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Update: Under Armour's Direct-to-Consumer Shift Won't Affect Promotional Products Industry
November 4, 2020 at 1:18 pm

Under Armour reportedly announced this week that it will end more than 2,000 existing wholesale partnerships, focusing instead on its direct-to-consumer business. The apparel company reported more than 50 percent growth in e-commerce business during its third fiscal quarter, with a 17 percent increase in direct-to-consumer business...

Why This Bella+Canvas T-Shirt Costs $325,000
November 4, 2020 at 12:18 pm

Bella+Canvas can now gloat that it has made the most expensive T-shirt ever. No, distributors and end-buyers don’t need to suddenly worry about spending a small fortune for a cotton tee. British Artist Damien Hirst, who has done expensive collaborations with brands like Supreme, started a contest to give away one of his own T-shirts…

Scratch-N-Sniff T-shirts Are Here (and They Are Expensive)
November 4, 2020 at 1:34 pm

How do you make a better T-shirt? Sure, you can use soft materials, source the materials responsibly or use some really nice ink for the decoration. But at the end of the day, it’s still just a T-shirt. But what if it smelled? No, not like a gym shirt. I mean like those scratch-n-sniff stickers…

Our 5 Favorite Promotional Products of the Week: Borat 'Masks,' Label Mistakes and More
November 4, 2020 at 11:50 am

Everybody feeling OK? Did you at least get a few hours of sleep? We’ve been refreshing the news just like everyone else, but it’s good to step away for a second and decompress. What better way to momentarily check out than looking at some fun and creative promotional products? We can’t think of anything more fun and relaxing (except maybe mini golf)...

6 Tips for Developing Your Screen Print Business (or Any Promo Business, Really)
October 28, 2020 at 10:55 am

Whether you’re considering adding in-house screen printing or already have a plan in the works, Marshall Atkinson of Atkinson Consulting had tips on how to get started that really translated as key advice for any promo business. Here are six takeaways from his session at the PRINTING United Digital Experience...

Listening to Women About Uniform Apparel
January 22, 2020 at 10:47 am

The comments we hear most often from uniform distributors, buyers and end-users is that there is a real need for more variety and comfort in uniforms for women. As uniform apparel manufacturers for more than 85 years, this was not news to us. In fact, it has been one of Executive Apparel’s primary goals to…

South Dakota Governor Pulls Hoodie From Campaign Store for Minor Legal Offense
October 21, 2020 at 11:40 am

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem had to remove a sweatshirt from her reelection campaign store due to the fact that it broke the law. The item, a zip-up hoodie with the state’s seal on the front, technically broke South Dakota law by using the state seal without “specific authorization from the secretary of state.” This, according to KOTA, “is a Class 1 misdemeanor"...