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Under Armour Is Now Making Apparel for Space Travelers (Seriously)
January 30, 2019 at 1:26 pm

Remember when we told you that the space suit trend was taking over the apparel world? Well, Under Armour is taking it one step further and designing actual space suits now. Virgin Galactic is enlisting the apparel company to design space apparel and footwear for passengers and pilots of its budding commercial spaceflight operation...

Why United Airlines Got a Fashion Designer to Redesign Its Women's Uniforms
January 23, 2019 at 2:20 pm

Last year, United Airlines announced it was launching new uniforms for its employees. There was no major PR unveil, like Delta Airlines had, and no complaints of rashes or hives, as with American Airlines. But it looks like United is going one step further, employing famed fashion designer Tracy Reese to outfit its female employees with styles specific to their needs...

Case Study: Executive Apparel's Uniform Solutions for Warm-Weather Clients
January 23, 2019 at 12:59 pm

Executive Apparel is well-known for school uniforms and tailored apparel for career uniforms. As outfitters for students from pre-K to collegiate, we supply Elite Brand apparel to Catholic and private schools, charter schools, school groups (like academic, arts or sporting clubs) and leadership groups. Executive Apparel also supplies career professionals tailored apparel from our signature…

The Top Promo Apparel Trends We Saw at PPAI Expo 2019
January 17, 2019 at 5:38 pm

It’s hard to keep track of fashion developments. Sometimes it feels like right when you get the hang of what's trending, something else pops up. It’s an endless game of Wack-A-Mole. We're here to help...

Bishop Custom Clothing Hires Michael Snyder as Vice President of Sales and Marketing
January 7, 2019 at 10:37 am

Bishop Custom Clothing, Vancouver, B.C., announced the hiring of Michael Snyder as vice president of sales and marketing. Snyder has more than 30 years of apparel experience, 25 of them in the promotional products space. He was previously the vice president of apparel at Polyconcept North America. Prior to…

2018 Wrap-Up: Threads Top 10 Most-Read Stories of the Year
December 19, 2018 at 11:53 am

With the year winding down, we thought it would be fun to take a look back at our top 10 most-read stories this year. By page views, these were the top Threads stories our audience couldn't get enough of. From airline uniforms to Pantone predictions, here's your 2018 apparel wrap-up.

2018 Wrap-Up: Our 10 Most-Shared Stories of the Year
December 18, 2018 at 2:36 pm

We all learned early in life that sharing is caring. The following 10 stories prove that sentiment is especially true within the promo industry, as they generated the most displays of social-media generosity among our readers. We would like to share with you our appreciation for your enthusiasm for the content and encourage you to…

Disney's Range of 'Captain Marvel' Apparel Is Mighty Impressive
December 5, 2018 at 1:15 pm

Disney pulled out all the stops with its merchandise lineup, and the extensive collection of T-shirts, jackets, hats and more looks great and showcases a number of promotional apparel trends. Yahoo got the official preview, so we can get a sneak peak at the official goods...

What's New, What's Hot and Who's Buying: Expert Advice for Selling Uniforms and Aprons
November 28, 2018 at 9:36 am

This year alone, British Airways, Delta Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Air New Zealand, American Airlines, Alaska Airlines and more announced they would revamp their employee uniforms to achieve a more updated look for each airline. All this attention to employee uniforms and aprons is great news for promotional apparel distributors looking to cash in on new business opportunities...

The Story Behind Pantone 448 C, 'the World’s Ugliest Color'
November 12, 2018 at 2:16 pm

Back in 2012, the Australian federal government lobbied hard to change the description of Pantone 448 C from “olive green” to “drab dark brown” after the country’s olive association expressed concern that being tied to the color would damage olives’ reputation. That's when it became obvious we had a forerunner for the title of “the…

Logo Sportswear Inc. Acquired by H.I.G. Capital Portfolio Company
November 5, 2018 at 2:37 pm

Digital Room LLC, a subsidiary of private equity firm H.I.G. Capital, has acquired Logo Sportswear Inc., based in Wallingford, Conn. If that name looks familiar, it's because H.I.G. Capital is the company that purchased BIC Graphic North America last year. Logo Sportswear is a supplier of workwear, uniforms and sports apparel, with a focus on…

After Success of NYPD Merch, London Police Turn to Promotional Products
November 1, 2018 at 1:35 pm

Despite its cultural and historical clout, which last year led CNN Travel to dub it “the world’s greatest city,” London is not above admitting that it can be an impressionable city. Proof of that comes from the recent announcement by its Metropolitan Police Service that it will follow an example set mainly by the New York Police Department (NYPD) by selling branded promotional products...

My 5 Favorite Promos of the Week: Sixers Jerseys, Disney Mason Jars and More
October 31, 2018 at 1:20 pm

Happy Halloween, everyone! And welcome to another exciting installment of my fave five. This week, there were a ton of awesome sports promotions, and a variety of other items that caught my eye. Keep reading for my five picks. 1. Sixers 'Rocky'-Inspired Jerseys The Philadelphia 76ers debuted their City…

Chip Danby joins NAPCO Media as Executive Vice President President of Promo Marketing Group
October 30, 2018 at 11:20 am

NAPCO Media, a Philadelphia-based leading B2B media company and parent company of Promo Marketing, today announced that Chip Danby has joined as executive vice president of the Promo Marketing Group, whose brands include Promo Marketing, Power Meetings, Print+Promo and Distributor Connect. Danby brings more than 20 years of industry experience to Promo Marketing. He has…

The Timberwolves Prince-Inspired Jerseys Are a Slam Dunk
October 24, 2018 at 1:24 pm

Now these leaked Timberwolves jerseys could be completely fake, but verifiable news sites are jumping on the bandwagon, so we think it's fair game. Between redditors and certain masters of Twitter, it seems there's a good possibility that we have an image of the Timberwolves Prince-inspired jerseys. And we think they contain just the right amount of Purple Rain.