T-shirts and Tanks

Bodek and Rhodes Adds SubliVie, New Tie-Dye Styles and Colors to Mid-Year Lineup
May 1, 2012

Bodek and Rhodes has announced that it has added SubliVie, (pronounced Sub-La-Vee), a line of 100 percent polyester T-shirt styles that are tailor-made for sublimation, to their product line-up. In addition, the company's available assortment of tie-dyes and vintage-themed designs has been augmented with new colors, styles and accessories.

Spice Up Your Wardrobe
April 18, 2012

In 1996, I was a sophomore in high school. Of course I thought I knew everything about…well, everything. Actually, that’s not entirely true. After giving it two minutes, I recalled something I didn’t understand back then and, admittedly, I still don’t understand it to this day. Of course, I’m talking about the lyrics to “Wannabe” by the Spice Girls (you know…girl power and all of that).

Runway Ready
April 1, 2012

What's new and stylish in the world of promotional tees and tanks.

American Apparel Announces Preliminary February Sales, Big Year-to-Year Growth
March 6, 2012

The company reported that for the month of February, 2012, total net sales increased 13 percent to $42.1 million when compared to the month ended February 28, 2011. Between the same periods, comparable store sales increased an estimated 10 percent and wholesale net sales increased an estimated 24 percent.

India Bans Cotton Exports, Global Prices Jump
March 5, 2012

India banned cotton exports with immediate effect on Monday to ensure supplies for domestic mills, boosting global prices some 4.5 percent as the absence of shipments from the world's second-largest producer might tighten a market facing weak demand.

India has already exported 9.4 million bales, the government said on Monday, higher than the projected export surplus quota of 8.4 million bales New Delhi had set in January, due to strong demand from China. Each bale is 170 kg.

Editor's Picks: Teed Off
February 15, 2012

This week Editor's Picks gets ready for summer, or at least lives in severe denial that it's February, by looking at some of the most popular promotional T-shirts.

The Softer Side of T-shirts
February 1, 2012

Softer fabric, stronger decorations and more long-lasting style details are the keys to making T-shirts work this year.

American Apparel CEO Talks Manufacturing, Sex and the Company's Future
December 29, 2011

Flaunt Magazine recently published an extensive interview with American Apparel CEO and founder Dov Charney and several other key company members. A long piece, the article is nevertheless a detailed and fascinating read for anyone interested in American manufacturing, the role and power of sex in apparel marketing, or Charney and his coworkers' take on some of the sexual harassment charges that have haunted the company in recent years.