Wearables Archive: Nov/Dec 2014
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Top Trends For 2015

What’s now and what’s next? We take a look ahead.
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Wearables Top Decorator

In the last challenge of the year, whose entry belongs in an art gallery? Plus, we name our Grand Prize winner.
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Sales Spotlight

Want to up your apparel sales? Target these three key markets in 2015.
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Run For It

It all started with a branded tube of blueberry-flavored lip balm. Two years ago, Marc Kozak and his wife Cheryl, the owners of Blue Monster Promotions (asi/466761), attended a local Chamber of...
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I Believe: Erin Reilly and Sterling Wilson

The who, what and wear of industry experts
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Business Matters

Apparel distributors and decorators don't need a reason to justify their services. We know how effective branded apparel is. We know companies absolutely need to market themselves. Only a few...
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Add On Sales With Sweaters

Cool temperatures are the ideal occasion to build your sales of promotional sweaters. As an executive gift or uniform, a sweater is a classic way to reinforce a brand or expand a uniform program....
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Sweatpants: The Comfortable Choice

Sweatpants often get a bad rap for being frumpy. Designer Karl Lagerfeld has been quoted as saying: "Sweatpants are a sign of defeat. You lost control of your life so you bought some sweatpants."...
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Fashion-Forward Imprintable Apparel

Being "in fashion" can reflect many things from makeup to shoes to hair. When it comes to apparel, the garment's color, cut and texture influence popularity. It might also have to do with the...
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Color In Demand

Color availability is a big key for trends. Stitch Labs, a leader in inventory management for retailers and wholesalers, released a new infographic with updated consumer color preferences. The...
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Wearables Sales Forecast

Industry companies have a bright outlook for 2015. Here are the strategies, data and markets to help you forge ahead.
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Increase Your Average Order Size

While finding new clients is the lifeblood of a successful company, boosting the average size of apparel orders with your current clients is an easier way to fatten your bottom line. Here are...
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Choose The Right Decoration Technique

Embroidery, screen printing, heat transfers, sublimation, direct-to-garment … you're proud of the different options your shop is able to offer clients. But how do you recommend the right method...
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Work With Other Screen Printers

Many screen printers are hesitant to subcontract jobs. Often, their reluctance stems from a fear that the subcontractor will poach their clients; other times, decorators fret about giving up...
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Build A Uniform Program

Creating your own uniform program from scratch can be done. According to Jeff Nero, regional sales rep for Tri-Mountain (asi/92125), many suppliers already have the necessary elements in place in...
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Hit The Slopes

Skiwear styled apparel was all the rage on the runways during Autumn 2014 Fashion Week, from Louis Vuitton's men's lineup (which combined raglan and colorblocking designs worn with shiny specs)...
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Get A Tangy Kick from Orange

A variety of lively orange shades and tints was on full display during fall/winter fashion shows by Balmain, Dries Van Noten, Givenchy and more. This is one dazzling color that can't fail to...
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Lovely In Leather

Leather bedecked the runways this season; fall collections from Anthony Vaccarello, Cédric Charlier and Trussardi were teeming with leather jackets, leather tops and even leather dresses....
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Hot Products: System Jackets

The 3-in-1 system jacket is the mother lode of outerwear. Comprising two independent jackets that fit together to form one supremely weather-resistant garment, these jackets are the ultimate in...
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One Way Or Another: Long-Sleeve Shirt

When choosing uniform pieces for employees, it's important to keep the staff comfortable and looking good. This unique, form-fitted long-sleeved women's top (LB008) from Tri-Mountain (asi/92125;...
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How To Decorate Loose-Knit Garments

The surface of a garment can dictate, in a significant way, which decoration process will work the best. A standard T-shirt is the most popular fabric surface in part because of its ability to...
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Profiting From Personalization

Demand for personalized garments is high, and variable data can be the key to quick sales.
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Don't Modify -- Get Organized

There is no such thing as a perfect ink mixing system, or even a really good mixing system. Formulas are often inaccurate by several shades. (Yes, I've experienced this consistently across...
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Equipment Corner

Printers, presses and machines
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Analyze This


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Sun in the Forecast

To reflect the optimism that was displayed by industry companies in our Wearables Sales Forecast, we decided bright was right for our cover decoration. Our Sales Forecast logo was printed on the...
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