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High Fashion x Football Helmets For A Good Cause

With the Super Bowl drawing near (and conveniently taking place at the fashion capitol of the world, NYC!), Bloomingdale’s and the CFDA have partnered up in support of the NFL Foundation, to bespoke 48 football helmets.  
According to the CFDA:
“All 48 helmets will be auctioned. Fans may visit Bloomingdales.com/superbowlhelmets to access the NFL Auction and bid on the designer Super Bowl XLVIII helmets from January 15 – February 4, with 100% of the net proceeds benefiting the NFL Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of those touched by the game of football. Through its grant programs the Foundation supports youth and high school football programs, health and safety efforts, as well as community health initiatives, including NFL PLAY 60. The minimum bid for each helmet will be $248, celebrating the 48th Super Bowl which is taking place across two states.”
Donna Karan, Monique Lhuillier, John Varvatos, and Rachel Zoe are among the 48 designers who have contributed to this project.
To view all the helmets, visit Bloomingdales.com and let us know which ones have caught your eye!  Even better, how would you design your own?

(Photos courtesy of Bloomingdales.com; Helmets designed by: Alejandro Ingelmo, Rachel Zoe, Bloomingdale’s, and Alice + Olivia)

High Fashion x Football Helmets For A Good Cause

With the Super Bowl drawing near (and conveniently taking place at the fashion capitol of the world, NYC!), Bloomingdale’s and the CFDA have partnered up in support of the NFL Foundation, to bespoke 48 football helmets.  

According to the CFDA:

All 48 helmets will be auctioned. Fans may visit Bloomingdales.com/superbowlhelmets to access the NFL Auction and bid on the designer Super Bowl XLVIII helmets from January 15 – February 4, with 100% of the net proceeds benefiting the NFL Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of those touched by the game of football. Through its grant programs the Foundation supports youth and high school football programs, health and safety efforts, as well as community health initiatives, including NFL PLAY 60. The minimum bid for each helmet will be $248, celebrating the 48th Super Bowl which is taking place across two states.”

Donna Karan, Monique Lhuillier, John Varvatos, and Rachel Zoe are among the 48 designers who have contributed to this project.

To view all the helmets, visit Bloomingdales.com and let us know which ones have caught your eye!  Even better, how would you design your own?

(Photos courtesy of Bloomingdales.com; Helmets designed by: Alejandro Ingelmo, Rachel Zoe, Bloomingdale’s, and Alice + Olivia)

2014 Apparel Trends
by Rina Dakanay

Which of these popular apparel trends will be a part of your promotional campaigns in 2014?
We’re seeing a lot of clothing/accessories trends from 2013 that will continue to be at play this year.  So whether you’re a budding fashionista, a small business owner, or a marketing specialist, keep the following items in mind when it’s time to order any promo items—
Tartan Plaid
Camouflage
Vibrant Colors
Performance Wear

The photoset above features some of our promotional items.  Details below (click on the desired item’s number for a direct link):
1. alo Ladies’ Quarter Zip Lightweight Pullover | 2. Port Authority Ladies Concept Shrug | 3. Nike Golf Dri-Fit  1/2 Zip Cover-up | 4.  District Juniors 1x1 Rib Crewneck Tee | 5. Hickory Run Throw | 6. Stromberg Brand for Leeds Highlander Auto 42” Folding Umbrella | 7. Camo Drawstring Backpack | 8. Anvil Adult Camouflage T-Shirt
*Did you know?  The Pantone Color of the Year is Radiant Orchid? Let it spark your imagination and inspire your creative pursuits this year!
Photos courtesy of AnyPromo.com & Pantone.com

2014 Apparel Trends

by Rina Dakanay

Which of these popular apparel trends will be a part of your promotional campaigns in 2014?

