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Move Your Company to a Greener Standard – the Why, What and How of Sustainability

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Getting started with any new initiative is always difficult.  It’s easy to “talk” about something, much harder to actually “implement” the idea.  This holds true with pushing your company into a more sustainable direction.  You…

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/)…

Basic Sustainability Tips for T-shirt Print Shops – Here’s the Easy Fruit You Can Pick

Most t-shirt printing shops that I know are only concerned about one thing – getting that particular day’s orders printed and shipped.  Thoughts about building a sustainability program seem very earth-crunchy and usually too foreign to…

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). …

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…