The London Fashion Week Round-Up: Top Trends For SS17

London Fashion Week came to a close last Wednesday so as is customary we’ve compiled a list of our favourite trends for Spring/Summer 17 with a particular focus on looks that will be easily adaptable for smaller independent labels and brands that create collections using primarily ready-made garments. We’ve also included links to relevant blank garments to make planning that SS17 collection a little bit easier.

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How To Use Our Free Neck Label Template

Why should I get neck labels screen printed?

Getting sizing and care information screen printed on the inside neck of a garment rather than ordering woven labels is both cheaper and has a faster turnaround. If you’re not a graphic designer having to get neck labels designed can be an additional expense that you haven’t necessarily budgeted for. In an attempt to make the process more accessible and affordable to people we’ve come up with 6 super easy to use templates to suit a range of different brand styles.

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The AW16 Menswear Blank Garment Edit

It’s that time of year again when it’s time to start planning your autumn/winter collection. If you haven’t had a chance to check out what the top designers have been up to or just need some inspiration as a starting point you might find this post useful. We’ve looked back at all the key looks from the menswear AW16 catwalks and compiled a list of our favourite trends along with corresponding blank garments which are perfect for screen printing, embroidery or customisation.

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Everything You Need To Know About T-Shirt Mock-Ups

WHAT IS A MOCK-UP?

It’s basically a customisable representation of a products visual appearance. Often it will hint at how the item will be used and it also makes it easy for a customer to grasp in a second what it would be like to own your product – in this case a t-shirt. In essence it’s a way of showing your product in a realistic setting so people can get a clear idea of what it would look like in real life.

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Our Top 5 Styles For Summer

Summer is officially here as of yesterday which means the perfect time to start rolling out those final SS16 lines. We’ve had a look at some of the new blank garment styles launched by our suppliers and picked out or favourites.  We would love to screen print on some of these so if you like them as much as we do get in touch and we’ll happily put a quote together.

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What Is An Ethical Garment?

The collapse of Rana Plaza – the 8 storey garment garment factory in Bangladesh which killed 1,134 and injured hundreds two years ago contributed to a shift in attitude towards and awareness of ethical clothing production practices. More often than not it’s small businesses and independent brands who are leading the way in the creation and retail of sustainable fashion but what exactly does this involve? In order for clothing manufacturers to be classed as ethical they need to consider the following:

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A Quick Look At One Of The Biggest T-shirt Blogs

Getting your t-shirts in front of a large and new audience of potential customers can be a real struggle, a popular tactic is to get your products featured on a relevant blog which already has an engaged following. One of the longest standing blogs dedicated specifically to t-shirts with a particular focus on independent retailers is Cottonable.com. We decided to find out a little more about how they’ve grown and the kind of content that they love to post.

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