Q&A: Product Sourcing for Unique Apparel and Accessories

Not sure where to turn for your client’s latest request? Check out the following recommendations from the Wearables staff.

Q: My client needs a men’s or unisex organic V-neck T-shirt. – Henry

A: Get comfy in the Organic Unisex V-Neck Tee (5055ORG; shown here) from Royal Apparel (asi/83731); (866) 769-2517; www.royalapparel.net. This 100% combed, ringspun, organic cotton shirt is made in the USA and comes in sizes up to 2XL. Then, check out the 100% Organic Cotton Short-Sleeve V-Neck T-Shirt (EC1052) from alphabroder (asi/34063); (800) 523-4585; www.alphabroder.com. Available in five colors and in sizes up to 3XL, this tee is made of cotton/spandex with side-seam construction. Last but not least, dress to impress with the Canadian-Made Organic Cotton V-Neck T-Shirt (546) from ATTRACTION (asi/37442); (819) 549-2477; www.attraction.com. It consists of 100% organic cotton, but the heather colors are 50% recycled polyester and 50% cotton.

Royal Apparel (asi/83731) offers the USA-made Organic Unisex V-Neck Tee (5055ORG) made of 100% combed, ringspun organic cotton. It comes in seven colors.

Q: I’m looking for clear cosmetic bags. – Layla

A: Start with the Medium Trendy Clear and Mesh Cosmetic Bag (TR418M) from Via! For Travel and More (asi/93757); (800) 339-0628; www.viafortravel.com. This compact and layered bag is made of PVC with nylon mesh and measures 5 ¼” x 5 ½” x 2 3/8”. Or, zip over to Lanco Corporation (asi/66224); (800) 938-4500; www.lancopromo.com; for the Clear Vinyl Zippered Bag (BGV500-E); at 8 ¼” x 1 ¼” x 5 ¾”, it features rope handles for easy carrying. Finally, pack up the Cosmo Pack Bag (N204) from Custom Printing II Ltd. (asi/47971); (800) 234-5740; www.customcrest.com. Measuring 6 ½” x 4 ½” x 2 ½”, this carrier offers vinyl construction and a color accent zipper.

Q: Do you know where I can find a velour baby bib? – Gigi

A: Check out the Velour Baby Bib (VBBIB) from FIEL-Fairdeal Import & Export (asi/53509); (800) 353-3435; www.fiel.com. Made from cotton terry velour with a snap closure, it measures 11” x 8” and comes in 13 colors. Next, try on the Fringed Terry Velour Baby Bib (KV1606) from Terry Town (asi/90913); (800) 742-9793; www.terrytown.com. With 19 colors available, this 11” x 18” bib consists of 100% cotton triple sheared terry velour fabric. Cover all your bases with the One-2-Wear Terry Velour Coverall Bib (CP799) from One Stop Inc. (asi/75085); (800) 968-7550; www.onestopinc.com. Made in the USA, this 11” x 15” bib comes in eight color choices and is 100% cotton with a spill-proof backing.

Q: I’m seeking warm winter hats with ear flaps. Can you help? – Ben

A: Indeed I can! Warm up to the Knit Hat with Ear Flaps and Tassel (W-6300-B) from Apollo Group (asi/73392); (800) 982-2146; www.apolloemb.com. Available in six colors, this one-size-fits-most hat is approximately 11” long, and its tassels are removable. Alternately, head to KC Caps (asi/58760); (800) 321-9888; www.kccaps.com/asi; for the Flap Beanie with Fleece Insulation (W1900). Made of acrylic fabric with a soft fleece lining, it comes in five color options. Cap off your search with the Rib-Knit Ear-Flap Beanie (5068) from Mega Cap Inc. (asi/70434); (888) 616-6342; www.megacapinc.com. With acrylic construction, this one-size hat is offered in five hot hues.

Q: Are there any industry companies that sell high-visibility safety vests for dogs? – Dorrie

A: Keep Fido safe with the Pet Safety Vest (XYZ194) from XYZ Promotions (asi/98758); (954) 444-1805; info@xyzpromotionsinc.com. Measuring approximately 19” x 18” with adjustable Velcro closure, it consists of knit fabric with a reflective stripe. Or, protect the furry ones with the Reversible Dog Sport Vest (DSVR-1) from Aprons ‘n More Inc. (asi/36563); (800) 897-0224; www.apronsnmore.com. Available in a variety of colors and fabric options – including a camo pattern – this vest includes reflective tape for visibility. Finally, alert Mayday Industries Inc. (asi/69721); (714) 893-5410; www.maydayorders.com. This supplier’s Dog Safety Vest (PET14-SML) measures approximately 8” x 8”; it includes a Velcro adjustment and reflective stripes and is not intended for large dogs.

Q: Please help me find a full-zip fleece jacket in youth sizes. – Nina

A: Get cozy in the Port Authority Youth Value Fleece Jacket (Y217) from SanMar (asi/84863); (800) 426-6399; www.sanmar.com. Available in eight colors, this mid-weight, 100% polyester garment features front zippered pockets and open cuffs. Next, embark on a journey with the Youth Voyager Fleece Jacket (8502) from Charles River Apparel (asi/44620); (800) 225-0550; www.charlesriverapparel.com. It includes anti-pill fleece, an open hem, a shockcord drawstring, a stand-up collar and elasticized cuffs. A third option is the Youth Quest Jacket (JY6380) from Tri-Mountain (asi/92125); (800) 824-6464; www.trimountain.com. This 94% polyester/6% spandex jacket has a windproof and water-resistant outer shell, front pockets and an open bottom.

Q: I’m looking for a ladies’ running singlet. – Kary

A: Race to Hidden Bay Graphics-Sports (asi/60689); (715) 634-5770; www.hiddenbaysports.com; for the Women’s Running Singlet (HB185). Made from 100% wicking polyester microfiber, this form-fitting top comes in sizes XS-XL. Then, speed up with the New Balance Tempo Ladies’ Running Singlet (9138L) from Atlantic Coast Cotton (asi/37355); (800) 262-5660; www.orderacc.com. Featuring polyester construction with reflective piping and a racerback style, it’s available in eight colors and sizes up to 2XL. Lastly, stay top of mind with the Women’s Mind Singlet (1903943) from Craft Sportswear (asi/47026); (877) 662-7238; www.craftcorporate.com. Consisting of polyester, breathable wicking fabric, it offers a cross-back design for a comfortable fit.