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Schoolwear Association calls for views ahead of new strategy

The Schoolwear Association is set to publish a new two-year plan aimed at strengthening its focus in key areas including membership, communications and public affairs. This was one of the key outcomes at the latest meeting of the association’s executive. It is asking members and others with an interest in …

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Gildan streamlines organisational structure

At the beginning of the year Gildan Activewear streamlined its organisational structure by combining its printwear and branded apparel businesses into one. As a result a new executive leadership was implemented. The combined organisation will be led by Michael Hoffman, president, sales, marketing and distribution, who previously served as president, …

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Nazdar appoints new sales manager for EMEA

Jim Whitehead has been appointed as the sales manager, EMEA for Nazdar Ink Technologies. Based in the UK, he will be responsible for sales management of Nazdar branded and non-OEM private labelled screen, digital and narrow web products in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. Mr Whitehead  has more …

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The Cotton Textile Company pledges to stop using polybags

The team at The Cotton Textile Company has vowed to stop using polybags to reduce the company’s footprint on the planet. With offices in Cornwall and Essex the team is exposed first hand to the sight of plastic and waste in the sea.  The team helps clean a beach in …

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Listawood wins three Merchandise World Promotional Product awards

At the recent Merchandise World awards held at the end of January, Lisatwood won three categories. The company’s Patented ColourFusion PhotoMug received the Platinum award in the Most Innovative Product of the Year category. ColourFusion is a truly revolutionary print system which enables clients, for the first time, to print …

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Balmoral Knitwear goes into liquidation

Ayrshire-based knitwear manufacturer Balmoral Knitwear closed its doors for the last time on Monday, February 19, following a difficult period. A total of 43 people have lost their jobs as a result of the closure of the 123-year-old textile factory. A statement from liquidator RSM said: “The need for organisations …

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Colmar and Eurojersey launch new Graphene Plus textile collections

Directa Plus has launched two new textile collections containing the company’s Graphene Plus (G+). The first is the launch of the Ski Winter 2018/19 collection with Colmar, a high-end sports and activewear company. The new collection marks the third winter range with Directa Plus and consists of 31 garments incorporating …

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Epson named among top 100 global innovators for seventh consecutive year

Epson has been recognised as a global innovator for the seventh consecutive year by Clarivate Analytics. Those named in the list exhibit consistently strong performance in successfully obtaining rights to their innovation, seeking wide protection and global markets for potentials products and services based on that innovation and are recognised …

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Custom Planet marks 10 years in business

This year sees Custom Planet mark its 10th anniversary, after a decade of successful trading and growth. The Tyneside-based business was founded in 2008 by university friends Andrew Dark and John Armstrong during their studies. Over the years the business has gone from strength to strength, achieving a recent turnover …

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