Health Care & Safety

Fanatics Is Using MLB Jersey Material for Medical Masks, Gowns
March 27, 2020 at 10:43 am

Fanatics is halting its production of MLB jerseys, and is using the material to make gowns and masks for medical professionals dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. They might even look a little familiar to Phillies and Yankees fans. Fanatics executive chairman Michael Rubin discussed the plan in a series of tweets yesterday...

SanMar Part of Coalition Making Face Masks for Health Workers
March 26, 2020 at 11:01 am

SanMar, Issaquah, Wash., is part of a coalition of U.S. apparel companies working with the White House to build a supply chain to produce millions of much needed face masks. These masks will be distributed by the federal government to support hospitals, health care workers and others battling the spread of the COVID-19 virus. SanMar…

Tito's, Anheuser-Busch and Others Are Now Manufacturing Branded Hand Sanitizer
March 25, 2020 at 1:59 pm

Tito’s, the brand known for reasonably priced but pretty solid vodka, announced that it plans to make its own hand sanitizer. Tito’s said it would initially roll out 24 tons of hand sanitizer and give away the bottles for free. Anheuser-Busch is also making hand sanitizer, along with a number of other beverage brands large and small...

Apparel Suppliers, Promo Companies Shift Production to Face Masks During COVID-19 Outbreak
March 25, 2020 at 12:05 pm

The promo industry is facing major adversity. But apparel manufacturers have taken this opportunity not only to pivot for the sake of their business, but to do some real good. Last week, we we reported that Los Angeles Apparel offered its workforce to create face masks. It’s now joined by companies like Hanes, SnugZ USA, Starline and more...

Promo Suppliers Are Out of Hand Sanitizer, and Re-Stocking Could Take Weeks
March 11, 2020 at 2:19 pm

Hand sanitizer has been in high demand as coronavirus worry mounts. In the promotional products industry, that demand has come at the expense of a few suppliers' inventory. Suppliers like Raining Rose Inc., Hit Promotional Products, SnugZ USA and more have said that they're out of hand sanitizer, with no clear timetable on when it will be restocked...

Sick Days Who? 5 Habits to Keep You Healthy (Hint: Promo Sanitizer)
March 2, 2020 at 9:15 am

Cold and flu season can have you feeling run down. But life doesn't stop! You still have work, school and a million other responsibilities that can't be avoided. We get it. Being under the weather sucks. What do you do when you strongly suspect Sharon from one-desk-over doesn't just have allergies?...

Perfect Performance: A Supplier and Distributor Talk Athletic Promo Apparel
February 5, 2020 at 1:30 pm

With a new year comes new apparel trends, of course, so we wanted to find out what’s happening in the athletic and performance category. Promo Marketing spoke with a supplier and a distributor to see what was popular to close out 2019 and what to know for the new year...

Raining Rose Expands, Sees Increased Demand for Quality Personal Care Promotions
July 9, 2019 at 11:27 am

Raining Rose is nearing completion of an 8,100 sq. ft. expansion of production capabilities for its Cedar Rapids, Iowa, headquarters. This $2.5 million renovation, which started in January, will take the company from its current 300 gallon blending tank capability and grow it with the addition of one 600 gallon side phase tank, a 2,000…