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Alibaba's Jack Ma Says Fakes Are Better than Originals
June 22, 2016 at 5:36 pm

Jack Ma said many counterfeit goods are now of better quality than the genuine articles, in an apparent riposte to criticism that Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce group he founded, profits from the sale of knockoffs. The remarks by the chairman of Alibaba, which has long been dogged by accusations of tolerating the sale of counterfeit…

How to Help Orlando a T-shirt at a Time
June 22, 2016 at 4:59 pm

In this industry, we know the power of a T-shirt. We know how many impressions they provide—and how effective those impressions can be. A shirt donning a slogan in support of Orlando combats the hate that caused this tragedy and unites us all in support of our fellow man...

The Wrap: Columbia Turns Shirt Label Into Survival Tool & More
June 22, 2016 at 4:37 pm

Columbia gets creative with its shirt labels, Uniqlo wants to be the world's biggest apparel maker, Forever 21 rips off Kanye West tour merchandise, Amazon notably lacks baby apparel, and Britney Spears teams up with Juicy Couture in creative way: Here's what's happening this week in the apparel world…

Using Technology for a Good Cause
April 8, 2016 at 2:57 pm

I love my smartphone, and I bet you do, too. We use these devices for work and play, taking photos of our kids and sending emails to our customers without missing a beat. I bet some of you are reading this on your phones right now. As much as modern consumer technology enables us to…

Thoughts on PPAI L.E.A.D. in Washington, D.C.
June 27, 2016 at 3:08 pm

Last month I had the privilege of joining a select group of promotional products professionals in Washington, D.C., for Promotional Product Association International’s (PPAI) Legislative Education and Action Day (L.E.A.D.). Influential industry members from across the country volunteered their time to head to our nation’s capitol, to raise awareness about our industry and the legislation…

5 Management Lessons from My Favorite Sudoku App
June 28, 2016 at 6:59 pm

A few years ago, I downloaded a free Sudoku app called Sudoku Joy. I had not played Sudoku before this app and I was not sure I would like Sudoku. In fact, I was pretty sure I would not like Sudoku. Turns out, I was wrong. I like Sudoku quite a bit, and this app…

9 Camouflage Apparel Options for a Stand Out Campaign
June 29, 2016 at 5:43 pm

From wedding dresses to wading pants, camouflage has found its way into almost every nook in the apparel industry. Want to join the fun with your next campaign? Camouflage may help end-users blend in with their surroundings, but these nine pieces of apparel stand out from the rest...

Shaq Shoots, Misses with Misspelled T-shirt
June 29, 2016 at 5:33 pm

Last week, the soon-to-be NBA Hall of Famer tweeted a picture of himself wearing a T-shirt that read, “The Real Unaminous MVP,” with the Shaq logo below it, ESPN reported. Yes, “unaminous.” The tweet and misspelled shirt was an attempt to poke fun at Golden State Warriors’ Steph Curry. Instead, it just ended up coming back around on him...

Is the Fanny Pack Due for a Comeback?
June 29, 2016 at 5:25 pm

Over the past few seasons, fashion designers have tried to incorporate fanny packs into their high-end looks, but consumers haven’t gotten on board—yet. But the tides may be changing. During Milan Fashion Week earlier this month, brands dressed up the hands-free accessory in ways that may be able to counter the typical notion of the fanny pack, Bloomberg reported...

Would You Wear Wireless-charging Apparel?
June 29, 2016 at 5:19 pm

The world of technology moves pretty fast. But no matter how many phone upgrades or software updates we do, there’s one problem the tech world can’t seem to remedy: keeping our phones charged. Luckily, when we’re on the go, we can rely on portable power banks. But one apparel startup wants to make the process even simpler...