The New Hybrid Backpack

Ever have those occasions where a backpack is too much and yet a string cinch bag is not enough. Port Authority solves this problem nicely with their new Hybrid Backpack.

Features include:

  • Drawstring top closure
  • Interior hanging pocket with hook and loop closure for easy access to small items
  • Spacer mesh comfort straps with built-in grab handle and reflective trim
  • Lightly padded back for structure and comfort
  • Front slip pocket for easy decoration
  • Reflective webbing tab on slip pocket and side mesh beverage pocket

And the price point…really really good. With pricing starting at $12.98 before decoration you can afford to outfit the whole gang.

These bags are perfect for:

  • Family Reunions and Parties
  • Team or Athletic Events
  • Corporate giveaways for clients or employees
  • Welcome gifts for new clients across all businesses

Stop by the shop to check it out in person. Our new sample will be arriving shortly.

 

 

 

Invest in Drinkware

One of the best promo items you can invest in is drinkware. From water bottles to wine glasses, there are thousands of options. (Trust us, we can send you a link to our on-line promo store and you can get lost in the various pages for weeks.) Drinkware is the biggest item that gets used again and again giving your brand multiple chances of being seen.

While we understand that you have a budget you need to work within don’t cheap out. Let us know your price points and we can find something that keeps you within the budget. Think of drinkware more in terms of an advertising investment. In the long run, it will most likely be cheaper to do 144  good quality travel mugs then to run a small ad in a newspaper or magazine.

The flyers shown in this article are just a few options available. This is the link to the full experience.

And if after that you still haven’t found what you are looking for, here is the link to our extensive on-line promo store. If you don’t surface for weeks though don’t say we didn’t warn you….

Late Winter Trends

About this time of year we start looking forward to see what new spring trends are headed our way. If you, like us, are burned out looking at dark heavy duty sweatshirts this post should grab your attention.

First off, lets throw in some color to liven up the Mid-February blues.

Next Level’s Festival Collection is sporting spring colors in soft easy fitting  tees. Currently we are just enjoying looking at the lively color palette. A nice break from  carbon heather and black!

And on that note, if you taking a break from all black, Pennant is going opposite with their White Collection.

We love the clean look of the white but inevitably they day we wear white is the day we have something with tomato sauce for dinner!

If  white is too dangerous a route to go but you still want to break out and do something a little more edgy, Bella + Canvas is your  brand.

Crop tops, sweatshirts with cut outs, relaxed tanks, Bella + Canvas has come a long way from their tiny ribbed tees of 10 years ago. And they offer a section just for kids too.

All of the new catalogs for Next Level, Pennant, and Bella + Canvas are up under our E-Catalogs tab for easy reference. And of course for inspiration.

 

Tri-Blend Wicking Gear

All the things you love about moisture wicking without the slinky slimy feel. The new tri-blend wicking gear from Sport Tek has a soft hand, drapes without clinging and is easy to decorate.

As the dress codes in the corporate world become more relaxed the polo shirts and 1/4 zips would be perfect for the sales team, office support, or executive team. The soft tri-blend fabric give the garments a polished look without sacrificing the moisture wicking properties. This allows you to go from an air conditioned board room to a summer on site visit without looking wilted by the time you get back to the office.

More styles in the tri-blend line from Sport Tek are just a click away!

 

 

Beanie Flash Sale Starts Now!

Keep your ears warm from this crazy polar vortex with knit beanies. We have overstock on these items and need to free up space.

Each beanie is $3.00. Cash only please.

There are a couple of close outs but most are current sellers from Yupoong, Sport Tek and Port Authority. If you would like to include this with an embroidery order you can.

Flash sale ends 2/5/19.

New Year New Hats

New hats for a new year!

Calling all New Era fans! If you love their  baseball hats here is another one to put on your radar. The ventilating perforations in this new cap allow your head to breath and yet keep you protected from the sun for all your spring and summer outdoor plans. It is not available yet but will be soon. If you are planning spring/summer uniforming for your team (sport, employee or otherwise) or have an upcoming fitness related event keep this in mind. It is sure to fit the bill. (sorry lame hat joke….)

Going retro now  with this new hat from Port Authority. The two-stripe snapback trucker cap has mesh mid and back panels and a structured mid profile front allowing room for your logo to shine. We also like the contrast stitching on the bill.

Foam trucker hats  and hats with a tall profile have made a big come back in the last couple of years. In keeping with the times  Port Authority release their 5 Panel Twill Foam trucker hat with 7-position snap back (shown above) and their FlexFit 110 (shown below). The 110 has a crushable, foldable crown and brim for easy packing as well as a webbing adjustable closure (with easy release buckle) to insure a perfect fit.

And finally we have the Flexfit Delta. Again, with a taller profile to show off your logo. With 4 die cut vent eyelets, this hat is made with polyester and spandex to keep you cool. But the best part is the 3 layer sweatband that has stain blocking technology. Keeps the sweat in check without looking gross at the end of workout, game or function.

And that is your round up of new hats for January. Keep  checking back as new hats are released all year. You know if they are cool and trendy we will be the first to tell you about them.

 

 

Alternative Youth

Want to keep your kids as eco-conscious as you are? Alternatives new youth collection uses the same fabrics you love in pint size options. Soft, durable and trendy, your kids will love ’em. Great for team spirit wear, family reunions, or fund raising events.

 

While you are browsing the kids selection check out what is new from Alternative for you.

Details  here!

 

New Dri-Fit Tees from Nike

How are those New Years resolutions coming along? Need some more incentive to stay active? Nike just released two new tee shirt options to their performance line.

First is the new Dri-Fit Cotton/Poly tees. These tees are a 4.7oz blend of 65% cotton and 35% poly. Perfect for those of you who don't like the feel of 100% poly. These tees are soft and will help keep you comfortable and dry during your workouts.

Nike did not skimp on color options so if you are outfitting a team you are sure to find a color that will work.

Want to go old school with 100% cotton?  Nike thought of that as well with their 4.6oz Core Cotton tee. And in keeping with the same color palette  as their dri-fit tees you can mix and match these styles to help keep everyone cool, comfortable, and performing well. Even if it is just at the company cookout this summer.

Samples will be arriving in the shop in the next couple of weeks so come on in and check them out. Now you really don't have any excuse not to keep those New Years Resolutions alive.

 

How Do You Break In A Carhartt?

Carhartts are heavy, stiff, and actually embroider quite easily…once we can get them hooped. They are built for tough work conditions and can last a lifetime.

So then how do you break them in? Carhartt says by “wearing them while you work hard.” But could there be a short cut? Check out the video below.

We now have access to new styles from Carhartt, from jackets and hats to tees and beanies, that are made just the decoration industry. We will be highlighting the new styles through out the month.

In the meantime if you want to browse a little, click our Carharrtt link and get shopping.