In The News: September 2017

CBL Custom Apparel & Promotions (asi/154700) and nonprofit Blankets of Hope are working with The Salvation Army DFW to send 1,000 fleece blankets to families affected by Hurricane Harvey. There is a GoFundMe campaign to raise $2,500 to cover the blankets being picked up.

Cooler Graphics (asi/80345), which suffered a fire in July, is operating normally and is accepting most standard lead time orders for products. For assistance with quotes, inquiries and orders, please call customer service toll-free at (877) 922-0262, or email

MasterCast Ltd. (asi/69240) has completed the integration of the Amcraft product line.

4imprint (asi/197045) has been named to the 2017 Best Workplaces for Women by Fortune and Great Place to Work for the third consecutive year.

HALO Branded Solutions (asi/356000) announced the donation of $62,620 to the Justin J. Watt Foundation, earmarking the funds for Hurricane Harvey Flood Relief Fund to aid people in the Houston area. The donation reflects 267 people from HALO and Michael C. Fina Recognition contributing a total of $31,310, matched by HALO. Said HALO CEO Marc Simon: “After we addressed the immediate needs of our valued sales and support staff in the region, we researched charities that would provide the most impactful relief and selected the JJ Watt Foundation. We announced our intent to our staff and sales force and the response was overwhelming.” 

RTP Apparel has announced the release of several new colors in the DTG Ready To Print line of shirts. 

Sweda (asi/90305) has announced a donation of over $30,000 for immediate relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

Vapor Apparel (asi/93396) announced that its Solar Performance Long Sleeve T has received the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association’s (SGIA) Product of the Year Award in the Textile-Finished Garment-Synthetic category. More than 70 companies competed in the 2017 Product of the Year Awards, submitting 222 entries over the competition’s 49 categories – the largest field of competitors in the awards program’s history. All entries will be displayed in the Golden Image Gallery at the 2017 SGIA Expo (New Orleans, October 10th-12th). “This is part of an extensive line of innovative products from Vapor Apparel. We appreciate the award and look forward to bringing more customers this great product in 2018,” said Jackson Burnett, president of Vapor Apparel.

Benchworks (asi/137190) has been named to the Inc. 5000 of America’s fastest-growing private companies for the third year. Benchworks is ranked at number 933 with three-year sales growth of 471%.

Penn Emblem Company (asi/77120) and ImprintsUSA (asi/14971) are selling Texas Flag patches and donating all proceeds to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. Customers can support Hurricane Harvey relief by visiting the ImprintsUSA website or by contacting the Penn Emblem Company Customer Service Team by phone at (800) 793-7366 or email at

Vapor Apparel (asi/93396) has launched its Eco-USA line, a sustainable, American-made line of 50/50 and tri-blend T-shirts.

Gildan Activewear Inc. (asi/56842) has announced that the company has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for the fifth consecutive year and the DJSI North American Index for the second consecutive year.

RO-EL (asi/83140) has reached a partnership agreement with Pixika to bring its line of tech products to the North American promotional industry. 

NewClients Inc. (asi/282470) has changed its name to Boost Promotional Branding. The firm said the new name “better aligns with the company’s mission to strengthen the memories and experiences that people have with their preferred brands.”

HanesBrands (asi/59528) has announced that it is donating more than five trailer loads of underwear and activewear to assist victims of flooding from Hurricane Harvey in Texas and the Gulf Coast. Hanes is partnering with nonprofit charity Delivering Good and North Carolina-based transportation company Glen Raven Logistics to deliver more than one million items of underwear, socks, intimate apparel, T-shirts and activewear fleece valued at more than $2 million. The company is also donating $25,000 to the American Red Cross.

Penhollow Promotions (asi/293161) has apparel and water bottles to donate to Harvey relief efforts. If anyone can help Penhollow transport the items to Texas, please email

Bullet (asi/42424) has announced it is donating a shipment of power banks, charging cables and large tote bags to those affected by the flooding and damage caused by Hurricane Harvey in Texas.

Fruit of the Loom (asi/84257) is donating nearly one million pieces of clothing to Houston-area residents following the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey. Fruit of the Loom is sending two semi-tractor trailers full of essential clothing items like underwear, T-shirts, sweatshirts and sweatpants. To make donations, visit

iPROMOTEu (asi/232119) has been included on the prestigious Inc. 5000 list of the fastest growing companies in America. As a seven-time Inc. 5000 honoree, iPROMOTEu is now included in the Inc. 5000 Hall of Fame.

Liqui-Mark Corp. (asi/67675) shipped more than $10,000 in retail-packaged school supplies to help children starting school in Houston, TX, amid the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Supplies included pens, markers, crayons, pencils, dry-erase markers, highlighters and glue.

Prime Line (asi/79530) has introduced a new series of themed, ready-made event packs called Bundlez: “Breast Cancer Awareness Pack,” “Tuscany Traveler,” “Fitness-To-Go,” “Company Outings” and “A Day at the Beach.” Each Bundle includes five to seven items that may be ordered in one of several colors.