Safety and Workwear

12 Rugged, Safety Gear Options for the Hard-worker
August 10, 2016 at 5:27 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...

Promo Marketing Announces 2016 Supplier Excellence Awards, Part Two
July 19, 2016 at 2:42 pm

Promo Marketing, the Philadelphia-based source of product and marketing information for distributor sales professionals, is pleased to announce the second installment of its 2016 Supplier Excellence Awards. For the first installment of winners, check here. The annual Supplier Excellence Awards give distributors the ability to vote for their favorite suppliers in more than 40 hard goods and apparel…

3M Promotional Products Recalls Hard Hats
June 23, 2016 at 3:48 pm

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced today that 3M Promotional Products, North Mankato, Minn., is recalling its Vented Hard Hats because the items, intended to protect against electric shock, do not provide adequate protection. The hard hats are white,…

Starline Inc. Donates to Fort McMurray Fire Victims
May 16, 2016 at 3:28 pm

Starline Inc., Grand Island, N.Y., has donated 1,000 flashlights to help the victims affected by the devastating wildfires in Fort McMurray, Alberta, and surrounding towns. The Stitchin' Man in Lac la Biche, Alberta, is collecting donations to help in…

Kanye West Unveils Kanye Vest Uniform Company
April 1, 2016 at 4:35 pm

Is there anything Kanye West can't do? After a hugely successful merchandise launch following the release of his "The Life of Pablo" album, West is setting his business sights on the promotional apparel industry. It might seem like a bizarre venture for the artist, considering he's doing so well with consumer launches, like the Yeezy Boost…

H&M Gives 1M Euros in Prizes for Eco-friendly Ideas
February 25, 2016 at 4:52 pm

H&M is making an effort to create a more environmentally conscious apparel industry by rewarding startups with 1 million euros (approximately $1,102,695) in prize money for technological innovations that benefit the sustainable-apparel landscape. According to Fashion Times, the H&M Conscious Foundation—an independent organization to create positive change—hosted…

River's End Trading Earns SGIA Golden Image Awards
December 11, 2015 at 3:09 pm

The 2015 Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) recognized River’s End Trading, Madison, Wis., in the association's Golden Image Competition at the 2015 SGIA Expo in Atlanta. River's End Trading earned two gold awards, one for “Hipster Man,” entered…

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…

L.E.D. Lumenus Apparel Could Help Save Lives
October 30, 2015 at 1:41 pm

According to the latest available stats from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), bicyclists and other pedal-powered vehicles accounted for 2 percent of traffic crashes in 2013. The number of deaths jumped 19 percent between 2010 and 2013, and 68 percent of those deaths occurred in urban areas. Causes vary, but one reason is…