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Louisville Apparel Brand Stonewear Acquired by California Competitor
December 28, 2016 at 10:52 am

Stonewear, a Louisville-based women’s apparel brand, has been acquired by SewSporty, a California athletic apparel manufacturer. Stonewear was founded in 1996 in Boulder and acquired by Great Trango Holdings, a family of privately held climbing brands, in 2001.

The Cavaliers Gave Away Awesome ‘Ugly Sweater’ T-Shirts For Their Christmas Game
December 28, 2016 at 10:21 am

Ugly sweaters have become as inextricable from Christmas as eggnog or, to sports fans, basketball. The Cleveland Cavaliers, hosting the Golden State Warriors on Christmas day, decided to integrate the two traditions of hoops and ugly sweaters with the T-shirts they are giving away to every fan in attendance.

Will Trump Have Difficulty Adhering to 'Made in U.S.' Clothing Regulations?
December 28, 2016 at 9:57 am

One of President-elect Donald Trump's platforms was cutting down on manufacturing job outsourcing. However, this has led many to speculate how exactly this fits in with Trump's own clothing lines, since a majority of the collections are produced overseas. According to The New York Times, this conflict of interest…

Amazon Will Launch Athleisure Brand
January 4, 2017 at 11:26 am

Amazon is redefining what it means to be an e-commerce giant. Last year alone, it launched its own apparel line, reinvented the world of shipping and unveiled its plans for cashier-less convenience stores. Now,…

Exkite Outdoor Apparel is Made from Recycled Kites to Create a Unique Look
January 4, 2017 at 11:11 am

Over the past year or so we have seen a number of major outdoor brands begin using recycled items to create the materials used to produce their products. For instance, each of Columbia’s OutDry Extreme Eco Jackets is made from fabrics that were developed from recycled water bottles. Similarly, Adidas capitalized on this trend as…

The Best NHL Winter Classic Apparel Promotions
January 4, 2017 at 10:57 am

This week, the NHL hosted its 2017 Winter Classic in St. Louis. The St. Louis Blues defeated the Chicago Blackhawks, but the true winner, of course, was the promotional apparel. Thanks to a merchandise roundup from Yahoo, we're bringing you the best promotional apparel products from the 2017 Winter Classic. Which one is your favorite? 1.…

New Jacket Enables Contact-less Payments to Homeless People
January 4, 2017 at 10:40 am

In the latest edition of real news that sounds like fake news, we have this story from the Netherlands. According to NFC World, homeless people in Amsterdam and Rotterdam are testing out a jacket that receives contact-less payments. Anyone…

Organizing by Class
January 6, 2017 at 2:28 pm

Question: Is there a way to view my profit by type of customer? Answer: QuickBooks has a function within it to allow segmenting your business in reports. It is called "classes." You can create a set of classes, which you enter into QuickBooks and apply to customers, vendors or other categories. For instance, you can…

American Apparel Bidding War Includes Amazon, Forever 21, Next Level Apparel, Authentic Brands
January 6, 2017 at 2:11 pm

In the ongoing story about American Apparel's bankruptcy and impending sale, more potential competitors have entered the ring to challenge frontrunner Gildan Activewear: Amazon, Forever 21, Next Level Apparel and Authentic Brands Group LLC. But, unless a potential suitor can outbid Gildan Activewear Inc.'s $66 million bid, the process will go according to plan, as…