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apliiq is a platform for cut & sew creativity. we use the process of appliqué to add color, pattern and texture to garments and accessories. join the movement for celebrating individual expression through the application of unique and rare textiles. we're based in downtown los angeles. learn more about our story!
apliiq is a family of individuals with backgrounds in architecture, urban development, art, product design and a touch of class. we like to express ourselves and find ways to celebrate creativity in unique new ways. fabric is our jam.
appliqué is the process of sewing ornamental fabric pieces onto a larger piece of fabric
it rhymes with unique and freak
apliiq is always looking for creative, dedicated, interesting, self-starters to join our family. we are especially interested if you like to sew! send us an email and let us know how you'd like to get involved.
the workshop is our office! if you want to stop by, please make an appointment so someone is available to help you. you can call 213.253.2727 or email email@example.com. we're open most days from 12-8.
look through and purchase our limited inventory of apliiq products (remember, everything is made to order so our stock is sparse! if you're looking for something specific, hit us up and we can check if we have it for ya)
buy slightly imperfect items, some discounted up to 30% off
meet the apliiq family
downtown LA BABY. we at1382 east washington st, los angeles, CA 90021
we source garments from responsible manufacturers, including American Apparel, Gildan, Tultex, & Bella + Canvas.
about apliiq products
all over the world. london, israel, china, dubai, africa, france, etc. and of course, the fabric district in LA
we use different base garment providers to bring you top quality products. each base may vary slightly in size. you can click the size chart icon on any product page to see the specific measurements and fit recommendations from our team. if you have any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. we're here to help!
it's a slim guys cut but looks hot on men and women. ladies, usually order one size smaller than you normally would for womens pieces.
we are constantly finding new and amazing fabrics. we do our best to keep the site up-to-date. check back frequently as new fabrics are added all the time :)
buying apliiq products
all the products on apliiq.com are custom products designed by you. when you are done designing you can add items to your cart. continue to checkout enter your billing and shipping info, decide your shipping service, and enter your credit card, paypal, or gift card details. then place your order! we aim to sew and ship your new gear within 2 weeks of purchase and you'll be notified of the shipping details as soon as we've packaged your order. you'll be rocking the freshest gear in no time.
You may find the value of your gift card by entering your gift card number during the checkout process. You cannot use a discount code when purchasing a gift card. Apliiq is not responsible for lost or stolen gift cards and cannot re-issue gift cards.
all major credit cards and paypal
they weren’t kidding about the world wide web... we ship all over the world.
see our return policy, here.
see our exchange policy, here.
the apliiq crew gets crackin on creating your garment. please be patient, quality worktakes time! rest assured that apliiq values your satisfaction and always does our best to provide you with products as soon as physically possible.
feel free to check out our shipping policy, here.
monday december 9th is the last day to place an order with free usps first class shipping and receive it in time for christmas. if you'd like to place an order after december 9th, and would like your order rushed, please email email@example.com to request a $10 rush fee invoice. we also recommend selecting an expedited shipping service such as usps priority 2-3 day or usps express 1-2 day shipping. for more info, see our holiday shipping policy here.
all online orders are processed with USPS and do not require signatures. if you would like to require a signature it is an additional $1.95. if you have a special request, simply call the workshop at 213.263.4226 or email us to let us know about your request before you complete your purchase. shipping charges may vary depending on the nature of your request.
we’ll send you tracking info. enter the tracking number we provide you on usps.com
check your spam folder in your email! still not there? email us! firstname.lastname@example.org
we will notify you immediately and discuss your options. backordered items are unusual, however we appreciate your patience when these things happen. we are happy to fill your order in a different size or color... but if the delay and/or exchange is unsuitable for you, we will gladly refund your money and we certainly apologize for the inconvenience.
Prices are based on the number and placement of fabric patches, the base garment selected, and the number of items that you buy.
Prices include shipping in the US and there are no hidden fees.
- we offer premium garments made in the usa by the world renowned brand american apparel. we also offer more affordable options in similar cuts and fits that are made all over the world from other popular brands such as gildan and tulex. starting with a base garment from gildan or tultex is a great way to save money with while showcasing your same style, artwork, and fabric design.
- our jackets and hoodies are higher price point items. if you're looking to save money, consider your design on a tshirt, tank top or even a beanie!
- reducing the number of patches on your design will keep your design more affordable. remember, a little bit of fabric goes a long way!
- reducing or combining artworks into a single piece of artwork will lower the cost of your item. substituting small patches for custom artwork may also reduce your total cost.
- buy a few extra. the more you buy the more you save. there are no minimum quantities for any design - you can mix and match styles to see your discount. discount codes for buying more than 1 piece are automatically applied in checkout. add more pieces to your order and watch your savings increase!
All prices include free shipping in the US. There are NO setup fees and no design fees. The price you see is the price you pay.
give us a call at 213.263.4226 or send customer support an email and we can let you know if your payment was received.
apliiq discount codes
Using bulk discount magic we automatically apply the best bulk discount to your order. If you have a discount code you can enter it in checkout.
You can only use one discount per order.
We are serious about savings! When you enter a discount code we make sure to apply the discount that will give you the most savings.
You bet. Mix and match!
