Who are you and what do you do?
We are The Green Room, a Barber & Coffee shop located in Kitchener Ontario!
What products and/or services did Presstime provide you on your last order? How did it help you?
Presstime is our usual go to for shirts and hats. We really stepped up our most recent merch with some custom stitched tags on our shirts and rope embellishments on our hats. They helped walk us through these extra touches and we couldn’t be more stoked with how everything turned out!
Where do your source your inspiration for the merch you create?
We pull inspiration from the things we enjoy in life! A lot of our staff share similar interests like our love for music, the great outdoors, tattoos and old trucks/bikes. We like making merch that reflects the things we’re excited about. We often collaborate with friends, artists and brands we love!
How has the vision for your merch evolved over the years?
I started printing merch with presstime probably over 10 years ago back when I just started playing in bands. I’ve always really enjoyed the merchandising part of creative projects and presstime has always helped me bring our visions to life. It started with bands, then my side hustle clothing company and now our business! Presstimes superior customer support and effortless quoting process makes coming back time and time again a no brainer.
What are some things you wish you knew before you got started?
It takes time. You’re not going to understand what works and what doesn’t right away, you have to be willing to do some leg work. No one is going to teach you all the tricks of the trade.
Any words of advice for newcomers to your industry?
My advice to businesses trying to step up their merch game would be to collaborate with artists that you love and enjoy. (Not a bad idea to take your clientele into consideration when deciding colours, sizes and graphics) but you can get more creative than just your logo.
Anything to add? Got anything cool coming up?
We’re a barbershop first but love hosting community events and collaborating with cool individuals and brands. We’re hoping to host a fall makers market in the coming months to help showcase some of our favourite vendors / artists. Check us out on Instagram @: Thegreenroombarbers and don’t be scared to say Hi!