how it works
1. You send us the artworks image
Art by Jesus Perea
2. Our fashion designers draw some options for you.
Art by Jesus Perea
3. You place your order
4. We produce your exclusive products in 5 to 10 business days
5. You have your own brand of original wearable art to sell...
On your facebook
In your gallery
At art events, on your website, in person, etc
Since 2010, hundreds of great artists have worked with us to help them build a thriving business selling original art-derived scarves, reversible dresses & skirts, pillows, etc., in galleries, on Facebook, through their websites or at art events.
Selling your own wearable art will most likely mean a significant new income stream. While a rare few have sold for over $100,000 of our products last year, our average customer in the independent artist category has sold $12,720.24 of their own art-derived fashion products in their first year of working with us, making a gross profit margin ranging between 50 to 60% of that amount.
You’d be right to think that many artists’ lives were changed for the best in the process… However, this opportunity requires that the artists buy their exclusive products before selling them on their own. If you’re unsure of having a market for this, you can ask your friends, family and fans what they think by using our Social Tester. If you have no intention of selling anything yourself but would love the opportunity to see your art on fashion goods in exchange for royalties, click here for our Representation Program.
Why Choose Us?
Many of the best museums and artists on the planet trust us with their art because we’re dedicated to protecting intellectual property and don’t use third party companies in our production process;
We’re the only company on the market to assign a living breathing fashion designer to each artist to help you build the best collection possible;
Our production is 100% LOCAL (on top of creating good jobs, this also means your art doesn’t end up on a Chinese computer somewhere & that your products don’t fly thousands of miles to get to your client);
We produce your custom order in 5 to 10 business days;
We have the smallest production minimum on the market which lets you reach wholesale prices (~60% discount on retail) with very low risk;
Our fabrics are vegan & wrinkle-free (super travel-friendly!);
We’re super nice to work with!
NO THIRD PARTY IS EVER INVOLVED IN THE PROCESS
Frequently Asked Question
Q: How does it work? What would be Le Galeriste's role?
A: We act as your wearable art supplier. We take care of the design and the production part of things, and you’re in charge of selling the garments yourself at a very competitive price while retaining a 50-60% margin.
Q: Should I be worried about intellectual property/my rights?
A: You keep 100% of the intellectual property (IP). Our mission is to help artists generate revenues from their IP. Museums and artists all over the world have trusted us with tens of thousands of artworks in large part due to our 100% local vertical supply chain. “No third party involved” means your art can’t end up on a Chinese computer designing cheap mugs to be sold without your consent (by the way, if you do work with companies that produce art-derived goods overseas, you should triple-check that they actually own the factory. Otherwise, it would be close to impossible for them to guarantee your art is protected from illegal copy). Please note that we don’t handle CARFAC licenses.
Q: Will you sell my products to other people?
A: No. They are made exclusively for you.
Q: Some friends think that my value as an artist will decrease if I start offering fashion products derived from my art… What do you think?
A: We’ve produced La Joconde for Le Louvre de Paris. We’ve produced for the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. We were granted the rights to a famous picture of John Lennon and Yoko Ono. So no, we don’t think premium fashion products with your art will reduce your value as an artist. Quite the opposite actually! Very few people get to see the beautiful artworks hanging on bedroom walls. It’s hard to talk about something you can’t see. What if your art could walk the streets worn by your best & most loyal admirers? We believe that’s a great way to build your name as a recognized artist. And it’s marketing that pays you, not the other way around!
Q: Do you take a cut on my sales?
A: No. We sell you the products at the best price we can, we suggest a retail price, and then you sell it at the price you want. Our suggested gross profit margin for the artist is 55%. We don’t recommend selling for less than a 40% margin nor for more than a 65% margin.
Q: Can I add my signature to the products?
A: Yes, all we need is a picture of your signature on white paper.
Q: Can you help me choose the artworks I should submit for fashion designs?
A: Unfortunately, we can’t help with that. We insist that this come from the artist. Choose the ones that speak most deeply to you, the artworks closest to your heart. They’re the ones that usually sell the best! Also, choose artworks for which you have a good picture.
Q: How do I know if my artwork picture is good enough to be well transferred onto fabric?
A: You can just send us the heaviest file you have and we’ll let you know if there’s a problem. If you want to get technical about it, we require a resolution of at least 100 DPI in real size. If you wanted technical details, then you probably have Photoshop installed on your computer. Open your image in Photoshop. Under “Image”, select “Image Size”. Change the resolution to 100 pixels per inch. Make sure “Resample Image” is UNCHECKED. If either the Width or Height exceeds 38 inches, you’re all good! If it’s between 20 and 38 inches, our designers will be limited in their design options as they won’t be able to zoom in on details they like. But not to worry, we should still be OK. If it’s less than 20 inches, then no, the image isn’t good enough. Sorry.
Q: I’m not sure I want to sell the products myself… Is there any other option?
A: If you’re not sure you have a market for this, you can ask your friends, family and fans what they think by using our Social Tester. If you have no intention of selling anything yourself but would love for the opportunity to see your art on fashion goods in exchange for royalties, click here for our Representation Program. All you have to do is send your artworks and we’ll send you royalties for every product that leaves our office with your name on it. However, you should know that you make 10 to 12 times less revenue on a dress WE sell than on a dress YOU sell.
Q: What’s the next step?
A: You can send us your artwork info here and we’ll get back to you with more information (and some designs!).
Q: Can you produce a sample for me?
A: You’ll see product images (called “mockups”) before you can order. You can also order a sample if you’d like but there’s a surcharge for that ($10). Of all the artists who’ve ordered from us in the past, not a single one has ever asked for a sample after having seen and touched the goods. Which means our images are pretty darn accurate! But yes, you can order a sample.
Q: Where are the products manufactured?
A: Everything we do is produce in Montreal.
If you still have unanswered questions, please contact us.
Send your artwork today! A living breathing fashion designer will get back to you by email with some beautiful exclusive designs for you to choose from!
If you haven’t read the FAQ above: No, we don’t own the rights to your art once you’ve uploaded it. No, we can’t sell your products to anyone else than you unless you explicitly ask us to. Yes, our products are made in Montreal. Yes, you can add your signature on the products but you’ll need to upload a picture of your signature on white paper for that to be possible.
*We recommend you upload 4 or 5 artworks to start. Pick the ones closest to your heart, they usually make better products. Do you wonder if your image is big enough to be transferred to fabric? You can just send us the heaviest file you have and we’ll let you know if there’s a problem. If you want to get technical about it, we require a resolution of at least 100 DPI in real size. If you wanted technical details, then you probably have Photoshop installed on your computer. Open your image in Photoshop. Under “Image”, select “Image Size”. Change the resolution to 100 pixels per inch. Make sure “Resample Image” is UNCHECKED. If either the Width or Height exceeds 38 inches, you’re all good! If it’s between 20 and 38 inches, our designers will be limited in their design options as they won’t be able to zoom in on details they like. But not to worry, we should still be OK. If it’s less than 20 inches, then no, the image isn’t good enough. Sorry.