I thought I would give y'all a status update about Spoonflower. If you are unfamiliar with this company, it is a website that allows artists to upload their work and sell it on fabric, gift wrap, and wallpaper. I used this for my memory project in my concepts class. After doing the tedious task of uploading all the work, filling out tax forms (hooray, independent finances are soooooo....much fun :( ), and playing email tag with their technical support: I AM A VERIFIED SPOONFLOWER SELLER!
However, there are downsides and upsides. The upside is the print quality is fairly nice. I ordered 3 different kinds of fabrics and they look pretty nice (I haven't ordered wallpaper or gift wrap, but the fabrics show their dedication towards quality prints. They are relatively affordable, at least for the ones I researched that operate within the U.S.. Because they print within the U.S. they won't charge import tax, take long to arrive (mine did within a week and a half), nor do I have to worry about feeding into the epidemic of overseas sweatshops.
The main downside is in order to make prints available, I have to order a swatch of everything I want to make. This is to make sure the print looks nice before it sells. While I understand this logic, this doesn't necessarily help my bank account. The swatches are $5 for an 8"x8" square, but given the size of my catalog, ordering them all at once would costs over $200. This is why only the three I used for my project are the only patterns available. So I will only steadily be adding pieces over time, so bookmark the page or follow me on social media to be updated for when these uploads happen. There will be a link at the bottom of this page as well as under the shop tab on this website (. Thank you for reading!
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