2014: Stitches' State of the Industry

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Video feature: Stitches Editor Nicole Rollender talks about some key findings of the 2014 State of the Industry Report. Watch it on Stitches.com.

Stitches State of the Industry 2014

In this four-part section, you’ll find proven operations, marketing, sales and high-tech strategies to fast-track your shop to greater success and profitability in 2014. Plus, read highlights from Stitches' exclusive State of the Industry survey.


Revamp Your Business Plan
Lease New Decorating Equipment
Retool Your Management Style
Buy a Bigger Building
By the Numbers: Operations


Develop a Social Content Strategy
Optimize Images on Social Media
Hot Niches to Target
Fresh Ways to Engage Customers
By the Numbers: Marketing


Supercharge Your Sales Team
Three Ways to Grow Your Sales in 2014
Make Better Sales Presentations
Improve Long-Term Customer Relations
By the Numbers: Sales

High-Tech Strategies

Step Up Your SEO Smarts
Automate Your Shop’s Workflow
Invest in an Online Designer
By the Numbers: High-Tech Strategies
Top 25 Apparel Suppliers

For the fourth time, Stitches has ranked the Top 25 Apparel Suppliers in the decorated-apparel market. These are the industry's garment-selling leaders – the ones decorators and ad specialty distributors turn to time and again for everything from basic T-shirts and high-end outerwear, to sales, marketing, and e-commerce tips and tools.

Top 25: The Apparel Suppliers

Apparel Suppliers

The 2014 edition of Stitches' exclusive ranking of the suppliers with the most industry revenue last year.

Regional Analysis

In this section, you’ll find important information that will help you better understand and capitalize on trends in your geographic area. From sales forecasts to social media, here are current localized insights you can use to build your business.

Regional Analysis

Map of the U.S.

6 regions: Pacific, Southwest, West, Midwest, Northeast and Southeast.

Editor's Letter

In an industry as diverse and always-innovating as the decorated-apparel world, our annual State of the Industry issue gives you a view of the current marketplace and offers sound strategies to help you grow your business. Decorators of all sizes are poised for growth – and even more positive change – this year.

Nicole Rollender

2014 State of the Industry

Industry's outlook: fantastic.
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