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Adidas Agrees to Sell Mitchell & Ness
June 2, 2016 at 6:11 pm

Adidas announced that it has agreed to sell Philadelphia-based sportswear company Mitchell & Ness in order to create budget space for a different strategy. Reuters reported that the buyer is a newly formed company primarily owned by Juggernaut Capital Partners, a U.S. private equity firm. We spoke with Peter Capolino, who took over the original Mitchell…

Radiohead Takes Band Merchandise to New, Weird Level
June 1, 2016 at 6:03 pm

Most bands sell T-shirts (sometimes featuring spelling mistakes). Others sell hats, tote bags and other merchandise items. For the most part, we never have seen items too far out of the ordinary (unless anyone wants to take any of our ideas). That was until Radiohead, which made the oath years ago never to do anything…

The Wrap: Museum to Spotlight the Plain White T-shirt, Students Sent Home For Wearing Haitian Flag Shirts
May 25, 2016 at 5:44 pm

MOMA is launching an exhibit that will feature clothing from the last hundred years; Miami high school students were sent home for wearing Haitian flag shirts; J.C. Penney will focus less on apparel; a North Carolina school district wants to ban skinny jeans; and more people are renting clothes instead of buying: Here's what's happening this week in the apparel world…

The Wrap: Under Armour, Adidas Settle Lawsuit; Beyonce's Ivy Park Accused of Using Sweatshop
May 18, 2016 at 6:39 pm

Under Armour and Adidas settled a patent infringement lawsuit; Beyoncé's activewear brand is accused of using a sweatshop ; the Tampa Bay Lightning has a dress code for their playoff games; 319 Bangladesh clothing factories are closing; and American Giant released possibly the greatest T-shirt ever: Here's what's happening this week in the apparel world…

Ted Cruz Merchandise Sells Big at Texas Convention
May 16, 2016 at 5:54 pm

Though his run for the presidency is over, Sen. Ted Cruz's campaign merchandise was a hot commodity at the Texas GOP convention. According to The Dallas Morning News, merchandisers had a large surplus of…

Rapper Sells Fully Customizable Merchandise
May 16, 2016 at 5:38 pm

Hip-hop artist Chance the Rapper just released his new mixtape, "Coloring Book," and to commemorate the release, he put new merchandise items on his Web store. What's interesting, however, is that all of the items are fully customizable. Chance…

Delta Apparel to Close NC Facility, Shift Operations to Honduras
May 12, 2016 at 5:19 pm

Delta Apparel, Duluth, Ga., announced that it will close its textile manufacturing facility in Maiden, N.C., and will cut 160 jobs in order to reduce costs. According to a press release, the company plans to invest $7 million to expand its overseas operations, and will transition production from the Maiden facility to its facility in…

Try Patterns and Prints: I Double-Dog Dare You
May 11, 2016 at 6:26 pm

Prints make it easier to mix different colors, textures and fun into one cohesive look. They breathe a touch of life into an outfit. Of course, I get it. Patterns can be overwhelming. They are bold statements. And they are, perhaps, even bolder statements in the promotional products industry. But there are plenty of ways to incorporate them into a promotion without overdoing it...