Features

The expert in Ts

Two years in to her takeover of Huntingdon-based Expertees, Debra Stuart, is making waves and has big plans in store for the future. P&P editor Melanie Attlesey speaks to her and her team to find out more. Towards the end of 2015 Debra was looking for a new career path …

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The personalised printing revolution

Product personalisation is a growing trend and according to analysts it’s more than just a passing fad. Those who invest in dye sublimation print equipment will find that this trend offers a realistic benefit to business. Research from Deloitte reveals that one in five consumers would pay a 20% premium …

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Printwear and high street working in synergy

The printwear market has always sought inspiration from the high street. The gap between trends marking their mark in retail before moving into printwear is lessening. Here P&P explores the styles that you can expect to see develop in 2019. The printwear and high street market are one and the …

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Headwear meets everyday wear

Do you know your beanies from your dad caps? Here we take a look at headwear trends that were big in 2018 and what you can expect to be popular in 2019. The European headwear market was worth US$5,518m in 2018, and with celebrities such as Morgan Freeman and Beyoncé …

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10 years and still flying high

This autumn sees ØRN Clothing celebrate its 10th anniversary. In the space of a decade the workwear manufacturer has grown from working out of the back of a van to one that turns over £18m. P&P editor Melanie Attlesey spoke to one of the founders, Ivor Tunley, about the company’s …

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Garment solutions for garment decorators

You may know the name, but do you really know what Result Clothing gets up to behind the scenes? P&P editor Melanie Attlesey caught up with the team at Result Clothing to find out more about the company’s latest product launch and just what this means for garment decorators. Brand …

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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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