TeePublic was launched in 2013 as an extension of Redbubble’s global marketplace for print-on-demand products, and offers unique merchandise that celebrates art, design, and pop culture. Co-founded by Adam Schwartz and Josh Abramson (co-founders of Vimeo and CollegeHumor respectively) it offers micro-entrepreneurs an avenue for making money with their artwork by way of TeeShirts, Hoodies, Masks, Wall Art Stickers etc all created by independent designers or artists who contribute their designs directly.
Many creators praise TeePublic’s vast selection of designs, no minimum orders required and production beginning as soon as they pass a predetermined threshold of sales. Furthermore, customers rave about its quality t-shirts that remain durable through washing and drying cycles.
One or two creators have expressed discontent with the company’s royalty payments; although there is no monthly subscription fee charged by them, their royalties tend to be low for certain products (particularly during sales).
Further, creators have expressed displeasure with being unable to customize their storefront, and have claimed that payment deadlines have been missed in the past by this company.