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The Oscar Error: A Lesson for All of Us
March 6, 2017 at 2:39 pm

Whether you watched the Oscars or not, by now everyone has heard about the big mistake. The last and most important Oscar for best picture was awarded in error to the wrong film. By the time the error was caught and corrected, two producers of the non-winning film had already given their acceptance speeches, and…

ERP Systems and the Promotional Products Industry
March 7, 2017 at 2:51 pm

Let’s start with a verifiable fact. Everyone hates their ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system. Yes, a few of you will say your ERP is great, wonderful, etc. However, you are wrong, or at least using "alternative facts." I hate my ERP system, and yet I realize that my ERP is actually great. I just want…

Is Muslim Fashion the Next Major Apparel Trend?
March 8, 2017 at 11:27 am

This past year, the fashion world actively has taken political stands. Women's rights were at the forefront of New York Fashion Week, and now, more retailers are promoting diversity with previously untouched Muslim apparel items. According to CBS News, Muslim fashion is gaining traction in the retail world. Earlier this month, Uniqlo introduced its fourth…

Forever 21 In Trouble Over Stealing Designs
March 8, 2017 at 11:25 am

It's starting to feel like a real life "Groundhog Day," because we know we've heard this one before. A clothing brand is accusing Forever 21 of stealing its activewear styles, and we can't say we're surprised. Previously, the retailer came under fire for stealing this design, this design, and the list goes on and on. However, that…

These New Men's Tees Are in Demand For Spring
March 8, 2017 at 10:43 am

While the boxy tee has been a mainstay in the women's fashion world, it's moving into men's clothing, too. According to GQ, the classic plain white tee is getting a major update thanks to a shorter, boxy fit. Now, GQ is not suggesting men everywhere embrace the ubiquitous crop top trend. Instead, it's basically the…

Nike Launches First Plus-Size Collection
March 8, 2017 at 9:55 am

It seems like shoppers spoke, and Nike finally listened. In an effort to include more body types in its range of sizes, the athletic apparel company launched an extended size range. According to Today, Nike now will offer sizes XL to 3XL. And, it looks like the…

The 11 Best International Women's Day Products
March 9, 2017 at 11:59 am

After numerous inspiring, eye-catching promotions came out of the Women's March, we knew the International Women's Day merchandise had a lot to live up to. But, we think it's safe to say that the promotions were even better than we expected, and we wanted to share our favorites with you. Keep reading for the 11 best…

How Do You Make Them Feel?
March 10, 2017 at 3:01 pm

Your clients only buy what you make them feel. Describe how your clients feel after they’ve just entrusted their brands, their projects and their reputations to you. You see, people don’t buy what you do or what you sell. They buy how it (the relational and transactional experience with you) makes them feel. Do they feel…

Could Yoga Pants Be the Source of Ocean Pollution?
March 15, 2017 at 11:15 am

There's no denying that athleisure staples, like yoga pants, continue to dominate the apparel market. However, everyone's yoga pants obsession might come with a major drawback, according to U.S. News & World Report. Gulf Coast researchers are launching a two-year study into the microscopic plastics that make their…

Are Feminist T-shirts Exploiting Factory Workers?
March 15, 2017 at 10:55 am

From "Nasty Woman" T-shirts to "She Persisted" baseball caps, we've seen a huge uptick in feminist apparel items. And while many of the T-shirts donate proceeds to human rights organizations, there might be issues with human rights at the manufacturing level. Activist apparel has always existed, but…