2013 Work Sets Up Goals for 2014

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First, thank you for reading my blog!!  I appreciate your time and hope that I have contributed something valuable for you. So the year 2013 has finally come to a close, and like a lot of people there is some time for some introspection. …

T-shirt Life-Cycle Questions – What To Do with Those T-shirts

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Recently I attended the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Conference as a speaker on “The Profit in Sustainability”.  After the event, one of the other speakers on my panel (AJ Gordon with Gordon Aluminum Industries - http://www.gordonaluminum.com/)…

100 Things You Can Do To Make Your Print Shop More Sustainable

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Get certified by the Sustainable Green Printing Partnership.  https://www.sgppartnership.org/ Sign up for an energy audit for your company by your local utility.  Chances are this is a free service.  They can provide you with a comprehensive…

Promoting Sustainability for T-shirt Shops – 2014 and Beyond

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This has been a big week for me.  Let’s recap and then get to some information that you can use to improve your business. On Wednesday I was elected to the Board of Directors for the Sustainable Green Printing Partnership at their annual…

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). …

Are You A Red Printer?

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By now everyone is completely familiar with the ubiquitous term “Green” for environmental concerns.  Being a responsible steward of the environment is not only good for your overall karma, as it’s the right thing to do; it’s also proven…