Apparel

Heritage Sportswear Could Be Liquidated: Court Filing
March 28, 2019 at 1:22 pm

News emerged this week that Heritage Sportswear, Hebron, Ohio, could be liquidated soon, but reports were conflicted. The news came from Gildan, one of the brands Heritage Sportswear sells in the promotional channel, which notified investors it expected to take a charge of $19 million to $23 million in the first quarter of 2019 due…

Selling Promo Apparel to the Fast-Growing Legalized Cannabis Market
March 27, 2019 at 1:31 pm

The legalized cannabis market, through hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) goods alone, stands to generate $22 billion by 2022. (That's before you even factor in legalized recreational marijuana and related goods.) That makes now a good time for promo distributors to look into selling products that pay homage to marijuana culture. So says Eric Rubin, the president…

The Biggest Name in Fashion Is ... USPS? Forever 21 Branded Apparel Collection Says So
March 27, 2019 at 1:07 pm

Apparently, USPS no longer stands for the United States Postal Service. Instead, it stands for Undeniably Snazzy Popular Style. (We tried). That's because Forever 21 recently teamed up with USPS for a new branded apparel collection, and it is actually getting a ton of buzz. Recently, Forever 21 has had success releasing apparel collaborations with…

Gonzaga Gets Promo Apparel Boost After Jimmy Kimmel 'Feud'
March 27, 2019 at 12:21 pm

We are deep into March Madness at this point, which means most of our brackets have been metaphorically and sometimes literally torn to shreds (especially if you're this editor—thanks for nothing, Yale). The Sweet 16 kicks off tomorrow, and there's one team that continues to dominate: Gonzaga. If you're like us, you typically only hear…

THREADX and PRINTING United Demonstrate a Growth Path for Apparel Decorators
March 27, 2019 at 10:30 am

In mid-February, 154 apparel decorators gathered in San Diego for THREADX. The event, hosted by SGIA, was designed by apparel decorators, for apparel decorators. Terry Combs and Aaron Montgomery, industry vets and hosts of the 2 Regular Guys podcast, called it "Woodstock for decorators." So, what exactly are these events? PRINTING United, SGIA's evolutionary expo…

A Small Spanish Soccer Club Is Battling DC Comics Over Bat Logo
March 26, 2019 at 1:24 pm

If we've gleaned one thing from watching the numerous "Batman" films over the years, it's this: Gotham City stole architecture ideas from Pittsburgh and Chicago, and coming at Batman usually ends with at least one broken bone. While Spanish soccer club Valencia CF didn't actually come at Batman or DC Comics, it's defending itself over…

Tesla's 'Merch Madness' Event Proves Even Employees Really Want Tesla Merchandise
March 25, 2019 at 1:39 pm

Elon Musk has not only revolutionized the way we look at cars. Through his various companies, he's done a lot of work to change the way we look at just about everything: space travel, train systems and, yes, promotional items. Musk's business ventures have brought us promotional "totally not flamethrowers," surfboards and more, and usually…

Stormtech Launches 1:1 Initiative Philanthropic Program
March 22, 2019 at 11:04 am

Stormtech, Burnaby, B.C., announced the launch of its 1:1 Initiative, a philanthropic program that helps introduce at-risk youth to outdoor adventure. Stormtech wants everyone to experience their love of the outdoors. This is why Stormtech will be donating 1 percent of its total global sales in the form of much needed apparel to partner organizations.…

Pick The Perfect Spring Jacket
March 22, 2019 at 10:42 am

Spring is a tricky time of year. Depending on where you live, the transition from winter chill to warmer temperatures can be incredibly unpredictable. Some flurries, a downpour, maybe just a cool breeze - anything's possible. So it makes sense that Mother Nature's ups and downs during spring would make choosing the right jacket a…