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GPS Kids Jacket

UK based PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) company, Bladerunner, a clothing manufacturer that specialises in equipment for the police and security services, often incorporating a Kevlar lining in their clothes, has just released a GPS tracker jacket for kids. In this ever security-conscious world, I can see a demand for such kinds of products, but it […]

Quayside Group Buys SAF

According to the press release: “The Quayside Group has purchased the assets of SAF UK ltd, one of the UK’s leading supplier of ethical and organic clothing. … Michael Conway, Managing Director of Quayside commented “Organic clothing is great for the environment and great for the customer. It is a rapidly expanding market and we […]

Indigo: A Blue to Dye For

This is a new exhibition at Brighton & Hove Museums (free admission) which documents the history of our favourite colour! Indigo: A Blue To Dye For, a survey of the world’s oldest and most distinctive dyestuff, is a major exhibition of art, craft, fashion, and design featuring historical and contemporary indigo-dyed artefacts from around the […]

National Incentive Show

25-27th Sept 2007, NEC Birmingham Indigo will be visiting the National Incentive Show at the NEC later in the month. According to the trade show’s website: “The National Incentive Show is the UK’s most established event for the incentive, motivational and promotional marketing industry.This is a must see event for anyone in search of products […]

Camouflage

For fashion fans out there this may be of interest: Camouflage Exhibition – 23 March – 18 November 2007 – Imperial War Museum, London The first major exhibition to explore the impact of camouflage on modern warfare and its adoption into popular culture. Find out how and why a revolution in camouflage occurred during the […]

Greenwashing

There has been a flurry of eco/ethical/organic posts on this blog of late, but nothing in comparison to miles of column inches in the press at present. I hope we aren’t overdoing it but the green issues that face the apparel and promotions industry are the most exciting thing to happen to it since someone […]

Printwear and Promotion Show

Today is the last day of the three day Printwear and Promotion Show (P&P). Despite having written this year for the magazine of the same name, I couldn’t bring myself to traipse all the way up to the NEC in Birmingham and stand in a draughty hall collecting business cards. It is the same every […]

Trouble at Gap?

From the BBC: Gap boss departs after poor sales Gap needs a new boss to turnaround its fortunes Clothing giant Gap has parted company with its chief executive Paul Pressler by mutual agreement after more than two years of falling sales. All very interesting in clothing retail at the moment, especially with American Apparel, one […]