Features

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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Out on the road

The series of Promotion & Branding Shows organised by GS UK provide the ideal opportunity to meet with suppliers on a one-to-one basis and to view new product launches in an intimate environment. P&P editor Melanie Attlesey attended the Swindon leg of the roadshows to find out more. For over …

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Changing the face of the high-vis industry

High-visibility clothing has been around for nearly 100 years. In this day and age, providers of such garments should consider the needs of the wearers. P&P editor Melanie Attlesey speaks to Nick Bale, marketing development manager at Leo Workwear, about four new products that have joined the collection in recent …

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A screen printing lesson learnt

P&P editor Melanie Attlesey was invited to Screen Print World’s HQ in Kidderminster to get hands on and learn how to screen print. As a complete novice a lesson was definitely learnt! Having only held a squeegee once before in my life, I don’t think Dave Roper, managing director, quite …

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New workwear brand lands in the UK

German workwear brand Korntex was introduced to the UK market at the beginning of 2019 and is exclusively distributed through Absolute Apparel. Here the man behind the brand, Alexander Jurack, tells all about the range and plans for the UK market. Q. Can you provide a little bit of background …

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How brands grow when they use promotional products

If you are wondering how promotional products can help your business, this article will go some way to explain just how vital promotional products are within the marketing mix. We Are Promotional Products has put together a series of images which summarises the BMPA’s talk from the B2B Marketing Expo …

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