On-line T-shirt design business proves success for young Bury St Edmunds creators

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A fashion website offering limited edition t-shirts with designs by artists, has proven an instant success for its creators in Bury St Edmunds.

Harry Rout, Dan Borley and Adam Tully, all former County Upper School pupils, and who are all in their early 20s, launched Floor 13 Clothing as a part-time business.

By day Harry works in finance, while Dan is an architects and Adam – whose idea it was to design t-shirts – is studying business at Lincoln University.

But in the evening they are busy processing orders and working with artists who submit their designs, which if chosen, will see the artist receive a share from the sales.

Harry is behind the #I am the trend t-shirts – one of two designs currently being featured.

“We all like fashion but everybody wears the same stuff,” he said.

“We decided to work with designers with the idea of running them as limited editions.

“We are asking artists for their designs. We have had about six come in so far – and we will be asking people on Facebook which ones they would like to see.”

The three men have already chosen their third exclusive design of a hand clenching a rose.

Sales of the #I am the trend, and is other Sunglasses t-shirts have been above their expectations. Just two weeks after the website was launched, the three men are already preparing for the sale of their third design, with more to follow shortly.
“So far we have sold about 25 per cent of our stock. It has gone better than we had hoped and means we will be able to bring in new designs sooner than expected,” said Harry.

Visit www.floor13clothing.co.uk or search for them on Facebook and Twitter.