Apparel

Pantera Just Released a Very Metal Social Distancing T-shirt
April 8, 2020 at 12:56 pm

The members of Pantera have not throttled eardrums since their group’s 2003 disbanding, but their heavy-hitting catalog still resonates with fans. The metal legends, therefore, are counting on backers to buy a T-shirt born of the need for social distancing as the world contends with the COVID-19 pandemic. It is appropriately metal...

Bands and Artists Benefit COVID-19 Relief Through Exclusive 'Stay at Home' Merch and T-shirts
April 8, 2020 at 12:31 pm

With tours and concerts canceled, bands and artists have had to find new ways to get their merchandise out. Thankfully, we live in an age where they can sell merch online and mail them directly to fans. A few bands and artists have taken their quarantine merch sales game to new, more altruistic heights by tying in special items with charitable donations...

Merchandisers Rush to Trademark All Things 'Coronavirus'
April 8, 2020 at 10:49 am

It’s not every day that there’s a global pandemic that reaches every single facet of human life, transcending borders, languages and politics. So, it’s only natural that a few opportunistic apparel and merchandising companies are looking to trademark the coronavirus for their own gain...

A Guide to Face Masks: Types, Materials and Best Practices for Universal Masking
April 7, 2020 at 11:21 am

Not all face masks are created equally. It’s natural to feel a bit overwhelmed by all of the information, or feel unsure about which mask types or fabrics work best (or at all) for certain applications, but this is critical knowledge if you're brokering sales on masks for medical facilities or other applications...

Canceled Events Don't Have to Mean Canceled Promo Campaigns
April 6, 2020 at 12:15 pm

For events like SXSW, there’s no sense in throwing out all of the merch just because things didn’t happen as planned. With technology being what it is, a lot of these events that can move online have. In these instances, promotional products companies are still fulfilling their orders, just a little differently...

Trump Administration Set to Announce 90-Day Deferral of Some Apparel Tariffs (China Excluded)
April 1, 2020 at 11:33 am

The president is reportedly set to give the green light to defer certain tariffs by three months. The move would only pertain to what Bloomberg called “most-favored nation duties,” which means tariffs put in place as a result of “enforcement action,” like those on Chinese goods, are still in place. But it would ease tariffs on some apparel products...

Fanatics Is Using MLB Jersey Material for Medical Masks, Gowns
March 27, 2020 at 10:43 am

Fanatics is halting its production of MLB jerseys, and is using the material to make gowns and masks for medical professionals dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. They might even look a little familiar to Phillies and Yankees fans. Fanatics executive chairman Michael Rubin discussed the plan in a series of tweets yesterday...