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Apparel Brands Concerned Over Trump's Potential Border Tax
February 1, 2017 at 11:00 am

We told you about Trump's proposed 20 percent tariff on Mexican goods. This potential measure has many apparel companies concerned about its hypothetical impact on their earnings. According to the Los Angeles…

The Padres Will Pay Fans for San Diego Chargers Merchandise
February 1, 2017 at 10:42 am

The San Diego Padres understand your frustration over the San Diego Chargers' decision to move to Los Angeles. And because the Padres are now San Diego's only major professional sports team, they're trying to show the fans they care. According to CBS Sports, the Padres will allow Chargers…

Does Under Armour's Plummeting Stock Mean Athleisure Is On Its Way Out?
February 1, 2017 at 10:23 am

Under Armour did not have the best Tuesday. The company's shares plummeted more than 25 percent after the company reported its holiday sales and sales target for 2017, according to Fortune. Under Armour's disappointing earnings are leaving many wondering what happened? Could it be that athleisure is no longer in demand? Seemingly, it's actually the…

American Airlines Workers Will Protest New Uniforms
February 1, 2017 at 9:28 am

Hives and rashes—the name of a pop punk band, or the continuing issue American Airlines flight attendants are fighting? We've been following the American Airlines uniform battle for quite some time, and it's no closer to a solution than it was at the start. According to the…

Celebrate 'No'
February 6, 2017 at 2:24 pm

As business owners and sales reps, we love to hear “yes.” Yes to scheduling new appointments. Yes to earning opportunities for quotes and proposals. Yes to winning new business. We love hearing “yes.” However, business owners and sales reps are going to hear “no” many more times than they hear "yes." So, it’s time to…

The Truth about the Border Adjustment Tax
February 7, 2017 at 2:12 pm

The U.S. House Republican tax reform proposal includes a recommendation to adopt a Border Adjustment Tax (BAT). If it passes in any form, it will increase the cost of promotional products significantly. The BAT will have a negative overall impact to the promotional products industry. You must start learning about BAT, and how it is…

Are Planned Parenthood Pins the Next Major Fashion Accessory?
February 8, 2017 at 11:09 am

In an effort to protect Planned Parenthood against proposed defunding, companies are stepping in to create promotional products with proceeds benefiting the nonprofit. Power and Light created a tote bag that went viral, and these Nasty Women T-shirts helped raise more than $100,000 for Planned Parenthood. Now, it seems the fashion world wants in on…

People Line Up For 'Refugees Welcome' T-shirts
February 8, 2017 at 10:53 am

After Donald Trump made the executive order to ban refugees, opponents of the ban have taken to apparel to express their discontent. According to Fox25, a T-shirt shop in downtown Oklahoma City made quite the impression with its "Refugees Welcome" T-shirt campaign. McKenzie and Company offered to print…

Chance the Rapper Models 'Thank You Obama' Apparel
February 8, 2017 at 10:41 am

We already know that Chance the Rapper is a marketing genius. Now it seems he's using his marketing talents to bump a Barack Obama-themed apparel line straight to the top. 'According to Paste Magazine, Chance the Rapper has become to new face of Chicago-based designer Joe Freshgoods' "Thank You Obama" clothing collection. The line features…

Patriots Use Apparel to Mock Roger Goodell
February 8, 2017 at 10:11 am

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell definitely will need to develop a thick skin to get through this Super Bowl victory. After the New England Patriots made the comeback of a lifetime to become champions, they clearly are not pulling any punches when it comes to their victory parade. If you recall, Goodell punished the Patriots for the…