Safety and Workwear

Scientists Are Working on Face Masks That Kill Coronavirus On Contact
May 27, 2020 at 2:43 pm

Scientists are working on creating a treatment for face masks that not only prevent pathogens from spreading, but actually kills the virus on contact. According to Newsweek, researchers at the University of Kentucky have been working on a mask that would “capture and deactivate” the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19...

'PPE Hell': Changing Rules, Supply Chain Nightmares—and a Lifeline for Promo Businesses
May 5, 2020 at 11:42 am

Personal protective equipment, or PPE, has been a lifeline for industry companies savvy enough to get in early and adapt quickly. PPE sales have helped promo businesses partially offset the drop in other orders and, in some cases, actually increase revenue despite widespread economic fallout. But selling PPE has been anything but easy...

Gildan Might Make Its Face Mask Production Permanent
May 1, 2020 at 2:37 pm

After adding production of face masks and gowns for health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, Gildan Activewear said that it’s considering making this facet of its business permanent, even after the stay-at-home orders relax and things regain relative normalcy...

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...

alphabroder Launches Berne Apparel Line
November 4, 2019 at 2:38 pm

alphabroder, Trevose, Pa., announced its partnership with Berne Apparel Company, a manufacturer of rugged outdoor workwear and safety apparel that's been in business for more than 100 years. Beginning today, alphabroder will offer the Berne Apparel line to its customers. The line includes insulated jackets, coats, sweatshirts and high-visibility styles. "Berne is a workwear category…

The Hidden Checkbook Vest
October 16, 2019 at 10:00 am

Executive Apparel’s Gourmet Collection is well-known by service industry buyers. Many of our customers service the hospitality industry and provide custom server uniforms to casual dining and upscale restaurants as well as pubs, bars, clubs, bistros and cafes. A staple garment of the hospitality crowd is the server’s vest. Some establishments opt for professionally tailored…

Colorado State Patrol Rewards Safe Drivers With Branded Gifts
March 11, 2019 at 1:26 pm

Residents of Craig, Colo., were rewarded for driving safely to the local Walmart yesterday. About 20 shoppers were given small promotional gifts for arriving to the parking lot wearing their seat belts. The program was created by Colorado State Patrol Craig Regional Communication Center dispatch staff, who took it upon themselves to raise awareness for…

Fire, Burn Hazards Cause Recall of Golden State Warriors Promotional Menorahs
March 13, 2018 at 12:13 pm

Since the start of the 2014-15 season, the Golden State Warriors have been making their fans feel mighty warm and fuzzy, as, ahead of tomorrow’s home matchup versus the Los Angeles Lakers, the ballers have registered a combined 305 regular season and playoff victories and have brought two National Basketball Association titles to the Bay…

How the Uniforms Market Is Changing (According to One Expert)
March 7, 2018 at 12:07 pm

There's been no shortage of uniform news lately, from Delta's Zac Posen-designed threads to controversial marching band uniforms. With so much transformation and change hitting the uniforms market, it can be hard to see where the future is heading. Thankfully, Apparel Magazine interviewed Richard J. Lerman,…

Zac Posen's New Delta Airlines Uniforms Could Change In-Flight Fashion Forever
February 14, 2018 at 1:16 pm

There's been no shortage of airline uniform news over the past year. Just last month, Alaska Airlines unveiled its new uniform redesigns, which everyone loved. Earlier that month, American Airlines announced it was partnering with a new uniform supplier (in the hopes of avoiding any more rashes and hives). And in May, Southwest Airlines showcased…