You can see your discount in the buy tab when designing or at the bottom of your cart during checkout. Make sure to set the right quantity to see an accurate discount.
Our custom products are only as good as our designer - you! To ensure the best quality, please read the following guidelines carefully so that you know your artwork will be optimized for our services.
An artist reviews every design and we will do everything in our power to make your clothing amazing. After placing your order an Apliiq artist may contact you to finalize your design.
We don't assume responsibility for copyrighted designs sent to us as artwork. By submitting a design, you warrant that you're authorized to manufacture products with that design.
To ensure the best results, make sure your artwork file is the correct dimensions, resolution, and file size. Each product is a little different, so get all the details below!
- Prepare Artwork For
- Pocket Tees
- Beanie Patches
- Hat Patches
- Hoodie Lining
- Hoodie Pockets
- Screen Print
- Digital Print
All the popular ones, like .PNG, .JPEG, .GIF, .BMP, .SVG
We accept files up to 6MB.
Use any font in your favorite word processor. Make sure you use a large font size and save. Then, upload your file as artwork.
When we turn your art into a "cut & sew" patch, it basically means we're turning it into a fabric stencil.
The best images to upload are black & white stencils! Anything in your image that is black will be turned into fabric. Anything in your image that is white will not appear in the finished product. We recommend your file to be 1000 pixels at the largest dimension. Read this article for all the details
How big can my cut & sew artwork be?
The biggest we can make any cut & sew artwork is around 14" tall by 14" wide. Please keep that in mind when you are designing.
There is no perfect answer, but a couple simple rules can help you find a great match for your artwork.
For simple artwork shapes explore more intricate fabric patterns.
For complex artwork shapes, keep the fabric pattern simple, like a solid color.
Embroidery is creating your artwork using only thread. Your design is stitched directly onto the garment in a solid color. It is best used for detailed text or designs. It is the preferred way to add artwork to snapbacks and camper hats. Read more about how to prepare artwork for embroidery.
It is used in areas smaller than 4" x 4". For snapback and camper hats the largest embroidery can be 5.5" x 2"
This method of printing is best if you want to print images with a lot of colors, like a photograph or illustration. This option is also very cost effective if you only want to order a small quantity.
To choose this method, when you're customizing your product, just click the "Artwork" tab, upload your image, choose "Print," and then select "Full color."
For the best quality, we recommend images with a minimum dpi of 150. 300 dpi is the best but not essential.
PLEASE NOTE: Images with a dpi below 150 may come out looking pixelated, grainy, or blurry. Discover how to prepare artwork for digital print.
DPI stands for "dots per inch" and refers to the resolution of the image. The higher the resolution, the higher the quality! 300 dpi is considered high resolution and high quality for full color printing.
High quality or high resolution images are usually between150-300 dpi. Unfortunately, most web images are 72 dpi and are not suitable for full color printing in large sizes. You can use software such as Photoshop to find out your dpi or send us your photo and we'll let you know!
The biggest we can get any digital full color print is 12" wide by 15" tall. Please keep this in mind when you're designing your product.
This method of printing is best if you want to print a large quantity, and want specific colors.
To choose this method, when you're customizing your product, just click the "Artwork" tab, upload your image, choose "Print," and then select the colors you want us to print.
For the best quality, we recommend images with a minimum dpi of 150. 300 dpi is the best but not essential. We also suggest reducing the amount of colors you choose for the best price for screen printing. Discover how to prepare your artwork for screen printing.
We are happy to help, simply live chat us, we have artists standing by to review your artwork and make sure it will work.
selling apliiq products
You're not going to get in trouble if you resell clothing you've bought from Apliiq.com.
You most certainly can put your name on your custom clothing.
Absolutely. Have your designs stocked at as many stores as you want!
The only time we split a sale is when the sale occurs on Apliiq.com. Otherwise, it's all yours.
If it's your design you can sell it all day long. We have no legal standing to sue, and wouldn't if we did.
apliiq campaign questions
Due to the limited nature of Apliiq products, not every design can be sold via campaigns. Design a different product and start another campaign, but make sure to check out 3 simple tips to get your campaign approved.
There isn’t a perfect formula to make a campaign successful and some trial and error is expected. Check out 6 Must Dos For Marketing Your Campaign.
You get paid on or around the 15th of the next month.
Yes, there are 4 ways to add branding to your campaign. You can set the campaign name, campaign description, you can add branding to your product and you can add your photographs or logo as a product image on the campaign page by emailing them to Apliiq (see below).
Yes, the Apliiq team can add your photography to your campaign page. Your images must be minimum 577 X 880 and accurately depict the product in the campaign. Email your photos to email@example.com, make sure to include your campaign name.
The best way is to order a sample product, prior to launching your campaign. Please make sure your campaign is approved, so you are sure that sample can be used in a campaign. Check out these 3 simple tips to design products that will be approved for campaigns.
You must purchase your labels prior to the end of your campaign. Please be sure to contact us once your campaign is funded and let us know you want your labels sewn in!
Marketing and promoting the campaign is primarily your responsibility. However, from time to time Apliiq selects campaigns we like and promotes them.
Yes of course! A bulk discount is automatically added to your cart when you order quantity.