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Category: Products

All that Glitters

Bling - in the form of rhinestones and glitter - appears to be here to stay.  Many said it was a fad.  It was a trend.  It would not be the THE look for long.  And that was a few years ago at this point! I just chatted with a NNEP member and she raved…
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Embroidered Pashminas

Oh, the life I could be leading, draped in a gorgeous embroidered pashina.  Dashing off to a fancy restaurant for dinner with sophisticate friends.  Out for a night at the theater during the holidays.  Dashing off to spend a few days shopping on the Miracle Mile in dowtown Chicago. Well, yes, I suppose the reality…
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History of Golf

I have often wondered just how many golf shirts are embroidered or decorated with logos each year.  The collective number HAS to be staggering, don't you think?  So that got me to thinking about the history of golf, and wondering when sponsor logos started appearing in the golf industry - on products and on apparel.…
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NNEP Co-Founder is Inventor!

Check this out - Susan Ritchie, co-founder of the National Network of Embroidery Professionals (NNEP) is signing the patent application for the Embroiderer's Helper - Susan is listed as the inventor! Then Connie notarized it, and now on to the next step it goes - how very exciting! Brent Taylor of Durkee Hoops is the…
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Stretch Headbands

Stretchy headbands are selling well in many markets at the moment.  Embroider them or bling them with names, school names, team mascots, school colors, nicknames, clubs - just about anything goes!  They are a quick, easy product to embellish and with low stitch or stone counts, you can turn good profits - that ever so…
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Innovative Product for Businesses

I just met one of the owners of a company that has an innovative product that is a business card and becomes 5 golf tees! If you have customers that are looking for a unique promotional item, I would certainly add this to your bag of product ideas! http://myteegolfproducts.com/ Watch a VIDEO where Rich explains…
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Great offer for NNEP Members from Sassi Designs

Sassi Designs, a new NNEP preferred vendor, has a great offer for NNEP members right now - 10% OFF wholesale!  We emailed the details for this special offer to current NNEP members today. This offer is good through Sept. 1, 2012. If you did not receive it, please let me know so that we can…
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NNEP finds Yoga Apparel!

While attending the NBM Show in Indianapolis, I found a new source for fitness apparel and yoga apparel.  The brand is Expert Performance.  They have a variety of products that will work for your fitness-oriented customers and for any businesses in the fitness industry.  The line is distributed by Sun Apparel.  Check out their products…
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New Source for Rhinestone Transfers

While at the NBM Printwear show in Indiana, I learned something new about a company we've known for a very long time, Balboa Threadworks.  Lee is now distributing a line of really nice rhinestone transfers, Isaac's Designs.  And they have taken the idea one step farther - they have a line of custom tops to…
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NNEP's Jennifer Cox checks out new products

I popped over to the NBM Printwear show in Indianapolis today, looking for new products and new ideas to share with our NNEP members.  One item that caught my eye is this new jacket by Bodek & Rhodes, one of our NNEP preferred vendors:  S3415 Storm Creek Ladies' IronWeave Full Zip Fleece.  The fabic, called…
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