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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

Getting To Know Brooks Brothers

February 22, 2023

I have a confession to make. When I first heard that we’d be working with and selling Brooks Brothers apparel at SanMar, I wasn’t all that into it. Don’t get me wrong — even someone like me, with a day-to-day wardrobe consisting mostly of varying shades of jeans and geek-themed t-shirts, knew the name. And … Continued

Viva Magenta! Pantone Color of the Year 2023

December 14, 2022

Take a closer look at Pantone’s choice for the 2023 Color of the Year – Viva Magenta! Learn about what it means for color trends in the coming year and how you can use it when putting together on-trend outfits for your customers.

Pantone Color of Year: Very Peri

December 21, 2021

On December 8th, the Pantone Color Institute announced its 2022 “Color of the Year” as Very Peri – an all-new hue whose courageous presence encourages personal inventiveness and creativity.

It’s Time to Tackle TikTok

October 26, 2021

With the trend of short-form video rapidly taking over social media and over 1 billion active users every month, it’s time to take a closer look at one of the most popular (and least understood) social media platforms available today: TikTok.

Today’s Modern Hybrid Commuter

October 19, 2021

The concept of a commute has changed for many and those changes are here to stay. Find out how adaptability, flexibility and versatility define the modern-day work environment and the styles workers are wearing now.

Workleisure Evolved

May 18, 2021

The term “workleisure” is one we’ve all come to understand on a personal level in the last year. It represents how delicate the balance between work and life has become, blending work-at-home comfort with an eye toward professionalism and style. This isn’t a new concept, but it developed considerable relevance as the Coronavirus pandemic developed. … Continued

A Tale of Two Colors: Pantone Color of the Year

December 9, 2020

At the end of every year, Pantone names a color intended to represent the year to come. 2020 has been a most unexpected year, and the color institute has responded with an unexpected choice for 2021: two colors. “A message of happiness supported by fortitude, the combination of Ultimate Gray (PANTONE 17-5104) + Illuminating (PANTONE … Continued

Trends to Be Thankful For

November 24, 2020

Usually, this is the time of year for food and fellowship shared with family and friends, the time to remember all the things that we’re thankful for. This year is looking a little different, but there are still plenty of reasons to give thanks. Here’s just a few on our list. Preparation “The readiness is … Continued

Meet Vicki Ostrom: Prairie Princess Trend Whisperer

July 29, 2020

In her nine years working at SanMar, Trend Editor Vicki Ostrom has held two jobs. For the first four years, she was a Senior Designer working on apparel and then five years ago she transitioned into her current role as full-time Trend Editor. She knows what it means when things are forecast to be the … Continued