Features

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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Do we stay or do we go?

On June 23 Britain will vote on whether it stays a part of the EU or leaves. A recent poll by YouGov showed that 42% of people support the leave campaign, while 41% support the remain campaign. Another 13% didn’t know and 4% said they wouldn’t vote. P&P editor Melanie …

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An innovation in heat transfer paper

Cost-effective equipment, low-risk investment, but maximum return – that’s the future of transfer printing. P&P editor Melanie Attlesey visited TheMagicTouch in Dunstable to find out more about the company’s latest innovation that will make this future a possibility. Paper is paper, right? Wrong. When it comes to transfer printing there …

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A trip down memory lane

Celebrating 25 years in the industry, the team at PenCarrie marks this significant anniversary with a trip down memory lane and looks back on just how it got to where it is today. It all started back in 1991. On what is now the largest industrial estate in Exeter, PenCarrie …

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A decorator with a flair for entrepreneurship

With an aim to disrupt the traditional market with affordable, technical clothing one garment decorator is working hard to provide garments that its customers love to wear. Captain Kid based in Solihull is the brain child of Andrew Thompson and Jane Sunderland – a father and daughter team with a …

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