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Blue Max Banner rebrands to Banner

As of today, Blue Max Banner will now be known as Banner. The new branding results from a customer insights and consumer research programme designed to seek clarity on the company’s branding and brand architecture. Banner was identified as the most relevant name for taking the business into the next stage …

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Directa Plus to supply G+ graphene workwear to Alfredo Grassi

Directa Plus has signed its first contract to supply high performance technical textiles with Graphene Plus to Alfredo Grassi. This follows the company signing a joint developer agreement with Alfredo Grassi to assess the potential benefits that can be delivered by incorporating Directa Plus’ graphene into their extensive range of …

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Snickers brings 37.5 Technology to market

Snickers is leading the way in the wearable technology industry with the trial of its Tracker-1 device and the patented KneeGuard system. As well as the Tracker-1 device and KneeGuard system, Snickers also continues to bring the most advanced workwear with 37.5 Technology to the UK market. The name 37.5 …

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Dave Roper announces September’s T shirt of the Month

This month’s winner of Dave Roper’s T shirt of the Month competition is a design by Ob1 Brand. This is a brilliant white printed on a Fruit of the Loom Super Premium T using a print/flash/print method hand pulled through a 156 (62T) mesh screen. The ink used is Amex …

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The true cost of cheap uniform

The chairman of the Schoolwear Association, David Burgess, is calling on MPs, parents and schools to consider the true cost of cheap uniform. In a letter to the Daily Mail, Mr Burgess thanked reporters of a special report for highlighting that women in Bangladesh are being paid poverty wages to …

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Rowlinson Knitwear purchases new premises to support expansion

Schoolwear manufacturer Rowlinson Knitwear has purchased a new premises in Stockport with support from a multi-million funding package from HSBC. After years of strong growth and rising demand for its products, Rowlinson has outgrown its current twin premises. The new 76,000sq ft property is located at Discovery Park in Stockport …

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CMYUK recruits new PR manager

Kate Taylor has joined CMYUK as the company’s new PR Manager. Working alongside digital marketing manger, Sarah Neate, Ms Taylor will be responsible for generating PR content by working closely with the whole CMYUK team, clients and the press to produce relevant news articles and case studies that can be …

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UK T-Shirt Printing moves to new solar powered factory

UK T-Shirt Printing, the B2B division of leading eco-fashion brand Rapanui, has recently moved to a new low carbon T shirt printing factory. The 12,000sq ft factory, powered by renewable energy, is located in Freshwater on the Isle of Wight and boasts a 12kw photovoltaic solar panel array, LED lighting …

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MagnaColours translates training programme into different languages

MagnaColours is making its training programme, MagnaAcademy, more accessible to non-English speaking screen printers by translating the modules into different languages. Spanish versions of Magna’s video tutorials were recently produced, and over the coming months, they will also be made available in Russian and Turkish. Helen Parry, managing director of …

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Orn International introduces new warehouse management system

Workwear wholesaler, Orn International has successfully gone live with the Snapfulfil Cloud warehouse management system. The company operates a 55,000sq ft warehouse in Buckingham which ships in the region of 10,000 garments per day, all despatched for next day delivery by midday. With multiple size and colour options for many …

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