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Amazon Music Adds In-App Merchandise Store for Artists, Exclusive Collections
March 12, 2021 at 11:45 am

Amazon is making another push into the branded merchandise world by launching a built-in e-commerce platform on Amazon Music featuring exclusive products from big-name acts like Lady Gaga and Billie Eilish. What's really interesting is if and how the move integrates the company's Merch by Amazon capabilities...

Blue Generation Debuts 2021 Lookbook
March 12, 2021 at 10:20 am

Blue Generation, Long Island City, N.Y., is supplementing its annual catalog with the release of its 2021 Lookbook, featuring complete uniform merchandising examples to help distributors jumpstart sales. The newly released brochure is now available on Blue Generation’s website and ZOOMcatalog...

The Search for Softer T-shirts: Researchers Use 3-D Imaging to Measure Garment Friction
March 10, 2021 at 12:22 pm

Have you ever bought a shirt online, thinking everything would be perfect once it arrives, only to find that it’s itchier than you had hoped? Researchers at NC State University have developed a way to analyze and quantify a garment’s friction using 3-D imaging in an attempt to scientifically identify fabric softness...

The Louvre Turns to E-Commerce, Branded Merchandise Partnerships Amid COVID
March 5, 2021 at 12:44 pm

The Louvre, arguably the most famous museum on the planet, has lost about about $108 million as a result of the pandemic, forcing it to find new ways to generate revenue, just like anyone else. So the museum began leaning heavily on branded merchandise and e-commerce, even teaming up with Uniqlo for a...

Gildan Bounces Back With Big Q4: Activewear Sales Strong, Imprintables Mixed
March 3, 2021 at 11:22 am

Gildan Activewear reported strong results for the fourth fiscal quarter of 2020, with sales up 4.8% year over year to $690 million. For the full year, Gildan's sales were down $225.3 million due to the pandemic's impact in Q1 and Q2, but the company's fourth-quarter numbers are an encouraging sign for the apparel market...

Rap Legend Nas Helped Design the 'Coming2America' Merchandise Line
March 1, 2021 at 12:38 pm

The marketing campaign for “Coming2America,” the upcoming sequel to the classic Eddie Murphy flick, is getting some additional star power by using Nas’s HSTRY brand. The collaborative effort between the film and the rapper’s brand includes 13 items, ranging from T-shirts and sweatshirts to sweatpants and hats...