Features

100 years and still pressing strong

This year sees A. Adkins & Sons mark its 100th anniversary. P&P editor Melanie Attlesey spoke with Marie McMahon, general manager, Paul Marks, product manager, and Robin Carter-Browne, sales consultant, to find out more about the company’s past, present and future. There aren’t many businesses in the garment decoration industry …

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‘It’s bigger than just me now’

Way back in 2006, Dave Roper decided to break away from being employed by one of the industry’s largest screen printing equipment manufacturers and go it alone. Now 12 years later and after many years of growth, the company known as Dave Roper is rebranding. P&P editor Melanie Attlesey speaks …

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Snuggle by name, Snuggle by nature?

What do you think of when you hear the word snuggle? Kids clothing, soft toys, a fabric conditioner? I’m sure it’s not high-volume direct to garment printing. P&P editor Melanie Attlesey speaks with the directors of Snuggle, Akil Thathia and Shabbir Maimoon, to find out more about their growing business. …

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Introducing a new line of Fairtrade fashion-inspired garments

Later this year Cottonridge will introduce a fashion-inspired SoftStretch hoodie and sweatshirt with Fairtrade accreditation. Here Richard Joyce, managing director, outlays the USPs of this new collection. Q.  Can you describe the range in a nutshell? A. Our new SoftStretch fabric combines a lightweight and stretchy weave. It’s a high …

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Tactical Threads announced as official sponsor of Warrington Wolves

Regatta Professional’s new workwear brand Tactical Threads has been announced as the official sponsor of Warrington Wolves Rugby League Club. Tactical Threads bridges the gap between style and performance, with a clothing range that will take you from the builders’ yard to the bar. This stylish edge to the workwear …

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From chance meeting to premium European printwear brand

A chance meeting in 1979 at a tradeshow in Anaheim, California, led to TEE JAYS becoming one of the most recognisable printwear brands in Europe today. P&P editor Melanie Attlesey spoke with Peter Hofler, CEO of Tee Jays, to find out more about the brand’s rich history and exciting future. …

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Free cybersecurity T shirts – when freebies become geek chic

In this very niche article, former P&P editor Dan Raywood, takes a look at the technology sector, in particular cybersecurity, and how the right T shirt design can transform a T shirt from a freebie to one wearers will be proud to wear.  The technology sector, and cybersecurity in particular, …

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Fresh Air is on the move

Well, maybe not just yet… P&P editor Melanie Attlesey was invited to Fresh Air’s premises in North London to have a look around and to find out more about the printer’s big plans for the future. Not many people will know this, but Fresh Air is actually one of four …

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One thread, unlimited colours

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to no longer stock hundreds of cones of thread and to have an unlimited gamut of colours available to you instantly? Well wonder no more for instant thread colouring machine Coloreel is about to hit the UK embroidery market and it …

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Winning a workwear contract

Adrian Burton of South East Workwear, AKA Ask Ady the Workwear Reviewer, provides some all important advice on how to win those workwear contracts. For more of Ady’s advice head over to www.askady.com. Winning a workwear contract can be difficult at the best of times, but these days the market …

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