Vantage Apparel

S&S Activewear to Host Ninth Annual Open House
January 23, 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. In addition, tours of S&S Activewear’s 454,000-sq.-ft. warehouse and office facility will be given. The Open House will also feature a trade show format with representatives from the leading mills in the industry, 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.

Alo Launches New Web site
January 2, 2007

Alo, Los Angeles, the new apparel performance brand with technical features from Color Image Apparel, has launched www.alosport.com. Alo will make its debut at the PPAI Expo in Las Vegas, Jan. 2-6, 2007, booth #1321. Alosport.com will feature separate men’s and women’s sections, as well as a breakdown by activity with information on where and how each garment can be used. The Web site also features a full description of Alo’s 10 performance fabrications and product technology information to help customers understand each style’s specific performance capabilities as it relates to fabric and function. Each style page contains multiple images showing all facets of

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

How To Sell the Latest Decoration Trends
November 1, 2006

Learning how to sell specialty decoration can increase apparel opportunities, since it provides clients with another reason to purchase product. Distributors can also gain an advantage in competitive situations by presenting the best cost alternative or technique for a specific program or order. As the leader in embroidery, Vantage stays current with trends and technology to offer designs and techniques that will set you apart from the competition. You can be assured that even the simplest logo design is perfected with the right amount of stitching and exact registration. Minimums start at just six pieces. The use of screen printing, graphic design and specialty