WHAT'S IN STYLE

T-shirt Press May Have Sparked Fire at Myrtle Beach Shop
May 25, 2016 at 5:55 pm

On May 18, smoke and water damage stained the windows of the Wacky T’s shop, where fire investigators say a T-shirt press left on overnight may have sparked a fire. “As of right now our preliminary findings [show] a T-shirt press was left on,” Lt. Christian…

The Wrap: Museum to Spotlight the Plain White T-shirt, Students Sent Home For Wearing Haitian Flag Shirts
May 25, 2016 at 5:44 pm

MOMA is launching an exhibit that will feature clothing from the last hundred years; Miami high school students were sent home for wearing Haitian flag shirts; J.C. Penney will focus less on apparel; a North Carolina school district wants to ban skinny jeans; and more people are renting clothes instead of buying: Here's what's happening this week in the apparel world…

'I Wouldn’t Buy It, But You Definitely Should'
May 25, 2016 at 3:34 pm

In the promotional products industry, suppliers and distributors work hard to build relationships with one another—trusting that the other half of the relationship cares as much about the product and the end-user as they do. So how would you feel if you found out that supplier or distributor wouldn’t even buy its own product? Super confident, right? No, of course not...

8 Ways to Wear Red, White and Blue on Memorial Day
May 25, 2016 at 3:06 pm

The unofficial start of summer is here—Memorial Day. Whether you have a barbecue, parade or beach day planned, you'll definitely want to sport U.S. flag apparel. Here are some products that can inspire you to show your U.S. pride and honor those who've died while serving our country...

Racist Imagery on Sorority T-shirt Due to Clerical Error
May 18, 2016 at 4:55 pm

When the Alpha Delta Pi sorority from Alabama’s Samford University decided to make shirts for its spring formal, this probably isn’t the end-result it expected. The shirts were printed with a vintage map of Alabama, which included an image of an African-American man eating a watermelon, according to AL.com...

Philadelphia 76ers Are First Team to Sell Jersey Ad in NBA
May 18, 2016 at 4:38 pm

StubHub shoots and scores the first NBA jersey ad. According to ESPN, the Philadelphia 76ers has become the first team to sell an ad on an NBA jersey. And the first sale didn’t take long, considering the NBA just approved the on-jersey advertisement plan last month...

The Wrap: Under Armour, Adidas Settle Lawsuit; Beyonce's Ivy Park Accused of Using Sweatshop
May 18, 2016 at 6:39 pm

Under Armour and Adidas settled a patent infringement lawsuit; Beyoncé's activewear brand is accused of using a sweatshop ; the Tampa Bay Lightning has a dress code for their playoff games; 319 Bangladesh clothing factories are closing; and American Giant released possibly the greatest T-shirt ever: Here's what's happening this week in the apparel world…

6 Apparel Pieces for Your Next Bike Ride
May 18, 2016 at 6:02 pm

We ride bikes for many reasons—transportation, exercise, leisurely enjoyment. But no matter what the reason, we always end up feeling great after (even if we're sweaty). May is National Bike Month, so we put together some apparel products we think any rider, new or…

Clothing Company Sells Dogs as Accessories in Controversial Stunt
May 11, 2016 at 4:36 pm

When online clothing retailer Lyst announced its “Canine Collection,” 33 dog breeds that could be purchased as fashion accessories, social media was swarmed with angry tweets, posts and comments. Fast forward to Tuesday, when Lyst revealed the collection was a hoax intended to bring attention to the increasing number of dogs that are abandoned and need to be re-homed each year. Still, not everyone approves of the company’s tactics...

Bangladesh Garment Factory Collapse Lawsuit Dismissed
May 11, 2016 at 4:15 pm

A lawsuit against major retailers J.C. Penney Co., Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and The Children’s Place, alleging negligence and wrongful death in connection with the Rana Plaza garment factory collapse in Bangladesh in 2013, was dismissed last week...