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Can Amazon's Booming Private Label Sales Numbers Help Us Predict Promo Trends?
October 4, 2017 at 2:32 pm

There's no dancing around the issue anymore: Amazon is the biggest e-commerce powerhouse in the game these days, and its capabilities are increasing almost by the day. It's been on the cutting edge of automation, delivery services, grocery shopping and countless other categories. Recently, it's dipped its toes in the apparel market by creating its…

LAT Apparel Announces SanMar Distribution of Rabbit Skins
August 18, 2017 at 1:21 pm

LAT Apparel, Ball Ground, Ga., announced a new distribution agreement with SanMar. SanMar has recently added Rabbit Skins to its product portfolio, and will carry 12 infant and toddler styles. “We are excited to welcome SanMar to our family of distributors,” said Mindy Anastos, vice president of marketing and production planning for LAT Apparel. For…

Artificial Spider Silk Startup Acquires Apparel Company
July 31, 2017 at 2:32 pm

As someone who is petrified of any and all spiders, I never thought I would spend so much time reporting on them. The thing is, spider silk has been the subject of a few recent developments that connect to the promotional apparel sector. So, I'm putting my deep-seated arachnophobia behind my duty to deliver the…

Arnold Palmer Invitational Participants' Apparel and Gear Will Honor Tournament Namesake's Umbrella Logo
March 15, 2017 at 2:26 pm

Numerous athletes, including current basketball behemoth LeBron James and Cy Young Award-winning pitcher Felix Hernandez, have earned nicknames that feature “King” in them, but for many sports enthusiasts, only one star, Arnold Palmer, deserves the sobriquet “The King.” (Fans of NASCAR dynamo Richard Petty, lob your complaints here.) The golfing legend left us Sept. 25…

The International Future of American Apparel
February 24, 2017 at 10:30 am

After Montreal-based Gildan Activewear won the bid for the bankrupt American Apparel, stores have started liquidating their supplies and people are left wondering exactly what the future holds for the Los Angeles-based company. Gildan Activewear made it very clear from the get-go that it would keep some of the company's manufacturing assets in downtown L.A.,…

Authorities Seize $20M in Counterfeit Super Bowl Merchandise
February 10, 2017 at 9:37 am

Last week, we mentioned that law enforcement officials were working to limit the spread of counterfeit items on the internet through a program called “Operation Team Player.” According to Claims Journal, the program has resulted in the seizure of $20 million worth of sports-related items. “Criminal elements use…

The 10 Best Women's March Promotional Merchandise Pieces
January 23, 2017 at 10:58 am

It's been a busy week for promotional merchandise. Friday, we had Donald Trump's Presidential Inauguration, and its subsequent merchandise. And the next day, we had the Women's March. From Washington, D.C. to Paris, participants wore branded T-shirts, held eye-catching signs and donned custom hats. Here, we take a look at the best merchandise from the Women's March. 1.…

Royal Apparel Increases U.S.-Made Stock
January 18, 2017 at 2:15 pm

Royal Apparel, Hauppauge, N.Y., revealed its strategy for its U.S.-made apparel. Over the last few months, as it saw American Apparel in transition and its uncertain outlook for future production of U.S.-made, Royal Apparel has increased capacities and stock for clients in need of apparel made in the U.S. "Royal Apparel has been manufacturing U.S.-made…

Under Armour's Offerings Show Signs of Overall Wearable Tech Growth
January 13, 2017 at 1:50 pm

We reported that Under Armour telegraphed its plans when it came to implementing technology into its apparel. Under Armour’s announcements at CES in Las Vegas show that the Baltimore-based company is really putting a lot of stock into its tech offerings. According to Forbes, performance apparel will account for about 50 percent of the company’s overall…

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…