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How Will 3-D Printing Affect the Apparel Industry?
December 31, 2015 at 4:05 pm

Although we believe that many apparel companies have developed competitive advantages enabling them to earn outsize returns, for the most part we see these competitive advantages as shorter term in nature, thus falling more toward the narrow-moat end of the scale. As fashion trends change to reflect the values and cultural identity of the times,…

Windswept Marketing Offers Indirect Embroidery Option
December 24, 2015 at 1:09 pm

Arden, North Carolina-based Windswept Marketing offers Indirect Embroidery, which bonds logos to almost any kind of apparel, in any place—like the bill of a hat, jean pockets, shirt pockets and collars, bags, portfolios, neoprene, and other areas that cannot be "hooped" by standard embroidery. Because Indirect Embroidery adheres to the outside of an item (as opposed…

Paul McCartney Loves T-shirt Giveaways
December 21, 2015 at 3:06 pm

Sometimes sports fans get more excited when the T-shirt cannon comes out than they do about the actual game (especially if the team isn't doing so well). It appears that rock stars are no different. In 2013, Sir Paul McCartney tried to catch a T-shirt at a Brooklyn…

Brooklyn Nets Print Mistake on T-shirt
December 14, 2015 at 4:31 pm

The Brooklyn Nets celebrated Hanukkah with Jewish Heritage night when they played the Philadelphia 76ers last week, and planned to have T-shirts that said "Represent Brooklyn" in Hebrew. Unfortunately, the Nets made a mistake with the Hebrew spelling. According to the New York Post, "Brooklyn" was misspelled in Hebrew, and the Nets had to fix…

Taylor Swift is Trying to Trademark Her Birth Year
December 14, 2015 at 3:41 pm

Taylor Swift's birthday is approaching, and this year she wants something more than well-wishes from her gigantic stable of famous friends. According to The Washington Post, swift is looking to trademark her birth year, 1989, which doubles as the title of her last album. The blog Tantalizing Trademarks posted…

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…

Adidas to Raise Prices, Shift Production from China
December 10, 2015 at 6:31 pm

Due to rising material and labor costs, Adidas is expecting a major increase in the cost of sourcing products over the next five years. According to Fortune, the athletic wear giant hopes to make up for this by raising prices and moving production from China. The company said that higher input costs and currency effects…

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…

Toronto Transit Commission Hopes to Raise Funds Through Merchandise
December 7, 2015 at 6:38 pm

Whether it's for a tourist looking to commemorate his or her trip or a Toronto native showing city pride, Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) memorabilia, including T-shirts, prints, pillows and more, is easy to find. However, the TTC doesn't make any money from…

Feds Bust Counterfeits at California Flea Market
December 4, 2015 at 4:32 pm

There is a major warning for shoppers after federal agents have made a bust of high-end counterfeit items in California's South Bay Area. Earlier this month at the De Anza College Flea Market, they seized more than $500,000 in fake merchandise. Purses, jewelry, sports jerseys, hats and shoes are just a sampling of the more…