Features

A wee dram and some thoughts

With the UK still on lockdown, Jas Purba, managing director of ETC Supplies, takes the time to reflect from his armchair about the current situation in the UK and what the future may hold. Sitting in my favourite chair after dinner with my      friends Whyte and Mackay just half watching …

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Pinseeker on course to diversify with HP Stitch

Golf equipment specialist Pinseeker is hoping to diversify into new markets following the installation of a new HP Stitch textile printing system. Cheshire-based Pinseeker manufactures a wide range of products for the golf course industry, including flags, flagpins and hole cups to name just a few from its huge portfolio. …

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Lending a helping hand in time of crisis

A life-threatening injury at the age of 18 while playing rugby, led Warrington Wolves prop Mike Cooper to secure his future outside of the sport by forming his own customised clothing business. Now at the age of 31, Mike is lending a helping hand during a time of national crisis …

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A new way of working

Like many of us, Derek Muller, owner of Goccopro, has had to find a new way of working during lockdown. To pass the time he took home a MiScreen, much to Mrs Muller’s dismay. Here he details just what he got up to. Well what a crazy time we are …

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Corporate styling

Lucy Woodward, marketing and development manager, at Disley outlines the latest trends in the corporate world for women. Q. What do you think women look for in their clothing selections? There’s normally a combination of priorities, so product development is all about creating garments that give a good balance – …

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Organic market continues to grow

The Soil Association has released its latest report on the organic textile market in the UK and the findings reveal that the sector is experiencing its eighth year of consecutive growth. The UK organic market (including food, drink, beauty and wellbeing, textiles and farming) is in its eighth consecutive year …

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What’s new for women?

Are you looking to inject a little bit of style into your offering? Looking to offer the latest fashions for your customers? Here we explore the latest retail trends for women and what this means for the printwear sector. The printwear market follows the fashions of the retail sector in …

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No job too big or too small!

Created out of a desire to do things better, P&P editor Melanie Attlesey speaks to Geoff Hemmerman, founder of South Shields-based Mowbray Sports about ice hockey, printing, embroidery and more. When you think garment decoration, I’m sure that ice hockey is not a sport that immediately springs to mind. But …

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Dorset entrepreneur swaps wetsuits for sweatshirts with help from Roland

Rosie Lees took over The Embroidery Barn in 2018 with no experience of producing promotional and personalised clothing, but investment in equipment such as the Roland VersaSTUDIO BT-12 has helped her sail into success. Founded in 1998 in Dorchester, The Embroidery Barn delivered workwear, sportswear and attire with embroidered details …

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Eat, sleep, cheer, print and repeat

A love for a sport which started in childhood has now matured into a successful business venture. P&P editor Melanie Attlesey speaks to Ryan Cleaver of Power Nation to find out more about both his sporting and professional achievements. At the age of 26, Ryan has achieved more than most. …

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