News From Around the Industry
SanMar Debuts the 2008 District Threads Collection Catalog
Seattle-based SanMar Corporation, a leading supplier of imprintable apparel and accessories, is releasing its 2008 District Threads catalog. The 36-page catalog showcases the entire District Threads line of essential fashion apparel, while offering a preview of forthcoming fall styles.
“The District Threads brand finds its appeal with teens and young adults who are looking for clothes that reflect their comfortable, relaxed approach to life,” explains Jeremy Lott, SanMar vice president of sales and marketing. “It’s all about a smart balance between fashion and function-like our District Threads organic styles, which combine environmental responsibility with casual style.” The District Threads collection features 18 new styles.
Selco Launches No Minimum, Low-Cost Line
Based in Tulsa, Okla., the Selco Companies announced the Abelle Promotional Time collection, featuring a sell range of $15 to $50 and no minimums. In addition, as long as the purchase order has a total of 25 pieces (various styles and models may be mixed and matched) there will be no less-than-minimumcharge per model.
Ten Distributors Affiliate with iPROMOTEu in April
Wayland, Massachusetts-based iPROMOTEu announced 10 promotional products distributors affiliated with the company in April. Each of these new affiliates is a current industry sales professional and works either as an existing independent distributor or as a salesperson for a distributor company.
Ross Silverstein, president and CEO of iPROMOTEu, commented, “This year’s infusion of new iPROMOTEu affiliates is already having a wonderful effect on our affiliate network. Long-time affiliates bring their wealth of knowledge and experience to the table, while our newer affiliates contribute new ideas and fresh perspectives.”
Prime Line’s Shulman Garners Woman of Distinction Award
Bridgeport, Connecticut-based Prime Line proudly announced Paula Shulman, vice president of sales, has received the Supplier Woman of Distinction award from the Advertising Specialty Institute (ASI).
The annual awards recognize outstanding individuals and companies in nine categories, celebrating some of the brightest talent and business achievements in the advertising specialty industry. The awards were presented earlier this month at the new ASI Show in New York.
“We are honored and proud of Paula for receiving this prestigious award,” says Jeff Lederer, executive vice president. “Her commitment, leadership and dedication to distributors and their needs have earned her this well-deserved honor,” he added. Shulman joined Prime Line in 1982.