I love you so fucking much. You don’t even understand.
I get this question like 10 times a day so this will be the last time I publicly answer it.
I always encourage people to read this so they can understand more about me and the Brand.
I did not start Arrowhead Apparel to make a name for myself in the fashion world. I’m not interested in opening a store or building some colossal empire made of pocket tees. I sell my shirts because I’m trying to pay off debts and afford school. Once I started getting a ton of orders I decided to work on my brand full time so I literally just sew shirts and run to and from the post office every single day.
This is how I pay my rent, afford school books, save for film equipment, and make payments on my student loans. I also have to order supplies (shirts, printed designs, fabric, labels, and more) every month. I also have to buy food, pay my phone/utility bills, afford clothing, and a ton of other stuff. See how it all adds up?
I am not a name brand. I don’t have a factory somewhere in china where people get paid pennies to crank out shirts for me. I stay up day and night working on all of this by myself. This is a one (wo)man show and believe me, it’s really frustrating and difficult. People always think that I’m working with a group of people but I’m not. It’s all me. I do all the sewing, I order all the supplies, I take all the photos (aside from friends who submit photos or rep for me) and I take ALL the complaints. I work really hard at this and I do my best to provide quality shirts and designs that people like. I stress over this brand more than anything else in my life.
So all in all, I get it, I do. No one wants to pay more than $10 for anything but I think a handmade/customized shirt is worth the money, especially if you support the person behind the clothing. I go to great lengths for all my customers and try my best to keep them happy but I will not change the prices. My hard work is worth the price. If people can pay $35 for a plain shirt that says Obey or Nike on it I’m sure you can pay the same price for something unique and handmade that you won’t see on other people all the time.