To be profitable early on, do it yourself, advises Melissa Parvis, who with her husband Matthew founded Fresh Clean Tees.

To be profitable early on, do it yourself, advises Melissa Parvis, who with her husband Matthew founded Fresh Clean Tees. Photo by Jamie Scott Lytle.

Trying for a Better Fit With the Environment

Environmentalists might cringe at the thought of disposable clothing that needs to be replaced on a monthly basis. So we asked Fresh Clean Tees if they considered their business part of the “fast fashion” industry.

Melissa said she’s aware of the problem, and recently wrote a blog post on how to “upcycle” old and unwearable T-shirts.

Matthew said they’ve considered launching sustainability programs; for example, discounting return shipping for customers to send in old T-shirts to be recycled or donated, although no programs are in place thus far.

“It’s a super important issue, and it’s one of our priorities moving forward,” Matthew said.

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Ages 25-44

Higher income

Higher education

Female

Source: HitWise

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