Good morning AreYouAhead.
First I would like to congratulate you on your ambition to be an entrepreneur in the T-Shirt / Hoodie space.
I love when people come up with good ideas that turn into a profitable business.
No matter if you are looking to make some product on a small scale or large scale your first stop is the trademark and pattern office to see if your logo/brand is available, if it is hire an attorney to process your paperwork, 6-12 months minimum for the trademark office to get back to your attorney.
During this time you can decide if you want to outsource to a company ( $2.95 - 9.95 per piece per gross) for T-Shirts depending on material, screen print and number of colors. The shirt color doesn’t matter, or if you want to buy your own equipment to due the work $$$$
Embroidering is a whole other thing !!!
If you want to make a poker related T-Shirt or Hoodie and sell to friends on a small scale , outsourcing to one of the hundreds of manufacturers that you can find online is the way to go cheap money wise.
The cost starts to add up when you research to or apply for trademark/copyright so no one steals your logo/brand.
Minimum investment around 10k.
If you want to go bigger then marketing comes into play on who or what your marketing too and scalability and timeframe. ( time is money ).
Minimum investment 100k
I wish you all the luck and success in the world .
Remember this please. You have to create a need/ want, be price competitive and have a market.
Investors help also .
I’ll stop there lol.
I was in the T-Shirt/Hoodie space, decided it was too much of a headache and sold my interest.
Hope that helps. I’ll buy one.
Best of luck.