Pet Apparel: More Popular Than You May Think!

Come on now… everyone loves Fido! And what pup doesn’t want to be the coolest dog at the dog park?

If you have a pet, you will understand exactly what I’m getting at here.

According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), more than 63% of households in the US have at least one pet. Those pet owners spend in excess of $55 billion dollars on pet products every year. If we spend that much on Fido, just think about the niche market you could be missing out on!

With the drop in our economy, people were more apt to feed their pets before they buy cutesy clothes for them but now that our economy is recovering, pet apparel has rebounded nicely and seems to continue to grow out of control. Continue reading “Pet Apparel: More Popular Than You May Think!”

T-Shirt Varieties…So Many Choices!

So, I was handed a magazine today to read a particular story. The model on the front cover caught my eye, since he had such nice eyes himself, then inside he was modeling several different types of shirts and I thought, with all these options… hey, wait! I think I have my next blog!

There are so many t-shirts out there, how do you find the right one? I know everyone has asked this question at least once if you work in any of the t-shirt printing industries.

Decades ago, there was only one – it was white and meant for wearing underneath other clothing as a, let’s say… undergarment. There wasn’t much of a decision to be made on which shirt to buy, but when Hanes introduced its t-shirts to the imprintable sportswear industry in 1970, that all began to change. Continue reading “T-Shirt Varieties…So Many Choices!”

EasyWeed is Easily the Easiest!

We used EasyWeed Stretch on these boxing shorts to create a durable and stretchy design!

Of all my favorite ways to make cool t-shirts here working at Coastal Business, I am especially partial to vinyl transfers. They’re light in hand, with great durability, and come in a wide variety of colors, textures, and even special effects to really make a t-shirt design POP at a customer. And when your mind is on your design, it’s nice to have a product like EasyWeed to take the additional guesswork out of creating your garment.

EasyWeed, the family of heat transfer vinyl by Siser, is a popular choice for apparel decorators. It’s simple to cut and apply, works well on a wide variety of fabric types, and appeals to customers due to its soft, thin properties. It’s also been around for quite awhile, so the company has earned a pretty good reputation in the industry for making a consistently performing product. Continue reading “EasyWeed is Easily the Easiest!”