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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. 

The Best Comments From This Wall Street Journal Op-Ed on MLB's 'Ugly Sweatshirt Crisis'
October 19, 2018 at 1:55 pm

Earlier this week, the Wall Street Journal ran an op-ed taking a (presumably) tongue-in-cheek shot at Major League Baseball's playoff hoodies. These are the ones—adorned with each team's postseason slogan and logo and various MLB branding—that players wear in the dugout, because October baseball is a frigid, hellish nightmare that serves only to remind us…

3 Promo Ideas From Disney’s New ’90s Retro Merch Collection
October 18, 2018 at 11:31 am

If there’s one thing people love these days, it's anything '90s-related. That's why Disney has teamed up with Oh My Disney for a collection of ‘90s retro merch. The collection includes items inspired by some of the most popular (and beloved) Disney movies of the '90s, and the items themselves are all suitably retro, too...

Promo Apparel Lessons From Adidas' High-Quality 'The Waterboy' Anniversary Collection
October 17, 2018 at 1:10 pm

We are big fans of throwback sports promotions, and this year is majorly fueling our obsession. Over the summer, the Anaheim Ducks unveiled their throwback "Mighty Ducks"-inspired jerseys, and we thought they were incredible. Now it looks like "The Waterboy" is getting the merchandise treatment, and we are in full support.

Travel Writer Notices Everyone in Cleveland Wears 'Cleveland' T-shirts
October 15, 2018 at 1:35 pm

There's an old adage that you'd probably hear on college campuses: Only freshman wear apparel with the school's name on it. We know that's patently false because, well, we went to college, too. That same idea might apply to popular tourist destinations. The locals surely wouldn't wear shirts…

Are Hoodies the Future of School Uniforms? British School Looks to Find Out
October 10, 2018 at 12:29 pm

When we think of school uniforms, we typically conjure up images of plaid skirts, polo shirts and khaki pants. But what if the landscape of school uniforms changed alongside the growing athleisure trend? That's an experiment a British school is willing to invest in...

A Former Oil Engineer Has a Solution for Better Women's Workwear
October 3, 2018 at 9:42 am

Women make up 24 percent of the STEM workforce, and yet their needs are not being considered when it comes to women's workwear. Thankfully, petroleum engineer Jaime Glas decided to use her passion for fashion to upgrade the uniform options for other women...

Help Clients Draw a Crowd With Trade Show Promotions
September 19, 2018 at 2:10 pm

We spoke with a couple of industry pros about what items distributors should be looking to for their clients’ trade show needs, how they can maximize their impact at these events, and some details about past successes...