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Wearables News Briefs - May 2016

Royal Apparel (asi/83731) announces that it has more than doubled factory capacity in the last year, thanks to a growing demand for Made in the USA and sustainable products. The supplier says it has experienced compounded growth of over 30% per year for the last three years.

Transfer Express will offer a free webinar at 2 p.m. EDT June 9 on generating summer T-shirt sales. The Stahls’ company also has a video on how to create transfers for and market to the family reunion niche.

Madeira is hosting a webinar 2:30 p.m. EST May 25 on embroidery backing and topping. Industry expert Joyce Jagger, The Embroidery Coach, is a featured guest on the webinar. Register here.

GSG announces a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of Cincinnati Sign Supplies. The transaction is expected to close June 1. The company also announced the August lineup of classes. Click here to see the schedule.

Stahls’ has released the free Ultimate Guide to Marketing Your T-Shirt Business, a free 28-page e-book. Download a copy here.

SanMar (asi/84863) has launched SanMar U, an education website that offers product expertise to customers. For more information, visit www.education.sanmar.com.

Atkinson Consulting, run by decorating industry veteran Marshall Atkinson, offers new rate plans. Companies can call or email for assistance, after buying pre-paid hours of help. Contact him at matkinson4804@gmail.com or (850) 445-3155.

Coastal Business Supplies has established a new professional solutions department, in response to the increase in use of 44-inch and 64-inch printers. The department will assist companies and answer questions about their printers.

GSG is hosting an open house and vendor showcase (with 30+ vendors) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 23 at its Austin location. Register online here.

Ryonet has a new online education course, Water-Based Ink Workshop. The four-hour class costs $199.99, and can be viewed as many times as the buyer wishes. The screen-printing equipment supplier also is offering a new membership program, for $199 a year, with discounts, education, free shipping and a point reward system.

T-Biz Network announces workshop dates for Scott and Mike Fresener’s Printers Boot Camp. Click here for the class schedule.

Polyconcept North America (PCNA) now provides instant copies of distributors’ invoices to logged-in users at PCNA.com, so distributers can avoid waiting on customer service lines.

HanesBrands was named one of America’s Best Employers in 2016 by Forbes.

Inksoft has moved into new headquarters in Tempe, AZ. The 10,000-square-foot office near Arizona State University is three times larger than the software company’s previous office.

S&S Activewear (asi/84358)announces the release of the 2016 Teamwear Source athletic apparel catalog, featuring performance garments, hats and bags. Among the brand offerings is the full line of Badger Sport styles. Access the digital format here.

Stahls’ is offering $5 flat-rate ground-shipping for CAD-CUT and/or CAD-COLOR orders for continental U.S. customers. In May, the company also offers a 15% discount on 20-inch CAD-COLOR SuperTEK clear matte and gloss heat transfer material.

Expert Brand (asi/53404) has launched a one order, one shipment, one invoice printing program for performance apparel.

Royal Apparel announces an initiative to have the largest selection of eco-friendly knitwear. The company is expanding sustainable fabrications, using organic cotton, recycled cotton scraps, hemp and more.