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Starting An Apparel Line

2019 Spring/Summer Apparel Trends

The conversation is changing – the spring/summer 2019 shows were about diversity, acceptance, resistance and strength. For eternal optimists, there were styles in all the colors of the rainbow. Pragmatics will approve of garments pulling double-duty. Rebels will shine in the chaos of embellishments. Those who own their sex appeal will do it smartly and […]

What is the definition of GSM when looking for specific fabric?

What is the definition of GSM when looking for specific 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. […]

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Apparel Line – Taglines

So now you’ve decided on the name for your new cool apparel line, designed the logo, created the brand/story behind it, researched to see if it’s available for a website, social media and other marketing venues and developed the cool one-of-a-kind logo. Whew! What’s next? The TAGLINE. The quick elevator speech. The buzz words. The platform […]


2016 Upcoming Apparel Trends – Graffiti/Street Art 80’s Styles

Upcoming Apparel Trends: We have noticed that more and more clients are starting to lean towards the loud and proud trend from the 80’s with paint splats, neon colors and even a Graffiti style. Noted in this article about Brooks running shoes. Inspiration is everywhere. I hope the big hair doesn’t come back in style […]

Case Study: Bimini Lifestyle – Apparel Line start-up

New Client: Bimini Lifestyle, LLC located in Nantucket/Cape Cod/Martha’s Vineyard Bimini Lifestyle has hired Custom Apparel Source to redesign their brand, apparel, consulting and apparel design and manufacturing. We are also creating their own website. We have made amazing strides in just a few weeks. Bimini has been able to meet and connect with […]

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Sublimated Tank Tops came to us to create their own private label kickball tanks for their players on various teams. We designed and produced Shut Up N Play’s tanks in the US. I took their idea and created this unique one-of-a-kind design in about 2 weeks. The team came up with some crazy names to put on […]

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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 […]

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 […]

Steps to Starting an Activewear Apparel Line

What You Need to Do Now Do the following tasks either before launch or during the early days of your startup. Custom Apparel Source understands the business side of launching a new company as well as the fun part, creating the apparel. It isn’t necessary to have these items finished, while we work on your […]

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