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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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Dressing down: The rise of athleisure

This year is the year of athleisure – a trend that takes sportswear from being something only worn in the gym to a fashion trend that can be worn anywhere. According to Morgan Stanley the market has grown by 42% in the last seven years and is worth £194bn globally, …

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Is this the ultimate festival jacket?

Online retailer Joe Browns seems to have reached the pinnacle of technical garments with its new Ultimate Festival Jacket. Complete with phone charger, blow-up pillow hood, wet wipe dispenser and hidden drinks compartment, could printwear brands learn a thing or two about added technical features? Although it is still in …

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Pushing the boundaries

The art of screen printing as we know it has been around for more than a century. For years the technique has remained fairly traditional, but one textile printer in Leicester is working hard to produce perfection through simplicity with the use of a pioneering oval screen printing press. P&P …

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O’Neills has it all sewn up with YES Ltd embroidery equipment

O’Neills is known as the largest sportswear company in Ireland. It has been reaping the benefits of using SWF embroidery machinery; backed up with YES Ltd’s service and support. O’Neills is Ireland’s largest sportswear company with a difference. Founded in 1918 as a manufacturer of Gaelic footballs, the company has …

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Printer uses Roland DG machinery to expand into new markets

Paul Booth of Ultimate Identity explains how he has used his Roland DG machines to capture the education market. Ultimate Identity began life as a part-time business venture that Paul Booth started in 1996 and ran from a small office in Blackburn. He initially invested in a Roland DG CAMM-1 …

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