Features

Taking Manchester style global

Regatta Professional’s new Originals brand derives from the Manchester-based company’s desire to inject some Manchester style into the industry. The range encapsulates the Mancunian spirit and all that Manchester is recognised for. The city of Manchester really oozes through the Regatta Originals range. It is youthful, it is urban and …

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What an innovative transfer printer!

Did you miss the InnoPrinter in action at P&P LIVE! earlier in the year? Well Simon Holt and his business partner Steve Ward didn’t. The two men were so impressed by this innovative transfer printer that they formed a distribution hub in the UK for it. P&P editor Melanie Attlesey …

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Long may the renaissance continue!

Kate Hills, founder of Make it British and Meet the Manufacturer, takes a look at the current state of the UK textile manufacturing scene and what the future holds for it. It seems that not a week goes by at the moment without reading something about manufacturing returning to the …

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Proudly designed and made in Wales

Many years ago garment manufacturers could be found in abundance in Wales. One by one they have closed up shop, as the work has been taken overseas. Now only one corporatewear manufacturer remains. P&P editor Melanie Attlesey reports. It makes for sorry listening, when MD of First Corporate Clothing, Mal …

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Made in the UK

P&P editor Melanie Attlesey spoke to Mike Carden of Balmoral Knitwear, Charles Horton of Charles Kirk and Dan Turner of William Turner to gain an insight into their UK manufacturing set-up. Q. So, first of all where in the country do you manufacture? Mike Carden: Balmoral Knitwear’s UK manufacturing is …

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Why charity tees?

The printed T shirt has its many uses out in the promotional world and raising awareness of charitable causes is just one of them. So why should you get involved in this burgeoning market sector? The charity T shirt not only works as a souvenir, but also as a product …

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The weird and the wonderful

The summer months in the world of media are often referred to as the silly season, so here is our own take on the most bizarre garment related stories we have found online recently. First up is the optical illusion T shirt from Japanese brand ekoD Works. It has been …

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Systems, machines and people

Some days, fighting in the trenches gets bloody and awful. Nothing is working right, a hiccup here a falter there and a disaster thrown in for good measure. Arron Harnden of Shirtworks talks systems, machines and people. Your forehead takes the pressure of both palms as you cup your cranium …

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Getting a grip on being eco-friendly

The 100% sustainable dream began in 2006 for Get A Grip Studio and now more than a decade later the dream has become reality. P&P editor Melanie Attlesey reports. Sam Foggan, director of Get A Grip Studio, began to head down the sustainability route in 2006 when, unhappy with some …

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The simple things in life

It is often said that the best ideas are the simplest and this certainly applies to two screen printing innovations that received their debut at Printwear & Promotion LIVE! earlier in the year. P&P editor Melanie Attlesey reports. The Squand The first such product could be found on the Pyramid …

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