Max Apparel Hi-Viz Hats Are Here!

Calling all construction, landscaping, and other businesses that require Hi-Viz gear. These hats from Max Apparel are  a great price point if your Hi-Viz wearables need a refresh for spring.

The hats are 100% polyester woven fabric that resists fading for visibility that lasts. All hats are mid profile and  come with a pre-curved “all weather” visor and adjustable velcro strap. The reflective binding surrounds the visor and crown for increased visibility.

And right now they are on sale! Check our ON SALE NOW! tab for more information.

Photos courtesy of Max Apparel

Posted by Leann 4.17.17

 

 

 

 

Pennant Tanks

New tanks from Pennant just in time for spring sports.

The space-dye tanks (item 5212) is made of  lightweight space-dye cotton jersey, 60% cotton / 40% poly with a solid color rib knit edged neck and armhole.

The racerback tank (item 5219) is made of lightweight heather jersey, 60% cotton / 40% poly with mid-grey fine knit trim and a hi-lo bottom.

The performance tank (item 5836) is made of 100% polyester performance mesh top and back panels with carbon heather interlock body, neck and armhole trim.

The droptail double mesh tank (item 5835)  is also 100% polyester sport mesh top and bottom panels with performance mesh center decoration panels and
droptail hemline with curve edge side-slit.

Best thing about these, besides they are Pennant (who makes great stuff), is their price points won’t break the bank. Blank goods for these range from $9.50 to $13.90 per item.

Not a lot of money to make your team look good!

Posted by Leann 4.12.17

 

LAT Curvy Collection

LAT has just launched  the Ladies Curvy Collection.  V-neck tees, scoop neck tanks, and my personal fav a wicked awesome baseball tee. These items are so new they haven’t been uploaded to our website yet but we can still get our hands on the goods so never fear.

Shop the LAT Curvy Collection here.

 

Posted by Leann 4.6.17

Earth Day is April 22, 2017

Did you know Earth Day began on April 22, 1970? The website Earth Day Network says “The idea for a national day to focus on the environment came to Earth Day founder Gaylord Nelson, then a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, after witnessing the ravages of the 1969 massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California. Inspired by the student anti-war movement, he realized that if he could infuse that energy with an emerging public consciousness about air and water pollution, it would force environmental protection onto the national political agenda.”  And it did. Earth Day is now celebrated all over the world and brings us together (at least for a day) across cultures, religions, and country boundaries.

Take a peek  a few offerings that are made with organic cotton and recycled polyester. Keep scrolling for some ideas how you can make Earth Day an all month event while promoting your brand and giving a shout out to Mother Earth at the same time.

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For those of you using organic/natural products in your business you got it easy!

  • Landscapers using non-toxic lawn chemicals.
  • Food Trucks using all organic ingredients.
  • Cleaning Services using non-toxic cleaning supplies in the home or office.

Throw an Earth Day message  and your logo on your item of choice and your job is done .

For those of you in businesses that don’t  directly promote an earth friendly product, don’t despair. You may just have to think outside the box a bit harder. Here are three ideas to get you started.

For the month of April set up a can recycling spot and have all the employees get involved in the recycling project. At the end of a time period you set up take the cans to be redeemed and use the money for a  pizza party to celebrate Earth Day. Then keep the good recycling habit going!

Do you work in a corporate office where there is that one department that uses way more paper than needed? Set up a friendly competition among all departments with recycling bins for paper  that would normally be thrown away/shredded when not needed. At the end of the competition weigh the paper and whoever has the least to recycle wins. May some nice sweatshirts or tee’s with the company logo for the winning team. The loosing departments…..  shredding duty. Or throw a shredding party for the whole office with snacks and drinks. Just make sure to recycle all that paper.

If you work in a business park get the whole business community involved. Set up a donation day where used clothing, toys, and small household goods are brought to a spot within the business park. Have a park wide picnic and celebrate Earth Day. The donations can be picked up by the charity of your choice at the end of the event. All of the donated goods stay out of the landfill and you have just made some great new friends within your business community.

For clothing ideas for your Earth Day Events or to make a donation check out Earth Day Network.

Posted by Leann 4.3.17

 

 

 

Comfort Colors 2017

Gildan bought Comfort Colors last year and it was an awkward transition for a lot of our customers. There was very low stock in popular colors  and sizes and production times for restocking  those items  was often very very long.

Comfort Colors 2017

Their new catalog has just been released and  they are hitting the ground running for the spring 2017 season. New colors, new items, new materials and so far good stock levels in their most popular products.

Here is a peek at a couple of new items. As you flip through the catalog above keep an eye out for more new stuff being introduced this summer.

 

 

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Posted by Leann 3.30.17

 

Columbus Award

Everyone should be recognized for a job well done. Some companies show their appreciation by giving bonuses , a well deserved  vacation, or gift certificates. Nothing however beats the receiving of a well made, elegant award.

These will hold a place of honor on your employee’s desk for a long time to come. The key is to find an award that is NOT cheesy. A task that is not always easy to accomplish.

One of our customers recently had the Columbus Award made for an awards ceremony last week and  we were able to see first hand the quality of this product.

We were impressed. Beautiful etching of the world (get it…Columbus award….) presented in a black box with blue velvet lining. The award is heavy too which makes it all the more classy. The notch you see in the last quadrant of the above photo is there to enable it to stand on point giving it unique twist.

For more info on the award click on the above photo or jump on over to our promotional website The Next Event.

 

Spring Trends 2017

Spring is here! The weather is still not completely spring like yet but here are a couple of trends to get you in the mood.

I usually think of more pastelly (this may not  be a real word but….) colors for spring but Pantone says otherwise. Lighter tones without all the pastelliness. (again pretty sure I made that word up too.)

District Made is bringing back a trend from the mid 90’s with their drapey tank over a fitted white tee. Add some of your designs via heat transfers and you are on point.

 

I got to see the new Mineral Freeze trend in person a few weeks ago. We featured these items on the blog awhile back and here is how Sport Tek is styling them. The Mineral Freeze is a curious trend very popular with the younger sport teams. 

All of the gear with item numbers are available now so you can start your own Spring 2017 trends.

 

Posted by Leann 3.22.17

Glow in the Dark Zip Up Hoodie

I am completely mesmerized by these hoodies. Mainly because I am curious where the heck the batteries go and what they mean by light-up settings. But nevertheless here is the latest offering from J. America: The Glow In The Dark Hoodie.

The electroluminescent (real word) piping on the zipper placket and hood offer up to three lighting set ups and come in   four color options (Neon Green, Electric Blue, Electric Red, and Ice Blue). The jacket is 7oz. black 100% polyester fleece with pouch pockets.

The novelty of these jackets makes them perfect for any use but here are some ideas just in case…

  • Corporate Events
  • Sporting Events
  • Running, Bike, or OCR Racing
  • Spirit Wear
  • Concerts, Dance Clubs, Night Clubs, other Evening Events

Then again maybe you just want to have one on hand to relax by the fire on those cooler summer evenings. Just remember Batteries Not Included.

Photos courtesy of J. America and S&S

Posted by Leann 3.15.17