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Fanatics Sued for Alleged Anti-trust Violations

A federal suit was filed by a fan Charles Franz on behalf of anybody buying Fanatics NFL gear since 2016 from Fanatics. The suit is not about exclusive production, but about anti-competitive arrangements that squeeze out any distribution but Fantatics from the marketplace. The suit was filed against Fanatics and also the NFL and its…

Interested in Uniforms? Have We Got the Site for You!

Thanks to Craig Calcaterra and his newsletter A Cup of Coffee I just found my way to Uni-Watch.com Uni Watch is the place for the geeking out over uniforms and more. All I can say is WOW! You think that you have trouble with the Little League t-shirts you are doing? Dive into what a…

Check Fraud Rampant

There is an article in the NY Times this week (sorry, but you might get a read for free, but most likely it is behind a paywall) about check fraud. I had heard that thieves were stealing checks out of mailboxes and then erasing them with chemicals and changing the payee to them and then…

Gildan Fires Back at Charmandy

Gildan recently thanked long time CEO and original founder Glenn Charmondy, but they announced they were parting ways. They have installed Victor Tyra (a former Fruit of the Loom exec) as the new CEO, to begin his employment in February. After Glenn Charmandy issued his own press release saying that he was forced out at…

Holiday Cheer? Bah Humbug! The Visions of Sugar Plums Effect

We have posted about this in the past, but I am very painfully aware the past couple weeks of it being true beyond anything I imagined when we first put this out. What we are calling the “Visions of Sugar Plums Effect” is real. I’ve found that I just end up angry and/or disappointed if…

Running a One or Two Person Shop

Just like t-shirts, businesses come in all sizes. Bigger isn’t always better. While growth is often seen as a mark of success, some entrepreneurs thrive by keeping their operations small. Many people assume that growing a business by adding employees and equipment automatically means it’s more successful, but there are plenty of folks who are…

Big Shake Up at Gildan

Gildan has just announced that Vince Tyra formerly at Fruit of the Loom, former CEO of Alphabroder 2000-2005, and former Athletic Director at the University of Louisville will be taking over the reigns at Gildan as President and CEO. This will start in February 2024. On an interim basis Craig A. Leavitt will be acting…

What’s So Great About Transfers?

What’s so great about transfers? So many things! Their flexibility, scalability, reliability and viability as a decorating solution for literally any type of customizable product. This Shop Talk from Impressions Atlantic City features a dream team of transfer experts- Kyle Eslinger of SanMar, Josh Ellsworth of  Stahl’s, Carrie Terwilliger of  FM Expressions, Jody Mazade of Howard…

Fahrenheit AI Episode 3 AI TEXT!

Michelle Moxley Hruby with another dive into the AI world, this time with a focus on AI generated text, a look at current AI regulations, and a really freaky video featuring Arnold Schwarzeneggar as Whitney Houston. As per usual, plenty to think about, plenty to get excited about, plenty to strike fear in your real…

Adding Online Stores to Your Decorating Business

Online stores can be a great addition to your screen printing business and there are many different ways to run them. In this Shop Talk, Peter Rinnig of QRST’s and Pam Ikegami of Doing Good Merch and Ink Kitchen discuss types of stores you can run, how to choose an e-commerce platform, ways to handle…

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