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Wearables News Briefs - November 2016

Heritage Sportswear (asi/60582) now offers blank American Apparel tees. The company will add more styles in 2017. For more information, visit www.herspw.com.

SanMar (asi/84863) has fundraised $121,000 for charities around the U.S. that support homeless populations. Employees in the company's home office in Issaquah, WA, spent two weeks participating in fundraising activities, competitions and events, and each of SanMar's eight distribution centers hosted local events to support charities near and dear to their communities.

American Embroidery Supply offers RinseAway Embroidery Topping, a 20-micron film that keeps stitches from sinking into fabrics like fleece, short fur, as well as certain jerseys and knits.

HanesBrands earned an above average score in the 2016 Climate Change Report from the CDP, formerly the Carbon Disclosure Report. The company has set 2020 goals of 40% reduction in energy use and carbon emissions, 50% reduction in water use and sourcing renewable energy for 40% of its needs.

GSG has welcomed Merissa Mesle as vice president of human resources.

Hirsch Solutions (asi/14982) recently held an open house at its recently expanded Solution Studio in Huntersville, NC. The space was increased by 200%. Visitors had a chance to see new equipment and technology as well as innovative decorating techniques.

GSG raised $35,000 for pancreatic cancer research in its 17th annual Hank Granberry Charity Classic fundraising event.

Scott and Mike Fresener have announced new workshop dates in Kentucky and Arizona for their popular Printers Boot Camp. Visit their site for details.

Roland DGA (asi/18201) announces the launch of the METAZA MPX-95 photo impact printer and gift kit for personalizing metallic and plastic items with photos, logos, names, messages and other decorations.

M&R has introduced the DigiTone halftone filter to its line of M-Link direct-to-garment printers.

Transfer Express (asi/91804) offers custom screen-printed metallic heat transfers.