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It’s essential!

It all started with the Spice Girls… Intrigued? P&P editor Melanie Attlesey speaks with the team at Essential Embroidery Design & Print to find out how the business grew from one embroidery machine to one that is now a leader in garment decoration. George Georgiou always credits the end of …

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Roland user Fatree5 takes on sportswear world and wins

Cheltenham’s Fatree5 installed two Roland printing systems three years ago after seeing an exciting niche market and has seen its business snowball ever since. Here we find out more. When Paul Butler sets out to do something, he goes for it. A veteran in the motocross circuit, he was disappointed …

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The humble polo shirt

It is thought that the polo shirt first made its appearance in Britain towards the end of the 19th century when outdoor activities became more prevalent. Here P&P takes a look at the origin of the polo shirt and what styles are currently popular in the printwear market. Who would …

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Why should you invest in an e-commerce website?

It is estimated that UK e-commerce sales are worth an estimated £586 billion. When online shopping is this rife why would you not have an e-commerce website? Here eTrader and Xpres argue the case for garment decorators investing in an online presence. With a year on year increase of customers …

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The workbag reinvented: turning the tide on plastic

Every year, it is estimated that one trillion single use plastic bags are used worldwide each year. But what are brands within the printwear market doing to combat this? Mark Dix, sales director of The Outdoors Company, fills us in on what premium outdoor brands are doing to help. Q. …

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The expert in Ts

Two years in to her takeover of Huntingdon-based Expertees, Debra Stuart, is making waves and has big plans in store for the future. P&P editor Melanie Attlesey speaks to her and her team to find out more. Towards the end of 2015 Debra was looking for a new career path …

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The personalised printing revolution

Product personalisation is a growing trend and according to analysts it’s more than just a passing fad. Those who invest in dye sublimation print equipment will find that this trend offers a realistic benefit to business. Research from Deloitte reveals that one in five consumers would pay a 20% premium …

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Printwear and high street working in synergy

The printwear market has always sought inspiration from the high street. The gap between trends marking their mark in retail before moving into printwear is lessening. Here P&P explores the styles that you can expect to see develop in 2019. The printwear and high street market are one and the …

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Headwear meets everyday wear

Do you know your beanies from your dad caps? Here we take a look at headwear trends that were big in 2018 and what you can expect to be popular in 2019. The European headwear market was worth US$5,518m in 2018, and with celebrities such as Morgan Freeman and Beyoncé …

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10 years and still flying high

This autumn sees ØRN Clothing celebrate its 10th anniversary. In the space of a decade the workwear manufacturer has grown from working out of the back of a van to one that turns over £18m. P&P editor Melanie Attlesey spoke to one of the founders, Ivor Tunley, about the company’s …

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