Arron Harnden

Getting anorak about sweatshirts.

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​I think I was 7 years old when I saw it.... Trying to figure out what sort of man/boy I wanted to be so I could get the chicks at my local primary school. Most of my contemporaries were cutting ...
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Arron Harnden

Golf and Golf-wear....the pastime for the divine interventionist.

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Golf is the marriage of physics and biology where power, centripetal force,rotational velocity, pendulum swing and the science of composite materials combine to affect the outcome of an...
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Arron Harnden

Beginners guide to screen-printing for T-shirts...

Beginners guide to screen-printing for T-shirts...
  Screen printing has been around for half a century and will probably last another half-century unless 'digital' takes a leap forward and can do some of the things that currently can only be ach...
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Arron Harnden

Have you ever thought about printing on the inside of your t shirt?

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Have you ever thought about printing on the inside of your t shirt? I know…..what would be the point? However, for some time now we have seen exactly this going on with fashion brands and we have to a...
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What has veganism got to do with T-shirts?

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What has veganism got to do with T-shirts?

It's a strange concept because it's not like you get to eat your garments but it is a very real and growing trend right now.

The demand for t-shirts which satisfy an objective to avoid using animal products and an absence of animal testing or cruelty of any kind has now produced a set of products and decorative processes that have undergone scrutiny by the relevant bodies to allow them to be classified as vegan-friendly.

There are 2 components to a vegan-friendly product. The garment and the print process.

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Arron Harnden

An exclusive preview to the new Stanley/Stella collection set to launch in 2019!

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Stanley/Stella is a fashion brand which will become a household name,but for the time being. Let's enjoy the perks and quirks of its exclusivity. The new year's collection promises to not only offer s...
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Arron Harnden

5 Thriving Sports Brands

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1. Awdis I believe this is the most catering brand that we offer. Most lines within AWDIS extend to kids, women and men. We find that their garments are true to size and offer the best longevity for t...
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Arron Harnden

Work Shirts Explained

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Finding the perfect shirts...we have come up with a couple of tips to help you as you browse through our catalogue of work shirts Most customers tend to go for shirts which are described as "fitted" o...
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8 Tips on how to find the perfect t-shirts for your brand

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Like most printers out there, we stock over 2000 products, it's a competitive market and we need to be able to cater to all. From the office,church's,sports,school club,cafeteria, all the way to lifes...
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Arron Harnden

Your T-Shirt brand needs a designer, where do you start?

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You woke up in the middle of the night with an idea. This time, you managed to roll over and grab that pen and paper to write it down before it vanished into thin air as that melatonin took hold ...
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Your clothing brand and your customer relationships

Your clothing brand and customer relationships
  Relationship. 'The way in which two or more people or things are connected, or the state of being connected. The state of being connected by blood or marriage. The way in which two or more peop...
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Arron Harnden

When does ‘tacky’ cross over into ‘kitsch’?

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There is no easy answer and is often a question of perspective and taste and the current media landscape which is helping us decide what is ironic or deadly serious. An anecdote from my own life helps...
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Arron Harnden

The plastic problem.

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It feels like we are at a tipping point. A slow creaking tipping point but an important one none the less. We have finally figured out that single use plastic is a scurge, filling our oceans, poisonin...
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Arron Harnden

Band MERCH; a quick rundown.

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20 yrs ago, I would drink sherry in my pokey little rented flat to get into the mood then and record layers of guitar and base and percussive noises on my Tascam 4 track. I came up with a sound that y...
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Arron Harnden

Aprons - The new symbol for the craftsmen in all of us.

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'Branding' is the trippiest mind game of all time, a commercial sleight of hand and the ultimate smoke and mirror trick that fools you into believing that the 'thing' you always ignored or took for gr...
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Shirtworks review of summer 2018 collection from Stanley Stella.

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Predicting the fashion future is no easy task. Fashion brands take a risk on what the popular colours and styles are going to be in the next 12 months and then they commit to some conservative stock h...
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Start your own clothing brand

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Your life sucks. You spend all your time in a job that only just pays the bills and you know that if you dropped dead right now, the company you work for could replace you within a week. You feel smal...
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Sustainable, environmentally friendly sportswear for screen printing and embroidery?...........Nearly!!

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Don't get too excited. I am not about to unveil a new 'white label' range of environmentally friendly and sustainable sportswear for your 21 st century sports brand just yet. All I am going to do is o...
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Arron Harnden

Growing trends for activities spawn lifestyles which spawn brands.

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Humans are an obsessive and enquiring species. Often rarely satisfied, we like to fill the spare capacity in our lives with activities and passions that exercise our curiosity and which help to define...
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The subtleties of garment product branding, creating those ‘ooooohhh’ moments, adding value and personality.

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It is the little things that often make the difference. The devil in the detail, the subtle gesture, that extra little bit of effort. This detail is often an extra augmentation along the road to perfe...
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