Olivier Rousteing confirms the BalMAIN gossip of the morning.

Monday morning, I’m tired, its raining, the weekend went far too quickly….. BUT there is a silver Balmain shaped lining to this particular morning. Overnight the greatest news ever leaked online, Balmain designer Olivier Rousteing has confirmed a collaboration range with high street heroes H&M. Now we can all afford to shop this celeb fave. I wasn’t sure that the Lanvin collaboration could ever be topped, but I think they may have just done it. How are we to wait until November for this. Annual leave.. BOOKED!

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Bella + Canvas: Perfect Pocket Tee

The pocket tee is everywhere at the moment, including Indigo HQ, and we are LOVING this on trend piece for the promo market. It’s usually the ladies cuts that get the fashion forward extras but this item is for the fellas! Available in 6 contrast colour ways and in sizes S-XXL they are a popular alternative to a ringer or baseball tee, adding a colour pop in a unique way.  Being Bella and Canvas, they have a great fit, making them perfect for retail, and feature side seams & tear away labels as standard.

Bella and Canvas Pocket Tee

Bella and Canvas Pocket Tee

Colour options

Colour options

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Taste of London

So today we purchased Taste of London tickets after finding a great deal on Livingsocial. Taste of London features many fine dining establishments and exciting new openings with an array of talented chef’s from all around the world. Personally I am looking forward to the Sushi Samba samples!

Being massive food fans, we are super excited about this seasons hospitality gear at Indigo. Items can be customised with logo’s and slogans,  including the Premier bar apron we printed for Jamie Oliver’s legendary Fifteen restaurant. We also have a new range from the catering kings Le Chef. We stock a wide range of styles and shades of aprons, chef coveralls, hats, hospitality wear, tea towels and more. Email us here for more info!

New brand Le Chef

New brand Le Chef

New brand Le Chef

New brand Le Chef

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Monogramming; its not just for Louis Vuitton

You have until 10.05.15 to touch down at H&M Oxford Circus and have your initials embroidered on any swimwear or beach towel purchase, the perfect way to spot your sun lounger after a couple of holiday margaritas! This is a service H&M Oxford Street London are offering free of charge!

Whilst we do not offer embroidery on one off items, we can bulk customise a series of summer stock for you. This May we launched a fab new range of beach towels in time for the sunshine – for bulk quotes or to enquire about customising them for that perfect summer promo – email us here! This post has us dreaming of summer holidays and club Tropicana drinks…. they’re free after all right?!

 

Vivid hues featured in the new beach towel range

Vivid hues featured in the new beach towel range

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Good Luck Richard

It’s a sad day at Indigo HQ (apart from the cake, obvs), we are saying goodbye to a very talented printer and good friend. Richard has been at Indigo almost three years and was a very valued team member. We will miss you Rich, best of luck in your new venture!

Rich on his last day!

Rich on his last day!

Our Thursday treat, prepared by Stephan!

Our Thursday treat, prepared by Stephan!

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Selwyn Choir – happy customers!

We received a very happy review from a long standing client at Cambridge University. The choir at Selwyn College recently ordered some contrast fleeces embroidered with their logo for their tour of the Pacific Northwest 2015, with concerts in Seattle and Vancouver amongst others.

Most of the choir members are undergraduates or graduates at Selwyn or Newnham, with a few volunteers from other colleges, and they read a variety of subjects including Music, English, Natural Sciences, and Engineering.The choir is conducted by the Director of Music, who is assisted by two Organ Scholars, who are normally undergraduates at Selwyn.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish them all the best! Good luck guys, from all at Indigo!

Happy faces at Selwyn Choir in their fleeces!

Happy faces at Selwyn Choir in their fleeces!

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Denim revolution

“Denim is everywhere, denim is the new urban uniform and B&C is proud to offer you this strong business opportunity”

Denim is a wardrobe staple for all, and until now it has been relatively overlooked in the promotional market. B&C have ‘jeaniously’ launched the most on trend denim styles the industry has ever seen. Gone are shapeless standard stonewashed shirts and we welcome dip-dye sweats in denim hues, ladies and men’s fitted fashionable shirts and jackets, a range of denim tees and hoods, and some superb unusual accessories including a denim bow tie, denim bag and denim espadrilles. We expect this range to sell out so please enquire early.

Ladies dip dye off the shoulder sweat

Ladies dip dye off the shoulder sweat

Ladies and Men's collarless bomber jackets

Ladies and Men’s collarless bomber jackets

Denim bow tie

Denim bow tie

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Dress to impress

Every girl loves a new season dress. New to Indigo for 2015 – printable cotton dresses that can be customised with your brand imagery. The range includes vest dresses, summer maxi tube dresses, sweater dresses and of course, the perfect t-shirt dress!

Ideal for retail and summer promotions or uniforms. Questions and quotes here.

Paradise maxi dress

Paradise maxi dress

Off the shoulder sweater dress

Off the shoulder sweater dress

 

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L’Estrange; Dress down Friday’s will never be the same

We have an undeniable love of the hoody. Even during the enjoyable but rare 25 degrees, I found myself researching new and innovative takes on one of our catalogue staples. Whilst in Soho recently, a particular ‘pop up’ caught my eye. I say pop up, this store was scheduled to last 6 weeks and are still going strong 5 months later. Whilst this brand is on a different level to our promotional products, we love the concept here as it superbly highlights  the growing trend of casual fusion with contemporary smart wears. These hoodies may set you back just under two hundred pounds, but they have a series of unique additions differentiating them from the competition. Some of these key features include bold inner linings created by the Berwick Street Cloth Makers,  suit style pocket squares and tailored cuts to give the perfect unique smart-casual piece! Check their website here for more information.

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Festival frenzy

Are you promoting at a festival or outdoor event this year? We have some fantastic items that would make ideal giveaways or kit for a promo team. I’ve listed my top three below but we stock many more – drop us a line for more information!

Festival Trilby: An essential summer staple, this unisex straw trilby looks fashion forward and summer chic. Handmade with a tear away label, made of 100% paper straw. Unbranded prices start at £3.68.

Festival Trilby

Festival Trilby

Waist-pack (or as the Americans bizarrely call it, the fanny-pack): Features an adjustable webbed belt, large main pocket and zipped rear pocket making this an ideal place to stash your phone, coins and keys safely. Can be embroidered within an 18x7cm area. Unbranded prices start at £2.99.

Waist Pack

Waist Pack

Phone protector: Available in 10 colours, with adjustable neck cord or belt loop. This case is smartphone compatible and protects from minor spills and busy crowds! Can be embroidered within a 6x9cm area. Unbranded prices start at from £2.18.

Phone Protector

Phone Protector

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