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Lakers Fan Responds to NBA China Controversy With Planned T-shirt Giveaway at Staples Center
October 9, 2019 at 11:24 am

One LA Lakers fan is fighting back against the NBA's bizarre China controversy by starting a GoFundMe campaign for T-shirts that say "Stand With Hong Kong," which he wants to hand out before the Lakers-Clippers game on Oct. 22. Sun Lared, the campaign's founder, set an initial goal of $20,000 for the shirts. He's already hit $40,000 in donations...

Women's Promo Apparel Trends You Need to Know
October 9, 2019 at 1:35 pm

This year in women’s apparel and, more specifically, branded apparel collections at retail, we’ve seen a lot of trendy vintage and old-school styles. (Think biker shorts, crop tops, tie-dye and more.) But we wanted to dig deeper into women’s apparel trends to find out what styles are trending in the promotional apparel space, what decorations…

Star Wars Fans Are Upset About Merchandise Lacking Female Character (Again)
October 9, 2019 at 2:04 pm

Disney, the "Star Wars" franchise's new intergalactic overlords, held its third annual "Force Friday" merchandising event. This time it was to hype up the upcoming "Rise of Skywalker" movie, "The Mandalorian" streaming series and the "Jedi: Fallen Order" video game. The merchandise haul was huge, but there was one glaring omission that reminded fans of…

Apparel Companies Fight Amazon Over Counterfeit Products
October 2, 2019 at 11:41 am

Just like it has for just about every other industry under the sun, Amazon has disrupted the apparel marketplace by implementing its own lines of clothing, features and manufacturing processes. But third-party apparel sellers are still causing Amazon some headaches, especially as counterfeit products slip through the cracks. This is something we've seen at similarly…

How Live Garment Decoration Became Big Business
October 2, 2019 at 8:42 am

Right now, the garment decoration industry is shifting. Though there is still a place for large-volume print runs, there is a new frontier in print-on-demand, and it’s happening now. It might be at an event or in a store, or you might not even know about it when you go on your mobile device to order a printed Levi’s T-shirt. Either way, it’s happening, and the change will be rapid...

Will Smith's Fresh Prince Merch and Apparel Line Is Kind of Genius
October 2, 2019 at 10:40 am

Will Smith is one of those guys who seems to have transcended humanity and become a cultural institution. He's made hit TV shows, chart-topping albums and summer blockbusters, and even worked as a genie that one time. Still, Smith is probably best known for "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air," which is how most people…

Arkansas QB (Sort of) Blames Five-Interception Game on Justin Bieber T-shirt
September 25, 2019 at 9:25 am

Athletes are superstitious. Michael Jordan used to wear mesh UNC shorts under his Bulls shorts (and put a few bucks on the game), and Jason Giambi wore, uh, significantly less fabric under his pants. Wade Boggs ate chicken before every game (and possibly drank a ton of beer), and took batting practice and sprints at…