Sustainability Challenge – Embroidery Stabilizers

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If you embroider apparel you are very familiar with this problem.  After your machine has completed the run, the next step in production is to remove the excess embroidery stabilizer (or pellon, backing, or whatever you call it in your shop). …

Creativity Killers – How to Keep the Drive Alive

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Your company needs a solid dose of creativity every day.  I’m not just talking about the art department either, although that’s the obvious place to start.  How your team solves problems, rises to challenges, and pushes past their limits…

Wish List for the Decorated Apparel Industry

I had a really interesting conversation yesterday with an equipment vendor of ours.  During the dialog he asked “What do you wish for everyday that would make your job easier?”  Of course, he was just trying to sell but it was great fodder…

How to Get More Things Done in a Day – Ideas That Work

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One of the challenges that we all face is that we are constantly bombarded and overwhelmed with tasks that have to be completed.  Some are huge projects; others are just simple things that we can knock out easily.  Many people will get the…

Do You Need to Fire Your Customer?

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I’m not sure how many of you out there in the world have problem clients, but I think it’s fairly common.  You know these types; highly demanding, emotional, and always prone to missing or inaccurate information on their jobs.  Just one…

For Better Results Set Clear Expectations

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“In order to maximize your group’s performance results, as a leader you need to set clear expectations.”  You’ve heard this before, right?  What does this really mean in a day to day, sweating like a pig, gotta get it done, orders…