Looking for custom made t-shirts, bags, hats, even stubby holders? Look no further! Recently we spoke to Cameron from Bang On Cronulla…
With 21 stores around the world, Bang On Cronulla is the only store located in Australia. Why did you choose Cronulla and what is the best thing about owning and running a business here?
I grew up in Cronulla, after I left school I worked in the original Bang On store in Bondi and always thought the concept would work really well in Cronulla. Cronulla has such a great artistic culture, people grasped the whole “custom T shirt” idea so well right from the beginning. So much so that the majority of the business is people bringing in the own designs and ideas for us to print onto tees and caps for them.
My wife and I own another store next door to Bang On (Days Like These) so it’s safe to say we’re invested in the local area. We love the lifestyle and the people and being so close to the stores gives us a lot of spare time to enjoy that “ Cronulla “ we love.
What are the most popular orders for customised t-shirts? (Oztag teams, soccer teams etc)
The most popular orders for T-shirts come from local businesses. We specialise in small business uniforms and offer everything from hats, polos, high vis gear, aprons and gym gear.
One of the other really popular orders we receive come from Oz Tag and Touch Footy teams, we really make an effort to deck out the singlets and jerseys for people. Some of the team names and designs are classic.
Once someone has placed an order for a customised t-shirt, roughly how long will it take to design?
One off tees and caps literally only take minutes to make, once the design and garment are picked it’s only a matter of minutes until the customer is wearing their own individual idea on a tee or cap. I say Tee or cap but really it can be anything from aprons, pillow cases, cushion covers, mouse pads, jumpers and even stubby holders. Basically we can print anything.
You’ve probably created many odd and wacky t-shirts for clients! Which one has stuck with you as the quirkiest or most unique shirt you’ve had the pleasure of designing?
There has really been some crazy requests from our customers over the years. Every now and then we get the odd bucks or hen’s group through that always seem to have a pretty out there photo or message for their shirts.
Our favourite shirts to print are the drawings that Kids bring in, they look great on tees and the kids faces when they see there design printed is priceless.
With your wife next door running Days Like These do you catch up for lunch everyday?!
Haha yeah most days, we’re generally so busy we may as well be miles away from each other. It is nice to be able to bounce ideas off each other without having to pick up the phone.
How long have you been in business?
We opened in Jan 2009, so we are coming up to 4 years. It’s gone so fast, it only feels like yesterday we opened.
Do you have a Facebook page?
Bang On T shirts Cronulla
Do you have a promotion for I Love Cronulla followers?
We would love to offer all the I Love Cronulla followers 10% off any custom printed tee, just mention the blog in store. We have some great Oztag specials available at the moment as well so be sure to check them out in store.
Where is your favourite place in Cronulla or the Shire?
My favourite place in Cronulla is Blackwoods beach. Awesome spot to relax.
Finish this sentence, “I Love Cronulla” because…
It has the greatest T shirt shop IN OZ!
Bang On Cronulla
Suite 5, 17 Gerrale St Cronulla
Ph: 9523 3233
Mon – Wed: 9:30am – 5:30pm
Thu – Fri: 9am – 6pm
Sat: 9am – 5:30pm
Sun: 9:30am – 4:30pm