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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

Keep Your Decoration Skills Sharp

October 15, 2019

As a decorator, you know that there’s always more to learn. Staying on top of the latest trends and techniques can set you apart from the local competition. It’s also a way to keep your day-to-day work interesting – who doesn’t like learning new tricks? With that in mind, we had SanMar’s decoration guru, Jason … Continued

Snapchat: Is That Still a Thing?

September 11, 2019

Welcome to “Is That Still a Thing,” a new feature here on the Fabric Blog where we look at some of the more niche social networks and examine whether or not it would be worth investing our time and energy into growing an industry presence there. First up, we’re looking at a popular message sharing … Continued

Uniforming Evolved

August 27, 2019

Not so long ago, when you were helping to uniform a group, you found a shirt (usually only available in men’s sizes) that came in the color the customer needed. The women in the group were resigned to wear a men’s small, grin and bear it. Thankfully, business uniforming programs have evolved from those days. … Continued

Our Favorite Fall Arrivals

August 20, 2019

If you’re looking at SanMar’s 974-page 2020 Apparel, Bags and Caps catalog (or even the 60-page New Arrivals catalog) and wondering where to start, worry not — we’re here to help. We had SanMar product gurus Holly Rox and Brandon Kerr pick out a few of their favorite pieces. Here’s what they had to say. … Continued

SanMar Family Values: Deliver Quality

June 25, 2019

The idea of quality is a surprisingly tricky concept — it can mean different things to different people. For one person, a quality shirt might be soft and comfortable. For another, the measure of quality could be how well a shirt stands up under tough wear and tear. “Quality,” whether we’re talking about apparel or … Continued

The Power of Packaging

June 11, 2019

First impressions are everything. Whether you’re in a business meeting, at a backyard barbecue or deciding whether or not you want to watch that entire YouTube video, you make emotional decisions within the first few seconds of meeting a person. That same logic applies to product packaging. When you send the results of all your … Continued

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