City of Bath College students stand out from the crowd with t-shirt design business
Enterprising students have set up a new clothing company inspired by the skateboarding and hip hop scene.
Technology Crew clothing is the brainchild of former City of Bath College student Josh Frayling and current college student Nathaniel Osborne. The Bath-based duo’s range of t-shirts and sweatshirts aim to reflect today’s street culture, with edgy, urban designs influenced by street art and graphic novels.
The eye-catching designs are the ideas of Josh (18), who studied the National Diploma in Graphic Design at City of Bath College.
He said: “The designs are meant to stand out and get people’s attention. I’m a graphic designer and always trying to be different and come up with new and innovative designs and the t-shirts are an extension of that. At the moment we are selling online, but we’re hopeful if Technology Crew clothing really takes off we’ll be able to start selling in some shops in Bath.”
Nathaniel (19) is currently studying on the BTEC Diploma in Creative Media Production. He said: “My responsibility is publicity and trying to raise the profile of the company online. We have our own website and are now on Facebook and Twitter, so it’s just a case of getting our name out there.
“Up until recently we have been relying on word of mouth and have been selling t-shirts to friends of friends, but we want to expand now.”
Both Josh and Nathaniel credited the college with having an influence on their new company.
Nathaniel, who writes for the college’s online student magazine, Bladud, added: “I’m really enjoying the course.
“The teachers are great and are always there to help and inspire you.”