Supplier News

Los Angeles Apparel Remains Shut Down After 300 COVID-19 Cases and 4 Deaths
July 13, 2020 at 11:43 am

Los Angeles County health officials have ordered Los Angeles Apparel to remain shut down after more than 300 employees tested positive for COVID-19 and four died over the last month. County officials started investigating Los Angeles Apparel on June 19, after three workers from the plant died and a “concerned health care provider” tipped off authorities...

CoasterStone Announces Acquisition of Tree-Free Custom
July 13, 2020 at 11:06 am

CoasterStone, Indianapolis, announced that it has acquired Tree-Free Custom, which has rebranded as 4 Quarts by CoasterStone. 4 Quarts by CoasterStone will now bring activity books, monthly planners, coloring books, playing cards, drinkware and more to CoasterStone’s product line. “Our relationship with Tree-Free Greetings has developed into a strong business partnership over the years,” said…

Spector & Co. Announces the Appointment of Jamie Mair as Chief Growth Officer
June 26, 2020 at 10:52 am

Spector & Co., West Chazy, N.Y., announced today the hiring of Jamie Mair, former BDA marketing executive and co-founder of boutique merchandise agency SwervePoint. “We’re excited Jamie has joined our team," said Rob Spector, CEO of Spector & Co. "As a past client, he brings a unique perspective and understanding of the supplier, distributor and…

QCA Members Vote to Wind Down the Organization
June 22, 2020 at 11:45 am

In April, accredited supplier members of Quality Certification Alliance (QCA), Chicago, voted to wind down the organization. No new applications are being accepted, and current members will continue to be supported through Aug. 1, 2020. Several factors contributed to the decision to wind down. “First, QCA has done an excellent job in educating accredited suppliers…

How the Pandemic Is Transforming Employee Welcome Kits
June 16, 2020 at 1:53 pm

As companies return to office settings and adjust even more to novel ways of going about business, many will will look for ways to welcome back staff. But employee welcome kits that may once have contained notebooks and mugs might now take on a more practical and health-centered look...

SanMar Becomes Exclusive Promotional Supplier for Allmade
June 12, 2020 at 11:58 am

SanMar, Issaquah, Wash., announced that it is partnering with Allmade to be the exclusive supplier of Allmade’s ethically and environmentally conscious blank apparel to the promotional apparel and imprinted sportswear industries. Founded by screen printers for screen printers, Allmade is an impact-driven company…

Logo Design Trends to Keep in Mind for 2021
June 11, 2020 at 1:09 pm

At a time when consumers and clients are seeking added trust, a company’s logo and branding could become even more vital to partnerships. Through its trend report, Logo Lounge explored those ties and the logo design trends that have taken off this year and could prove factors in 2021...

Business Indicators to Gauge COVID-19 Effects on the Promotional Products Industry
June 11, 2020 at 1:03 pm

To help promo companies navigate the pandemic and economic crisis to the recovery on the other side, NAPCO Research has launched a research initiative that takes the pulse of the industry by surveying a cross-section of promotional products distributors, suppliers/manufacturers, decorators, printers and more...

Delta Apparel Joins Cotton LEADS Program
June 10, 2020 at 12:03 pm

Delta Apparel, Greenville, S.C., has joined the Cotton LEADS program, signifying its commitment to sustainability and acknowledging the ongoing improvements U.S. and Australian cotton growers continue to make under both countries’ stringent regulatory environments. The aim of the Cotton LEADS program is to raise awareness of sustainable and responsible cotton growing practices, and to keep…