Start a Clothing Line Using Stock Designs

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By Beth Whittock
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This summer, Stahls' UK, the UK's #1 heat transfer manufacturer, dropped over 180 free summer stock designs.

This means that if you don't know how to artwork or design digital transfers, it's no problem!

Choose from array of basic vector based designs that use 1-5 colours or go full steam ahead with their enormous range of high-detail full-colour summer designs.


If you hadn't thought about delving into the summer clothing market, then you're missing out. Think about how many people buy a whole new wardrobe for each of their summer holidays? And that's without the panic shopping trip that happens every time the first hint of sun leaks from the clouds and the British population realise they are not equipped for the upcoming summer.

What garments can you print for Summer?


Lets start with creating sets of heat transfers.

It goes without saying that short sleeve tshirts are a must for your Summer clothing range. You could print a range of classic tees with a small left chest and a large back placement. Why not gang both designs up with a neck label print to save money when ordering your heat transfer sheets? 

A great product duo for summer is the classic matching coord. A tshirt and shorts set with a chest placement and a one sided leg placement is the perfect addition to your summer stock.

Checkout our 3x examples below. There are so many free stock designs that could be coupled up for effective and retail-ready summer products.

Full chest prints

If you'd rather keep it simple, there is an enormous range of full chest designs to choose from!

You could use these designs to print:

  • Tshirts
  • Crop Tops
  • Jumpers
  • Hoodies

And so many other wearable garments! They're also perfect for tote bags too, but we're moving into that in the next section.

Summer Accessories

It's easy to get carried away printing tshirts and hoodies but as we all know, there is alot of it on the market so why not turn your attention toward a slightly nicher market?

Here's a list of very profitable summer accessories you could be adding to your product range:

  • Tote Bags
  • Beach Bags
  • Waist Packs
  • Sliders
  • Can Coolers
  • Beach Towels
  • Cooler Bags
  • Picnic Blankets
  • Bucket Hats
  • Sports Caps

Top tip: Don't forget to gang up your designs for extra savings. The more transfer designs on your sheet, the better the price per sheet!

We don't charge any extra for this service, and we won't charge you to use the designs either!

Time to get started!

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