Apparel

UFC Partners With Amazon for Print-On-Demand Licensed Merchandise
August 12, 2022 at 11:47 am

UFC announced that it will start working with Amazon Merch on Demand for branded products. The collection, which is available on Amazon, includes licensed apparel like T-shirts, sweatshirts, long sleeve shirts and tank tops; as well as smartphone cases, workout products, bags and more...

Patagonia's New Tee-Cycle T-shirts Are Made From Old, Recycled T-shirts
August 11, 2022 at 11:49 am

Patagonia recently set up an apparel repair center in Amsterdam to try to minimize apparel waste. But, for those garments beyond just repair, Patagonia is turning old shirts into new ones. The brand's new Tee-Cycle T-shirts are made with 100% recycled materials, including fibers made using post-consumer recycled cotton from old T-shirts...

MTV 'Merch Masters' Is a Design Competition for Music Merchandise
August 10, 2022 at 9:39 am

Anyone who discounts branded merchandise as cheap junk doesn't know all of the work that goes into a well-executed product. Apparently, MTV knows how tough it is, and created a "Project Runway"-style show where designers compete to create the flashiest, most memorable and most stylish branded merchandise for musical artists...

Metallica and Netflix Release Co-Branded 'Stranger Things' Apparel
August 9, 2022 at 9:51 am

Netflix and Metallica teamed up for co-branded "Hellfire Club" apparel, referencing a plot point in the latest season of "Stranger Things." The raglan-style Metallica shirt, which is just a little different than the original Hellfire Club shirt, is available on both Netflix's store and Metallica's, along with a T-shirt and a hoodie...

Bandannas: The Perfect Fit for Any Fundraising, Charity or Cause Awareness Event
August 8, 2022 at 10:45 am

Available in a variety of colors, sizes and styles, bandannas can be used as a main fundraiser giveaway, added to a participant swag bag, or given to sponsors as a thank-you. Here are two ways that promotional products distributors can help clients incorporate bandannas into an awareness, cause and/or charity event...

Sock Club Celebrates 10th Anniversary With Month-Long Celebration for Customers
August 4, 2022 at 10:04 am

Sock Club, Austin, Texas, announced it is giving free custom packaging to all domestic orders from 120 to 1,200 pairs through the end of the month as part of the company's ongoing 10th anniversary celebration. These efforts are in celebration of 10 years of business, and as a personal thank-you to its customers...

How 'Camp McDonald's' Evolved the Celebrity Fast Food Merch Partnership
August 3, 2022 at 11:06 am

McDonald's has been one of the pioneers of collaborating with musicians for branded merchandise and meals, having already partnered with Travis Scott, J Balvin, BTS, Saweetie and Mariah Carey. Its latest collaboration with Kid Cudi took things in a different direction, adding some new wrinkles beyond a simple co-branded product drop...

How JSTOR Merch Became an Obsession for Academics on the Internet
August 1, 2022 at 11:11 am

In 2011, JSTOR, the academic journal site, started selling branded products like T-shirts, hats, stickers and even a "future scholar" onesie after seeing a college student's JSTOR tattoo, according to Input Magazine. In 2018, JSTOR took its merchandise platform down to find a new vendor. That hiatus was extended by the pandemic. During that break, JSTOR merch became almost mythical online. Now, the merch is back...

Liquid Death Sells Out of Branded 'Powerbriefs' Fitness Underwear, VHS Tape
July 28, 2022 at 11:35 am

Earlier this year, Mike Cessario, founder and CEO of Liquid Death, said merch was a "very serious part" of the company's business. Now, the canned water brand is showing us exactly what that means—in the most unserious way possible: pink branded underwear and an '80s-style workout video featuring comedian Bert Kreischer...

7-Eleven Teams Up With Snack, Beverage Brands for Co-Branded Apparel and Footwear
July 27, 2022 at 11:41 am

7-Eleven is mostly known for serving Slurpees, Taquitos and coffee. This summer, though, it's serving looks. The venerable convenience store chain is teaming up with some fan-favorite snack and beverage brands for co-branded merchandise that customers can win using 7-Eleven's loyalty program/app...