Slippers and Socks

$50 Socks? Fans Were Not Happy About Kanye West’s Coachella Merch Prices
April 23, 2019 at 1:47 pm

While Easter Sunday compelled believers to feel holy and anointed, many attendees at the church service offered by Kanye West ended up wholly disappointed. Through the gathering, held in conjunction with the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, fans had the opportunity to purchase Kanye's "Sunday Service" merch. And while the communal nature of the…

Marc Jacobs Says He Didn’t Steal Nirvana Logo for T-shirt, Claims He Invented Grunge
March 13, 2019 at 1:21 pm

With respect to comedic assertions of prowess, we had long thought that nothing would ever top the account by Dr. Evil, in “Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery,” that his father would revel in making “outrageous claims like he invented the question mark.” That stance changed when we learned that on Friday, Marc Jacobs, already…

Nirvana Is Not Happy About Marc Jacobs 'Borrowing' Its Logo
January 4, 2019 at 1:30 pm

With respect to self-preservation—or the lack thereof—and admission of culpability and defiance, we have always found ourselves drawn to Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart” and the 1995 film “Heat.” A weird pairing, we know, but hear us out. In the former, the protagonist experiences such pangs over his guilt that he admits his crime…

Promotional Socks Are Huge With Nonprofits and Fundraisers
July 18, 2018 at 1:41 pm

Our roles as news conveyors and chroniclers help us geek out on a number of topics, including lauding the longevity that particular products have enjoyed. For those with similar interests in tracing the history of consumer offerings, we suggest combining a penchant for investigating apparel items with an affinity for looking at promotional goods to…

Gildan Activewear Acquires Peds Legwear Inc.
July 28, 2016 at 1:55 pm

Gildan Activewear, Montreal, Quebec, announced yesterday that it signed an agreement to acquire 100 percent of equity interest of Peds Legwear Inc. (Peds), a Montreal-based supplier of foot apparel and leg wear products, in a $55 million cash deal. The two companies expect the acquisition to close before the end of August...

Netflix Designed Socks that Pause Your TV When You're Asleep
December 21, 2015 at 3:24 pm

In the age of online streaming, it never has been easier to watch our favorite TV shows and movies. Now, thanks to streaming giant Netflix, it never has been easier to pause a show once a viewer falls asleep. Netflix released a design for socks…

Pizza Hut Opens 'Hut Swag' Web Store
December 18, 2015 at 6:19 pm

People usually have a favorite pizza place—whether it's a local joint down the street or a big-name chain. Now people who have Pizza Hut on speed dial can show their appreciation for the restaurant with Pizza Hut-branded items, like hats, T-shirts and skateboards. Pizza Hut…

Proforma Employees to Receive Toms this Holiday Season
December 18, 2015 at 4:39 pm

As a show of employee appreciation and charitable giving, Cleveland-based Proforma will give every Proforma support center staff member a Toms gift card this holiday season. With every product purchased from Toms, a retailer of shoes, sunglasses, apparel and more, it will help a person in need. “We wanted to not only thank our support team…

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…