News: Industry

The Ink Kitchen Hosts Lucky 13 Bash In Sacramento

May 2, 2018 |

The Ink Kitchen, a garment decorator’s blog founded by veteran screen printers Tom Davenport and Rick Roth, recently hosted the “Lucky 13 Bash” at Motion Textile’s Sacramento, Calif., facility to gather members of the decorated apparel industry together and to raise money for a worthy cause

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HanesBrands Earns Ninth EPA Energy Star Award

April 3, 2018 |

HanesBrands, Winston-Salem, N.C., has earned its ninth consecutive United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Energy Star Partner of the Year award for sustained excellence in energy conservation, carbon emissions reduction and environmental sustainability.

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HanesBrands Nets Local United Way Award

March 30, 2018 |

HanesBrands, Winston-Salem, N.C., recently earned the United Way of North Carolina’s Spirit of North Carolina Award for campaign excellence, given that the company and its employees have pledged $1.97 million this year to the United Way of Forsyth County (UWFC) and surrounding N.C. communities.

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Gildan Nominates Four to Join Board

March 30, 2018 |

Gildan Activewear Inc., Montreal, recently announced that its board of directors has nominated Maryse Bertrand, Marc Caira, Charles M. Herington and Craig Leavitt as director nominees to be voted on by the company’s shareholders at its annual shareholders meeting, to be held May 3.

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Aprons, Etc. Offers Fast & Free Line

March 8, 2018 |

Aprons, Etc., Greenville, S.C., offers an industry-exclusive Fast & Free line of event-display products, which has become its promotional product category’s top performer in 2018, according to the company.

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Epson, CIT Announce Partnership

February 6, 2018 |

Epson America, Long Beach, Calif., and CIT Direct Capital, Portsmouth, N.H., the national digital small-business lending unit of CIT Group, today announced a partnership to offer financing for commercial and digital print customers.

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Universal Unilink Awards Scholarships

January 26, 2018 |

Universal Unilink Purchasing Association, Greer, S.C., a group purchasing organization for apparel and promotional products distributors, as well as uniform and textile-rental companies, recently announced its annual college scholarship and awards recipients.

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BELLA+CANVAS Launches PRISM Collection

January 8, 2018 |

BELLA+CANVAS, Los Angeles, today will launch a new classification of heather garments called PRISM, which was created by re-engineering the heather yarn-spinning and fabric-dyeing processes to create stunning halftones and never-been-seen-before dimension, according to the company.

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PCNA Names Sales Manager for Apparel

January 5, 2018 |

Polyconcept North America (PCNA), Pittsburgh, recently announced the promotion of Corey Cardinal from field sales manager to regional sales manager for the company’s Trimark apparel division.

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Cap America, DML Creation Announce Partnership

January 5, 2018 |

Cap America Inc., Fredericktown, Mo., and DML Creation Inc., Camarillo, Calif., recently announced today a broad long-term alliance that is expected to enhance DML’s industry position while expanding Cap America’s reach into Canada.

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alphabroder Acquires Prime Line

December 12, 2017 |

alphabroder, Trevose, Pa., has acquired promotional products distributor Prime Line, Bridgeport, Conn., to join its brand portfolio and function as a new hard goods division.

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Vetta LLC Appoints CEO

November 30, 2017 |

Vetta, LLC, Webberville Mich., the parent company of J. America Wholesale Blanks and Top of the World, has named Glenn Silbert as its chief executive officer.

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Hanes Donates Socks to Help Homeless

November 30, 2017 |

Hanes, Winston-Salem, N.C., has donated 225,000 pairs of socks and 18,000 pairs of underwear to organizations fighting homelessness across the United States as part of its eighth national sock drive.

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A Cover-Worthy Collaboration

November 15, 2017 |

The premise was simple: As with most issues of Impressions, the magazine’s editorial staff sought to partner with an apparel supplier and industry decorator to produce a customized garment for a cover photo shoot.

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Great Dane Graphics Offers Free Art E-Book

November 14, 2017 |

Great Dane Graphics, Mandeville, La., now offers a free e-book, “The Ultimate Guide to Artwork For T-Shirts,” that explores what goes into creating art that makes garments and a business stand out from the competition.

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Insta Nabs Two Golden Image Awards

November 2, 2017 |

Insta Graphic Systems, Cerritos, Calif., recently won two gold awards at the Golden Image competition at the 2017 Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) Expo, which was held in New Orleans.

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Invista to Sell Apparel Business Unit

November 1, 2017 |

Invista, Wichita, Kan., has entered into a definitive agreement with Shandong Ruyi Investment Holding to sell its apparel and advanced textiles business, one of its four major units, to Sandong Ruyi Investment Holding.

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Threadless Acquires Bucketfeet

October 24, 2017 |

Graphic apparel and accessories supplier Threadless, Chicago, recently announced it has acquired direct-to-consumer shoe brand Bucketfeet to expand its product line into the footwear category.

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Vapor Apparel Wins SGIA Product of the Year

September 28, 2017 |

Vapor Apparel, N. Charleston, S.C., recently announced its Solar Performance long-sleeve tee has received the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association’s (SGIA) Product of the Year Award in the “Textile-Finished Garment-Synthetic” category.

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Impressions Awards 2017 Winners Announced

September 24, 2017 |

The results for the 2017 Impressions Awards are in! For months, decorators of all sizes and experience levels submitted their entries for the 39th annual Impressions Awards, the industry’s most prestigious apparel decorating contest.

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Lawson Nets Two SGIA Product Awards

August 28, 2017 |

Lawson Screen & Digital Products, St. Louis, recently won two Speciality Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) Product of the Year Awards for its Proton screen-printing press and Ajax reclaimer.

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American & Efird Joins ZDHC Program

August 1, 2017 |

American & Efird (A&E), Mount Holly, N.C., has joined the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) program, consisting of more than 20 brands working together to drive industry-wide change in chemicals management.

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One Stop Hires Advisor

July 18, 2017 |

One Stop, Grand Rapids, Mich., recently hired Dave Hornbrook as its new sales and technical advisor for the decorations supplies it distributes.

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Sawgrass to Relocate Offices

July 11, 2017 |

Sawgrass Inc., Charleston, S.C., recently announced plans to consolidate and relocate its Mount Pleasant business and manufacturing offices to a new, state-of-the-art location that can better accommodate its continued growth.

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DecoNetwork CEO Resigns

June 30, 2017 |

Neil Pentland, CEO of Australia-based DecoNetwork, was arrested June 27 and charged with the murder of his former business partner, Philip Carlyle, 20 years ago.

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