Vantage Apparel

New Fabrics At Alo Sportswear Inspire Active Lifestyle
November 7, 2007

Created for active, on-the-go individuals, Alo, a women’s and men’s performance-based sportswear collection, introduces unique proprietary technologies and fabrications for spring 2008. “Our spring ’08 collection brings elements of fashion into sportswear design so it is incredibly easy to wear every day,” said Daniel Harris, co-founder of Los Angeles-based Alo. Harris added, “Each style in this collection is designed and fit to enhance and flatter the body, making the wearer look as good as they feel.” The performance fabric featured in various women’s and men’s styles blends stretch bamboo and cotton spandex to create a lightweight, breathable jersey fabric. It also features naturally

OOPPS Announces 2008 Advisory Board
October 9, 2007

The Organization of Promotional Products Salespeople (OOPPS), Wayland, Mass., recently announced the establishment of its 2008 Advisory Board. The Board is comprised of a variety of promotional products salespeople from across the country, as well as supplier, distributor and service provider representatives. According to OOPPS personnel, the mission its Advisory Board is to “help guide the direction of [the organization] for the benefit of salespeople throughout the industry.” Members of the 2008 OOPPS Advisory Board include: Salespeople: Larry Alford, Axis Promotions (Massachusetts) Linda Apfel, CAS, 20/20 Promotions (Minnesota) Katherine Burke, MAS, Above & Beyond Incentives (Texas) Mona Carollo-Scarborough, CAS,

Vantage Apparel to Offer Laser Imprinting
August 7, 2007

Vantage Apparel, Avenel, N.J., has installed a Tajima SEIT Laser System, which specializes in appliqué letters and engraving on fleece and tees. The central beam is more than 20 meters long and can laser or engrave up to 24 garments in one pass. “It’s an absolute game changer,” said Ira Neaman, president. “By integrating both the embroidery and laser process, you eliminate the need for die cut letters and the resultant labor costs to set them down on the garment.” While currently in the testing phase, Neaman expects the roll-out of the new service to give customers a significant edge over their

2007 Supplier Excellence Awards
July 1, 2007

LOYALTY HOLDS POWERFUL sway over many people’s actions. It is difficult to settle for good when the best is just a little further. Loyalty will see the extra mile traveled, the extra call made and the extra cost paid. Often, it is a result of superior quality or superior service, while other times familiarity can be held accountable, and yet other people will have a simple affection toward a brand. This is the dream of any corporation: To be known of not as a source, but as the definitive source for a commodity. Promotional Marketing’s 2007 Supplier Excellence Awards recognize the best in more

VANTAGE CELEBRATES 30 YEAR ANNIVERSARY, 300,000 DIGITIZED LOGOS
March 26, 2007

To commemorate its 30th anniversary this year, Vantage Apparel, Avenel, N.J., transformed its booth at January’s PPAI Expo in Las Vegas into an art gallery showcasing 30 years of decorated apparel. A special on-site presentation took place to highlight the company’s 300,000th embroidery design. The milestone was reached in early January when CorpLogoWare submitted NASCAR artwork for a pending jacket order. Vantage digitizes an average of 10,000 logos per year, or more than 40 new logos per day. The company operates nearly 1,500 embroidery heads, producing more than 5 million embroidered garments annually in its facilities across the United States. Vantage

Vantage Celebrates 30th Anniversary, 300,000th Digitized Logo
March 13, 2007

To commemorate its 30th anniversary this year, Vantage Apparel, Avenel, N.J., transformed its booth at January’s PPAI Expo in Las Vegas into an art gallery showcasing 30 years of decorated apparel. In addition, a special on-site presentation took place to highlight the company’s 300,000th embroidery design. The milestone was reached in early January when CorpLogoWare submitted NASCAR artwork for a pending jacket order. Vantage digitizes an average of 10,000 logos per year, or more than 40 new logos per day. The company operates nearly 1,500 embroidery heads, producing more than 5 million embroidered garments annually in its facilities across

It's Easy Being Green
March 1, 2007

THE COLOR GREEN has always been closely linked to golf. There’s the deeply colored grass blanketing golf courses, often reputed to be reason enough for golfers to haul irons over hills, if just to practice their swing. There are the lucrative business deals made on the course and in the clubhouse, or the state of being “green with envy” for the wealth which hovers as closely to the sport’s reputation as an overzealous caddy might to his or her golfers. Golf’s many connections to the color green shouldn’t only tempt its players, though—a few facts make a strong financial case for the success of

PPACHICAGO’S WINDY AWARDS RECOGNIZE INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS
February 26, 2007

In an effort to recognize its members who provide excellent customer service, PPAChicago’s Board of Directors established the Windy Awards in 2005. As part of the winner selection process, distributors and suppliers are asked to nominate each other for a variety of award categories. Nominators provide a short description of how the nominated individuals have impressed them. The descriptions are then compiled without the respective company or individual names, and then the Board votes for the winner based on the descriptions alone. The 2006 Supplier Individual winner was Damon DeDario of Vantage Custom Classics, Niles, Ill. His nominator wrote: “He taught me everything

S&S Activewear to Host Ninth Annual Open House
January 25, 2007

S&S Activewear, Bolingbrook, Ill., will host its ninth-annual Open House on Fri., April 27, from 1 to 8 p.m. The day-long event will include an up-close look at the company’s newest brands: Alo, Code V, French Toast, Game Sportswear, Redsand and Stormtech. Tours of S&S Activewear’s 454,000-sq.-ft. warehouse and office facility will also be given. The Open House will also feature a trade show format with representatives from the leading mills in the industry, in addition to a 30-minute runway fashion show, dinner and live music, as well as special promotions, giveaways and prizes. For more information, call (800) 523-2155 or visit www.ssactivewear.com.