Stitches Archive: January 2015
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Get Organized 2015

Clean Up Your Shop and Increase Productivity
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The Brand Commandments

The stone-cold reality: You aren’t too busy to build your own brand. Follow these proven steps to rehab your company image in 2015. By Theresa Hegel
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Save Our Shop

A Logo Lifeline
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Revamp Your Business

Start 2015 off right with strategies from business and industry experts on how to get more referrals, how to save time and money, up your cash flow and more.
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Create a UV-Reactive Imprint

One way to make a big impact with an imprint is to use UV-reactive inks, which reveal your client’s logo or design in sunlight.
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Ask an Expert: Digitize Cleaner Designs

My designs aren't efficient. When I digitize, I bounce back and forth between areas in my design, and even between reworking art and digitizing. By the time I'm done, my sequence is sloppy and...
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Embroidered Linen Napkins an Everyday Luxury

Embroidered Linen Napkins an Everyday Luxury   These aren't your grandmother's table linens. Dublin textile designer Jennifer Slattery is gaining acclaim for her minimalist designs that show...
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Bold Colors, Fine Detail With New Dye-Sublimation Printer

Roland DGA (asi/18201) introduced the Texart RT-640, an advanced 64" dye-sublimation transfer printer featuring innovative print control technology, powerful ErgoSoft Roland Edition RIP software,...
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Living Wage Garment Factory Gaining Foothold

A four-year-old "grand experiment" in sweatshop-free labor is proving that the garment industry can thrive while providing workers with a safe environment and a living wage, according to the...
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Butcher Donates $800,000 in Historic Embroidery

Oxford's Ashmolean Museum has beefed up its collection of historic English embroidery, thanks to a generous donation from an organic butcher. Michael Feller and his wife, Elizabeth, of Upper...
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Advertising Specialty Spending on the Rise

Sales of promotional products were strong in 2014, on pace once again to beat spending on mobile, radio and TV advertising. Revenues in the advertising specialty industry, which reached $20.5...
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New York Fashion Week

New York Fashion Week New York Fashion Week for spring 2015 celebrated color and romance, as evening wear designers walked richly embellished glamorous gowns. Designers who traditionally...
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Trend Alerts: Geometric Prints

Geometric Prints From sporty squares to captivating circles, geometric prints are huge in the fashion world, and the trend has infiltrated the decorated apparel industry in a big way. Samanta...
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Trend Alerts: Glacier Gray

Glacier Gray According to Pantone's Spring 2015 Fashion Color Report, Glacier Gray is one of the hottest - and coolest - shades to watch in the coming months. Pantone describes the hue as...
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Trend Alerts : 3-D Embroidery

3-D Embroidery Three-dimensional embroidery is an embellishment method that, quite literally, helps brands stand out. In order to create 3-D embroidery, the decorator begins with a layer of...
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Showcase: Leggings and Socks

provide a great way to warm up in style and advertise a hot brand at the same time. "Leggings are versatile," says Jamie Henry, product development manager at Boxercraft (asi/41325). "You can...
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Niche: Pet-Related Apparel

"Pets are part of the family," says Kimberly Damp, sales and marketing coordinator for Promopet (asi/79698), echoing the sentiment of millions of pet lovers nationwide. "People love their pets...
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Inspiration: Maria Damon

"Follow your inner moonlight, don't hide the madness." Maria Damon quotes Allen Ginsberg as advice  to apparel decorators - or any artist. Damon is a poet, author and chair of the Humanities and...
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E-Tools for Greater Accessibility

Online tools and software are among the most practical and effective methods for increasing your business and managing the administrative details. In the fall, InkSoft released a beta version...
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Old School Pet Prep

Old School Pet Prep Pet stores are at the head of the pack when it comes to sales, according to an IBISWorld industry report noting an annual revenue of more than $14 billion with a projected...
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Innovation With InFusion

Innovation With InFusion As you kick off 2015, consider what's new in imprinting techniques. An innovative process from Trimark Sportswear Group (asi/92122) called InFusion takes the idea of...
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Score With Basketball Motifs

Score With Basketball Motifs The 2014-2015 National Basketball Association (NBA) season is in full swing, heading into February. Next month the 2015 NBA All-Star Game is on February 15. Get...
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Lewtan Industries Chairman Dies at 88

Lewtan Industries Chairman Dies at 88   Marvin Lewtan, founder and chairman of supplier Lewtan Industries (asi/67230), died in October at 88, after nearly 70 years in the promotional...
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Polyconcept Unveils Supplier Affiliate Market Place

Polyconcept Unveils Supplier Affiliate Market Place Polyconcept North America (PCNA) has launched a new website, serving as a single gateway to all its brands and offering product access to...
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Achieve a 30% Wider Color Range

Achieve a 30% Wider Color Range The Kornit Avalanche Hexa, an industrial digital inkjet garment printer offered by Hirsch International (asi/14982), makes it easier to specifically meet the...
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