Wholesale quantity discounts – up to 75% OFF

Using print on demand production model makes it challenging for us to offer competitive wholesale prices compared to screen-printing because each t-shirt is printed individually and we pay the same production cost, whether we print 1 or 100 t-shirts. Considering that the profit margins are lower than average using this printing method, it limits our options for discounts on large quantities. To learn more, please see the following blog article: Why are we using print on demand?

However, orders of minimum 50 t-shirts with the same design are eligible to wholesale screen-printing discounts ranging from 50% up to 75%.

 

Option #1 – Quantity discounts using print-on-demand

Combine products, designs and printing techniques at will. All items from our shop are eligible for quantity discounts, including customized clothing.

  • 10% off orders of 10 articles or more using promotion code MOLOTOV10
  • 15% off orders of 25 articles or more using promotion code MOLOTOV15
  • 25% off orders of 40 articles or more after adding our additional cash back discount (details below)
  • Equivalent to free shipping plus a discount on the order the total reduction exceed the shipping costs

On top of the usual promotions, we offer an additional 10% cash back discount on orders of 40 items or more, which gives you a total discount of 25%. Just checkout using promotion code MOLOTOV15 to get an automatic discount of 15%, then contact us after placing the order on the website and we will refund an additional 10% on each article, so in total, you get 25% OFF.

Note: Coupon codes from promotion campaigns may not be used in combination with the volume discount. See full terms & conditions.

 

Option #2 – Wholesale t-shirts screen-printing (50+ with same design)

  • Orders of 50+ items with the same design are eligible for wholesale screen-printing starting at 50% discount
  • Up to 75% discount on large orders
  • Pick a design from our shop or use your own image
  • Free delivery in the United States. International orders will be required to pay shipping costs.

QuantityUnit priceDiscount
50+ t-shirts$7.7550%
100+ t-shirts$6.9755%
200+ t-shirts$6.1260%
300+ t-shirts$5.4265%
400+ t-shirts$5.1567%
500+ t-shirts$4.9568%
700+ t-shirts$4.6570%
1000+ t-shirts$3.8775%

Contact us for more information

Notes: Pricings are based on 1-color screen-print with Gildan Standard T-Shirt (Unisex, 100% Cotton). Size range S-M-L-XL-XXL.
Please allow from 5 to 14 days for production and shipping.

All sales are final – our return policy does not apply to bulk orders.

Discounts for activist organizations

We also offer special discounts for non-profit activist organizations. Click here to learn more.

 


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Why are we using print-on-demand?

Every product you order here is an individual item, printed on demand and manufactured by hand for you. That’s what distinguishes us from other e-commerce retailers. Here are the reasons why we use this production mode.

 

Against the commercial approach

Our activist cooperative is not a supermarket devoted to the over-consumption of t-shirts. Although we offer many different products, we do not hold any inventory and we don’t have a storefront. We could view it as we’re offering a service rather than selling something – you choose your design and clothing type, then we print it for you.

By printing on-demand according to orders, we can offer virtually unlimited designs choices because the printing process takes place only after a purchase. This production model makes it possible to offer a wide variety of designs covering a larger range of social themes that represent all struggles and social causes, even the lesser known. That’s why we have such a large products range, colors options and sizes, without risking over-production or waste.

Unlike us, conventional clothing shops usually use classic screen-printing as printing method. This method requires large investments to print batchs of hundreds of t-shirts, which would greatly limits the quantity of designs available for sale and their colors options. Batch screen-printing, with its minimum quantity constraints, usually puts shops in a position where they’re forced to focus only on the best-selling designs to lower the investment’s risk – and that’s exactly this mainstream capitalist logic that we want to avoid reproducing. We prefer variety rather than popularity dictated by market trends.

 

A question of budget and logistic

As a small cooperative who started with a very small budget, the economic factor was the main reason that guided our choice, since on-demand printing requires no major investment and minimizes the costs associated with our operations. More importantly, it guarantees our autonomy so that we don’t have to take huge loans from the banks and pay interests with our customer’s money.

