Category: sustainability

If You Want to Sell More USA-Made Apparel, Read This Guide

Gearing up to sell more USA-made apparel? So are lots of other shops. 

“Whether it’s ‘USA-made’ or ‘Shop Local,’ today there’s a trend toward unity and helping one another out,” says Tom Rauen, CEO of Envision Tees. “From local businesses to manufacturers, there’s a big push to choose USA-made apparel.”

Other shop owners agree. “In the last four years, I’ve seen a demand for USA-made coming back stronger than ever before over the 18 years I’ve been in business,” says Howard Potter, CEO of A&P Master Images. “Buyers started to understand that items made stateside are more expensive due to the pay scales and so on, but wanted to support USA-made items.”

We asked the experts for the 4-1-1 on everything you need to know, from where to find the best USA-made blanks, who’s buying them and how to decorate them.

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Top Eco-Friendly Shops Share Their Sustainable Tips

As Earth Day rolls around again, it’s time to turn your shop more sustainably minded. If you’ve been looking for ways to do it, you’re in luck. We’ve put together key ways top shops have made the move to go more eco to inspire you.

“Sustainability in your printing operation isn’t one and done,” says Marcia Kinter, vice president of Government & Regulatory Affairs at PRINTING United Alliance. “It’s not just about getting an ‘eco-friendly’ product out the door. It’s an ongoing process that includes whether you offer good, safe working conditions and if you use pesticides on your landscaping. It’s a sustainable look at your entire operation.”

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