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Instagram and your Clothing brand

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  When you have an idea for a brand, you need to decide who is going to buy these garments and about how you can inform them that you exist and then how you will seduce them into buying. This is ...
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Plastic clothing - is it a good idea and who gives a fig?

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If you read the minuscule amount of information on Wikipedia about the use of plastics in clothing you will probably be thinking why there isn't more information or more interest or why there is not s...
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How to choose workwear uniforms

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Coming up with a plan to kit your employees out with a uniform that reflects and matches your business needs comes with a few considerations. Here is a quick rundown of the salient points. 1. How swea...
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Summer is coming….your business needs a peaked hat with your logo printed or embroidered.

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If you research the history of the peaked hat, you will probably stumble across Wikipedia and read that its genesis lies somewhere in the 18 th or 19th century in Northern Europe where working-class m...
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The plastic bag problem for garment retailers.

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Shirtworks has been leading the way in offering ethically accredited garments and printing /embroidery processes now for the last 8 years in the UK and Europe but even we are having serious problems t...
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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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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 printing  takes a leap forward and can do some of the things that currently can only ...
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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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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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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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T shirt printing- why is it expensive to do low volumes when using a screen print process?

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Remember your GCSE ( or even O Levels! ) economics class? Remember that old chestnut that wore thin by repeated use? That phrase that you could utter under pressure, to get you out of the teachers' sp...
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The clothes of the dead whites (kafa Ulaya-Nigerian)

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I have always been amused and amazed at the televisual sight, of a well know commercial / promotional branded T shirt , scampering through a South American jungle or sub Saharan bush. How did that T s...
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Symbols and logos, the design process and how they can be used on T-shirts.

These days, no one really cares what the difference is, but a symbol is a picture while a logo is a word that is used as a branding device. When combining the two, you have a 'combination mark'. Human...
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T-Shirt printing artwork -Creating a distressed or vintage look.

T-Shirt printing artwork -Creating a distressed or vintage look.
We get asked, quite regularly, how we can help create a 'distressed' or 'vintage' look for our t shirt printing  customers. The answer is three-fold. 1 Select the right garment. 2 Add the 'distre...
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Our top 10 Gamer t shirts

Our top 10 Gamer t shirts
I am 44 years old. I am a first generation gamer. Amongst other things, I am a gameaholic. Home gaming with me really began in 1982 when my next door neighbour, Matty Haines, got a ZX spectrum and a m...
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Fonts!... What matters and why when designing your artwork for T-Shirt Printing

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'A picture paints a thousand words'………why? Well, this is your brain working and deploying its imagination while accessing stored references to make sense of what it sees. Because your brain is super c...
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Shop talk - When can water based inks work and when do they fail?

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Screen printers will mostly agree that they do not like using water based inks. In a fast paced print environment where 'time is definitely money' there are significant problems with using water based...
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What is colour matching for t-shirt printing?

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Your guide to Pantones, RGB, CMYK, HEX and just SWAGGING  it. SWAG is an acronym taken from the phrase S cientific W ild A rsed G uess. It is always better to avoid 'SWAGGING' it if real data and...
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What format is best when supplying artwork for screenprinting?

What format is best when supplying artwork for screenprinting?
My Nan was from Glasgow. She smoked too much, drank too much, and lived a difficult life where a practical mind-set ensured her survival through the Second World War, some heartbreak and some disappoi...
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