A custom t-shirt design is a perfect asset for any event. It’s a great way to draw attention to a specific cause, raise money, develop a sense of community, and increase your brand recognition. While it may be simple to put together, the right t-shirt design takes some extra care and consideration. So, whether you need a custom t-shirt for a local fundraising event, volunteer project, or simply want a freebie to send to members of an organization, we have a few tips to keep in mind:

  • Choose colors that stand out.

Although white may be a go-to color for many t-shirts because it’s bright, inexpensive, and simple, there are a few downsides to this being your color choice. First, white gets dirty easily. So, if you have volunteers wearing them at an event, those stains will jump out no matter how clean anyone tries to keep it. As you decide upon the color, consider one that fits well with your organization’s messaging and cause. 

  • Keep the design simple.

When designing a logo or selecting a phrase, you want to make sure it’s simple and easy to remember. People want to look at the t-shirt and immediately recognize your cause. If you are designing t-shirts for a particular event, avoid putting the event date on the shirt. After a while, the date – and the memory of the event – will be in the back of the mind of your volunteers, so choose a design that lasts for years to come. 

  • Consider the weather conditions.

If you are distributing custom t-shirts or other clothing items at a colder time of year, consider creating a custom design on a jacket or heavier fabric material. Choose colors appropriate for the season as well, such as lighter colors for hot weather and dark colors for the cold seasons. 

  • Order plenty of shirts.

You’ll want to make sure when you order t-shirts that you have enough for everyone for your event. So, make sure you have enough sizes and color choices if you plan on distributing a variety. If you have an event happening or a virtual event where you want to distribute shirts to all those who join, make sure you have extras to distribute. 

Creating a custom t-shirt can be challenging for anyone unfamiliar with all that goes into the design. If you are new to custom t-shirt designs, contact us at All-Star Gear, and we can help you create a unique and eye-catching design perfect for your organization or event. 

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