Threadless? Not anymore! Let online t-shirt entrepreneur Jake Nickell and a cast of millions outfit you! (Interview)Posted: 01 Jan 2011 07:05 PM PST
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By BOB ANDELMAN
Mr. Media Radio
Is this any way to run a business?
Threadless.com, the little T-shirt company that could, gambles every day that good kharma will deliver brilliant designs into its hands and that consumers will buy them.
Incredibly, it’s a winning bet.————–————–
Threadless was launched when co-founder Jake Nickell won an online t-shirt design competition in 2000. He thought it was so much fun that he started his own contest and a company grew from it.
The Boulder, Colorado-based company now boasts a “community” of more than 1-million supporters who have purchased more than 4 million t-shirts. To celebrate its first 10 years, Nickell has even written a photo-packed book titled… wait for it… Threadless. Besides telling a business story, its packed with hundreds of photos of attractive women — okay, and there are some guys, too — modeling the company’s products.
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JAKE NICKELL audio excerpt: “We come up with six to nine new designs every week. We would much rather print a new design than reprint an old one. We’re all about change.”
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Bob Andelman is the author or co-author of 10 books, including ‘The Profiler’ with Pat Brown, ‘Built From Scratch’ with the founders of The Home Depot, and ‘Will Eisner: A Spirited Life.’ • Follow Bob on Twitter or Facebook.
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- Interview with Jake Nickell of Threadless (chrisg.com)
- Threadless Shares 10 Years of Insights and Inspiration (convinceandconvert.com)
- Threadless: Ten Years of T-shirts from the World’s Most Inspiring Online Design Community — the book! (boingboing.net)
- designboom book report: threadless (designboom.com)
- Threadless: It’s Not Just About the T-Shirts…But It’s Kinda About the T-Shirts… (omnivoracious.com)
Threadless? Not anymore! Let online t-shirt entrepreneur Jake Nickell and a cast of millions outfit you! (Interview)
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