T-shirts and Tanks

Angry Bangladesh Garment Workers Protest Over Pay, Factories Shut
September 24, 2013

More than 100 Bangladeshi garment factories were forced to shut on Monday as thousands of workers protested to demand a $100 a month minimum wage and about 50 people were injured in clashes, police and witnesses said.

Garments are a vital sector for Bangladesh and its low wages and duty-free access to Western markets have helped make it the world's second-largest apparel exporter after China.

But the $20 billion industry, which supplies many Western brands, has been under a spotlight after a series of deadly incidents including the collapse of a building housing factories in April that killed more than 1,130 people.

Gildan Activewear Included in Dow Jones Sustainability World Index
September 20, 2013

Gildan Activewear Inc. recently announced that the company is one of only two North American companies to be included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index in the Textiles, Apparel and Luxury Goods sector, with effect from September 23, 2013.

American Apparel Inc. Announces Comparable Sales for August 2013
September 11, 2013

American Apparel Inc. announced preliminary sales for the month ended August 31, 2013. Although retail sales increased, total net sales for August 2013 decreased 1 percent to $55.7 million. Wholesale net sales decreased 6 percent for the month.

Delta Apparel Reports FY13 Fourth Quarter and Year-End Results
September 3, 2013

Delta Apparel Inc. recently reported that net sales for the fiscal year ended June 29, 2013 increased to $490.5 million from $489.9 million in fiscal 2012, marking the company's tenth consecutive year of record sales. Net income for fiscal 2013 was $9.2 million, or $1.08 per diluted share, compared with a net loss in fiscal 2012 of $2.4 million, or $0.29 loss per diluted share. The net loss in fiscal 2012 was primarily due to the previously disclosed 2012 second quarter inventory markdown in the company's basics segment, which was necessitated by unprecedented, record-high cotton costs.

NCAA To Stop Selling Branded School Merchandise
August 12, 2013

The NCAA will no longer sell merchandise for schools and universities after it was revealed that the association was using the likenesses of college athletes to sell jerseys and T-shirts, something the players themselves are prohibited from doing.

Industry Reactions to Offensive T-shirt That Shut Down Screen Printer
July 11, 2013

Last month, CNN reported on a screen printer forced to close down its business shortly after designing a T-shirt that read "Keep Calm and Rape a Lot." Now, decorators and industry veterans give their thoughts on the business's closure and how it relates to the promotional industry.