Disclosure: I was not paid or compensated for this post in any way. I am doing this for my sister, because I love her and want to support her and because I think she is awesome! I don’t get any financial kick back for it.
So, my little sister has been making t-shirts for a while! Awesome ones, I own some of them. Anyways, she has officially opened for business and is selling them so I interviewed her to learn a little more about that! Stay tuned because at the bottom there will be a giveaway!
Tell me a little bit about yourself.
My name is Elizabeth Zellmer. I am 18 and left for basic training a month after I graduated high school. I like creating things whether that be making t-shirts or writing or whatever else I happen to come up with that day.
A shirt my sister made for me two-ish years ago. Sorry it’s a little blurry
Tell me about Fire82
Fire82 is a custom bleach t-shirt business that is just getting its start. I create unique t-shirts that even if you get one of my pre-designed shirts will never be the same as any of the other shirts because of the bleaching patterns.
Where did the name Fire82 come from?
The name Fire82 is in honor of my first paying customer and who really encouraged me to finally launch the business. Fire was a nickname he gave me and 82 is the number of his old jersey as well as the one on the jersey for Buffalo Wild Wings which I used to work at.
What got you started making t-shirts?
I wanted a unique way to show my pride for the midnight premier of The Hunger Games so I made a bleach t-shirt that said “Tuck your tail in little duck” A lot of my friends really liked it so for the next Christmas I made t-shirts for a bunch of them with their favorite quotes and they absolutely loved it. So I got the idea to start selling them.
What are some of the t-shirts you’ve made?
I have made a lot of quote t-shirts. I made a superman logo and a matching Kryptonite shirt (which I plan on selling as a package and can customize with names) as well as the fire82 logo shirt. I have mostly done words but am definitely willing to do simple designs if that is what a customer wants.
What kinds of clothes can you make for people?
I am starting out with just t-shirts but I would definitely love to expand to long sleeves, onesies and others items of clothing if this kicks off.
Why should someone buy from you?
It is a completely unique product that I can customize with names for my pre-designed t-shirts as well as having the freedom to have me create a t-shirt that says almost anything you want it to.
Anything else you want to add about Fire82?
That it is just starting out so to be patient but you definitely will not regret a purchase from Fire82. My current price for a t-shirt is $16 which includes customization with a name if you want it as well as free shipping within the United States. I will ship international, price can be discussed depending on location.
How can people get in touch with you?
The best way would be to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org so I can find out what you want me to put on your t-shirt and I am using PayPal right now for payment. But I am working on setting up an eBay account that will work with me selling customizable products. You can also check out my Facebook page here.
Now to the giveaway! My sister is generously giving away one of her custom t-shirts of your choosing!! This has a retail value of $16 dollars. This giveaway is open to the United States only, 18 and older! (Sorry Canadian peeps). It will run until Friday April 24th when we will pick a winner! Enter in the form below! And make sure to check your e-mail. You will have 72 hours from the time I e-mail you the winning e-mail or I’ll pick a new winner!
Fire82 T-shirt Giveaway!