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Grow your business in 2021

During the coronavirus pandemic you may have been tempted to use finance to increase your equipment portfolio, in turn increasing your turnover, but were perhaps put off by all of the jargon. In a Q&A with P&P editor, Melanie Attlesey, Rob Greenhalgh, relationship manager at PMD Business Finance, breaks down …

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On your head

There is nothing that Tony Marks doesn’t know about the world of headwear. In an interview with P&P editor Melanie Attlesey, the director of Product Zone takes a trip down memory lane. Tony has been involved with merchandise at all levels for the past 40 years. His career began in …

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Why sustainably matters

In this informative and timely article, Sharon Donovich, product marketing manager, Kornit Digital, explores the concept of sustainability and why it matters. A 2015 Forbes article identified the garment industry as the largest polluter in the world next to oil, as it accounts for 10% of global carbon emissions. The industry …

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Beechfield Brands launches new online decoration tool

Hadley Turney, Beechfield Brand’s product decoration executive, tells all about the company’s new online decoration tool called Technologo. This tool is available across the company’s four brands’ websites. Q) What is Technologo in a nutshell? Technologo is an efficient way to digitally personalise a product. A tool that easy to …

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When to label your products as made in the UK

Have you ever wondered when you can label your products as made in the UK? Kate Hills, founder of Make it British, outlines the hows, the whys and the whens. As the founder of Make it British and Make it British Live!, Kate Hills has taken a keen interest in …

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With passion and drive

From one-man bands to whole battalions, every job is treated with the same level of service, consistency and quality of products. P&P editor Melanie Attlesey speaks with founder and director of Print Inc, Angela Windsor, to find out more. Based in the heart of Cross Hands in South Wales, Print …

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Women wear workwear

It is estimated that there are approximately 33,000 female tradespeople working in the UK – an increase of 150% compared to 2009, so why are women so often ignored when it comes to workwear? Here, Sharon Crossan, PRO RTX product manager, discusses women’s workwear options. Q) Is there a demand …

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Vegans on the rise

The number of vegans in the UK is rising. It is estimated that by 2025 at least a quarter of all Britons will be either vegan or vegetarian. This exponential growth paves the way for a new breed of garment decoration products to cater to this market. P&P editor Melanie …

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Back to school success for schoolwear industry

The back to school period is always a hectic time for schoolwear retailers and suppliers in getting nearly 10 million children back into classrooms in the correct attire. Like many sectors, this year has brought unprecedented challenges and uncertainty. Here, Matthew Easter, co-chair of the Schoolwear Association, explains how the …

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