Apparel

Apple Imprints Apparel Opens New Manufacturing Location
January 29, 2008

Apple Imprints Apparel, Inc in its 27th year, is pleased to announce it has added a new location for the manufacturing of printed apparel. Tampa, Fla. is the site of the newest acquisition for their contract silk-screen services. Its adding additional automatic press services as well as a manual print division. Having both Florida and New York operations will allow Apple Imprints Apparel to service up to 30 states with one- to two- day ground shipping—allowing their clients to be more competitive with increased time and cost savings on shipped goods. For more information on Apple Imprints Apparel, visit www.appleimprints.com or

Alo Introduces New Proprietary Technologies and Eco-Friendly Apparel
January 22, 2008

Created for on-the-go individuals, Alo, a women’s and men’s performance apparel brand based in Los Angeles, introduced new styles, unique proprietary technologies and new fabric mixes in its 2008 wholesale collection. Alo, named after the air, land and ocean, prides itself on being a company with a strong connection to the environment. With the inclusion of bamboo in some of its fabric mixes for the 2008 wholesale collection, Alo fortified its mission to help reduce its impact on the environment while positioning itself as a pioneer in the wholesale industry utilizing eco-friendly materials. The bamboo lyocell performance fabric has naturally

Anvil Expands Sustainable Apparel Collection
January 22, 2008

New York-based apparel maker Anvil Knitwear has revealed that the next line in its sustainable apparel collection will be AnvilRecycled T-shirts. The T-shirts are made from a pre-consumer recycled cotton blend and come in nine colors in sizes XS through 4XL. AnvilRecycled T-shirts will be available in Spring 2008. “Anvil Knitwear is committed to environmentally sustainable growth and the production of innovative, eco-friendly products at affordable prices,” said Anthony Corsano, CEO of Anvil Knitwear. “With AnvilRecycled T-shirts, we are able to eliminate waste and reduce energy usage while still offering the same comfort and quality as our traditional cotton shirts.” The

Heritage Sportswear Inc. Hires Two Sales Executives
January 22, 2008

Hebron, Ohio-based Heritage Sportswear Inc., a supplier in the wholesale imprintable market, announced the addition of two new sales executives—Julie Russell and Phil Anderson. Russell brings to Heritage 12 years experience in the apparel industry. Previously with Georgia-based supplier and distributor Hartwell Industries, Russell will now cover the Michigan territory for Heritage. Russell stated, “I am excited to be a part of the Heritage Sportswear team. This is a great opportunity to be able to present such an extensive product line with the inventory to back it up. I look forward to working with such a customer-driven organization that is supported by a

Boardroom/Ecoapparel Join Bluesign Standard
January 22, 2008

Bluesign Technologies, based in St. Gallen, Switzerland, announced Boardroom Custom Clothing and Ecoapparel.ca of Vancouver, British Columbia are new brand members of the bluesign standard. The bluesign standard is an independent, international-quality standard aimed to serve people and the environment. It identifies responsibly acting textile industry suppliers. Bluesign technologies was founded in 2000. Since then, the bluesign standard has been adopted by different leading textile manufacturers, and it meets the general need to do something about sustainability, so that next generations can benefit from an intact environment, without compromising functionality, quality or design. “We are proud to announce that we have gained a

Ashworth Inc. Announces Acquisition of Sun Ice Trademarks
January 22, 2008

Ashworth Inc., based in Carlsbad, Calif., announced the acquisition of the Sun Ice and Sunice trademarks from Fletcher Leisure Group Inc. (FLG) of Ville St. Laurent, Quebec. Ashworth expects to launch a new golf-related technical outerwear line during 2008 under this brand in the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland and Europe. Ashworth established a wholly owned subsidiary, Sunice Holdings Inc., which will own the Sun Ice and Sunice trademarks and be entirely focused on the new technical outerwear line. The product line will be concurrently marketed by the company’s existing sales and marketing team dedicated to Ashworth-branded apparel. FLG will provide design

Sierra Pacific Adds Umbro, Rawlings and Hilton
January 15, 2008

Houston-based Scope Apparel, the parent company of Sierra Pacific Apparel, is excited to announce the addition of Umbro, Rawlings and Hilton to its portfolio. The new brands will be marketed to the promotional products and imprinted sportswear markets under the Sierra Pacific umbrella with Sierra Pacific, FeatherLite and Blake & Hollister. Umbro, currently available through S&S Activewear, is a well-established brand known worldwide for its soccer uniforms, footwear and equipment as well as cutting-edge athletic fashion and fan apparel. Rawlings Apparel has been providing innovative products to sports enthusiasts and professional athletes alike since 1887. With a brand awareness rate of 88

Pacific Sportswear Announces Glo-Tech Technology
January 14, 2008

Since 1984, Pacific Sportswear & Emblem Co. of San Diego has been innovating and creating custom products for both retail and promotional use. They recently announced their collaboration with Ideas to Light to create the patented Glo Tech™ Hat with the technology of a brightvLED light beam around the entire bill of the hat—which, when active has two blinking and one solid phase. With embroidery as one of the many embellishment processes, Pacific Sportswear feels the hat is a sure way to attract attention and light up the brand. For more information on Pacific Sportswear

OTTO International Celebrates 25th Anniversary
January 14, 2008

In 2008, OTTO International, based in Ontario, marked a special milestone—their 25th anniversary as a leading supplier of hats and caps in the United States. With the milestone the company announced it will be offering 38 new styles of hat in their in-stock headwear collection and a newly enhanced overseas custom headwear program. This year the company is introducing a new line of military style caps to its in-stock headwear collection. Distributors will be able to choose from six distinct styles made from premium, superior, garment washed cotton twill in an array of colors and camouflage patterns. Styles range from soft visors to

Living in the Lap of Luxury
January 1, 2008

TIME HAS COME to answer the question, which, truthfully, has long been decided by some of the leading fashion houses: What’s in for spring? This year’s answer is not color, nor is it cut. Don’t be surprised that length is not it, either. This spring, fabrics are where it’s at. “The newest thing in business casual apparel is a gradual swing toward upscale fabrics,” noted Lee Strom, senior marketing manager at Seattle, Wash.-based SanMar. But, it’s not just any kind of fabric that’s in. “Luxury fabrics, like silk, are becoming more obtainable and are available at approachable price points,” explained Strom. Strom couldn’t be