Supplier News

Patagonia Sues Apparel Company Over 'Petrogonia' Line
February 11, 2020 at 1:58 pm

Patagonia is back in the lawsuit headlines after suing the makers of a "Petrogonia" apparel line. OC Media has been selling a full line of apparel, including T-shirts, hoodies, hats and more, with a logo pretty obviously based on the Patagonia Fitz Roy logo, only replaced with oil field imagery...

Topo Designs x Spector & Co
February 10, 2020 at 11:32 am

At Spector & Co., we're excited to announce our partnership with Colorado-based retail brand Topo Designs, which makes Spector & Co. the official Topo Designs bag supplier of the promotional product industry. A little backstory on Topo Designs: Rooted in mountain culture and outdoor living, Topo Designs was founded in 2008. The retail brand targets…

Alternative Apparel Says Goodbye to Virgin Poly
February 10, 2020 at 10:37 am

Alternative Apparel, Norcross, Ga., announced that it will replace all virgin polyester with 100 percent recycled polyester in manufacturing beginning this year. This pledge to the planet makes the eco-focused apparel brand first in the printwear market to take this step...

Orbus Donates More Than $14,600 to Charitable Institutions in 2019
February 7, 2020 at 8:57 am

Orbus Exhibit & Display Group, Woodridge, Ill., announced that it donated more than $14,600 to various charitable institutions in 2019. The Orbus Social and Cultural Committee organizes fundraising and team-building events throughout the year to ensure...

Rainkist Umbrella Parent Company Permanently Closes
February 6, 2020 at 1:36 pm

Futai Inc., the parent company of Rainkist Umbrella, announced that it has permanently shut its doors effective Jan. 31, 2020. The full statement is as follows: To the Customers of Futai,Inc (USA), We regret to inform you that Futai,Inc. (USA) will be permanently closing its doors on January 31, 2020. If you have any questions, please…

Raining Rose’s Cudahy Achieves Industry Certification
February 5, 2020 at 3:02 pm

John Cudahy, outside sales representative for Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based Raining Rose, has earned the certification of Master Advertising Specialist (MAS) administered by Promotional Products Association International (PPAI). He is the third individual on the Raining Rose team to achieve this honor. The MAS certification requires the completion of and…

alphabroder Acquires Golden State Activewear
February 5, 2020 at 11:20 am

alphabroder, Trevose, Pa., announced yesterday that it has acquired Golden State Activewear. The Golden State team will largely remain in place. Scott and Laurie Prestine will take on key roles within alphabroder. Stu Smith, Amy Carroll, Lee-Ann Stanley and Chris Beard will also be joining the alphabroder family...

Hit Promotional Products Now Offers Carbon Neutral Shipments
January 31, 2020 at 10:11 am

Hit Promotional Products, Largo, Fla., announced the offering of carbon neutral shipments via UPS. In a continuing effort toward corporate sustainability, Hit is taking steps to reduce its environmental impact every day. It has taken a large stride toward this by collaborating with UPS, its primary logistics carrier, to offset carbon emissions on shipments leaving…

All Visstun Paper Products Now Built With 35% Recycled Paper
January 27, 2020 at 9:24 am

In April 2019, Visstun, Las Vegas, announced its goal to make all paper products using 30 percent post-consumer recycled fiber by the end of the year. Not only did the company meet the 30 percent goal, it exceeded it. As of Dec. 17, 2019, all Visstun paper cups, containers and paper lids were made with…