Apparel

2018 Style Guide: Next Level Apparel's Mark Seymour on Promotional Apparel Trends
April 25, 2018 at 12:23 pm

Now more than ever, promotional apparel trends are drawing inspiration from street style and runway looks. But, promotional apparel suppliers and distributors need to be able to repurpose these trending looks into promotional styles that still showcase the client's branding. To help you find this balance, Mark Seymour, chief sales officer for Next Level Apparel,…

S&S Activewear Atlanta-Area Facility Now Open
April 24, 2018 at 10:10 am

S&S Activewear, Bolingbrook, Ill., officially opened its doors to a new state-of-the-art distribution center in McDonough, Ga. The new 505,000 sq. ft. warehouse facility is the latest installment in S&S’s national expansion, adding to facilities in Illinois, Kansas, New Jersey, California and Texas. Now operating more than 3 million sq. ft. across the country, S&S’s…

These Retail Apparel Trends Are Holding Strong in 2018
April 18, 2018 at 1:38 pm

When you work in promotional apparel, you're always on the lookout for what's doing well in retail apparel trends. For 2018, we have a good idea of what retail trends continue to dominate, and which trends are beginning to emerge. Athleisure According to Jane Hali & Associates LLC,…

So Not Hot: Here Are the Apparel Brands Teens Hate This Year
April 18, 2018 at 1:23 pm

We'll admit it—it's been a while since we've been teenagers. As such, we're pretty out of the loop about what the teens are into. (They're still into Pokemon and Maroon 5, right?) Thankfully, our favorite survey, Piper Jaffray's "Taking Stock of Teens," is out for spring 2018, and…

Blue Generation Adds Michael Reisbaum as Director of National Accounts
April 17, 2018 at 1:53 pm

Michael Reisbaum, BASI, has joined Blue Generation, Long Island City, N.Y., as director of national accounts. Reisbaum comes to Blue Generation with experience as a distributor, decorator and supplier representative. "I'm thrilled to bring experience on all sides of the industry, as well as my network of remarkable and successful promotional product distributors to Blue…

American Apparel Returns to the U.K. With a Focus on Body Positivity
April 17, 2018 at 1:49 pm

American Apparel is back in the U.K. after its tumultuous period of rebranding and acquisition by Gildan Activewear. The reintroduced American Apparel will reportedly focus on body positivity and diversity, according to Vogue. After closing 13 of its stores across the U.K. in 2016, American Apparel will return on April 23, albeit online only. Vogue…

Shumsky Parent Company Acquires Uniform and Apparel Distributor Impact Plus
April 13, 2018 at 1:47 pm

Boost Engagement, parent company of Shumsky, Dayton, Ohio, announced today it has acquired uniform and apparel distributor Impact Plus, Charlotte, N.C. "This acquisition comes at an exciting time for our company," Dawn Conway, CEO of Boost Engagement, said in a press release. "After a record year in 2017, we continue to look for opportunities to…

Not Everyone Is Happy About the Minnesota Twins' Ballpark-Exclusive Prince Merchandise
April 11, 2018 at 2:07 pm

After Prince passed away in 2016, there's been no shortage of commemorative merchandise or pride in one's Minnesota heritage. Both typically came with a lot of the color purple. The Minnesota Twins are looking to cash in on both at the start of this year's MLB season by offering exclusive Prince merchandise at Target Field.…