Wearables Archive: March 2015
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CES Show Report: Wearing In

Wearable tech invades the mammoth Consumer Electronics Show.
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The Digital Decision

Direct-to-garment and dye sublimation printing have grown by leaps and bounds, but many screen printers still ignore these burgeoning technologies. By Theresa Hegel
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All Together Now

Double the sales and twice the versatility? Just look to the rising demand for layered looks.
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Spring Fashion Preview

The decorations, patterns and items you'll need to make a bold statement this season. By Katie Smart
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Something to Say

For the cover of our Spring Fashion Preview issue, we chose to spotlight the slogan print trend with a perfect choice, the tri-blend lightweight raglan pullover (BR394) from American Apparel...
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Evolutionary Thinking

Screen printing's earliest origins date back centuries ago to China. It was first patented over 100 years ago, and for multiple decades has been the dominant method to print T-shirts and other...
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Check Back

Hailing directly from 1950s and 1960s fashion, gingham is one of this season's most significant fabric trends. Just take a look at the latest offerings from Michael Kors, Bottega Veneta and...
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Hot Products Showcase: Denim

Denim It's not uncommon to hear the entire cultural output of the U.S. reduced to a few bullet points: rock and roll, Hollywood, cowboys and - always - blue jeans. Denim predates the...
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Scuba Blue is Worth the Plunge

Pantone's Scuba Blue is a prominent player in spring and summer 2015 collections from high-end designers like Elie Saab and Ermanno Scervino as well as fashion houses such as Bluemarine and...
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Hit It Out of the Park with Baseball Jerseys

Long a traditional sports team and fan favorite, the baseball jersey got a "major" makeover during Spring/Summer 2015 Fashion Week, which was filled with sports-themed apparel dominating the...
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Play by the Rules

To avoid a penalty when it comes to selling team uniforms, there are rules of the game that you must know. Here are five to put you in the lead: Rule #1: The Right Garment Wins Every Time...
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Active Fabrics For Active People

Athletes want to perform and win. The apparel they wear can affect their performance, and the fabrication of that apparel matters. Perhaps for that reason, industry suppliers are introducing new...
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A Roster Of Decorative Methods

Today's athletic garments present challenges and opportunities when considering decorative options. There are pros and cons to each approach. Let's look at each: Screen Printing Screen...
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Beyond the Field

Athletic apparel opens the doors to many markets: It's not just for athletes anymore. You'll see it on people at the grocery store, in the park, at the gym - and on the young, middle-aged and old...
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Inner Focus

A Japanese eyewear company wants to correct more than vision.
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Q&A: Matt Lieberman, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) spent several months surveying consumers and picking the brains of experts to tease out the benefits and drawbacks of the quickly growing...
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Tech Tidbits: FDA Plans Wearables Regulation

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published a draft guidance note stating that wearable devices accompanied by health claims could possibly come under agency scrutiny in the near...
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“When is it time to break up with a difficult customer?”

The customer is not always right - something worth remembering the next time you're dealing with a particularly trying client. The trick, though, is determining whether the account is worth...
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A Tasteful Fit

Whet your appetite by targeting the lucrative specialty food industry.
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I Believe, by Danette Gossett

The who, what and wear of industry experts
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Hit the Road

Whet your appetite by targeting the lucrative specialty food industry.
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Equipment Corner

The latest in machines and decoration products
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How To: Stop Ruining Great Artwork

Double the sales and twice the versatility? Just look to the rising demand for layered looks.
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The Formula for Badass Foil

Advice and secrets from the screen printing know-it-alls.
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Shop Shakeup

An Ontario decorator wanted to save money by bringing screen printing in-house. With no press experience, he needed expert help to lay out his shop right the first time. By Theresa Hegel
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