Apparel

PM Weekender Ep. 4: Titleist Vs. Costco
March 24, 2017 at 11:42 am

This week, we discuss T-shirt mistakes, Cheerios' problematic seed giveaway, and the ongoing battle between Costco and Titleist over golf balls!

Pro Towels Annonces Foto Vision Launch
March 24, 2017 at 11:34 am

Pro Towels, Pittsburgh, Pa., announce the launch of FOTO Vison. FOTO Vision creates sharp, vivid images where creativity has no limits. Pro Towels will offer no setup charges and minimums as low as one piece for most FOTO Vision products. “Dye sub is far from new in our industry, but the ability to produce it…

Will Synthetic Spider Silk Take Over the Apparel Market? Possibly
March 23, 2017 at 1:54 pm

Spider silk certainly has its benefits: It's lightweight, stretchy and durable. It's also environmentally friendly. But, the problem is that spider silk isn't always cost-efficient or easy to produce. That is, until a Bay Area company called Bolt Threads developed a synthetic spider silk material, and is testing it out on ties first. Bolt Threads…

Apparel, Wearables Top ICE Counterfeit Seizures for 2016
March 22, 2017 at 2:27 pm

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) released the Intellectual Property Rights Seizure Statistics report for the 2016 fiscal year, detailing the extent of seizures of counterfeit and unauthorized merchandise. The report indicated that, after more than 31,000 seizures, the agencies nabbed about $1.38 billion—an increase from 2015's 28,000…

Agency Trolls Trump With Merch Based on Anti-Trump McDonald's Tweet
March 22, 2017 at 11:59 am

It's so fascinating to live in an era where micro-moments immediately become merchandise. Even with the election cycle over, we're still seeing new politically motivated apparel every day. Last week, someone published an anti-Trump tweet from the official McDonald's Twitter account. The tweet called Trump "a disgusting excuse of a President," which caught a lot of…