Features

Jackets & Fleece

Outerwear… whether that’s a coat, jacket or fleece, we all need one in our life. Otherwise the wet and windy autumnal weather and the cold winter months soon get the better of us. In our bumper look at outerwear this month, we showcase new styles, retail trends and old favourites. …

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The king of customisation

Today’s world of fashion and retail is heavily influenced by a culture of individualism.  Leading the way in this field is YR Store with its unique approach to in store and online customisation and personalisation. P&P editor Melanie Attlesey sat down with co-founder Tim Williams to find out more. Situated …

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Take your hat to the next level

In a first for the printwear industry, Atlantis has released a collection of caps that integrate NFC technology. Here P&P editor Melanie Attlesey speaks with Nadine Poletto, Atlantis’ marketing manager, to find out more about the breakthrough that transforms a hat into a real interactive object. If you’re stuck a …

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When the print industry meets the clothing industry

Michelle Joseph, head of marketing communications, North West Region, at Oki, outlines how the print industry can secure a prosperous and sustainable industry. As brands begin purchasing blank garments for their spring collection, the clothing industry opens its doors to discussions regarding environmental issues and business practices. As a creative …

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Could you be doing more?

Zach Pillinger, director of Bude-based Upstream Printing, believes the garment decoration industry could be doing more to help the environment and, in turn, the planet. Here, he explores how you can make a difference – and it’s easier than you might think. As individuals, and certainly as an industry, we …

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The bottom half

Are shorts and trousers considered an afterthought or are they high on the end-users’ agenda? Here we find out. Steve Smith, sales executive at Craghoppers Expert and Teri-Louise Deegan, marketing executive at Prestige Leisure, provide two conflicting views when it comes to shorts and trousers. “Here at Craghoppers, we definitely …

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The Cut Out Using Plastisol Campaign

A Newquay-based screen printer has taken the initiative to spearhead a campaign to encourage the industry to cut out using plastisol inks. Here P&P editor Melanie Attlesey speaks to Chris Dart, the man behind the movement to find out more. Down in sunny Cornwall is where ASP, the UK’s largest …

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Eco, eco, eco

We are now living in a world where sustainability is at the forefront of everyone’s minds. From the banning of plastic straws to environmental campaigns such as Veganuary (look it up!), it seems you cannot avoid the subject. With regards to eco clothing, it is estimated that this industry is …

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Retail trends in the mens printwear market

As we all know retail trends play a massive part in product development in the printwear market. Here the experts from across the industry outline their thoughts on the upcoming autumn/ winter season and what trends you can expect to see flow through into the menswear sector. According to Teri-Louise …

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