Why Don't More Decorators Go Green?

Why don't more apparel decorators "Go Green"?  ...and by "Go Green", I don’t mean the color of the shirt, thread, or ink.  This isn't a St. Paddy's day stunt either. We live in some interesting times.  Besides the constant product disruption…

The War Over Water

It is probably fitting that the term for the sign of a weakness is called an “Achilles Heel” as it matches up wonderfully with an upcoming, unspoken battle facing the decorated apparel industry.   The war over water. If you remember your…

Waypoints on a Sustainability Journey

Frequent readers will know that I have a passion for sustainability in business.  It’s not an earth-crunchy, Birkenstock, hippie thing for me.  It’s all about business.  How did I get here though, and why do I want others to drink that…

Stepping Over a Duffel Bag Full of Money

Here’s a mental picture for you.  Imagine a big, black duffel bag crammed full of money sitting squarely on your shop floor. Everyone in your company, including you, walks around this bag of money all day.  Every day.  Yesterday.  Tomorrow.…

What Would You Say?

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If they were all in one room, what would you say if you could gather up a bunch of the leading ink, chemical, screen mesh, equipment and supply distributors for the decorated apparel industry?  Would you share all of your thoughts and opinions? Well,…

Lame Excuses Apparel Decorators Make

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I’ve worked in the decorated apparel industry now for about two and a half decades.  During that time I’ve met hundreds, maybe thousands, of people in this industry…at trade shows, meet-ups, in their shops, and also on the phone or even…