Custom Apparel

The Republican National Convention Selects Official Merchandiser
June 9, 2016 at 2:58 pm

While the merchandise provider for the Democratic National Convention was chosen months ago, the Cleveland 2016 Host Committee selected its official merchandise provider for the Republican National Convention yesterday. According to Crain's Cleveland Business, Mogadore, Ohio-based ASW Global was chosen as…

UCLA, Under Armour Sign NCAA Record $280M Sponsorship Deal
May 25, 2016 at 2:43 pm

This week, UCLA and Under Armour announced a $280 million sponsorship deal over 15 years, making it the largest college sponsorship ever, according to The New York Times. The three largest power players in the sportswear arena—Under Armour, Nike and Adidas—have been signing progressively larger…

Is this Olsen Twins-inspired T-shirt Illegal?
May 23, 2016 at 1:54 pm

From copyright laws to trademark regulations, it's important to do your homework when it comes to designing promotional products. However, most distributors probably haven't considered potentially violating rights of publicity. That exact problem has landed retailer Nasty Gal in hot water, according to The Fashion Law. Nasty Gal sells a shirt that reads, "You're the Ashley…

Rapper Sells Fully Customizable Merchandise
May 16, 2016 at 5:38 pm

Hip-hop artist Chance the Rapper just released his new mixtape, "Coloring Book," and to commemorate the release, he put new merchandise items on his Web store. What's interesting, however, is that all of the items are fully customizable. Chance…

Try Patterns and Prints: I Double-Dog Dare You
May 11, 2016 at 6:26 pm

Prints make it easier to mix different colors, textures and fun into one cohesive look. They breathe a touch of life into an outfit. Of course, I get it. Patterns can be overwhelming. They are bold statements. And they are, perhaps, even bolder statements in the promotional products industry. But there are plenty of ways to incorporate them into a promotion without overdoing it...

Minnesota Residents Flood Market with Prince Merch
April 28, 2016 at 4:51 pm

The world lost a musical and cultural icon when Prince passed away. From the outpouring of grief and tributes, it was obvious that he left a lasting impact on so many people…

Ivanka Trump-branded Scarves Recalled Due to Flammability Risk
April 8, 2016 at 5:57 pm

On Wednesday, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced that GBG Accessories Group recalled two styles of Ivanka Trump-branded scarves because they do not meet federal flammability standards for clothing materials and pose a risk of burning. The…

The Wrap: Gap Kids Campaign Called Racist, Villanova Championship Merch and More
April 6, 2016 at 5:15 pm

Campaign image for Ellen DeGeneres' Gap Kids line called racist, Villanova Wildcats championship merchandise a win for apparel companies, MLB to incorporate wearable tech for in-game use, outerwear company uses RFID to combat counterfeiters, and Tri-Mountain launches new catalog: Here's what's happening this week in the apparel world…

J. America Wholesale Blanks Recapitalizes
March 30, 2016 at 5:24 pm

J. America Wholesale Blanks, Folwerville, Mich., has partnered with Cleveland-based Blue Point Capital Partners to recapitalize. According to Crain's Cleveland Business, Blue Point Capital Partners took a majority stake in the company and plans to grow the company's operations. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. "With a broad product range and multiple distribution changes,…