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One Of A Kind

One Of A Kind

Can you sketch a new jacket design, sew a prototype for your client and source the best fabrics for it? What if your end buyer likes a particular item, but needs to add an extra pocket or wants a detachable hood? Obstacles such as these arise every day in the industry. Fortunately, these issues are old hat for many industry suppliers that regularly alter designs or craft entire new ones for custom orders. Read More »

Working In Safe Mode

Roofers, janitors, restaurant servers, postal workers—workplace dangers loom in practically every profession. In 2011, 4,609 U.S. workers were killed on the job—almost 90 a week or nearly 13 deaths every day—according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Non-fatal injuries among … Read More »

The Young Ones

The Young Ones

Selling decorated children’s apparel works much the same way as anything else involving kids—it requires significantly more planning and more patience. Read More »

Oxford Town

Oxford Town

Nothing beats a woven shirt for work or play. Read More »

Polarized

Polarized

PPB takes a close up look at polar fleece. Read More »

Where are you from?

Where are you from?

“Made-in” apparel labels only tell half the story. Read More »

Head Lines

Head Lines

PPB brings you the latest in headwear trends. Read More »

The Best Of Expo Apparel

The Best Of Expo Apparel

PPB names the four don’t-miss trends at The PPAI Expo 2013. Read More »

Puttering Around

Puttering Around

Since 2007, golfers have put the game on the back burner and opted to save the money they once spent on green fees, club memberships, equipment and apparel. As a result, the golf course and country club industry has experienced an annual 0.3-percent decrease in spending on its goods and services over the past five years, according to IBISWorld’s “Golf Courses & Country Clubs Market Research Report,” released in the fall of last year. Read More »

Just Ask Her

Just Ask Her

Who knows what women want? Women, that’s who. And women who’ve served a long time in the industry know better than most how to turn promotional apparel into standout fashion pieces that women reach for time and time again. Here, Vicki J. Wade, supplier relations manager for Newton, Iowa-based distributor Vernon Graphics & Promotions (UPIC: Vernon), a division of The Vernon Company; Cindy Jorgenson, MAS, vice president and national sales manager for Saint Paul, Minnesota-based distributor Brown & Bigelow (UPIC: BB1896); and Jessica Gibbons-Rauch, CAS, strategic account manager for Glendale Heights, Illinois-based distributor Concord Marketing Solutions (UPIC: CONC8296), help PPB gain a little understanding about the average woman’s perspective on wearables. Read More »

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