Wearables Archive: October 2014
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The T-Shirt That Thinks

The next revolution in apparel? Digital clothing that will forever alter branding and reinvigorate the way we live our lives.
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Through the Looking Glass

Google Glass and other eyewear tech can revolutionize the workplace.
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Getting Closer

NFC is turning tees and polos into virtual marketing devices.
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Wearables Top Decorator

Branded apparel hits the campaign trail, where every vote counts. What shirt has the highest approval rating?
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We're With The Band

Music acts have long turned to screen printers to create the iconic band T-shirt. Here’s how you can make sweet music with your next sale.
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A Caped Crusade

Warner Bros. Entertainment soared above other brands at last year's San Diego Comic-Con show - not because of its TV programs or movies, but thanks to a clever promotional item. The unique...
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"What Do I Do If I'm Being Sued?"

It's no secret that employees don't always part with an employer on the best of terms. When things don't end well, though, there's often more at stake than hurt feelings. If a former worker sues,...
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A Vote For Branded Apparel

Logoed T-shirts and more are a must for the campaign trail.
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I Believe, by Yousuf Razzak

The who, what and wear of industry experts
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Dressing Smart

Have you heard of the Internet of Things? It's a term which describes the growing phenomenon of imbuing everyday objects with connectivity. Name an object and it may already be an...
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With A Female Touch

It's fair to say that women primarily drive demand for fashion. Therefore most people might not consider football a significant force in apparel trends. They're wrong. Refinery29, an independent...
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Add Sales With Aprons

Did you know that there are over 5,000 aprons from ESP-listed suppliers? They come in a variety of styles, sizes and fabrications. Here are six to get selling: 1. Norwood (asi/74400;...
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Look on the Bright Side with Neons

Forget somber colors for fall and winter. This year's cool season will be full of hot color, and nothing says "hot" like neon. But take care: These shades must be applied carefully. A reliable...
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Jacket Jargon

Jackets today aren't just about a particular fiber (such as nylon vs. poly). What really sets them apart is performance. Two terms you'll come across when comparing jackets are "heavyweight" and...
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The Extra Dimension

New wave 3D printers are redefining how apparel is made.
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Boding Well

Activity trackers have become an essential tool of corporate wellness programs.
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The Tiniest of Revolutions

Nano science can change the world, but its apparel rep needs mending.
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Print Preview

Decoration methods are poised to take a next-level leap.
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Show Your Metal

Brights aren't the only thing still front-and-center in fashion - so are metallic designs, especially silver. The latest collection from Paco Rabanne is awash in metallic silver, from...
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Get Tickled With Pink

From Chanel's metallic pink running suit to Dior's cotton-candy-hued fur trenchcoat, pink, of all shades, is a notable frontrunner this fall. This playful and lively pastel is intent on staying...
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Hot Products: Quarter Zip Fleece

When the term "normcore" first appeared in 2013, its inventors attempted to describe the appeal of apparel that promised "the freedom that comes with non-exclusivity." Which is just a fancy way...
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Cover Up With Cardigans

Cardigans gave Fall/Winter 2014-2015 Fashion Week an extra cozy and majestic feel. Gorgeous getups from the likes of Saint Laurent, Michael Kors and Calvin Klein dared to reach the floor and made...
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One Way or Another: Stripe Shirt

Retro styling has been in vogue for several seasons, but rather than petering out as time goes by, this style has only revved up. Fashions for fall and winter 2014-2015 are saturated with designs...
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How To Standardize Your Screen Registration

One of the biggest and least understood challenges that many shops struggle with every day is how they approach the importance of screen registration. This is crucial, and can affect your overall...
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Equipment Corner

The latest in machines and decoration products
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Clothed Circuit

For our cover story package on wearable technology, we made a quantum leap with our futuristic circuit design. We used the Double Dry performance tee (CW22) from Champion Branded Printwear...
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Illusion vs. Reality

Advice and secrets from the screen printing know-it-alls.
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Keep It Clean

A well-organized shop can save you time and money.
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