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Two T-shirt Business Trends That Matter

Two T-shirt Business Trends That Matter

When you think of business trends what immediately comes to mind? Movement? Tendencies? Fads? I think trying to predict business trends is akin to almost being a weatherperson on tv. "45% chance of rain tomorrow." Will they be…
Cooking with New Ingredients

Cooking With New Ingredients

Have you ever tried cooking with new ingredients? You know, the recipe calls for a list of items in exact measurements, but you can't resist the urge to throw in some honey and cayenne pepper. This is how chefs and home cooks all over the…
The Dawn of Hyper-personalization

The Dawn of Hyper-personalization

Hyper-personalization. What the heck is that? As apparel decorators, we are used to decorating shirts with quantity. That's the established norm. Shops everywhere shy away from doing anything that doesn't "feed the beast" and keep those…
Shop Improvement Series: Receiving Department

Shop Improvement Series: Receiving Department

When was the last time you overhauled your Receiving Department processes? I ask this to shop owners from time to time, and the answer is usually the same. Never. Most everyone is always focused on two things, the sales end of the stick,…

Shop Improvement Series: Accelerate Your Art Department

Recently in the Shirt Lab Tribe live Q&A session on Zoom, the group discussion was focused on ways to run an Art Department better. As a former art director, I have some viewpoints on this and thought it would make a good topic for an…
Sales is the Lifeblood of Your Business

Shop Improvement Series: Sales is the Lifeblood of Your Business

Lately, I've been trying to avoid Facebook as much as I can. I'm not sure if you have noticed or not, but I don't comment or post as frequently in the groups as I used to. Not that I don't value the "fun" that Facebook brings, but frankly I…