Pocket & Purse

Souvenir Merchandise Distributor Alleges Balenciaga Stole 'New York City' Tote Design
August 29, 2018 at 11:28 am

Yesterday, we investigated the move by Mayo, Florida to rename itself “Miracle Whip,” using the backlash by residents and a civic-minded official to see if our readership agreed with the location’s decision as a means to acquire beautification funds. Today, thanks to a lawyer who practices fashion and intellectual property law, we are interested in…

Would You Wear Wireless-charging Apparel?
June 29, 2016 at 5:19 pm

The world of technology moves pretty fast. But no matter how many phone upgrades or software updates we do, there’s one problem the tech world can’t seem to remedy: keeping our phones charged. Luckily, when we’re on the go, we can rely on portable power banks. But one apparel startup wants to make the process even simpler...

New York City Passes Plastic Bag Fee
May 9, 2016 at 2:38 pm

Cities everywhere are facing the same debate: What should be done with plastic bags? Cambridge, Mass., recently passed a plastic bag ban, Chicago banned certain plastic bags in July,…

Festival Fashion: Rock Your Next Apparel Promotion
April 13, 2016 at 5:28 pm

By the time summer gets here, it seems like there’s a can’t-miss music festival each weekend. (No, seriously.) Add in touring festivals, like Warped Tour, and major festivals, like Bonnaroo, Firefly and Lollapalooza, and it’s no wonder festival fashion is a hot topic. Here are a few examples of how distributors can take advantage of the season and cater to festivalgoers nationwide...

Promoting Higher Education
March 1, 2016 at 4:21 pm

College was an exciting time in my life. For me, a kid from suburban Central Pennsylvania, it was a time when I moved to an exciting city, made new friends from all over the country (and the world)…

Lands' End Apologizes for Featuring Feminist Gloria Steinem Amid Backlash
February 26, 2016 at 6:40 pm

Dodgeville, Wisconsin-based retailer Lands' End has received a multitude of customer complaints following a photo shoot and interview with famous women's rights activist, Gloria Steinem. According to Forbes, the disapproval sparked Lands' End to issue an apologize, resulting in all mentions of Steinem being omitted. Steinem's…

7 Eye-catching Products from the 2016 PPAI Expo
January 13, 2016 at 7:44 pm

Now that the exhibit floor of the PPAI Expo is open, Promo Marketing has been roaming the booths and checking out all of the great new products suppliers have to offer. Though we could go on all day about what we saw, here are seven items from the show floor that stood out to us.…

High-flying Fashion: Alaska Airlines Upcycles Seats Into Travel Accessories
December 24, 2015 at 2:45 pm

It’s a challenge for airlines to create a sustainable image when their very lifeblood contributes enormous amounts of jet fuel to the environment. But Alaska Airlines is thinking out of the box—and seat—when it comes to sustainability by embracing upcycling. When the carrier re-upholstered 6,000 seats on its…