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This Self-cleaning Shirt Is the Only White Tee You'll Ever Need
March 4, 2015

The plain white T-shirt is, without a doubt, one of the most important items a man can own. This wardrobe staple can be worn as a layering piece or simply by itself for a clean, effortless look-providing an endless amount of versatility and practicality. However, there is one downside to rocking this item, and that is the battle to keep it looking clean.

Between ink stains, coffee spills and messy eating, this task can be a difficult one. But thanks to the minds behind Threadsmiths Clothing, keeping your white tee pristine has become a whole lot easier.

How to Run Your Business Like the Man Who Created the Beanie Baby Empire
March 4, 2015

Between 1996 and 1999, Ty Warner earned more than a billion dollars with a single line of understuffed beanbag animals that retailed for $5 each. I chronicle the story of how those animals became the strangest speculative bubble in the history of capitalism in my new book, "The Great Beanie Baby Bubble: Mass Delusion and the Dark Side of Cute." Here are a few of the traits and tactics that made Ty Warner a billionaire.

Bob Marley's Family Wins $2 Million Legal Appeal Against T-shirt Company
March 4, 2015

Online vendors are flooded with shirts memorializing rockers like Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison and Amy Winehouse, with much of that clothing produced without the authorization of the artists' estate. However, a 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision could change all that after the court sided with Bob Marley's heirs regarding shirts bearing the image of the late reggae legend that were made without the estate's permission, the Hollywood Reporter writes.

In 2008, Marley's family, who had partnered with a merchandising company called Fifty-Six Hope Road Music, sued clothing makers A.V.E.L.A. for creating Marley shirts that featured the singer's image.

Anheuser-Busch Displays Historic and Unusual Promotional Items
March 4, 2015

After an eight-month period, the former schoolhouse in Anheuser-Busch’s St. Louis brewery grounds is opening as a museum, and includes more than 400 items from the brewery’s past, including historic and unusual promotional items.

Bangladesh Blank T-shirt Maker Keya Serves U.S. Market Through Southeast Operation
March 4, 2015

Keya, a Bangladesh-based producer of 100 percent cotton T-shirts and other knit apparel, is finding success in the U.S. market by using a North Carolina beachhead as its distribution point. Keya USA is growing as it penetrates markets for products for advertising specialty and screen-printing markets. Keya is the largest producer of knitted apparel in Dhaka, Bangladesh, producing more than 8 million dozen garments annually and employing 11,000 workers.

Greg Brown, senior vice president of sales and operations for Keya USA, says the key to the brand's success is providing a ring-spun cotton shirt at a comparable price...

InnerWorkings Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Results
March 3, 2015

InnerWorkings Inc., Chicago, reported results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended Dec. 31, 2014. "2014 was a very successful year for InnerWorkings as we drove double-digit revenue growth again and improved our profitability profile significantly during the year," said Eric Belcher, CEO of InnerWorkings.

Warwick Publishing Co. Adds Northeast Reps
March 3, 2015

Warwick Publishing Co. announced the addition of Mark Larned of Freedom Line Marketing and Ken Cecco of Kenneth Cecco & Associates as representatives in the Northeast region.

Gemini Industries Acquires Anchor Line
March 3, 2015

Gemini Industries (Gemini Line, Magnet Monkey Line, CoolColor Line), Roxana, Ill., announced that it has successfully completed its acquisition of Anchor Line from MOCAP.

The addition of Anchor Line and its established products will supplement Gemini Industries' current line of products. The supplier expects a smooth transition process as operations are transferred to Gemini Industries' Roxana headquarters.

Effective immediately, all orders and correspondence should be sent to:

1 Gemini Industrial Drive, Roxana, Illinois 62084
(800) 489-4722
(618) 251-3352
(618) 251-4740 fax
office@geminiline.net

For more information, visit www.geminiindustries.com.