Shirts

Pro Sports Leagues Lead U.S. Licensed Merchandise Market
March 31, 2016 at 5:24 pm

Sports fans love to show their devotion (literally) on their sleeves. Heck, as we saw yesterday, some people own multiple shirts for the same teams. This shouldn't come as much of a shock. According to a study by Market Research Reports, professional sports leagues,…

Have Your Designs Been Flagged?
March 16, 2016 at 12:54 pm

A flag is a symbol of unity. It’s a symbol of pride and belonging. When you put it on something, it’s the ultimate logo. At least that’s how I explain the appearance (and popularity) of the Maryland state flag on just about any product imaginable. I’ve been going to Baltimore for Orioles’ games my entire life and I went to college in Baltimore, too, so I’ve had time to see the trend of this seemingly discordant design take off...

CPSC Approves Adult Apparel Enforcement Discretion to Reduce Paperwork
March 8, 2016 at 4:10 pm

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced that it will not pursue compliance or enforcement actions against manufacturers, importers or private labelers of certain adult apparel that is determined exempt from testing under CPSC's flammability standard for not having a general conformity certificate. According to a press release, the CPSC approved the new policy on…

Peyton Manning's Retirement Spurs Merchandise Sales
March 7, 2016 at 4:15 pm

After 18 seasons in the NFL, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning said that he will retire from the game. It's not a bad time for Manning to hang up his helmet. After all, his last game was a Super Bowl 50 victory, and he…

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)…

University of Utah Ditches Merchandiser After Questionable T-shirt Post
February 29, 2016 at 6:35 pm

The University of Utah Trademarks and Licensing Program said it will no longer do business with a Salt Lake City-based merchandise company following a post on social media of an inappropriate T-shirt. According to KSL.com, Offside Apparel, an independent business that sells Utah Utes memorabilia, posted a photo of another company's design poking fun at…

Malaysian High Court Calls T-shirt a Security Threat
February 26, 2016 at 6:37 pm

A Malaysian High Court upheld a government order claiming a certain T-shirt is a national security threat. The shirts say "Bersih 4," which is the name of an anti-government demonstration that took place in the Malaysian capital city Kuala Lampur last August.…

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…

Designers Aid Presidential Candidates, Cruz Drops Street Art Merch
February 24, 2016 at 6:51 pm

As the 2016 presidential election continues to rage on, more and more merchandise has been popping up. We've seen merchandise aimed at millennials, we've seen guys earning hundreds of thousands of dollars by selling campaign buttons, and we've seen a fair share of unlicensed…

The University of North Dakota Has to Sell Controversial Merchandise
February 22, 2016 at 4:42 pm

Four years ago, the University of North Dakota retired its mascot—Fighting Sioux—and now, after a few years as simply "UND," the school is adopting the Fighting Hawks nickname. However, the university is selling Fighting Sioux merchandise again. Why? Because the NCAA, the same organization that…