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Anyone know anything about sporting goods?
« on: January 04, 2018, 03:02:27 PM »
Thanks in advance for any advice fellow Mustachians.

So here's the deal. I have an idea for a new camo pattern. I'm going to use a graphic design program to create the prototype, then I'll be copy writing it, as camouflage designs are proprietary.

The next step will be to figure out how I can use this camo pattern to make money. My brother in law is in the screen printing business, so I could certainly use him to start making some hats, vests and other items. But if I do that, I'll have to figure out distribution to various stores, which seems like a huge hurtle.

I could also try to pitch this to a sporting goods chain. Perhaps they'd even buy me out, but maybe that's not the best way to go.

Any one got any suggestions for how to proceed here?


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Re: Anyone know anything about sporting goods?
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2018, 07:51:59 PM »
So you are just trying to sell a design?

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Re: Anyone know anything about sporting goods?
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2018, 09:32:01 AM »
hmmm..... camouflage design... indeed a tough sell.

I've seen designs for the arctic, woodlands, savannah, desert, hunter orange and even ocean. Which market will you be targeting? And what makes yours better?

Re: Anyone know anything about sporting goods?
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2018, 10:36:11 AM »
That's right, I'm trying to sell a design. After some thought, a sporting goods company probably won't be interested until I prove that it will be a hit. I suppose I could sell items with my pattern on Amazon until I can prove the idea is worth something.

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Re: Anyone know anything about sporting goods?
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2018, 11:15:16 AM »
I think that is a way over-saturated market.
It will be a real uphill climb to take something like this mainstream considering the big guys like Mossy Oak and Realtree and the way they dominate the business.
Best bet would probably be to sell your copy write design to one of the big boys, but what's to keep them from taking a look and just having their guys whip up something similar?

Outfits like Sitka Gear and KIUYU (spelling?) have brought some new camo designs out recently, but it sells because it is on very high quality clothing.

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Re: Anyone know anything about sporting goods?
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2018, 04:40:01 AM »
I disagree slightly with the above.  I think a new clothing line (featuring your camo) could be a hit. In my mind, there is high dollar camo (Sitka, first light), low dollar, but not much for midrange.



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