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Quinn Flags Adds Walt Greene to the Team
May 23, 2016 at 2:46 pm

Quinn Flags, Hanover, Pa., has announced the addition of Walt Greene to the marketing department as the new product development specialist. It is through the constant demand for new products within the industry that Quinn Flags saw the need to have a dedicated…

Nike Owns the Term 'Waffle,' Opposes Rival Trademark
May 23, 2016 at 2:07 pm

The word "waffle" has multiple meanings. You can be referring to the delicious breakfast food, or you could be saying that someone changes his or her mind about things. Or, in the case of Nike, you are talking about designs on clothing and textures. That last definition belongs to Nike and Nike alone. The Fashion…

Is this Olsen Twins-inspired T-shirt Illegal?
May 23, 2016 at 1:54 pm

From copyright laws to trademark regulations, it's important to do your homework when it comes to designing promotional products. However, most distributors probably haven't considered potentially violating rights of publicity. That exact problem has landed retailer Nasty Gal in hot water, according to The Fashion Law. Nasty Gal sells a shirt that reads, "You're the Ashley…

The Wrap: Museum to Spotlight the Plain White T-shirt, Students Sent Home For Wearing Haitian Flag Shirts
May 25, 2016 at 5:44 pm

MOMA is launching an exhibit that will feature clothing from the last hundred years; Miami high school students were sent home for wearing Haitian flag shirts; J.C. Penney will focus less on apparel; a North Carolina school district wants to ban skinny jeans; and more people are renting clothes instead of buying: Here's what's happening this week in the apparel world…

'I Wouldn’t Buy It, But You Definitely Should'
May 25, 2016 at 3:34 pm

In the promotional products industry, suppliers and distributors work hard to build relationships with one another—trusting that the other half of the relationship cares as much about the product and the end-user as they do. So how would you feel if you found out that supplier or distributor wouldn’t even buy its own product? Super confident, right? No, of course not...

8 Ways to Wear Red, White and Blue on Memorial Day
May 25, 2016 at 3:06 pm

The unofficial start of summer is here—Memorial Day. Whether you have a barbecue, parade or beach day planned, you'll definitely want to sport U.S. flag apparel. Here are some products that can inspire you to show your U.S. pride and honor those who've died while serving our country...

T-shirt Press May Have Sparked Fire at Myrtle Beach Shop
May 25, 2016 at 5:55 pm

On May 18, smoke and water damage stained the windows of the Wacky T’s shop, where fire investigators say a T-shirt press left on overnight may have sparked a fire. “As of right now our preliminary findings [show] a T-shirt press was left on,” Lt. Christian…

User Experience vs. User Interface
May 31, 2016 at 5:38 pm

"User experience" is a buzzword, and with buzzwords come overuse. Nevertheless, a great user experience is critical in today’s world, both offline and online. Disney has done user experience offline better than anyone well before anyone started paying attention. Apple brought forward the importance of user experience when it introduced the first iPhone. A great…

Working Wardrobe: 12 Polo and Business Casual Options
June 1, 2016 at 4:58 pm

Ah, “business casual.” What does it mean? Well, that depends on whom you ask. In a general sense, it falls somewhere between shirt and tie, and T-shirt and jeans. It brings a little more style, while maintaining a more relaxed atmosphere. Arm your end-users with these go-to business casual options so the next time that networking event invite says “business casual,” they’ll be ready...