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Trump, Cruz Use Apparel to Continue Their War of Words
April 20, 2016 at 6:16 pm

Turn on any Republican debate. Read any news article about the Republican candidates. Watch CNN for five minutes. The verbal attacks—both explicit and implicit—between presidential candidates Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz are inescapable. Now, those barbs have made their way to official campaign apparel of both candidates...

Storeowner Jailed for Counterfeit Clothing, Showcases Industry Problems
April 20, 2016 at 6:11 pm

Counterfeiting has long plagued the apparel industry. According to Just Style, apparel and accessories remains the top category of counterfeit goods seized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in 2015. Based on the results of the annual Intellectual Property Rights Seizure Statistics, 2015 saw 28,865 seizures—25 percent more than in 2014...

Is This Bookkeeper Right for You?
April 22, 2016 at 3:42 pm

Question: A bookkeeper has been recommended to me. What should I ask to learn if this person can help me as well? Answer: A bookkeeper who works well for another type of company may or may not be suitable to you as a promotional products distributor. In addition to the common bookkeeper concerns for all…

How Technology Settled the 'Jocks vs. Geeks' Debate Forever
April 25, 2016 at 1:23 pm

Growing up, there were two types of kids in my school. First, you had the active kids—the students on the school teams, sure, but also boys and girls in the scouts, skateboarders and bikers, the kids who climbed trees, and the kids who just ran in circles until their mothers called them to come home…

Other Ways to Show 'I Voted'
April 26, 2016 at 5:48 pm

The Pennsylvania primary elections are today, and I’m performing my civic duty by casting my vote after work today. I’m already anticip

The Wrap: Victoria's Secret Cuts Swim Apparel, Nike Launches a Weather-adapting Jacket
April 27, 2016 at 5:04 pm

Victoria's Secret will no longer sell swimwear after 2016; Nike now has a jacket that adapts to the weather; the Philadelphia Flyers poked fun at themselves with a "Stay Classy" giveaway tee; Sports Authority scraps bankruptcy plans and will go to auction; and Hanesbrands Inc. announced how they did in the first quarter: Here's what's happening this week in the apparel world…

Was a Prince Clothing Line in the Works?
April 27, 2016 at 4:26 pm

The world has been bathed in a purple glow since news broke of Prince’s death last Thursday. International landmarks have gone purple; radio stations have spun his music on constant rotation; tributes and screenings of “Purple Rain” have been planned; those closest to him have opened up about his philanthropy; and everyone has added a little extra purple to their outfits in honor of the 57-year-old musical genius. But were Prince-inspired additions to our wardrobes already in the mix before his death?...

Can a Person Have Too Many T-shirts?
April 27, 2016 at 2:59 pm

You know how people pack away their winter clothes for the summer to free up space in their dressers? I do that for my T-shirts. At one point in time, I easily could have worn a different T-shirt each day of the year. Right now, I’d say I could at least make it through six months. A packrat by nature, I would never say I have too many T-shirts. But I certainly have enough...