What We Do

 

With most merchandise companies you will find that they will only sell to bands who place an order of 100+ T-Shirts, which can be a slightly difficult for up-and-coming bands. As we have been in bands ourselves, we know how little musicians get paid these days.

So we decided what we will do is to apply bands to put their merchandise designs on our site for free.

The designs can be printed on shirts, hoodies, or tote bags. If design sells, then we will give the band or artist their royalties they have earned. It does not cost the band a penny, all manufacturing and advertising costs come out of our end, and we use some of profit to send our writers to your gigs.

Need more designs?

 

If you do not have any merchandise designs, or want to expand your branding, we have some designers on board who can help you out. Again, this service is completely free, although royalties will be split slightly differently.

What does it cost?

 

While working with us there’s no risks or hidden fees. We simply help your band to get branding it deserves, while saving your budget to be spent on tours or records.

Merchandise

 

You’re free to purchase and sell merchandise we offer at your own gigs. We’re offering a great quality printed items which are made with high-end Epson SC-F2000 DTG which can not only print good quality shirts, but can print as little as one at a time, so there’s no minimum order. Any order of 25 shirts or hoodies and over will give you free delivery.

Prices to the bands are as follows:

 

Sold to band
Item 1 10-25 25+
T-shirt (white) £13.50 £10.00 £9.50
T-shirt (coloured) £14.50 £11.00 £10.50
Hoodie (white) £28.00 £23.00 £22.50
Hoodie (coloured) £31.00 £27.00 £26.50
Tote bag £3.50 £1.90 £1.85

 

Below is the price list for t-shirts that were designed and made by Crash:

 

Sold to band
Item 1 10-25 25+
T-shirt (white) £15.50 £12.00 £11.50
T-shirt (coloured) £16.50 £13.00 £12.50
Hoodie (white) £30.00 £25.00 £24.50
Hoodie (coloured) £33.00 £29.00 £28.50
Tote bag £4.50 £2.90 £2.85

Royalties

It’s absolutely free to submit your designs on to Crash website. We also are responsible for all manufacturing and advertising costs, so no hidden charges apply. If the band/artist wish one of designers to expand their merchandise catalogue, royalties will also be shared out slightly differently.

Bands can decide how much they wish to earn from the shirts, this works on a sliding scale from 25% to 50% of the takings. Please get in touch to discuss this further.

Everything is printing via Direct To Garment, so every item will be handmade to order.

Promotion

 

At Crash we want to do as much as we could in our power for the underground music scene. So while most of our favorite, more established bands, are already getting a lot of press, we will try our best to write about as many bands as we can.

We have writers based all over the UK, in cities like: Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, Sheffield, Nottingham, Newcastle, Birmingham, Bristol, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Cardiff, and still expanding.

If you (as a band or artist) choose to sign to use Crash’s services, we will write a portfolio on yourselves as musicians. You are then free to post links to this wherever you please.

We will try and send one of the writers to as many gigs as possible to the bands on our site, so please keep us informed of your upcoming tours.

If you would like a review of an upcoming release, please send us links to your new music. We can write a piece to be published prior to the release date (excluding links to the music), and then repost on the release day of your album or single.

Ethical Sourcing

At Crash we feel that if we are in a position to do what is right for the planet, then we should do what is right for the planet. All of our organic shirts and hoodies are sourced from Swedish company EarthPositive.

100% Organic

Under the Global Organic Textile Standard (G.O.T.S.) farmers and field workers are protected by stringent social criteria and by the ban on the use of poisonous chemicals that can severely the health of farmers and their families.

The Global Organic Textile Standard

The International Working Group on Global Organic Textile Standard (G.O.T.S) was formed as an initiative of leading standard organizations in 2002 with the goal to unify the various existing standards and draft standards which caused confusion with market participants and consumers and were an obstacle to free international trade with organic textiles.

The Global Organic Textile Standard (G.O.T.S.) has turned out to be the leading set of criteria in the field of organic textile processing more info is found at their website:

http://www.global-standard.org

The Soil Association is the UK’s leading campaigning and certification organisation for organic food and farming and it is their certificate of organic origin that guarantee EarthPositive™ cotton garments and are part of the Global Organic Textile Standard (G.O.T.S.) Read more: http://www.soilassociation.org

Low Impact Farming

EarthPositive have specifically chosen to work in regions where organic cotton is planted and harvested by hand, without mechanization, and because organic farming does not use petroleum based chemical fertilizer, pesticide or herbicide, it is less reliant on fossil fuels.

Carbon Neutral

EarthPositive apparel is made in carbon neutral manufacturing facilities in India, from ‘low impact’ organic cotton, and is distributed through carbon neutral warehouses and offices in London that use only renewable green electricity.

Environmentally Friendly

EarthPositive apparel is certified by the Oeko-Tex 100 Standard, Class I. The Oeko-Tex 100 Standard is a guarantee of the safety of textiles and dyestuffs to human health. It also means they take more care in adopting environmentally friendly production methods throughout the manufacturing of EarthPositive apparel.

NPEO Test

EarthPositive have tested our black EarthPositive T-shirt for the highly toxic Nonylphenolatethoxylates (NPEO) and found it to be more or less non-existent. The Results can be found on Earth’s website.

You can find more information about Earth Positive on their website.

Feel free to get in touch to find out more.

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