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Promotional Apparel Markets: Health Care

March 5, 2019

For most health care professionals, it’s not just their job, it’s a calling. Understanding and anticipating a health care organization’s needs is critical to becoming a trusted provider and partner in this ever-growing and changing market. Health care is one of the largest markets for decorators, and also one of the most challenging. As marketing … Continued

Trend Alert: You-Niform

August 21, 2018

A uniform is no longer simply an outfit of nondescript clothing we have to wear. In today’s world, a uniform has evolved into something so much more. It has transformed into a You-Niform. The tables have turned when it comes to trends. As we continue to live in a world of information overload and social … Continued

Eye Spy SanMar: Fun Fashion From Our Seattle Headquarters

May 29, 2018

Every day she walks into the office, our resident Trend Maven Vicki Ostrom sees people sporting SanMar apparel in fun and interesting ways. That’s why we started a semi-regular feature over on our Instagram account called #EyeSpySanMar. First up, we have Ray Hong. Ray is a project manager in our custom apparel department, and he’s … Continued

New On-The-Job Workwear Guide

February 13, 2018

The worldwide market for workwear is projected to exceed $48 billion by 2022. This means there’s no better time than now to go to work selling workwear. From outfitting the front office with stain-resistant shirts to supplying jobsite safety vests, businesses large and small need workwear and uniforming styles. Our new On-The-Job Workwear Guide was … Continued

Build Sales with Workwear

October 17, 2017

Bouncing back after the recession, the construction industry is hammering out a bright future. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, construction spending in August 2017 was over $1.2 billion. Numbers haven’t been released yet for the impact of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma and the western wildfires, but it’s pretty safe to say construction spending will … Continued

Be Seen. Stay Safe.

May 30, 2017

The National Safety Counsel has named June as National Safety Month. So we thought we’d take this opportunity to touch on some basics of safety clothing—specifically high-visibility workwear. This product category involves a complex set of regulations that require the clothing meet specific safety standards for workers. The most well known is ANSI. The American National … Continued