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Alo Performance Apparel to Launch In January
November 29, 2006

Color Image Apparel, Los Angeles, the parent company of Bella brands—Bella, Bella Girl, Bella Baby and a men’s line, Canvas—has announced the launch of Alo, a performance apparel line to address the growing need of high-quality, fashionable, long-lasting apparel for busy lifestyles. The line will debut at the PPAI Expo in Las Vegas, Jan. 2-6, 2007. The name Alo stands for “Air, Land, Ocean,” and combines performance-driven fabrications, technical features and sport-inspired designs to create a look and feel that can be worn for almost any occasion. Set to launch with 14 men’s and 15 women’s styles, the garments feature special

Promotional Products Around the Globe: A Two-Part Series
October 24, 2006

What do the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and Europe all have in common? Try combined global assets of approximately $32 billion in promotional product sales and a fierce commitment to raising the bar in the promotional products industry across the globe. It began approximately five years ago when, after having met informally for a number of years, six not-for-profit promotional products associations joined forces and formally established the International Federation of Promotional Products Associations (IFPPA). However, while IFPPA has been in existence for years, the organization has remained largely obscure. As the world’s residents continue to fuse at lightning speeds

PPAI Webinar To Address Federal Legislation
August 8, 2006

PPAI, Irving, Texas, will conduct a free Webinar on Wed., Aug. 16 at 10 a.m. (CDT) to update industry practitioners about new legislative opportunities to preempt Proposition 65 and address the current prohibition on the sale and distribution of certain promotional products in the state of California. According to PPAI personnel, the United States Senate is currently debating a bill that will provide federal guidelines and stop enforcement for some limited products and provide federal guidelines for Proposition 65, the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act, approved by California voters in 1986. The initial purpose of Proposition 65 was to protect California citizens