Fabric Blog:

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

Super Stain-Resistant, Super Stylish, SuperPro

November 10, 2016

One table needs menus. Another’s signaling for the check. The other is full of famished folks tapping their watches, waiting for their meals to arrive. While one busy server tries to take care of all three at once, the coffee she’s whisking to another table just spilled on her shirt. Not to worry, she is … Continued

Wearables: Not Just for Watches Anymore

September 27, 2016

Imagine this: you’re running along your usual route and think you’re pushing yourself to a new level, but you check your phone, and guess what? Your favorite fitness app just received data from your shirt — yes, your shirt — that reports otherwise. Now that’s what you call a smart garment. Connected clothing. Before long … Continued

Flock & Foil with Stahls’ TV

July 12, 2016

Project Press It is a weekly video series created by Stahls’ TV to provide weekly inspiration for the apparel decorator looking to step-out of the box and get ahead of the competition. This fun and exciting series includes how to decorate garments with a heat press and heat transfer vinyl for unique designs that give decorators new ideas, including this innovative, 3D, … Continued

Don’t Sweat It: Performance Fabrics are on the Job

June 7, 2016

Sweat. It’s par for the course when you’re putting out hardcore effort. Sweat gets rid of toxins, cools the body and cleans pores. It does a body good but we don’t want it hanging around — especially if we’re planning on cycling to work. Enter performance fabrics. Wicking away sweat is just the beginning of … Continued