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Unlocking the Potential of Apparel Decorating: A Guide for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

Embracing the Entrepreneurial Spirit Entrepreneurship is an exciting and rewarding path, and the apparel decorating industry offers a wealth of opportunities for those with the drive and determination to succeed. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or a budding entrepreneur, the journey of starting and growing your own business can be both exhilarating and challenging. In…

Gildan Announces First Quarter Results

Gildan announced first quarter results. Basically you can read the details in the link above but it is business as usual, no planned capital investments and they expect a modest but profitable 2024. Actually for the doom and gloom I heard from some parts of our industry, this is probably pretty good news as Gildan’s…

Creative Ways to Reduce Waste in Your Shop

In this Shop Talk Rick talks about the many different ways he implements sustainable practices in his shop, Mirror Image.  From using eco-friendly packaging to giving old shirts a new lease on life, there are many ways to turn what might seem to be trash into treasure. Sustainability and waste reduction are complex issues that…

Gildan Forges Ahead, Business as Usual Perhaps Restored

Gildan new press release came out today. Headline is, “Gildan Activewear Announces Board Refreshment to Support CEO Vince Tyra and Gildan’s Next Phase of Sustainable Growth.” Synopsis: Investment company Browning West tried to put the old CEO Glenn Chamandy back in charge. He was apparently leading Gildan into uncharted waters and also not headed into…

Regenerative Technologies: Revolutionizing the Fashion Industry

The fashion industry has long been associated with waste and excessive consumption. However, there is a growing movement towards regenerative technologies that aim to change this narrative. Regenerative technology involves the use of already generated materials and finished products, breaking them down to their raw materials and then regenerating them into new products. This process…

New CEO Charts Course for Gildan

You can check out the Gildan new press release yourself, but I’ll translate it as best I can, and I don’t mean from the version in French (Gildan was originally based in French speaking Canada.) Basically the new CEO Vince Tyra is going to build on the traditional Gildan basics, good supply chain, brand name…

Fahrenheit AI Episode 13: Exploring AI Text Generation and Agents for Apparel Embellishers

Fahrenheit AI is an Ink Kitchen production in collaboration with Notorious R&D, to explore AI and its impact on the apparel embellishment industry. In this installment, we take a look at how AI models like Midjourney and Idiogram are handling text generation, examine the growing issue of deepfakes being used in politics, and walk through…

Common Mistakes Made in Applying Transfers and How to Avoid Them

Heat applied decorations. Indirect prints. Transfers. Call them what you will. Heat transfers are a popular method of apparel decoration that has become accessible to anyone looking to enter the industry. With low investment and a relatively small learning curve, heat pressing has gained popularity among both beginners and experienced decorators. However, there are several…

Farenheit AI episode 12- RAG Process: Retrieval Augmented Generation

Introduction Welcome to Fahrenheit AI, episode twelve. In this episode, we will explore the RAG process, also known as Retrieval Augmented Generation. RAG is a method that involves supplying data for reference, chunking the data into smaller parts, and then connecting the content to a Large Language Model (LLM) like ChatGPT. The goal is to…

Posters for a Good Cause in Atlantic City

By virtue of the generosity of the garment decoration community, the Ink Kitchen has been able to organize a substantial donation of almost $7,000 to Adelaide’s Place. Adelaide’s Place is an Atlantic City program serving women in-need that offers a safe place, a warm meal, referrals to sources of assistance, and a place to meet.…

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