Features

It’s green, but not as we know it

Greenland is where this story begins and ReneDesign is the company in focus. Founded over 10 years ago by René Olsen primarily as a graphic design agency, the business now provides a good mix of signage, merchandise and teamwear to the local city and beyond. Minik Nielsen, who joined the …

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On-demand personalisation booms

For many in the world of garment and promotional product decoration, they will have undoubtedly noticed that during the last eight months that on-demand has boomed. In an informative webinar, Andrew Talbot, general manager of Custom Gateway, explained his thoughts behind this growth. When the global lockdown happened in March, …

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The hooded sweat

A hood was first added to the sweatshirt in the 1930s, initially to keep warehouse workers warm in New York. Fast-forward to 2020 and the hoodie now comes in all kinds of shapes and sizes, with new variants being thrown into the mix as each new season arrives. But what …

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It started with a candle

Andy and Cath Turner’s first step into the world of personalised gifts started 16 years ago when the couple made a candle as a gift for their granddaughter’s christening. P&P editor Melanie Attlesey finds out more. After the birth of their granddaughter, Jasmine, Andy and Cath wanted to present to …

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Unclear social distancing signage stops 40% of consumers shopping

More than 40% of UK shoppers have stopped visiting stores that have unclear signage on social distancing, according to the findings of a European study of 2,500+ shoppers from Roland DG. The study reveals that clear signage has a significant impact on shopper confidence. More than 80% of shoppers in …

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A story of growth

2011 is where this story begins. As with most decoration businesses, this one was formed in a spare room with just one man outsourcing promotional gifts to clients. P&P editor Melanie Attlesey picks up the story. Five years is how long Direct Print & Promotions operated from a spare room …

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The single-head revolution

From across the pond, Andrea Bommarito, ZSK Machines in St Louis, USA, provides an interesting insight into how the single-head embroidery machine has evolved over time to what it is today. The simple definition of a single head embroidery machine is a machine that produce one embroidery piece per operation. …

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Creative reuse in 2020

Upcycling. Do you know what it is? P&P Melanie Attlesey posed this very question to Rob Armour, sales manager at Kingly, to find out more about the process and the resulting socks. Q. First of all, can you explain what ‘upcycling’ is, and what makes this process different to recycling? …

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COVID-19 and what we’ve learned

Prama Bhardwaj, founder and CEO of Mantis World, outlays how COVID-19 has changed the supply chain and the way business is done in our industry – perhaps for the better? What a difference a few weeks have made. None of us could have predicted how dramatically and quickly our lives …

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Tiger cotton – the story

Back in September 2019, Neutral introduced the Tiger Cotton T shirt in to the market. In a project created in collaboration with WWF India and C&A Foundation, this cotton is helping to preserve the Bengal tiger in Central India. This is the story behind the T shirt. Deep inside Central …

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