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2015 Was the Year that Athleisure Won
December 11, 2015 at 2:45 pm

For years, I was resistant to wearing workout clothes outside the gym. I wore leggings and a ratty concert T-shirt to exercise, and saved my money for things like vintage dresses, expensive shoes and pants with actual waistbands. But in 2015, athleisure—also known as the wearing of pseudo-athletic gear for everyday life—became impossible to avoid.

Building a Brand Through Customer Service
December 11, 2015 at 2:35 pm

Customers form the lifeblood of every business, and interaction with them is something no company can avoid. As a matter of fact, in today’s global marketplace, how you handle this interaction can make all the difference for the success of your business. It can either increase the reputation of your brand and boost future sales…

Retailers Pay Penalties for Labeling Rayon Textiles as Bamboo
December 10, 2015 at 7:48 pm

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) proposed court orders barring four national retailers— Nordstrom, Bed Bath & Beyond, Backcountry.com and J.C. Penney—from mislabeling and advertising rayon textiles as "made of bamboo," and required the companies to pay civil penalties totaling $1.3 million. According to a press release from the FTC, Bed Bath & Beyond will pay…

Concubines, Coffee and Change
December 10, 2015 at 7:27 pm

"Sixty queens there may be, and eighty concubines, and virgins beyond number; but my dove, my perfect one, is unique..." (Song of Solomon 6:8-9). This Old Testament verse, interestingly written by one of my very distant relatives (Solomon), beautifully makes a point that modern day language can’t quite convey. Every business must have a unique…

ePromos Promotional Products Inc. Announces New Office
December 10, 2015 at 6:09 pm

ePromos Promotional Products Inc., St. Cloud, Minn., announced its relocation to a new downtown office space to accommodate current and future growth. The company's new office will be centrally located in St. Cloud's business district in the Davidson Opera House, located on the 100 block of Fifth Avenue. "We are thrilled to be moving back…

College Football Bowl Game Giveaways
December 9, 2015 at 7:18 pm

The college football bowl games have been announced, and players and coaches are preparing for what will be, for many, the last game of the season. If that wasn't enough for the players to look forward to, the giveaways they'll receive from sponsors are impressive as well. Bleacher Report ranked some of its favorites, but here are what…

Fire Damages Sportswear Supplier's Warehouse
December 9, 2015 at 6:43 pm

A fire at Pop Tops Sportswear's Easton, Mass., facility resulted in more than $100,000 in damage. According to Wicked Local, the fire alarm tripped at the facility at around 6:52 a.m. on Dec. 6. Pop Tops Sportswear manufactures team uniforms, apparel, work wear and promotional products. Easton Fire Capt. James Walsh told Wicked Local that…

Campaign Merchandise for the Holiday Season
December 8, 2015 at 6:21 pm

With the holiday season underway, presidential candidates have been adding holiday-themed promotional merchandise to their Web stores. From sweaters fit for an "ugly sweater party" to decorations to hang on the tree, candidates from both ends of the political spectrum are getting in…

Halls & Company Hires Four Multi-line Sales Representatives
December 8, 2015 at 5:56 pm

Halls & Company, the Brooklyn Park, Minnesota-based manufacturer of ID Line, announced the hire of four new multi-line representatives: Joe Eberz of Joe Eberz & Associates to cover the North Central U.S., Tony Tuso of Tuso Marketing for the Southwest U.S., Joe Keely of Select Lines Marketing for the South Central U.S. and Scott Hareid…

Malaysian Textile Firms to Benefit from TPP
December 8, 2015 at 3:42 pm

The yarn-forward rule of origin under the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), which requires TPP countries to use yarn produced from a TPP country in textiles to qualify for duty-free access, is expected to increase the export competitiveness of Malaysia's textile industry. Higher demand for yarn produced in TPP countries also is expected to spur textile…