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Wearables News Briefs - January 2016

  • Polyconcept North America (PCNA) announced a new sales contest for U.S. distributors, designed to leverage PCNA’s corporate attendance at the 2016 U.S. Open Golf Championship, to be held June 16-19 in Oakmont, PA. Distributors can participate by shipping $50,000 net in Trimark Apparel (asi/92121) between Jan. 4 and March 31. Qualifying distributors will earn a ticket to the PCNA Champions Experience. Click here for official rules and details.
  • Roland DGA Corp. (asi/18201), manufacturer of wide-format printers and other equipment, was named a top workplace by the Orange County Register. It’s the sixth year that Roland has received the honor.
  • Image Apparel Solutions has rebranded its knitwear line as Knit Wit Apparel. The Wheeling, IL, apparel decorator has been selling knitwear for the past nine years, frequently expanding its product lines and available colors and styles.
  • Jerico (asi/63304), a supplier that specializes in bamboo apparel and premium basics, has launched an online custom garment builder this year. It’s a step further than the popular decoration customization tools many suppliers and distributors offer, according to Jerico. The garment builder allows users to create custom T-shirts, hoodies, sweatshirts and henleys. Click here to try out Jerico’s garment builder.
  • Stahls’ is offering free ground freight on Hotronix heat presses, excluding Air models, in the continental United States this month. Purchasers of the Hotronix Dual Air Fusion or Air Fusion presses will receive $150 worth of free products. More information on these deals is available by calling 800-478-2457. The company also announced the release of The Team Decorator, a 40-page catalog for sports jersey decorators.
  • InkSoft has added the 2016 Vantage Apparel (asi/93390) catalog to its online designer. Click here for information and step-by-step instructions on how to add products from Vantage.
  • SanMar Corp. (asi/84863) has launched 83 new styles this year, including new polos, T-shirts, fitness gear, bags and caps. The products are featured in the 2016 New Arrivals catalog and available on sanmar.com. The supplier is also delivering the 2016 Nike Golf and 2016 Sport-Tek catalogs, both of which can be customized for enhanced personalization.
  • EnMart has expanded and relocated its warehouse and shipping facility in New Jersey. The new EnMart East is located at 8555 Tonnelle Ave., Unit 306, North Bergen, NJ. The new contact number is 201-662-1816. The new facility will provide more space to meet EnMart’s expanded inventory needs, as well as space for production facilities for parent company Ensign Emblem.
  • Penn Emblem (asi/77120) is offering a new fulfillment of imprintables program, with a line of sublimatable products, including mugs, keychains and coasters. The company can decorate the products with customers’ logos or provide them as blanks. More information is available at imprintsusa.com.