, music lover, etc..

Each artist is allowed to create their own line of t-shirts under our brand. They have full reign in the art that they create for us. They are not asked to put our name, branding, or logo in any of their art, because then it would not be original nor reflect each artists personal style.

A lot of the artists that we work with do art in their spare time, but would love to be an artist full time. This is one of our many goals with the brand. By putting the artists name out there so directly, we are trying to create more and more opportunities for them to do more of what they love; ART. If another company sees their work and loves it, we encourage them to contact our artist. Many of our artists have already contracted lots of work rooting from the work they have done for us. We pride ourselves in this.

Trends will fade in and out, but art is original always. We do not go with trends, if we see an artist that we like, we will pick them up, no matter what the trend.

Staying fresh is another thing that is key in our brand. Producing new designs every month is a staple of ours.

So check us out on the web at Thriving Ink - Urban Clothing, Streetwear, Metro Sportwear and if you know any artists who may be interested i working with us have them contact me at jenelled@thrivingink.com!
Those are some pretty heavy and intense T-shirts! I remember when t-shirts were the pinnacle of 70's sleeze, the whole "Im with stupid" thing. Now, it is so much more grand! Great stuff, though I still think you should carry an "I'm with stupid" one as well, just for old times sake!
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Old 04-26-2008, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Hutto, Tx
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Those are some really nice shirts. I'd buy some I'm pretty sure my husband would too, as they look just like his style.
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