Fabric Blog:

Re-Introducing the District RE Collection

August 1, 2023

The Re-Tee was launched in 2019 – our first shirt made from 100% recycled materials. The response was overwhelmingly positive and the product development teams at SanMar kept on developing new apparel styles made from fabric that would otherwise end up going to waste. Today’s RE Collection includes 12 total styles across five categories of apparel and accessories, all born from scraps and worn with pride.

Shop Like the World Depends On It

March 10, 2023

Today, in March 2023, there’s a lot to consider when selling promotional products, especially as you factor in younger customers and the increased demand for products made responsibly. Customers are asking for ways to reduce their carbon footprint, and you might be concerned that you won’t have what those customers are looking for. With so … Continued

Volunteer Knitwear: What America Is Made Of

February 10, 2023

The history of America is marked by innovators and makers, people who started with an idea and worked hard to make something memorable. And what we produce, we take pride in knowing that somebody, somewhere will make use of in their own work. This is the driving principle behind Tennessee-based apparel maker Volunteer Knitwear. “People … Continued

Discover the Power of PosiPrint

October 25, 2022

What comes to mind when you hear “delayed gratification” and “instant gratification?” Plenty of research and guidance favors employing self-control to achieve long term goals and happiness — i.e. choosing delayed gratification over easier but less rewarding options. Yet there are opportunities when spontaneity and flexibility offer fun, memorable moments. Every so often, an immediately … Continued

It’s Tie-Dye Time

April 13, 2021

Admit it, you own at least one tie-dyed piece of clothing. No shame, everyone does! Tie-dyed fabric is one of those looks that seems timeless. While those of us in the United States often associate it with the vibrant colors of the 1960s, it has a history that goes back hundreds of years and across … Continued

Expanding Our Tri-Blend Fabric Families

September 3, 2019

Tri-blend fabrics are as comfortable, easy-to-wear and popular as ever. Here at SanMar we know just how crowd-pleasing tri-blend fabrics are, which is why we’ve added even more styles and colors to our tri-blend options. The popular District® Perfect Tri® family is expanding with all new styles for women, youth and girls this fall. The … Continued

Posi-UV Pro: Versatility, Protection and Style

August 13, 2019

The Posi-UVTM Pro line of shirts and polos from Sport-Tek® make up just a small handful of the 256 new styles we introduced in the new 2020 Apparel, Bags and Caps catalog, but it’s such an exciting addition to our lineup that we wanted to dive deeper into the technology behind our new UPF shirts. … 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

Fabric-Mixing with Trend-Right Results

May 8, 2018

Modern professionals are looking for clothing that is stylish, comfortable and versatile. People don’t want to settle for the same old boring basics that have been seen for years. Instead, they are eager to find styles that can transition easily from the office to play. One of the exciting new trends being seen in women’s … Continued