Thanks to everyone who supported #FindMyTribe in its first incarnation, you guys are the best! Thanks for your encouragement and enthusiasm, it’s what keeps me going with this little project. Well, it’s little now, but hopefully it’ll grow into something a little bigger & more robust with time.
Since all the tee cycles last closed, it’s been so quiet in the #FindMyTribe corner of this site that you could practically hear (virtual) crickets. But, I haven’t forgotten about #FindMyTribe, nor the reason that I think it’s a cool idea. [If you’re new to this site, essentially, it’s to give us drama fans a subtler way to wear our drama love, as well as a way to find one another as we wear our shirts proudly into the world! You can check out my original post here.]
While #FindMyTribe was in hibernation, I thought over the entire process and I’m happy to say that I’ve found a more permanent platform on which to offer #FindMyTribe tees. Woot! 😀
HEALER: FORGET THE CAPE TEE
Ta da~! This is the first of the new #FindMyTribe tees – a tribute to Healer, a drama that I love a whole lot (& promise to review!). As you can probably tell, this design was inspired by the drama poster – doesn’t Healer look cool? 😀
You can check out the shirt page here!
It’s available in a pretty wide array of cuts and colors, which you can explore by clicking on the various options on the page itself. Here’s a peek at the various cuts available, on the default black tee.
HOW’S THIS DIFFERENT THAN THE FIRST INCARNATION OF #FINDMYTRIBE?
1. No more t-shirt cycles!
Previously, as some of you would know, all the shirt designs were offered on a limited-time basis, since the platform I was using only allowed for 21-day cycles. A shirt would need to garner at least 3 orders in that 21 days in order to get printed.
Now, there’s no more waiting around for a cycle to end! If you order a single shirt, it gets printed up for you right away and shipped to you right away as well.
Even better, the shirt is available indefinitely! No more rushing to place an order before a 21-day cycle ends!
2. Better prices!
The prices on different t-shirt cuts vary, but with lower base costs, all of the shirts are now more affordable for everyone! Best of all, for the first 72 hours of a design going live, it’s on sale for as low as US$14! So if you like this design, do grab one while it’s on sale!
Also pretty great, is that even after the sale period is over, the regular prices are more affordable than before. 🙂
3. Combined shipping is available!
Ok, so this is not yet a perk since there’s only one design available at the moment, but as more designs become available, you’ll be able to buy several different designs in a single cart and have them shipped to you in a single package.
The fact that it wasn’t doable on the previous platform was a downer, especially for fans of the shirts. Going forward, as more designs become available, it won’t be a problem anymore!
FOR THE CURIOUS
Coz I feel so comfortable with you guys, and coz I figure at least some of you will be curious, I figured I’d answer a couple of imaginary questions 😉
1. Did I personally design this shirt?
This time around, it’s different in the sense that I’ve engaged the help of a professional artist to make #FindMyTribe designs, going forward. I describe what I’d like the design to be, and she creates it. And my dear friend Jo helps me with her awesome feedback too.
Which means, yes, plainly speaking, it does cost me money to get the shirts out, in this new incarnation of #FindMyTribe. It’s coz I want the shirts to look as fab as possible, for you guys. I also wanted to try a more graphic approach to the designs, without sacrificing the fact that they’re still “secret shirts.”
This also means that it’ll probably take quite a while, before a shirt breaks even. But I’m hoping that in time it will happen. And then any extra money will go towards the cost of running the site. And towards making more designs for more shirts! 🙂
2. Will I still be able to offer discount codes?
Unfortunately, no. This platform has a streamlined approach where every design goes on sale for the first 72 hours, and then after that, it goes to a standard price. I don’t actually have control over this aspect, at all. But I consider it a worthwhile sacrifice, in order to have the shirts available indefinitely.
3. Will there be more shirts coming out, and when?
Yes, the plan is to have more designs come out. I’ve had to pause t-shirt design stuff for the time being coz of my sudden medical issues. But I plan to get back on track with it in another month or so, when I expect all the medical stuff to have settled down.
If you’ve got an idea for a t-shirt, or have a request, let me know! If there’re enough people who express interest in it, I’ll see what I can do to make it happen!
Last but not least, please remember to check out the shirt page here! And, please spread the word! Sharing is caring 😉
Thanks, everyone. Smooches. ❤