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Wearables News Briefs - February 2016

  • NEB Bobbins in Hayward, WI, announces that it is under new management and ownership.

  • Stahls’ has launched a new Spanish-language website to better serve its Spanish-speaking customers in the United States and other countries.

  • JERZEES has launched an Internet microsite for its Dri-Power line of T-shirts. Decorators who visit the site can request a free sample of the Dri-Power Active T-shirt (29MR). Click here to visit the site and sign up for your free sample.

  • American Embroidery Supply now offers specialty Organ Cool-Sew needles, designed for dense or chemically treated materials, including rubber, foam or synthetic goods.

  • Transfer Express will hold a free webinar at 2 p.m. March 10 on “Heat Transfer Placement and Position.” Click here to register.

  • S&S Activewear (asi/84358) will be phasing out the Americana and Eva brand names, operating solely under the S&S banner this spring. The supplier had been operating as three separate companies in 2014, and co-branding throughout 2015. Starting in March, only the S&S Activewear brand and logo will be used.

  • Links Unlimited (asi/67617) announces an exclusive distribution partnership with wearable fitness band maker Moov for the corporate market.

  • Polyconcept North America (PCNA) has added net pricing to logged-in users of PCNA.com, who are searching for Leed’s Bullet and Trimark products. The addition makes it easier for distributors to calculate pricing for projects.


  • Visual Impressions, a Milwaukee-based contract decorator, is opening a new 10,000-square-foot screen-printing production facility in St. Louis this month. The move is expected to increase opportunity for one-day ground shipping and help Visual Impressions reach new markets. Production manager Kyle Peterson will oversee the new facility, though art, purchasing, HR and other day-to-day administrative functions will be handled through the Milwaukee office.
  • Stormtech Performance Apparel has launched its Spring/Summer 2016 collection, with more than 40 new styles and colors added. Included in the collection are performance polos, lightweight shells, yoga pants and backpacks.
  • Rolad DGA Corp. (asi/18201) has lowered the price of its LEF-12 and LEF-20 flatbed printers. The LEF-12 has dropped $2,000 to $17,995, and the LEF-20 has dropped $4,000 to $25,995. Click here for more information.
  • Stahls’ is giving customers 10% off Thermo-FILM pre-cut letters and numbers in February. More information is available by calling 800-478-2457.