We’re seeing a lot of clothing/accessories trends from 2013 that will continue to be at play this year.  So whether you’re a budding fashionista, a small business owner, or a marketing specialist, keep the following items in mind when it’s time to order any promo items—

  • Tartan Plaid
  • Camouflage
  • Vibrant Colors
  • Performance Wear

The photoset above features some of our promotional items.  Details below (click on the desired item’s number for a direct link):

1. alo Ladies’ Quarter Zip Lightweight Pullover | 2. Port Authority Ladies Concept Shrug | 3. Nike Golf Dri-Fit  1/2 Zip Cover-up | 4.  District Juniors 1x1 Rib Crewneck Tee | 5. Hickory Run Throw | 6. Stromberg Brand for Leeds Highlander Auto 42” Folding Umbrella | 7. Camo Drawstring Backpack | 8. Anvil Adult Camouflage T-Shirt

*Did you know?  The Pantone Color of the Year is Radiant Orchid? Let it spark your imagination and inspire your creative pursuits this year!

Photos courtesy of AnyPromo.com & Pantone.com

Finished Work: Customized (Embroidered) Hats for Project Eve

By Fausto Mendez

    AnyPromo’s design and production teams love to show off their #finished work. This is just another project of the many, many projects they finalize on a daily basis. 

    The embroidery machines in the back are powering through a big order of customizable hats for Project Eve, an organization/website that empowers women to reinvent their careers. Check the finished product below in full color.

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Finished Work: Embroidered Hats for Pepsi

By Fausto Mendez

    AnyPromo’s design and production teams love to show off their #finished work. This is just another project of the many, many projects they finalize on a daily basis. 

    We just wrapped up production of these promotional hats for Pepsi, complete with an embroidered Pepsi logo. Because we have a full-scale production team in house, Pepsi got this order at a steal. Maintaining an in-house production team has been a key factor in keeping our prices the lowest on the Web. It also enables us to maintain greater control over quality of the final product. 


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When Failure Precedes Success: Tommy Hilfiger’s Life Forever Changed after Bankruptcy at 25

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By Fausto Mendez

    Tommy Hilfiger shares details behind his bankruptcy at 25, when he owned several jeans stores under the brand name The People’s Place. He was never the same after this first and major business fail.

    Hilfiger’s initial reaction to his first business fail is humble and eye opening, and it set the stage for his next next business victory.

"We went bankrupt. I was devastated. I was embarrassed. I had started with nothing and worked so hard, and we were so close to making it really big, but I had taken my eye off the ball. I believed that the business would just continue to do well. But it didn’t, because I wasn’t paying attention to the ‘business’ part of the business." 

    As a creative, Hilfiger excelled, but he neglected expense control and the management of big projects with small budgets that bring in big results. Needless to say, he didn’t give up after receiving the bad news. At 28, he started a new clothing design team that eventually landed Jordache as a client. By 1988, he sold over $25 million in product. Today, he expects to pull in over $5 billion in this year alone, but it wouldn’t have been possible without that big first failure.

"My creative side still very much exists. It’s still very important. I use it to create unique designs and clothes. But really, since I was 25, I have viewed myself more as a businessman. That’s made the difference."

    Successful comedians, actors and other performers often have similar experiences at the start of their careers. They call it the first “bomb”. Everyone of them has to experience that big first failure, or bomb, in front a hateful crowd before they will ever develop the skills to succeed. I imagine it’s the same in most industries, and Hilfiger’s story perfectly illustrates that growing process in the real world. 


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Finished Work: Custom Nike Golf Hats for Bud Light

By Fausto Mendez

    AnyPromo’s design and production teams love to show off their #finished work. This is just another design of the many, many designs they finalize on a daily basis.

    The production team in our Southern California warehouse is working full steam on a thick stack of custom embroidered hats for Bud Light. These customizable Nike Golf hats are customized by our state-of-the-art embroidery machines.

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    We also carry customizable apparel by other mainstream brands, such as Adidas, Hanes, Port Authority, Fruit of the Loom and more.


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