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Tips and Tricks for Making Cheap Uniforms

Tips and Tricks for Making Cheap Uniforms

Posted: February 2, 2017 |

As the owner of a small business, you have a lot of operating expenses to consider, which is why uniforms can become an afterthought. Whether you’re running a small coffee shop or a full restaurant, a hotel or a quaint bed and breakfast, your uniforms matter. They bring your team together and give them a sense of purpose and belonging, as well as assure your customers that they’re in the presence of professionals who know what needs to be done. You may be tempted to skip uniforms alto... [ read more ]

The History of the Crew Neck

The History of the Crew Neck

Posted: January 27, 2017 |

The "crewneck," "crew neck," or "crew-neck" refers to a variation of shirt or sweater with a round, collarless neckline. There are many types of round-necked shirts that seem similar to the crew neck (such as scoop neck shirts), but what sets crew necks apart is as much the design of their necklines their history. A crew neck shirt typically fits tightly around the base of the wearer's neck, and the material of the fitted piece is ribbed and sewn onto shirts or sweaters separately. This n... [ read more ]

THE ESSENTIAL WHOLESALE APPAREL GLOSSARY

THE ESSENTIAL WHOLESALE APPAREL GLOSSARY

Posted: January 9, 2017 |

The t-shirt is a staple in everyone’s wardrobe. This classic item of clothing provides a blank canvas for entrepreneurs, organizations, and volunteer groups to create their own unique designs. Because of this, the screen printing and embroidery industry has become a booming business. But, before you create your first product, you must learn the lingo of the industry. So, if you’ve been thinking about starting your own embroidery or screen printing business, this guide will help teach ... [ read more ]

The Benefits of Buying Wholesale Apparel from The Adair Group

The Benefits of Buying Wholesale Apparel from The Adair Group

Posted: December 30, 2016 |

There are hundreds of t-shirt and clothing websites claiming to offer the best stock of cheap t-shirts at the best prices. With so many sites and stores out there, why should you trust The Adair Group with your order? We Keep Our Promises Other sites claim to have a huge range of different sizes and styles of wholesale t-shirts in stock ready to ship to you. Unfortunately, most of the time this isn’t the case. Most of these sites are just “drop shippers”—virtual stores that wait fo... [ read more ]

Holiday Gift Guide: Wholesale Clothing for Holiday Gifts

Holiday Gift Guide: Wholesale Clothing for Holiday Gifts

Posted: December 6, 2016 |

‘Tis the season to be jolly and to start thinking about the perfect gift for that special someone or for several special people in your life. With a wide variety of choices to show your recipients that you care, how do you narrow it down to a single choice? Clothing is always a popular choice for a gift, but this choice can come with a risk. What if the person does not like the clothing? What if it is the wrong size? The wrong color? What if the clothing is a bit more costly than you wi... [ read more ]

How to Start a Softball League Together

How to Start a Softball League Together

Posted: December 2, 2016 |

From the youngest of athletes to seniors hoping to stay active, one immovable fact spans the life cycle—things are more fun when you get a free t-shirt. Road races, volunteer opportunities, team sports—you name it, the t-shirt makes it. Softball leagues are no exception. The uniform, however informal, inspires a sense of unity, pride in athletic ability, and serves as a beacon to all: “I’ve earned free pizza after the game I’ve played.” If you’re hoping to create this opport... [ read more ]

A History of the Pullover Hoodie

A History of the Pullover Hoodie

Posted: November 29, 2016 |

We grab them on a cold evening to feel our warmest. We don them on the sports field or after the gym to stay warm. More recently, they’ve taken on a political tilt, representing rebellion and power. They’re hooded sweatshirts, and they have a more storied history than most of us are aware. We value them for comfort and admire them for practicality, but how did they come to the status they occupy in our society? The hoodie’s story begins in 1920 when Russell Athletics created the fir... [ read more ]

Popular Colors for the Fall Season

Popular Colors for the Fall Season

Posted: November 10, 2016 |

Summer’s last breath is slowly fading into autumn’s cool whisper. Leaves are rusting and falling, their job as shade completed for the season. Days are shortening, nights are growing longer. Chopped wood for fires during the coldest months is starting to stack up on the side of houses across the U.S. It’s time to prepare for the cool and the cold ahead, and your wardrobe is one area where spring and summer colors are no longer hot. Stay Down to Earth Fall colors for clothing tend... [ read more ]

How Clothing Became a Marketing Medium

How Clothing Became a Marketing Medium

Posted: October 27, 2016 |

Clothing is no longer just a way to cover our bodies. It has become a reflection of who we are, expressing our individuality and our interests. Not content with just matching colors, we want to show others our likes and dislikes. We want to evoke a reaction in others, and we want to be associated with a certain feeling or activity inherent with wearing a certain brand. We still value quality, but that is not enough. We want the “vibe” associated with certain brands. This desire is ref... [ read more ]

How to Repurpose Closeout Tees

Posted: October 4, 2016 |

If cats have nine lives, t-shirts have at least double that. A tee’s life does not have to be over when wearing it for its original purpose is no longer desired. After all, many t-shirts have memories attached to them, and getting rid of them totally is sometimes hard to do. Personalcreations.com puts it eloquently: “A t-shirt is something to look forward to at the end of a long day. Slipping into the soft weave of a jersey knit can take us back in time to childhood, our first rock concert... [ read more ]