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Will Amazon's New Patent Change the Apparel World?
January 3, 2018 at 1:21 pm

Perhaps revolutionizing apparel was one of Amazon's New Year's resolutions, and it's wasting no time making it happen. According to The Verge, the company patented a blended-reality mirror, which would let users try on clothes virtually. The patent describes a mirror that is partially-reflective and partially-transmissive, and uses displays, cameras and projectors to generate a…

The Internet Roasts Vetements' $1K T-shirt Dress
January 3, 2018 at 12:56 pm

First it was Nordstrom's $425 "muddy" jeans, then it was Barneys' $375 "Antifa" Jacket, and now, Vetements is the latest brand to come under fire for an insanely priced apparel product. According to Today, french clothing brand Vetements released its new $1,000 T-shirt dress, and as you could have guessed, the internet had some things…

In Response to Freezing Temps, NYPD OKs Knit Hats for Officers
January 3, 2018 at 12:25 pm

In you happened to catch the Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve special on Sunday night, you might have noticed a few things: Maria Carey kept her cool (unlike last year), Steve Harvey looked like the Michelin Man, Jenny McCarthy is apparently married to Donnie Walhberg. Oh, and it was freezing cold outside. As we…

Alstyle Apparel Closing Anaheim Distribution Center
January 3, 2018 at 12:08 pm

According to Apparel News, Alstyle Apparel is planning to shutter its distribution center in Anaheim, Calif., and is laying off 81 employees. Montreal-based Gildan Activewear, the company that purchased American Apparel in 2017, acquired Alstyle Apparel back in 2016. The deal reportedly cost Gildan Activewear $110 million. A spokesman for Gildan Activewear said the facilities…

Keeping Track of Your Apparel Orders
January 5, 2018 at 2:33 pm

Question: How do I record an apparel order with more than one supplier? Answer: We do have complicated orders in our business—none more so than apparel orders. In all orders, I recommend that you use your internal purchase order number to number all parts of the order in your system: customer sales order, supplier purchase…

Are These Gaming Controller T-shirts the Next Big Thing?
January 10, 2018 at 12:30 pm

We've been seeing a lot of headlines pop up about smart apparel recently. With the concept being so new, it's hard to say which direction the tech will go in, but it looks like video games might be one option. According to BGR, Japanese smart clothing startup Xenoma created…

H&M's Latest Apparel Controversy Reminds Us to Print Carefully
January 10, 2018 at 12:12 pm

It's been a very bad press week for H&M, and all it took was one online advertisement selling a sweatshirt. To sum up, the retailer was selling a hoodie on its U.K. online store that read "Coolest Monkey In The Jungle." The only problem is, the child they used to model the hoodie was black.…

The 2018 Promotional Apparel Preview
January 10, 2018 at 11:57 am

Sometimes, style trends can be baffling. One day, some icon or celebrity dons a strange or trend-defying outfit, and the next day everybody and their mother’s got to have it. While it’s true that styles come and go, this doesn’t mean that many trends are built to last. For 2018, we look to the styles…

American Airlines Finally Has Its New Uniforms Supplier
January 10, 2018 at 11:14 am

Could it be the American Airlines uniforms scandal is finally coming to an end? If so, we must admit, we won't miss seeing the phrase "hives and rashes" in the news. According to CNN Money, the airline announced yesterday that 51,000 airline workers will receive new uniforms in…

Are Universities the Next Big Subscription Box Market? This Startup Thinks So
January 12, 2018 at 12:59 pm

Anthem Club, started by a trio of friends, is a subscription box service that is looking to send merchandise to fans of college sports teams. So far, the service packages and delivers goods to fans of Clemson University and the University of South Carolina, but it is clear that there is ample room for growth in their operation...