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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…

Heat Printing: When and Why?
September 23, 2019 at 9:03 am

When choosing a decorating method, it’s important to consider the substrate, what finish is necessary, placement of the decoration, the quantity required and how quickly the job needs to be turned around. Heat printing, also known as heat transfer printing, offers advantages in these key areas over other methods like screen printing or embroidery. Although heat printing has been around for decades, innovations in heat-applied materials and heat application machinery are making it more popular...

Are Those No-Wash T-shirts Worth It?
September 25, 2019 at 1:06 pm

Laundry is a pretty tedious task. The washing, the sorting, the folding, the hanging. That's not even taking into account those of us who have to walk 15 miles in the snow, uphill both ways, to the closest laundromat! Wouldn't it just be easier if we never had to wash our clothes again? Yes, it…

The Brilliant Way an Iconic NYC Corner Store Is Using Branded T-shirts to Keep Itself in Business
September 18, 2019 at 12:18 pm

Those of us in the promotional apparel space know the value of branded T-shirts, but it's still always nice to see the items make headlines for their effectiveness. Recently, Eater reported on a New York City bodega called Gem Spa that created a T-shirt it hopes will save it from closing. And the store has a brilliant plan for selling them in a way that's generating a ton of buzz...

UPS Will Give Its Driver Uniforms Their First Major Redesign Since the 1920s
September 18, 2019 at 12:36 pm

The brown UPS uniform is as iconic as Coca-Cola, so you can imagine our surprise when we heard that the shipping company is giving it a major redesign for the first time since the early 1920s. Since then, the most significant change to the uniforms was the switch to shorts in the early 1990s. But it looks like the times, they are a-changing for the company's 125,000 drivers...

Forbes Announces Most Valuable College Apparel Deals
September 18, 2019 at 1:02 pm

It might be college football season, but there's a competition taking place off the field, and that's on apparel deals. Forbes recently revealed the top 10 most valuable college apparel deals, and UCLA is at the top of the list with its lucrative Under Armour apparel contract. The list used the average annual value of product and cash allowance to make its calculations. The product allotments are also measured at wholesale prices, since universities purchase large amounts of apparel at wholesale...

Pantone Predicts These Colors Will Be Major For Spring/Summer 2020 Apparel
September 11, 2019 at 12:26 pm

We can always depend on the Pantone Color Institute for an accurate color trend forecast. Last year, it was all about the bold reds, oranges and yellows. This year, as part of the company's Pantone Fashion Color Trend Report Spring/Summer 2020 edition for New York Fashion Week, there are 12 colors predicted to make their impact on the fashion world.

Starbucks Battles Small Alaska Apparel Company Over ‘Siren’s Brew’ Branding
September 11, 2019 at 1:45 pm

Cheering for the favorite has its perks. After all, they usually win. But rooting for an underdog can be rewarding, too. The latter mindset will likely be the prevailing one in the dustup between Starbucks and Mountains & Mermaids, an Alaska-based apparel brand that is trying to salvage its trademark application for Siren's Brew goods,…