Stitches Archive: June 2015

Expand and Contract

Despite dealing with low margins and high pressure, a number of decorators still thrive by eschewing direct sales and focusing only on contract work.
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Ask an Expert: Add Budget-Friendly Lettering and Numbering Services

Q We're a small startup decorating firm that offers embroidery. We'd like to expand our business to serve schools and teams, but don't know too much about offering lettering and numbers that we...
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T-shirt Design Spawns California Music Festival

Jeff Monser has been involved in screen printing since he was a teen cleaning screens for extra cash in his parents' California decorating shop, Double L Designs. As a young adult, he was...
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Virginia Shop Targets Summer Camps

Virginia custom apparel shop, All Star Sports, had its eyes on the summer camp crowd this spring, offering a sale on T-shirts to help organizations outfit their campers affordably. "Summer...
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Artist Maps Body With Embroidery

British artist Rebecca Harris is combining science with embroidery in a commissioned textile for a new exhibition by the Eden Project called "Invisible You: The Human Microbiome." Harris' piece...
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Australian Gallery Shows Off Historic Stitchery

Australia's National Gallery of Victoria is showcasing more than 40 historical embroidered accessories, garments and objects in an exhibit called "Exquisite Threads: English Embroidery...
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Professor to Study Austrian Needlework

Maureen Daly Goggin, a professor at Arizona State University, was awarded a 2015-16 Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant to teach and research historical needlework practices in Austria and the Czech...
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Survey: Small Businesses to Reinvest in Companies

A survey from Brother International Corp. (asi/12600) paints an encouraging view of the state of small business.The company's sixth annual small-business survey revealed that 54% of...
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Hanes Beefy-T Turns 40

A beloved apparel icon is marking its 40th birthday this year: The Beefy-T T-shirt from Hanes started life in the 1970s, when the company discovered its white underwear shirts were being screen...
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Trend Alerts: Camo/Military

Camo/Military Your clients don't have to serve in the military to appreciate one of the hottest trends of the season. "There really is no market that doesn't buy camo and military at some...
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Trend Alerts: Cadmium Orange

Cadmium Orange A fusion of peachy summer sunsets and bright autumn leaves and, Pantone's Cadmium Orange is a gorgeous fashion staple for the upcoming months. "The market for orange is very...
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Showcase: Polos

It's hard to find a wardrobe staple more versatile than a polo. It's a garment worn by men, women and children just about everywhere, and one can never have too many on hand. What do end-users...
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Trend Alerts: Mesh

Mesh From the runway to the streets, offering both fashion and function, mesh has made its way onto a myriad of apparel and accessories."Mesh has many advantages over other materials. It's...
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Sacramento Passes Plastic Bag Ban

The city of Sacramento became the 130th California jurisdiction to approve a ban of single-use plastic bags. Effective next January, shoppers must either bring in their own reusable bags or be...
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