Fabric Blog:

Decoration Techniques for Tough Fabrics

April 2, 2019

“How am I supposed to do that?” You might not ask a question like this out loud when you’re faced with a decoration dilemma, but be honest — you’ve probably had the thought. You know how it goes: the moment you think you’ve got it all down pat, you discover a new trend or are … Continued

Let the Music Move You

March 12, 2019

Do you remember your first concert? What about your first concert t-shirt? Do you still have it? Chances are that if you don’t you wish you did. Concert tees aren’t just pieces of promotional swag. They’re ways of celebrating our love for a particular musical artist, true, but they’re more than that. For those of … Continued

Getting to Know Generation Z

January 29, 2019

There’s a new generation entering the work force with new values that will influence the work place and apparel trends. Born between the mid-1990s and 2010, Generation Z currently makes up a quarter of the U.S. population, and by 2020 that will grow to one-third. They influence nearly $44 billion in discretionary spending every year, … Continued

In Living Coral – Pantone Color of the Year

December 24, 2018

Life-affirming. Humanizing. Heartening. This will be the year to come according to Pantone. Earlier this month, the Pantone Color of the Year for 2019 was announced, and the choice is…(envelope, please)…Living Coral! “Vibrant, yet mellow PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral embraces us with warmth and nourishment to provide comfort and buoyancy in our continually shifting environment,” … Continued

Top T-Shirt Moments in 2018 Pop Culture

December 18, 2018

On-demand printing makes it easy to take a moment in time and turn it into a t-shirt that can live on for months or, even, years to come. Some of the most popular moments in 2018 were immortalized on that favorite cotton (or cotton blend) top. Take a walk down Memory Lane to look back … Continued

Outerwear Solutions for Everyday Endeavors

December 4, 2018

Outerwear is one of the most highly sought-after pieces of promotional apparel. According to ASI, 50% of consumers in the United States own a piece of promotional outerwear, and it’s easy to understand why. Outerwear is versatile, it’s durable and it keeps your company’s logo visible no matter the season. But with so many outerwear … Continued

‘Tis the Season to Cozy Up Under a Blanket

November 27, 2018

Thanksgiving is in the rear-view mirror, the holidays are upon us and winter will be here before you know it – though it already feels like winter in much of the country! SanMar is known for our huge offering of t-shirts, polos, jackets and more, but we also have a wide array of accessories, including … Continued

Three Trends To Be Thankful For

November 20, 2018

It’s that time of year again. Time to get together with family and friends, share an unreasonably large amount of food, and remember all the things that we’re thankful for. Here at SanMar, there are three trends in particular that stand out. Nostalgia Everyone loves a good throwback, and you don’t have to look far … Continued

AI and the Apparel Industry

November 13, 2018

If you’re a fan of the 90s classic movie Clueless you likely remember the scene when Cher used a software tool to sort through her wardrobe, selecting the iconic plaid outfit. Today, the app Pureple helps create new outfits from your existing wardrobe by combining often-overlooked pieces for a whole new look. Apps like Pureple … Continued

Trend Alert: Outer Limits

October 30, 2018

Modern technology continues to change our daily lives in big ways and small. From refrigerators that tell us when we are out of milk to cars that know when someone is in a blind spot, technology seems to get smarter every day. However, one way we might not even realize technology is influencing our lives … Continued