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Parades and Celebrations May Be Canceled, But Pride Month Merch Is Booming
June 3, 2020 at 12:16 pm

This year’s Pride Month looks a little different, as parades and celebrations in cities all over the U.S. will have to be put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic and safety concerns. But it hasn’t stopped spirit and shows of support from home. Apparel and footwear companies big and small have been selling a…

Apple Update Makes It Easier to Unlock Face ID Enabled iPhones While Wearing a Mask
May 22, 2020 at 9:30 am

For those of us with fancy iPhones that recognize our faces, face masks might create some difficulty. But, since wearing a face mask in public spaces seems to be the norm for the foreseeable future, Apple has adapted to the times and made it so iPhone users can still easily unlock their phones with its Face ID function, even when they’re wearing a mask...

Lady Gaga Is Using a Pink Branded Jockstrap to Merchandise-Bundle Her Way to a No. 1 Album
May 15, 2020 at 11:51 am

As she gets ready to release her new album “Chromatica” on May 29, Lady Gaga is going the route of many artists before her by introducing a merch tie-in to increase her chances of debuting at No. 1. Where she’s diverged from the pack is the product itself. In true Gaga fashion, she’s pairing her new album with pink underwear. A jockstrap and a thong, to be specific...

5B’s Embroidery & Screen Print Shifts to PPE Production, Protects Employees
May 12, 2020 at 9:50 am

With growing concerns due to the COVID-19 outbreak in Ohio, 5B’s Embroidery & Screen Print, Zanesville, Ohio, has shifted its focus to joining the fight. 5B’s started making masks for the local hospital and then selling face coverings on its online retail store, all while adhering to the CDC’s social distancing guidelines. Beginning in late…

Researchers Develop Textile That Adapts to External Temperature
May 6, 2020 at 1:07 pm

According to Science Daily, researchers believe they’ve developed a textile garment that could adapt to temperature, cooling the wearer in the summer and warming them up in the winter. It could also help them potentially save some money on their air conditioning bill...

San Francisco Bag Supplier Timbuk2 Turns Sports Team Tees Into Face Masks
April 30, 2020 at 11:22 am

Timbuk2, the San Francisco-based maker of bags and backpacks, is using T-shirts donated from local sports teams to create face masks for Bay Area organizations. The company teamed up with NBC Sports Bay Area, which helped set up T-shirt donations from the 49ers, Sharks, Warriors, Giants, Earthquakes and Kings...