T-shirts and Tanks
One of the most diverse items in the promotional industry, T-shirts present so many buying decisions that picking out the right one can be daunting. The number of choices are sure to increase as innovation introduces new kinds of T-shirts, like those made from transitional or slub cotton, with more and more frequency. Add the ever-changing winds of fashion to the decision mix, and picking the right tee for a given promotion can quickly become complicated.
S&S Activewear, Bolingbrook, Ill. announced the launch of its new Web site at www.ssactivewear.com, with an updated design and improved features. The apparel wholesaler unveiled the new site using an interactive touch-screen display at PPAI Las Vegas on January 13 to 15 and will exhibit at ISS Long Beach Show on January 22 to 24 and ASI Dallas on February 2 to 3.
Created for on-the-go individuals, Alo, a women’s and men’s performance apparel brand based in Los Angeles, introduced new styles, unique proprietary technologies and new fabric mixes in its 2008 wholesale collection. Alo, named after the air, land and ocean, prides itself on being a company with a strong connection to the environment. With the inclusion of bamboo in some of its fabric mixes for the 2008 wholesale collection, Alo fortified its mission to help reduce its impact on the environment while positioning itself as a pioneer in the wholesale industry utilizing eco-friendly materials. The bamboo lyocell performance fabric has naturally
New York-based apparel maker Anvil Knitwear has revealed that the next line in its sustainable apparel collection will be AnvilRecycled T-shirts. The T-shirts are made from a pre-consumer recycled cotton blend and come in nine colors in sizes XS through 4XL. AnvilRecycled T-shirts will be available in Spring 2008. “Anvil Knitwear is committed to environmentally sustainable growth and the production of innovative, eco-friendly products at affordable prices,” said Anthony Corsano, CEO of Anvil Knitwear. “With AnvilRecycled T-shirts, we are able to eliminate waste and reduce energy usage while still offering the same comfort and quality as our traditional cotton shirts.” The
Alstyle Apparel and Activewear, the apparel segment of Ennis Inc., based in Anaheim, Calif., announced it has expanded its product line to include organic products under the AAA label. The organic line will use certified organic cotton and will be offered to the adult and youth retail markets. This has been in development for the past 12 months and was made available January 1, 2008. Alstyle’s organic products utilize cotton grown without pesticides or chemical fertilizers. The organic line will offer eight color options made with organic dyes that are biodegradable and eco-friendly, ensuring environmental sustainability. Alstyle Apparel is committed to helping the
Citing Anvil Knitwear’s commitment to further integrate environmental and social performance into the company’s U.S. and international facilities, Anvil has been approved by the Boston-based Ceres board of directors as a Ceres company. Ceres is a leading network of investors, environmental groups and other public-interest organizations working with companies to address sustainability challenges. Anvil Knitwear, designer, manufacturer and marketer of active wear based in New York, joined Ceres to help advance its own and Ceres’ environmental and social-responsibility goals. Anvil is one of more than 70 companies currently in the Ceres company network. “From their eco-friendly manufacturing processes to their organic cotton T-shirts,
New York-based apparel maker Anvil Knitwear has released its formalized environmental and social responsibility principles, acknowledging its responsibilities to the global community in which it operates. These principles are designed to inform all of Anvil’s decision making and to support its commitment to environmentally sustainable growth. “Anvil has committed itself to being an industry leader in key areas,” said CEO Anthony Corsano. “These include creating innovative and eco-friendly products at affordable prices, being a model in our industry for carbon footprint reduction and promoting socially responsible, ethical treatment of all our employees.” Anvil’s initiatives include energy and water conservation efforts, as well