@skennedy One of the big challenges is that kid’s sizes require another set of silkscreens (in addition to the men’s size and women’s sizes). And if you go for all kid’s sizes, it’s often two more sets of screens.
Additionally, it adds another 6-8 sizes of shirt blanks we have to keep in stock. With enough sales all of that is feasible - and obviously we can’t know for sure without trying, but based on overall shirt sales and expecting kid’s sizes to be a fraction of those, we’re not able to justify the expense.
I say this having a kid that would desperately want these shirts - I think I’m going to get women’s smalls and have them around for when he gets a bit bigger.
I don’t know if Mediocre has this issue uppermost in their considerations, but…
The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (Bush signed it) requires that ALL products for children must be tested for content of lead and phthalates, and that the seller must be able to prove that the item has been tested. Taken literally, the law appears to require that the test must be repeated for each production batch, and the test is both destructive and fairly expensive. Third-party proof is not mentioned as being acceptable under the statute. The law includes a right of private action with a million-dollar civil penalty for noncompliance.
I know several screen printers who won’t go near a kid-size shirt as an in-stock item as a result. (And I’m one of them.)