Slippers and Socks

Our Fave 5 Promotional Products of the Week: Pancake Socks, Philly x Whole Foods and More
February 26, 2020 at 12:47 pm

There's never a dull week in the world of promotional products. Over the last few days, we again realized the potential of micro-moments to make for branded gold thanks to an emergency backup goalie's turn with the NHL's Carolina Hurricanes, and saw some pretty great Philly-centric merch at our local Whole Foods. Plus three more cool finds!...

Planters Follows Up Super Bowl Ad With Baby Nut Merch Store
February 4, 2020 at 1:00 pm

Thanks to its Super Bowl ad, Planters—which had supposedly consigned Mr. Peanut to that great big mascot resting place in the sky—has given the character a shot at redemption in miniature form, and the ensuing Baby Nut merch aims to be the awwwwwww-inducing promotional products line of the year.

$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…