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    September 18, 2012 10:25:00 AM CDT

    Fall Clothing & Fashion Trends Of 2012

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    Everything old is new again, especially when it comes to Fall 2012 fashion trends. For those who weren’t around for the 80s, the neon colors and puffy sleeves may feel new, young and crazy but anyone who was around at that time may feel a little Flashdance coming on. However, the key to Fall 2012 trend-setting is to maintain a modern, sleek edge with just a pop of retro charm. 

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    September 17, 2012 2:20:00 PM CDT

    Democracy Of The Print And Tee Shirt

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    As a college student, studying printmaking and fine art, my professors would always reference something called the “democracy of the print”. They were referring to the fact that woodcuts, etchings, lithographs and screen prints had the advantage over paintings and sculptures in the respects that they are relatively inexpensive and exist in multiple. Even to this day, a person of an average income can afford a print by Picasso, but not a painting. That print would not only enrich that person’s life, but that of many others due to the fact that it exists in hundreds of other places.

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    September 13, 2012 8:31:00 AM CDT

    Custom Must-Have Gifts And Promos For 2012

    custom holiday giftsNot sure about you, but taking an overview of the calendar a few months in advance, sure helps me stay on top of things. Looking ahead alleviates a lot of the stress triggered from last minute brainstorming for gift ideas, not to mention trying to get custom orders sewn or printed in time for event dates and holiday occasions!

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    September 12, 2012 1:12:00 PM CDT

    Is Eco-Friendly Clothing Worth The Investment?

    Is Eco Friendly Clothing Worth The Investment

    No doubt about it, environmentally friendly clothing is more expensive than traditional clothing. This is because everything about the process of making organic clothes costs more, from the organic soil to the natural methods used to remove pests from the crops. Once harvested, the material must be processed without the use of chemicals, dyes or bleach.

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    September 10, 2012 2:27:00 PM CDT

    The Basics Of Printing Custom Made T-Shirts

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    Custom made t-shirts might seem incredibly simple, but there are actually quite a few moving parts that go into the process. Since ordering a selection of custom designed t-shirts is supposed to deliver exactly what you want, maintaining a large number of options is absolutely key. Read on to discover three very important basics when ordering your custom made t-shirts.

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    September 6, 2012 1:20:00 PM CDT

    7 Effective Business Uses For Logo Embroidery

    logo embroidery Embroidering your company's logo on apparel or other promotional products can be a great way to build brand awareness and exposure. Logo embroidery looks neat & professional, and it's a good alternative to screen print. Embroidery makes your logo stand out while also calling attention to your business, especially when used on many types of items and materials.

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    September 4, 2012 10:21:00 AM CDT

    7 Reasons Staff Uniforms Should Be Chosen By Your Employees

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    Staff uniforms can be great branding tools, especially when keeping the business looking clean and professional. In companies with a physical storefront, this is especially important. Diners should be able to spot their waitress, and shoppers want to know who to ask for assistance. While it may be a given that uniforms are in order, there's no reason that the selection should be left to only management. Getting employees involved in the process is beneficial for many reasons.

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    August 29, 2012 3:50:00 PM CDT

    Express Your Organization's Identity With Custom Embroidered Patches

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    If you’re designing custom uniforms or outfits for your organization, you may want to consider the benefits and uses of embroidered patches. Embroidered patches are commonly used to provide a lasting impression on your garments when expressing your organization’s personality. Whether you’re still in the process of ordering your organization's apparel, or have briefly thought about using embroidered patches, read on to discover the benefits.

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    August 27, 2012 11:02:00 AM CDT

    Advantages Of Direct-To-Garment Printing For Custom Apparel

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    Traditionally, the bright t-shirts with colorful logos and statements sold in retail stores and handed out by companies as promotional items are made using screen printing techniques. Interestingly, screen printing techniques first appeared in China around 960 AD and Westerners began to develop the technique into mass production in the 1930s. While screen printing continues to be a popular method of image transfer, digital textile printing is emerging as a popular option with lower costs and faster results than screen printing. 

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    August 24, 2012 10:02:00 AM CDT

    6 Branding Ideas For Your Business' Custom Apparel

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    Custom apparel is a great way to brand a business. With specially designed apparel on every employee, businesses can guarantee that the staff is working to promote the business image any time they're on the clock. Providing company shirts or hats will keep the staff looking clean and uniform, giving the entire company a more professional and pulled-together look. Use these ideas for an effective branding technique that makes an impact.

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    August 22, 2012 9:31:00 AM CDT

    Why Eco Fashion Is A Growing Trend In Environmentalism

    eco fashion apparelFor years, information about the earth’s condition and our changing environment has revealed some troubling facts, such as the fact that human activity is responsible for global warming

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