Apparel

U.S. Announces Withhold Release Order on Certain Chinese Cotton Products, Tech Components
September 16, 2020 at 12:12 pm

The Trump Administration officially announced action against Chinese imports of certain apparel, technology and hair products, citing human rights abuses in China’s Xinjiang region. As we reported previously when this was speculation, the measure will allow U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents to detain and “partially destroy” products produced by flagged companies. The announcement differs slightly…

Patagonia Hid a Secret, R-Rated Message On Some of Its Clothing Tags
September 16, 2020 at 11:48 am

If you happened to have purchased Patagonia’s Road to Regenerative Stand Up Shorts, you might have noticed a tiny little message on a tag. Or, maybe you didn't notice it. To tie in with the shorts’ purpose of rehabilitating farmland through a partnership with organic farmers, Patagonia slipped a little message in on the tag...

Our 5 Favorite Promotional Products of the Week: Soccer Tees, License Plates and More
September 16, 2020 at 11:31 am

Fall means chili weather. And boy does chili rule. We could spend a few thousand words debating the merits of different chili recipes and ingredients, but this isn’t a food magazine. We're still devoted to all things promotional products, so it’s our sworn duty to bring you good promos. Here are five that stood out to us this week...

California Avocado Commission Is Going Promo-Heavy to Compete With Mexico
September 16, 2020 at 11:24 am

The California Avocado Commission is trying to boost local produce pride by introducing a full line of California Avocados merchandise, such as apparel, bags, stickers, magnets and more. Competing with Avocados From Mexico in the marketing race is tough, but this is a good start...

Alabama Couple Invents Face Mask That Prevents Foggy Glasses
September 9, 2020 at 1:38 pm

Foggy glasses while wearing a mask is a problem a Birmingham, Ala., company wanted to put a stop to, so its founders invented a new type of facial covering called SLEEVZ. Basically, it’s just a regular face covering like you’ve seen before, only it uses magnets to prevent eyeglass fog...

Quarantine Sparked a Tie-Dye Apparel Renaissance
September 9, 2020 at 1:17 pm

In July, Oprah Magazine called tie-dye “the unofficial uniform of the pandemic.” What’s sparking the tie-dye rebirth to this extent? Well, one thing might be that making tie-dye shirts is a fun way to spend a day. Everyone’s been looking for new hobbies during quarantine, and we can only make so much bread...