Apparel

Sri Lanka Wants to Import Workers to Boost Struggling Apparel Industry
September 22, 2017 at 2:36 pm

Workers in Sri Lanka's apparel industry are seeking government concessions to allow them to import labor from surrounding economies, like Nepal and Bangladesh, to help support the country's shortage of skilled workers. Harsha de Silva, Sri Lanka's deputy minister for national policies and economic affairs said that thousands of jobs are open in Sri Lanka's…

AST Sportswear Adds New Vice President of Brand Development
September 22, 2017 at 2:07 pm

AST Sportswear, Anaheim, Calif., announces that Nadir Zulfiqar, former vice president of sales for Direct Tees and national sales manager for Cotton Heritage, has joined AST Sportswear as its vice president of brand development. Zulfiqar has an impressive and versatile background, from being a military veteran graduating from West Point Military Academy in 1986 to…

Harry Styles, LiveNation Aren't Messing Around With Counterfeiters
September 21, 2017 at 2:55 pm

For those of us who like to rock from time to time (and you know we do), you know the outside of concert venues and arenas are full of people slinging less-than-legal merchandise like T-shirts, drinkware and posters. Some musical acts, like AC/DC, have taken some big steps to stop this. After all, they want…

Michigan School Bans (Then Unbans) U.S. Flag Apparel
September 20, 2017 at 2:46 pm

A school in Michigan banned and then unbanned (and apologized for banning) American flag apparel in school. This week, parents of students at Roseville High School outside of Detroit received an email detailing the school's dress code, which included "U.S. Flag" on the list of prohibited…

Plus-Sized Children's Clothing Causes Controversy
September 20, 2017 at 1:07 pm

As of this year, more and more retailers and clothing brands are expanding their lineups to include more plus-sized offerings. These decisions have been mostly met with positive reactions, and as a result, more brands continue to follow suit. But, when you add plus-sized children's clothing into the mix, apparently, things can get dicey. According…

Justin Bieber, Marilyn Manson End T-shirt Feud
September 20, 2017 at 12:52 pm

It must be strange to be a celebrity. After all, who else can carry out a very public feud via T-shirts? Thankfully, we all got to watch the mayhem unfold between Justin Bieber and Marilyn Manson. Here's how it all went down. According to People, Bieber used an unauthorized photo of Manson on the front…

Amazon Could Reach $60B in Apparel Sales
September 20, 2017 at 12:17 pm

It's no secret that Amazon has been doubling down on its apparel strategy, looking to become the top online retailer of clothing. It looks like all its latest moves could pay off big for the e-commerce site's future, according to Investopedia. According to the site's predictions, Amazon could…

Nike's New Interactive NBA Jerseys Are Genius On Multiple Levels
September 18, 2017 at 2:37 pm

Interactive, technology-influenced athleisure has been making waves in the apparel world for the last few years, as athletic-minded people want something that they can wear comfortably while they exercise or compete, but also something that helps them track their progress and health. With the NBA's switch to Nike uniforms, the league is trying out a…

L.L. Bean Recalls Children's Jackets
September 18, 2017 at 2:18 pm

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced that L.L. Bean is recalling its toddler sweater fleece pullovers. The snaps on the item can detach, posing a choking hazard for children. The sweater was sold at L.L. Bean stores and online in sizes 2T, 3T and 4T, and feature four…

Pantone Predicts 12 Colors That Will Be Huge for Spring
September 13, 2017 at 12:27 pm

Is there anything we love more in the promotional apparel world than a Pantone color announcement? Last year, Pantone announced its top colors for spring 2017 with Kale and Niagara topping the list, which both proved to be hot colors this year. For spring 2018, Pantone revealed a list of 12 color choices, and they…