How To Start A Clothing Business


Starting your own t-shirt business has never been easier! You no longer need a big investment, nor do you need an office or a workshop, or loads of different equipment. We put ourselves in your shoes and went through the entire process of starting a t-shirt business, from start to finish.

This is everything you need to know to start a t-shirt business from home in 2023.

Garment decoration is one of the quickest, easiest and most cost effective industries you could enter. With all of the equipment you need available at a minimum order of one, the start up costs are low, turnaround time is quick and profits are high. Is 2023 your year to turn your business plan into a reality? We've got you covered. Here's everything you need to know.



To get started, you’ll need a Heat Press, some Heat Transfers, and blank garments. Yes, that's it!


Decorating garments with a heat press is an easy, cost-effective way to enter the T-shirt printing business. It allows for personalisation at scale on a wide variety of items and fabrics. Because of the ease of use and versatility, this is the go-to among start-up businesses and entrepreneurs.


With a full professional setup cost starting at £600, it’s the most affordable professional decorating setup available on the market.



Heat Transfers turn your designs into garment decorations. They are manufactured using ink, printed onto a carrier and sent to you ready to be applied to a garment using a heat press.


They can be applied to any textile/ fabric that can take heat. Heat transfers are used to get a soft finish, that feels like part of the garment. And to get vibrant colours, neons and metallic finishes from your designs. 


With Custom Heat Transfers, all you need to do is provide artwork. Once you are happy with your design, add it to the uploader and we will bring it to life. Then in your own time press on demand by fusing it under a Heat Press for 10-12 seconds.


There are two types of transfer: Screen Printed & UltraColour. Both will last the lifetime of the garment.

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A Heat Press is a machine that applies your custom design in the form of a heat transfer to a range of garments and accessories including t-shirts, jerseys, sweatshirts, bags, caps and more, allowing you to create your own products.


When starting your business, choosing the right heat press is essential.


Hotronix Heat Presses boast the world's most innovative technology. Featuring Auto Open, Over-the-Centre Pressure, Digital Readout and more, Hotronix is the industries leading heat press range by far.


Target Transfers is the UK Division of Stahls' and Hotronix. Home to the largest stock of these Heat Presses.

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The most cost effecient way to get started.


At Target Transfers our mission is to help our customers start, run and grow their business as well as providing them with the highest quality materials and machines.


Our latest bundles contain everything you need to start your clothing business, all for a reduced cost. We have bundles ranging from start-up to business, there really is something for everyone no matter which stage you're at.


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