Fabric Blog:

Why Logoed Apparel Still Matters

August 11, 2020

“Is logoed apparel even relevant right now?” With many offices closed, sports teams playing games with virtual audiences and schools planning to conduct classes online for the coming year, this may be a question you’ve asked yourself recently. You’re not the only one. We sat down (virtually, of course) with a couple SanMar salespeople to … Continued

Meet Vicki Ostrom: Prairie Princess Trend Whisperer

July 29, 2020

In her nine years working at SanMar, Trend Editor Vicki Ostrom has held two jobs. For the first four years, she was a Senior Designer working on apparel and then five years ago she transitioned into her current role as full-time Trend Editor. She knows what it means when things are forecast to be the … Continued

Adding Lasers to Your Decoration Toolbox

June 23, 2020

Smoke! Fire! Flashing laser beams! It sounds like the first scene in a new Terminator movie, but today’s subject is actually a growing trend in apparel decoration techniques. Laser cutting and etching isn’t new to the world of promotional apparel. It’s been around for a while, and the ways lasers are used in apparel decoration … Continued

Reaching Outside the Box

June 9, 2020

Now more than ever, businesses are looking beyond their usual customer base and expanding into new markets. SanMar has done the research for you and we have many resources that can help you take advantage of these new opportunities. SELLING OCCASIONS SanMar’s selling occasions provide curated product collections focused on specific topics, such as retail … Continued

50 Years of Climate Action with Earth Day

April 21, 2020

I really like Earth Day. It falls a few days before my birthday (Yes, I’m the girl who celebrates “Birthday Month”), so every year I try to do something in the Earth’s and my honor like buy something to plant in my yard — flowers are my favorite. In fact, I did so this weekend … Continued

New Colors For a New Year

February 11, 2020

When looking for ways to boost business in the new year, the answer might be simpler than you think. Some of the hottest trends are happening in something accessible and budget-friendly: new color additions. We’ve been listening to our customers, hearing specific requests for colors and trends and transforming this feedback into brand new styles … Continued

Super Trends in Decoration 2020

January 28, 2020

There was once an idea, to bring together a group of remarkable decoration techniques. To see if they would work when we needed them most, to impress our customers with things they’d never seen before. True believers, it’s that time again. Come with us and discover the latest and greatest apparel decoration trends, just in … Continued

Big T-Shirt Moments of 2019

December 31, 2019

It’s been an exciting year for t-shirts, both here at SanMar and out in the world. As we wrap up the year and look forward to the promises of 2020, we wanted to look back at a few highlights from the past twelve months. Posi-UV Pro Tees The sun came out and so did our … Continued

Classic Blue: Pantone Color of 2020

December 24, 2019

The signature color for 2020 is a classic. Literally. For 20 years, Pantone has chosen a Color of the Year to represent the year to come, based on influences from pop culture, social trends, film, travel, art and fashion. The Pantone Color of the Year for 2020 was announced in early December, and it’s a … Continued

Gift Giving Made Easy

November 5, 2019

The end of the year is a time for coming together and feeling joy. But, sometimes, the need to think of the “perfect” gift for someone can generate stress. The 2019 Gift Giving Guide offers three curated collections to celebrate and appreciate clients, colleagues and co-workers. No matter who is on your list, there is … Continued