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The Power 75

Stitches reveals its third-annual list of the most powerful people and companies in the industry today. Ranked from 1-75, everyone on this list is influencing the direction the decorating industry is taking in
2012 and beyond.

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A Look Forward

How will technology continue to shape decorating companies' futures? How will decorators' overseas competition affect U.S.-based business? Check out what members of the Stitches Power 75 have to say on important industry topics as they offer their outlooks for business in 2013. Read Article

Apparel With A Heart

Across the U.S., apparel decorators are using their stitching and printing skills to support worthy causes. Read Article

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From the Editor's Desk:

This year's Power 75 are an optimistic group:

100% of the industry power players say the economy will improve or remain flat in 2013.

Ask An Expert

Learn how to make production-friendly digitizing designs in this information-packed article by punching expert Erich Campbell.

Decorating Solutions

Benefit from five easy steps that will help you create a killer appliqué, and get other time-saving, quality-enhancing decorating tips here.

Punching Sense

Check out these insightful solutions for minimizing stitch count without losing design quality.

Sales Forecast Looks Bright

Good news abounds in the wearables industry. Average order sizes are up. Buyer budgets are beginning to relax. Does that mean you can rest on your laurels? Of course not. The proactive approach will pay dividends in 2013 – which is where ASI’s Wearables Sales Forecast comes in.

Top Fashion Trends for 2013

What's old in fashion inevitably becomes new again, and 2013 styles will be no different, as designers are putting a modern twist on some styles we've seen before. Read on to take a look at some of these hot trends, including Peter Pan colors, puff sleeves and grunge.

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