Apparel Accessories

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...

New 'PRINCE Act' May Stop Merchandise
May 11, 2016 at 5:09 pm

Following the death of Prince, many Minnesota residents took the opportunity to create commemorative merchandise, thanks to the state's lack of legislation that protects deceased celebrities' images on merchandise. However, that purple gravy train may be coming to a halt, as Minnesota lawmakers are rushing to enact a…

Clothing Company Sells Dogs as Accessories in Controversial Stunt
May 11, 2016 at 4:36 pm

When online clothing retailer Lyst announced its “Canine Collection,” 33 dog breeds that could be purchased as fashion accessories, social media was swarmed with angry tweets, posts and comments. Fast forward to Tuesday, when Lyst revealed the collection was a hoax intended to bring attention to the increasing number of dogs that are abandoned and need to be re-homed each year. Still, not everyone approves of the company’s tactics...

The Wrap: Forever 21 Files Lawsuit, American Apparel Crowdsources Products & More
May 11, 2016 at 4:05 pm

Forever 21 files a lawsuit for trademark infringement, American Apparel launches crowdsourcing campaign, Michael Kors leaves the IACC due to Alibaba, Under Armour to pursue legal action over similar logo look, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt teams up with the National Park Service for themed collection: Here's what's happening this week in the apparel world…

Lands' End Launches Amazon Prime-like Membership Program
May 9, 2016 at 5:54 pm

Lands' End, Dodgeville, Wis., announced the launch of a new campaign called Canvas by Lands' End Circle Membership. According to Times Leader, the new program allows customers to sign up for $50 and receive free shipping and free returns on all products in the Canvas by Lands' End collection, as well as 20 percent off…