Thanks for coming along with me. I really appreciate it.
Production = making the thing-er-ma-bobber, the do-hickey, the what-cha-ma-call-it, or the Gadget that you just invented.
Production varies greatly between products, but there are a few general stages.
- You need a prototype. Something to show people. A mock-up.
- You need to contact all the teams that are going to make your product. For example, if you designed a computer program, you would need an artist, perhaps music and sound effects, etc. . .
- And you need a set date in which everything needs to be finished. Without a timeline, everything crawls forward. With a deadline, there may be some “all nighters”but things get finished.
So. . .would you like to know what this Whit’s end family is producing.
Our “little idea” grew into a “bigger idea.”
If I want to impress, I would say, “We are in children’s fashion”–in a very nasal voice.
But if you want to know what we really are doing, “We are printing T-shirts.” But before you think “how lame” these T-shirts are unique and interactive.
Our idea is to sell T-shirts with a girl printed on the front . She would have velcro on her front, so you can change the outfits. Basically, these T-shirts are like a “paperdoll” printed on a shirt.
Here is the write up.
Ypsi Dolls are interactive T-shirts that allow girls to have a friend accompany them throughout their day and join them in their adventures. These high quality shirts are made in the U.S.A. with creativity in every detail. All Ypsi Dolls outfits are interchangeable between dolls and shirt sizes, so when your girl outgrows her Ypsi Doll T-shirt, you can still use the Ypsi Doll clothes on the larger size shirt. Each Ypsi Doll has a personality and can be followed on the Ypsi Doll Blog and Facebook. As a company, Ypsi Designs desires to add to the magic and joy of girlhood by creating a product that allows for expression of creativity, affirmation of values, and that gives girls companionship.
So that was our “little idea” that grew.
If you would like to see a T-shirt go from idea to finished product (all those steps in between) stay tuned.
And as always, thank-you for visiting Wal-Mart. . .I mean. . . .er My Whit’s End.
P.S. This concludes Business 101 taught by a novice that has yet to sell a product. We are heading to a trade show to show off our idea. I know their needs to be a chapter about advertising, but we aren’t there yet. I will update you as I make mistakes.
And lastly, our website isn’t up and running, so please don’t visit us right now. I will let you know when it is finish, and you can shop. If you came over right now, it would be like stopping by a friend’s house when she is in the middle of doing her laundry. Even though she is making progress, it would appear messy. thanks 🙂