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Does Amazon Have a Delivery Driver Uniforms Problem? Ice T and Other Customers Think So
May 22, 2019 at 1:58 pm

Amazon's super-powered delivery capabilities come with the problem of decentralized and seemingly inconsistent delivery services. And in the latest extension of that issue, some people—including legendary rapper Ice T—are complaining that Amazon's drivers aren't properly marked, either via vehicle signage or uniforms...

5 Law Enforcement Apparel Trends to Watch
May 22, 2019 at 12:44 pm

Law enforcement apparel strikes a difficult balance between form and functionality. Officers need to be able to move at a moment's notice, but they also have to be comfortable all day long. Officer.com interviewed a panel of experts to uncover what's trending in law enforcement apparel, and their answers might be helpful to promotional apparel suppliers and distributors...

The NFL’s Plan to Score 10,000 Super Bowl Volunteers: Branded Swag
May 15, 2019 at 1:20 pm

After this year’s snooze-fest of a contest between the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams, millions of football fans across the country probably thought right away about how next season’s Super Bowl LIV could restore excitement to the Big Game. While the organizers cannot guarantee a riveting game, they can promise that their volunteer…

Patagonia Corporate Branded Vests Are Selling for Big Money Online
April 24, 2019 at 12:32 pm

When Patagonia announced earlier this month that it would cease selling certain co-branded vests, the brand unintentionally created a major second-hand surge in the marketplace. The company said it will no longer provide corporate apparel to certain financial companies (in addition to an already lengthy…

Marine Corps May Add Umbrellas, Earrings to Uniforms
April 12, 2019 at 1:08 pm

The U.S. Marine Corps uniform board is considering changes to the marine uniform, including the addition of (optional) umbrellas for male Marines and silver earrings in dress uniform for female Marines. According to Marine Times, female Marines were always permitted to carry or use small black umbrellas while in dress or service uniforms, and male…

How to Educate Your Customers on Planning a Seamless Apparel Program Rollout
April 9, 2019 at 11:44 am

In a recent meeting with Executive Apparel Account Reps it became apparent that some distributors and many buyers lack a clear understanding of the custom apparel production process. Our team put a planning outline together to demystify the production process and eliminate unnecessary stress for everyone. Using the tips that follow distributors and their customers…

Minor League Team's Promo Schedule Is Peak Millennial Appeal
April 5, 2019 at 11:33 am

We don't want to get all "Only '90s kids will remember" on you, but younger people who grew up during a specific time will likely remember a computer game called "Backyard Baseball." For those who don't know, it was a game sports game for kids where you created a team of neighborhood kids, all with…

Selling Promo Apparel to the Fast-Growing Legalized Cannabis Market
March 27, 2019 at 1:31 pm

The legalized cannabis market, through hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) goods alone, stands to generate $22 billion by 2022. (That's before you even factor in legalized recreational marijuana and related goods.) That makes now a good time for promo distributors to look into selling products that pay homage to marijuana culture. So says Eric Rubin, the president…

Heck Yeah, Starter Jackets Are Back
March 13, 2019 at 2:24 pm

We've already publicly proclaimed our love for the new Alliance of American Football league (AAF). To sum up, its branded apparel and uniforms are quickly becoming some of our favorite promotional apparel ever, but there's one item in particular that is the true star: the Starter jacket. Back in the '90s, Starter was the brand to…

Virgin Atlantic Just Made a Major Change to its Flight Attendant Uniform Policy
March 6, 2019 at 1:40 pm

Pants: We wear them to work, to the mall, to the bar and, of course, to our weekly Dolly Parton appreciation meetings. But there's one place you likely don't see pants: in the sky, on female flight attendants. That's because the skirt has been the default uniform choice for flight attendants for, well, basically forever.…

This 'Esports Dress' for Female Gamers Did Not Go Over Well
March 6, 2019 at 1:19 pm

Esports is the latest craze to sweep the nation, and with that comes merchandise. Even Fanatics signed a deal to supply the apparel for the Overwatch esports league. But it looks like one esports apparel company missed the mark with its latest item. Over the weekend, Cranium Apparel unveiled its new esports dress for female…

Tees Made Easy: Two Suppliers and a Contract Decorator Talk Promotional T-shirts
March 6, 2019 at 12:28 pm

It’s an unlikely source of inspiration for promo, but “Dude, Where’s My Car?” did give us this weirdly applicable line from Ashton Kutcher: “Your best T-shirt should be like your bed—it just feels like home when you are in it.” That's a pretty good tip for promotional T-shirt design, but we figured it'd be good to also ask some industry experts...

Fashion Brand Suing Nets, Nike, NBA Over Uniform Pattern Design
March 1, 2019 at 1:58 pm

When the Brooklyn Nets debuted their "Brooklyn Camo" uniforms for this season, featuring a trim design pattern inspired by the Notorious B.I.G.'s love of Coogi sweaters, it seemed like a perfect partnership. The Nets, who relatively recently moved to Brooklyn, would celebrate one of the borough's most famous artists of all time, and the design…

Chicago Blackhawks Celebrate National Margarita Day with Jimmy Buffett Promos
February 21, 2019 at 12:46 pm

Though we still hold a solid grudge against the Chicago Blackhawks for beating our local Flyers in the 2010 Stanley Cup Final, we can commend the franchise’s promotional products clout, which it will display tomorrow through its National Margarita Day celebration at the United Center with Jimmy Buffett-themed promos items. https://twitter.com/NHLBlackhawks/status/1098360433247956993 Sometimes, the scheduling world works…

Are Name-Changing NBA Jerseys the Future of Sports Uniforms?
February 20, 2019 at 12:41 pm

Admittedly, when I first found out about the NBA's latest jersey venture, I was skeptical. A name-changing NBA jersey that can change a player's last name and number on demand? Seems just like another way to enable bandwagon fans who don't want to commit one way or another. But then I thought about my 24th…

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…