News: Industry

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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M&R to Host SGIA Road Trip

May 19, 2017 |

The M&R Cos., Roselle, Ill., recently announced it will host Specialty Graphic Imaging Association’s (SGIA) Road Trip: Apparel Decorating for Insiders event at its headquarters.

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SGIA Recognizes Sustainable Businesses

May 11, 2017 |

Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA), Fairfax, Va., recently presented its Sustainable Business Recognition honor to 22 member companies that have created and adopted sustainable business practices.

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InkSoft Adds Online Product Catalogs

April 7, 2017 |

InkSoft, Albuquerque, N.M., recently added live product integrations with Augusta Sportswear, Holloway Sportswear and High Five Sportswear, letting users offer a wide range of athletic attire from these companies to customers.

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Tomasini Takes Reins as PPAI Chair

March 9, 2017 |

Mary Jo Tomasini, CEO of CE Competitive Edge LLC, Stevensville, Mich., recently took the gavel as chair of the board of directors for Promotional Products Association Intl. (PPAI), Irving, Texas, at the recent PPAI Expo.

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One Stop to Host EXPO

February 15, 2017 |

One Stop, Grand Rapids, Mich., in conjunction with celebrating its 30th anniversary, will hold its 11th private bi-annual EXPO on March 30.

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Top of the World, J. America Announce Merger

January 18, 2017 |

Licensed collegiate headwear supplier Top of the World LLC, Norman, Okla., and licensed and blank apparel distributor J. America Inc., Fowlerville, Mich., recently announced a merger agreement that will create a new company: Top of the World Holdings LLC.

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Gildan Wins Auction for American Apparel

January 10, 2017 |

Gildan Activewear Inc., Montreal, has won a bankruptcy auction for bankrupt apparel manufacturer and retailer American Apparel, Los Angeles, after raising its offer to about $88 million from a previously reported $66 million, according to multiple media reports.

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Report: American Apparel Drawing More Interest

January 6, 2017 |

Online retailer Inc., Seattle; teen apparel store chain Forever 21 Inc., Los Angeles; Next Level Apparel, Gardena, Calif.; and consumer brand licensor Authentic Brands Group, New York, are all weighing offers to acquire American Apparel, Los Angeles, according to recent media reports.

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Inksoft Unveils Software Updates

December 8, 2016 |

Through four weekly video releases, Inksoft, Albuquerque, N.M., has unveiled updates to its online store software that improve and streamline the way users and their clients interact with the platform. 

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