Features

Going above and beyond the traditional

Healthcare uniforms are generally considered boxy, ill-fitting and fairly plain looking, but that is no longer the case. Grahame Gardner has introduced a new dye sublimation-friendly, completely customisable healthcare uniform that rectifies these issues and brings the traditional healthcare uniform bang up to date. P&P editor Melanie Attlesey reports. As …

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DTG increases revenue and competitiveness for Sew Sublime

Demonstrating that adding DTG to a business can be beneficial is Sew Sublime of Banbury. Sew Sublime was created 13 years ago from the dining room of Daren Wright and his wife Deanne. Over the years their business has grown quite significantly and now caters for the workwear, schoolwear and …

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Made in the UK

Nestled in the corner of a quiet trading estate in Congleton, Cheshire, is Devanét UK – a unique manufacturer of belts, buckles and other assorted products. P&P editor Melanie Attlesey paid the company a visit to go behind the scenes. To those not familiar with Devanét UK and the way …

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To inspire and collaborate

Wilflex Originals is a unique community created for screen printers, designers and artists to join with like-minded individuals to share ideas and designs in an online environment. P&P editor Melanie Attlesey finds out more. Wilflex Originals is described by Peter Juhl, global marketing director for Specialty Inks and Polymer Systems …

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Will conductive inks help wearables go truly wearable?

Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh, research director at IDTechEx, discusses the future of electronic textiles and how conductive inks are helping this market to grow rapidly. The first generation of wearable devices are constructed using mature, rigid technologies put inside a new box that can be worn. These are often bulky devices …

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Oakdene Designs grows with Roland DG

As Oakdene Designs reaches a £1.5 million annual turnover, founder Ben Grist, explains how his love for Roland DG at college helped get him to where he is now. Ben Grist, founder of Oakdene Designs, first came across Roland DG while at college and knew from that moment he wanted …

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Getting experimental with textiles

Students studying Textile Design at the School of Fashion and Textiles at Birmingham City University regularly get experimental with two printers from Epson’s SureColor series. P&P editor Melanie Attlesey spoke to Kelly-Marie Sifleet, senior technical demonstrator, and two of her students to find out more. Located in the purpose-built brand …

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From university bedroom to mainstream garment decorator

A plan which started as a way to make money while at university has seen two young entrepreneurs grow their garment decoration business into one which now turns over more than a £1m a year. P&P editor Melanie Attlesey finds out more about this tale of growth. John Armstrong and …

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Time to go beyond lip service and embrace eco uniforms

Incorporatewear’s head of design, Paula Cannon, explains how eco fabrics can play an important role within corporate uniforms. From recycled materials to fabric made from milk, eco-friendly technology has been available in the corporate clothing industry for a few years now. As you would expect, the idea of green corporate …

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People, planet, profit

Situated metres from the seafront in Newquay is the only screen printer and embroiderer in the UK that is Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified. But what does this mean for business? P&P editor Melanie Attlesey reports. ASP was born in 2003 when, after many years working in IT and …

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