Custom Apparel

Wal-Mart Removes Offensive T-shirt
October 3, 2016 at 3:43 pm

Wal-Mart is at the center of a T-shirt controversy again, and this faux-pas might be its worst to date. Wal-Mart's online store features a collection of tees designed by third-party retailer Hollywood Thread, according to Mashable. One shirt, in particular,…

The Wrap: ‘Harambe’ Removed from Custom Jersey Ban List & More
September 21, 2016 at 2:00 pm

'Harambe' removed from list of banned words on custom jerseys; TopShop uses bands' name on jacket without permission; Tim Tebow's New York Mets apparel is already a top seller; American Airlines employees get new uniforms; and Lane Bryant is accused of ripping off indie designer: Here's what's happening in the apparel world…

Clinton's 'Deplorables' Comment Spawns New Pro-Trump Merchandise
September 15, 2016 at 3:12 pm

Another day, another political merchandise battle. While the 2016 political campaign will come to an end soon, there is no slowing of new insult-based merchandise. The backstory Clinton made a comment at a fundraiser on Friday that sparked outrage from Trump supporters. "You can put half of Trump supporters into what I call 'the basket of…

Clemson University Takes Legal Action Against University of Alabama T-shirt
September 6, 2016 at 3:29 pm

It seems college football rivalries are heating up, and T-shirts have become the recent battleground. First, the University of Southern California (USC) campus bookstore released a "Roll Tears Roll" T-shirt, an insult geared toward Alabama's "Roll Tide" slogan, ahead of the Alabama-USC opener Saturday. And now, an unaffiliated University of Alabama T-shirt has garnered legal action, according…

Suit Up: Tips for Selling Rugged and Safety Apparel
September 2, 2016 at 4:58 pm

Just like you would never cut corners while building a skyscraper, digging a water line or fixing a subway car, labor workers don’t want the companies that make their apparel to cut corners, either. End-users want apparel and gear that works as hard as they do. For distributors, that means providing products that have durable…

How to Enroll as a University Distributor
July 19, 2016 at 2:25 pm

More than 20 million people enrolled at colleges and universities this year, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. If that’s not enough of an incentive to find postsecondary education clients, Statisa estimated that the number will rise by about 3 million over the next decade. And even more, there are endless opportunities at…

Mall Tells Vendor to Stop Selling T-shirts Protesting Police Brutality
July 14, 2016 at 6:21 pm

A T-shirt vendor at the Cherry Hill Mall in Cherry Hill, N.J., found himself in the center of controversy after he sold T-shirts that he claimed were in protest to police brutality. Amir Miller, who was operating a T-shirt kiosk in the mall, sold T-shirts that read, "This has to stop" and depicted two stick-figure…

BIC Graphic Launches PrismMax Imprint Technique
June 16, 2016 at 3:38 pm

BIC Graphic, Clearwater, Fla., has launched its PrismMax four-color transfer method, capturing the sharpness and different shades of artwork while preserving the negative space without a sticker-like appearance. There currently are 256 products in the Norwood by…

5 Reasons Chance the Rapper is a Marketing Genius
June 15, 2016 at 3:43 pm

At this point, if you haven't heard of Chance the Rapper, you're living under a rock (no offense, Dad). 2016 has been the year of Chance the Rapper, and I'm not upset about it. From his new album "Coloring Book" to his line of Chicago White Sox hats (they sold out before I could even…