Saturday, January 24, 2015

2015 Color of the Year: Marsala


Pantone has revealed the color of the year for 2015

 “Rich and charismatic, Marsala tastefully fulfills with complex sophistication”

“Marsala enriches our mind, body and soul, exuding confidence and stability”

Marsala is a naturally robust and earthy wine and the full-bodied qualities of Marsala make for an elegant, grounded statement color when used on its own or as a strong accent to many other colors. It is eye-catching, but not overwhelming or bright.

The color is appealing to men and women and is flattering against many skin tones. Texture is key:  a matte finish highlights Marsala’s organic nature while adding a sheen conveys a completely different message of glamour and luxury. 

Spirit Jerseys' Momentum Continues through 2015!

Trend Alert: Spirit Jerseys’ Momentum Continues through 2015!

One of the hottest fashion trends started at colleges and their Greek communities, but now the trend has hit the retail crowd and is popular with schools, fans, teams, and corporate events: Spirit Jerseys.  

Spirit Jerseys are long sleeve 100% cotton T-Shirts with seams in different places and a lot of fabric under the arms. There is a billboard like area on the back that allows for a 24” wide print that extends across the entire back of the shirt and onto the shoulders or sleeves. This print is typically just words.

When it comes to decorating these jerseys, think BIG. Screenprints across the back shoulder, printed textures and puff ink are the most popular decorating methods. However, the garment allows for an array of embellishments, such as screen printing, embroidery, transfers, vinyl, rhinestones or mixed media, in a variety of locations.

Based on market trends, its momentum will continue through 2015, with additional fabric treatments, art applications and silhouette changes.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

What's HOT for 2015

The inside scoop for the trends, colors and decoration for the year ahead . . .

Retro jackets
Polyester polos
Contrast stitching
Transitional styles - can be worn as active wear/sportswear
Quilted fabrics
Combining different fabrics
Performance Wear - compression fit, wicking, antimicrobial, UV protection
Earbud friendly
Slim fitting styles for men
Lighter and tighter – increase in the use of stretch and spandex

Color blocking
Ombre effects
Neon accents

Branding on sleeves
Branding on back shoulder
Dye-sublimated prints
Tone on tone decoration
Mixed decorating styles
Laser etching
Decorating hats on the side of the hat, the back or on the bill instead of the usual front and center

We’ve got you covered for 2015!