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What is the difference between ring-spun and soft spun cotton?

There probably isn’t any difference in the quality. Ring-spun has a slightly higher edge to soft spun. Ring-spun will not pill or get fuzzy. This is the best for DTG (Direct to Garment) printing. Not as soft to the touch but the fibers don’t lift up after washing. The soft spun is probably produced using […]

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STRATEGIES FOR ATTENDING TRADESHOWS AND WHY GO IN THE FIRST PLACE!

Really Tradeshows? But I can just look everything up on the internet! Duh! And 118 Trade Shows for Sportswear & Sports Clothes in 77 cities and 30 countries. Most Trade Shows for Sportswear & Sports Apparel take place in Germany with 33, Finland with 8 and USA with 7 Trade Shows for Sportswear & Sports […]

Sublimated Socks with Black Footbed

Many sublimated socks show grinning (where you see the white when sock is stretched out) or are too thin to wear for everyday team sports after printed. We created a sock that solves that. We knitted black into the foot of the sock so even though you can’t print a design, it retains the cushion […]

What is the definition of GSM when purchasing fabric?

What is the definition of GSM when purchasing fabric?   You’ve heard of a 50/50 or a 80/20 t-shirt. 50/50 means 50% cotton and 50% polyester or 80% cotton and 20% polyester, but have you ever seen the gsm listed and wondered what that meant? Simply put; that’s the weight of the fabric. But first, […]

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Active Trends for Sports Apparel 2015-16

Sports apparel is becoming more fashion conscious as people are multi-purposing wardrobes wearing clothing for more than one venture whether it be for sports, fitness, work wear, office and/or social events. There is a large diversity of winter sports including both indoor and outdoor activities with apparel and clothing to appropriate for them all. Color […]

Sports Textiles – the Future

This is an interesting article we ran across and wanted to share it with you regarding e-textile in sports garments. As bio-monitoring and fitness-tracking devices gradually become a part of everyday sports equipment, ‘wearables’ seems poised to become a mainstream market. For e-textile and electronic component manufacturers, this signals the need to scale up production […]

Direct to Garment Printing on Burnout T-shirt

Direct to Garment Printing

                    This week a client who has hired us to produce a paddle sport apparel line and also teaches yoga, was looking for a trendy t-shirt. I asked some of my printers if they have ever tried DTG or Direct To Garment Printing on a burnout […]

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New Fabric Technology “Smart Textiles”

Fast Company, a leading U.S magazine in technology and design, featured Celliant’s performance technology in a recent conversation with Celliant’s CEO, Seth Casden http://www.fastcoexist.com/1678703/responsive-fabric-boosts-athletes-health-you-can-wear-it-too. Fast Company anticipates that “pretty soon smart textiles are going to be everywhere,” and introduced Celliant as a leader “ahead of its time” in performance wear. So what is Celliant (http://www.celliant.com/)? […]