The primary purpose why this shop was started was to raise funds for donations to activist causes. If we had chosen to multiply investments and take loans, we would spend more time repaying our debts rather than raising money to make donations – which would mean turning the shop into a capitalist business just like any other.

We currently offer a selection of over 3000 different designs available on 10 types of clothing and about 10 colors options. The average cost per unit with batch screen-printing would be around $5.00 for 100 t-shirts.
Imagine the incredible investment it would represent: 3000*10*10*$5*100 = $150,000,000. It means we would have to invest an incredible amount of 150 million of dollars to maintain our current inventory with screen-printing. This estimate doesn’t accounts higher priced products (like hoodies) and the costs related to inventory storage.

Holding no inventory makes it possible to constantly change our catalog by adding new designs and removing those that never gets sold after a while. On the other hand, screen-printing would force us to keep only the best selling t-shirts since we would have to invest a lot of money to print them in large batches.

 

The shipping factor

Another factor that significantly influenced our decision to opt for on-demand printing is our partnership with a printing company located in USA. The postal services in the United States have much lower pricing for international shipping compared to other countries. It would cost more than double of the current fees to ship the t-shirts from Canada or FranceSo even if we’re losing money due to the higher production costs, it allows us to offer lower shipping prices. 

 

The disadvantage of higher production cost

For us, this choice also has some disadvantages, mainly its higher than average production cost. Since each shirt is individually printed, we pay a production cost on a per-unit basis, unlike screen-printing which provides discounted wholesale price. In other words, this means that our production cost is always the same whether we product 1 or 100 t-shirts. Smaller margins makes it very challenging for us to offer competitive wholesale pricing and quantity discounts.

 

Towards autonomy and self-sufficiency – our projects for the future

Not having the financial means to buy our own machines, we went for a partnership with an american printing company. In the long term, we hope to be able of self-sustaining our production means by buying our own printing machines (DTG on-demand digital printer and Flex printer) and other equipements.

But this represents an investment of several thousands dollars and serious logistic challenges. However, we are always pushing things further and we are confident that the cooperative will continue to evolve in a positive way while showing it’s possible to do things differently.

Eco-responsibility, environment-friendly practices and use of non-chemical inks

We use only natural inks, free from any chemicals.

Most printers use plastisol ink consisting of chemicals derived from petroleum. Although being more simple to use, plastisol inks contain PVC and phthalates, two dangerous chemicals very damaging to the environment and have been linked to numerous medical disorders. The plastisol inks also require the use of harmful solvents in the printing process and various ozone-depleting chemicals that contribute to the greenhouse effect.

Our inks do not contain PVC or phthalates and don’t need solvents to clean the screens down after they’ve been used. Only water is used throughout the process – from printing to cleaning.

Our inks do not contain any chemicals known to contribute to the greenhouse effect and ozone depletion, unlike many products commonly used in other types of inks such as chlorofluorocarbon (CFC), Hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC), aromatic hydrocarbons or other volatile solventsThey don’t contain lead or any heavy metals. In fact, Permaset Aqua inks do not contain any toxic chemicals at all ! Not even mineral turpentine like other water based inks on the market.

Sources: [1] – [2]

 

Eco-friendly certifications

Our ink is approved by the highest industry standards for environmentally certified and health safety.

 

Validated by Oeko-Tex Class 1, the highest standard for green certification

Certified by the Global Organic Textile (GOTS-3V) for its 100% organic content without chemicals

Meets the standards of the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC)

Approved by the Residues Standard List (RSL)

Certified risk-free for health, even for babies under 3 years

 100% vegan. Not tested on animals. Contains no animal products or animal by-products.

 Vegetable extracts are certified GMO free.

certifications

Sources: [1][2] – [3]

 

Powered by Green Energy

Worried to minimize its impact on the environment by any means possible, we use only 100% green energy powered web servers.

Furthermore, In addition, all the clothing we use is manufactured in factories that consume significant amounts of green electricity via renewable energy sources. The manufacturers are also committed to reducing energy consumption with transparent goals and targets.

Sources: [1][2] – [3] – [4]

 

Eco-responsible manufacturing of t-shirts

We offer locally produced t-shirts like American Apparel which use up to 80% organic cotton. The whole chain of production is located in the same place, thus minimizing the carbon footprint. All waste is recycled by the factory and the manufacturing plant is powered by solar energy.

