T-shirts and Tanks

Quarantine Sparked a Tie-Dye Apparel Renaissance
September 9, 2020 at 1:17 pm

In July, Oprah Magazine called tie-dye “the unofficial uniform of the pandemic.” What’s sparking the tie-dye rebirth to this extent? Well, one thing might be that making tie-dye shirts is a fun way to spend a day. Everyone’s been looking for new hobbies during quarantine, and we can only make so much bread...

UCLA Sues Under Armour for $200M Over Breach of Record Apparel Contract
August 31, 2020 at 10:50 am

A lawsuit alleges that Under Armour misled UCLA about its financial standing—resulting in an enormous $280 million apparel contract in 2016—and then failed to make scheduled payments or deliver products as laid out in the contract. Under Armour informed UCLA two months ago that it was terminating the deal with more than $200 million still owed to UCLA...

The $50M-a-Year Masters Merch Shop Is Going Online, But Only for Ticket Holders
August 20, 2020 at 11:07 am

This year, the Masters looks a little different. Rather than the scheduled April tournament, the event will happen in November and with no fans present. So, with no one coming to Augusta to watch, what’s the plan for the merchandise store, which usually brings in around $50 million a year? Will it still be exclusive somehow even when it’s sold online?...

The Best of the DNC Merchandise as Convention Goes Virtual
August 18, 2020 at 12:14 pm

With the Democratic National Convention going virtual, organizers had an opportunity to expand the merchandise offering a bit. There are still plenty of Milwaukee-centric items, touching on local culture like dairy farming and using the outline of Wisconsin, but there are things that play into the nationwide viewership...

Dye-Free Future? Australian Scientists Hack Cotton DNA to Grow All Different Colors
August 17, 2020 at 12:02 pm

Researchers in Australia’s national science agency think they've found a way to tweak the molecular code of cotton so that it grows in all different colors. So far, they’ve created cotton in red, gold, purple and black in petri dishes, and hope to create reproducing plants in the near future. The implications for apparel manufacturing are pretty huge...

Apple Accused of Sourcing Employee Uniforms From Factories Connected to Forced Labor
August 13, 2020 at 2:05 pm

Apple is facing criticism after shipping records revealed that it sourced apparel from a Chinese company facing U.S. sanctions for using forced labor in China’s Xinjiang region. The apparel was most likely uniforms for Apple Store employees. The timing is especially poor, as Apple CEO Tim Cook recently told Congress that he would not tolerate…

American Jewish History Museum Made $30K in One Day From Sales of 'Yo Semite' T-shirt
August 12, 2020 at 11:55 am

The National Museum of American Jewish History hit the jackpot when President Trump accidentally pronounced "Yosemite" as "Yo Semite." The museum had been selling a shirt with that text on it since 2011, and sold thousands immediately after the president's mistake went viral, generating $30,000 in a little over a day...