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What’s in store for 2022?

Schoolwear shops, like many retailers, have faced a tumultuous 18 months thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, but what other challenges may they face in 2022? Three heavyweight schoolwear suppliers provide their thoughts. Q. What trends do you think schoolwear retailers should be aware of for the season ahead? Neil Ward, …

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Protecting our planet

Embroiderer Tracy Tuckett wanted to help the planet. And so, she created clothing brand POP, a range of garments made from recycled fabrics and plastics. P&P editor Melanie Attlesey finds out more. More than 15 years ago as a single mum of two small children living in South Africa, Tracy …

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School uniform to be affordable to all

A new law, which received Royal Assent in April, will require schools to follow Government statutory guidance on school uniform costs. The affordability of school uniforms has long been a topic of conversation. Many parents feel outpriced when it comes to purchasing such items, especially when schools put restrictions on …

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FESPA Preview: Bringing colour back

The global print expo last took place in May 2019. After being postponed three times owing to the coronavirus pandemic, FESPA returns later this month in Amsterdam, but what does it have in store for visitors? This year’s FESPA Global Print Expo will open its doors on Tuesday, October 12 …

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‘What can be digital, should be digital’

Colours International is very much a traditional screen printer and embroiderer at heart. However, three years ago the team took the decision to invest heavily in its technology to streamline internal processes. Here P&P editor Melanie Attlesey speaks to Ian Bolton, owner of the Dublin-based company, to find out more. …

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Changing the face of textiles

Phil Oakley has been an integral part of Kornit’s UK team since he joined in February 2020. P&P editor Melanie Attlesey speaks to the man himself about how the textile industry is changing and what part Kornit is playing during this ongoing transformation. Although Phil has only worked in the …

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10 website elements customers expect from an online print store

In this informative article, Abhishek Agarwal, CMO of Design’N’Buy, outlines the top 10 elements you should be including on your website to improve your customers’ experience. We are four months away from 2022, and boy, what a year it has been! Although the world is still reeling from the pandemic, …

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The new kids on the block

Scott Annetts and Martin Smith may be relative newcomers to supplying and distributing embroidery machinery, but not when it comes to how long they have worked in the industry. Between the two men they have more than five decades of embroidery experience and now they are embarking on a new …

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How garment printers can respond to the industry’s need for speed

In this insightful article, Paul Willems, director of business development and product management EMEA at Roland DG, outlines just how decorators can respond to the garment printing sector’s need for speed. The rise of e-commerce platforms like Amazon over the course of the pandemic has dramatically shifted consumer expectations when …

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New ink passes the test

In recent years, Derby-based DS Screen Prints has been exploring ways of becoming a more eco-friendly business. Among other things, this meant trying and using eco-friendly water-based screen printing inks. But these had their limits. That was until GIF Supplies suggested an interesting alternative. Here Nick Lewis, director, picks up …

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