I started Shirt Trader back in 2007, as a way to sell novelty tees. I loved funny t-shirts from companies such as Snorg Tees, and sold their shirts as an affiliate. This site was purely an affiliate site, but in my spare time I learned how to screen print t-shirts (as a hobby). I designed my tees using Photoshop, made my own screens, bought boxes of American Apparel shirts, and hand-made numerous tees in my garage. Since I didn’t have a professional set-up, I actually dried the ink with a heat gun! I sold these shirts on eBay and Amazon, and had a lot of very happy customers! But, as much fun as making hand-made shirts was for me, I had to make time for other interests. Eventually, I lost interest in the old Shirt Trader affiliate site as well – but I kept the domain.
Now, in 2017, I’ve re-vitalized the site. I also sell my own designs! They’re a bit different than the old “DIY” type shirts I once created by hand, but I have just as much fun creating these tees as I did back then. The only difference is now, all printing and order fulfillment is handled professionally. If you’re new to Shirt Trader: welcome. If you’re a previous customer who is returning, welcome back!