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Video feature: Stitches Editor Nicole Rollender talks about some of the surprising findings in the third-annual Stitches' State of the Industry survey including how embroiderers rate the decorated apparel industry during these tight economic times and how they're investing their dollars.

Stitches State of the Industry 2011

Stitches' State of the Industry report is Stitches' third-annual decorated apparel industry survey designed as a how-to manual for decorators and digitizers. Reporting by Shane Dale, John Moore, Alex Palmer and Christopher Ruvo. Research by Larry Basinait, ASI. All statistics included within the Stitches' State of the Industry 2011 report are from ASI research.


State of the Industry Report 2011

Stitches State of the Industry Report 2011


Use these proven success strategies to keep your decorating company profitable. Plus, our exclusive State of the Industry survey offers a snapshot on where the market is – and where it’s headed.
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Top 25: The Apparel Suppliers

Top 25: The Apparel Suppliers


For the first time, Stitches is ranking the Top 25 Apparel Suppliers in the decorated-apparel market, along with its annual State of the Industry report. These are the top suppliers and mills that decorators ...
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Editor's Letter

Nicole Rollender

Rebound is a beautiful word ...


and growth is an even more stunning one. This year, the decorators I talk to are focused on marketing and ...
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Downloadable MP3 Podcasts

Stitches Staff Writer Christopher Ruvo talks to some of the movers and shakers at leading industry companies to find out what they see as the top opportunities and challenges for the decorated-apparel industry this year. Listen to the podcast interviews here. To listen to the MP3, simply click on the MP3 icon. To download it, simply right-click on the icon and Save Target As to your computer.

Hank Harrell

Podcast 1


Hank Harrell, vice president of sales and marketing for Broder Bros. Co. discusses trends in apparel and talks about the challenges facing clothing suppliers in 2011, and how Broder will address those challenges.

Bob Stone

Podcast 2


Bob Stone, vice president of sales for Barudan America, discusses trends in the embroidery industry and identifies hurdles decorators and machine manufacturers must work to overcome this year.

Joyce Jagger

Podcast 3


Joyce Jagger, a Stitches advisory board member and industry expert known as "The Embroidery Coach," talks about emerging trends in embroidery and discusses ways embroiderers can grow their businesses.


Tom Moore

Podcast 4


Writer, educator and master embroidery designer, Thomas L Moore Jr., discusses trends in apparel decorations and identifies tips decorators can use to thrive in an increasingly challenging marketplace.
 
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