Even for our regular t-shirts, we made sure that the manufacturers we use have strong eco-friendly policies in place in order to reduce the environmental impact and preserve the natural resources used in the manufacturing processes.

 

Manufacturers commitments to environmental sustainability:

 

ENERGY – Improving energy efficiency and reducing manufacturer’s reliance on fossil fuels by finding alternate sustainable energy sources and production processes.

 

WATER – Optimizing manufacturer’s water use throughout environmental processes such as minimizing water use and enhancing the quality of wastewater management.

 

CO2 EMISSIONS – Reducing manufacturer’s greenhouse gas emissions through energy conservation efforts and finding alternate sustainable energy sources.

 

WASTE REDUCTION – Reducing waste through recycling and the establishment of waste prevention measures at all stages of the production cycle.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE – The manufacturers comply with all applicable environmental protection laws and implemented a number of audits, evaluation and verification methods to ensure that they are compliant with all applicable environmental laws and regulations, as well as the internal Environmental Policy.

 

OEKO-TEX CERTIFICATION – The manufacturers are certified by OEKO-TEX, the most internationally recognized seal, ensuring that the fabric is eco-friendly and that the company complies with substances harmful to the environment.

 

Our supplier insists that all business partners obtain the Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certification. This unique certification provides the textile and clothing industry with a globally uniform standard for the objective assessment of the presence of harmful substances. Raw materials, intermediate and end products at all stages of processing throughout the manufacturing chain, including accessories, are tested and certified. The laboratory tests currently comprise around 100 human, ecological and performance-related test parameters based on international test standards and other recognized testing procedures.

Sources: [1][2][3][4][5][6][7] – [8]

 

About our organic cotton products:

Our organic t-shirts are all made with organic cotton certified under the USDA National Organic Program. Some of the environmental benefits of organic cotton include:

Reduction in the amount of chemicals entering the air, ground and water;

The use of farming methods such as crop rotation as a natural way to preserve the soil, avoid pests and cover crops to fertilize the soil;

The use of insects and other organisms to control pest populations. In addition, the weeding is managed mechanically or by hand rather than using chemical means;

Avoidance of the use of genetically modified seeds.

 

Sources: [1][2]

About flex printing technology (vinyl heat transfer)

A new type of printing is being introduced to the shop: flexography also known as “vinyl heat transfer” or “floc printing.”

Focus on the details of one of our t-shirts printed with flexography

The superior quality of this printing technique lies in its unique process: instead of printing the design on the shirt with ink (screen-printing), a machine will cut the design in a color sheet (vinyl) and then it will be thermally pasted on the t-shirt. The following qualities are attributed to flexography:

Longer lifespan and durability

Tests have shown that the form and color of the flex print barely change after hundreds of washes. It is made of a flexible and resilient material – even thin lines do not break.

Features

Relief: Flexography is an heat-pressed sheet of vinyl so it produces a relief feeling somewhat similar to traditional screen-printing. The final result is smooth to the touch. Rest assured, the vinyl sheet is very thin (less than 0.3mm) and provides no discomfort when the t-shirt is worn.

Bright colors: The printed colors have a slight shine to them and contrast extremely well with fabric.

 

Designs available for flex printing

Unfortunately, only a certain percentage of our inventory is available for flexc printing because of many different reasons :

Conversion work : first, our team must manually convert each design in vector format to fit this type of printing. The end result must meet several requirements to be compatible with flexography, which takes a long time to adapt each design. This makes it an obviously impossible task to convert all of the 2700 design that has the shop today.

Color limit : currently, it is not possible to print more than one color with flex printing. So all of the designs containing several colors or gradients can not be printed with flexography.

Complexity of the design : designs that are too complex or too much detailled can’t be printed with flexography since they must meet certain conditions to be compatible (limited number of forms and anchor points, line thickness, spacing between lines, etc. )

The designs available for flex printing are identified by a “flex print” label on our website. So far, only some designs are available but this number will grow quickly as we add new designs everyday in flex version.

One of our t-shirt printed with flexography