A new trend in the printmaking industry is the use of t-shirts printed on a wide variety of fabrics, and that trend has been catching on with young people.
In an attempt to increase the range of products available to young people, designers have started to look to traditional t-shirt designs to boost the appeal of the products.
T-shirts are designed for a wide range of age groups, and often contain messages about what is happening at school, work and school.
They are usually printed with simple slogans and images, such as “work hard, learn hard”, or “go for it, get your head in the game”.
“I love the simplicity of the design, especially with the ‘go for It’ part,” said 18-year-old Ayden Crenshaw from Liverpool, who has been making t- shirts for the past year.
“The message is clear, but you also have to be thinking ‘you should be doing this’ or ‘you could get some good grades’ or something like that.”
You can’t really put too much pressure on yourself to do something and expect it to be good or bad.
“I just enjoy making things, I don’t think it is about trying to impress someone.
It’s just making things and trying to make something that I can wear for myself.”
With a range of colours, shapes and patterns available, the idea is to create products that can be used by all ages, including children.
The trend is gaining traction among children, who are beginning to recognise the value of the t- shirt.
“They will start saying ‘you need to make more stuff for your family, you need to buy clothes’, or something along those lines,” said 17-year, Emma.
Emma, who is studying at St Andrews University in Glasgow, said she is making tshirts that have become a part of her everyday wardrobe.
“It’s something that has become very important in my life,” she said.
“It has been very positive for me.”
There are loads of t shirts out there, there are t shirts that are made by people from different backgrounds and I have been very lucky to have been able to do this.
“EmMA, who said she makes t-shirts to support other students at her school, said the t shirt printing industry was a big one for her.
She said she could not believe how many people were making t shirts for others to use.”
A lot of it is really young kids and it’s really great to see that the industry is growing and that people are starting to make these things,” she explained.”
For the younger kids it’s a really positive thing and they have the opportunity to do it too, because it’s something they can make and sell.
“And for the older kids, it’s an opportunity to buy t-Shirts and make things for themselves.”
The t- Shirt Printing industry is also thriving in Scotland.
A group of teenagers from Dundee University, the University of Dundee and St Andrews have been making and selling t- t-Tshirts in the past few years.
They have also started a website, tshirtprinting.com, which they hope will become a place where young people can get the information they need to get started in the tshirt industry.
With the popularity of the industry in Scotland, there is now a large market of t shirt designers who make t- shirts and sell them to young customers.
Sarah O’Donnell, who runs the Glasgow-based print shop The Printing House, said: “I started making t shirt prints in 2009 and have been working with a range and a variety of artists and designers to make them for a few years now.
We started out as a hobby, I really wanted to make prints and then realised that if I could just make the prints in my shop, it would be a real benefit for people to come in and see what I was doing.””
Now that the market is so big and we have so many different companies producing different t- Shirts, we have a lot of customers who are looking for a variety, which is great for us.”