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We’re Super Excited for WB/CAMP and You Should be Too!

WB/CAMP: Water-Based Printing Summit, September 20-21 Powered by SGIA and hosted by Motion Textile Presented by Bella+Canvas, Ryonet, SanMar, SPSI, and Ink Kitchen. Supported by Douthitt and SAATI.   If you love/hate water-based printing this event is for you.  Two days of talks and hands-on printing demonstrations from the best in the industry: Beppe Quaglia – Virus…

Misprint Monday: What To Do with Misprinted Shirts?

What should one do with misprints? I honestly don’t have any great answers but here are some mediocre ones. It should be on everyone’s mind because the world is swimming in overstocks and misprints. The average American disposes of almost 70 pounds of clothes per year. H&M was recently found to be incinerating 19 million…

ISS Long Beach 2019 Shop Talk: Milissa Clark of US Blanks

Milissa Clark, of US Blanks, is the real-deal in custom apparel.  In this Shop Talk she discusses both the possibilities and the realities of custom cut-n-sew.

ISS Long Beach 2019 Shop Talk: Megan Spire of Bella+Canvas

Megan Spire, Director of Distribution and Sales at Bella + Canvas, talks about the industry shift toward premium fashion garments and the advantages that fashion garments can provide for your customers and your shop.

The Totally, All-New, Impressions Shop Talk, Hosted by Ink Kitchen

We were thrilled to host Impressions Shop Talk at ISS Long Beach 2019.  Thanks to our collaboration with Impressions and the participation of our good friends we were able to present some of the best and brightest minds to the industry in a fun and candid format.  Perhaps you were there, maybe you weren’t, either…

What’s a T-shirt Worth?

Today’s column is by my buddy Bill Mooney. He has an entertainment and music industry merchandising company. called Tannis Root. He’s a good guy with a great business. He also has had the most kick ass industry parties to celebrate his decades in business and I got to see Sonic Youth, the Condo Fucks, Mudhoney…

Where was your shirt made? How was your shirt made?

There is an article in the New York Times  this past Sunday about the human toll and the environmental toll of the international garment industry in Savar, Bangladesh. That’s the location where the Rana Plaza factory collapsed and killed at least 1,129 workers and injured over 2000 others, many permanently. Today will mark the fifth…

Gildan Discharge Results and a Few Notes on Discharge in General

A tip of the hat to Garrett Kaule who posted in a Facebook exchange the link to Gildan discharge ratings on the TSC Apparel website. I personally have not tested all their shirts but they rate them A for great for discharge and C that they don’t discharge. They give a few C+ and B-…

Polyester Maybe Isn’t the Greatest Thing: Polyester Microfiber Legislation

There is a bill currently in the CA legislature on the topic of polyester microfibers. They have proposed legislation mandating by 2020 that garments with 50% or more polyester or other synthetic fiber warn you to wash them by hand and not wash them by machine. This is on the heels of studies indicating that…

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