Blog: What are you trying to say?
Leonie Barrie | 13 August 2004
Is your name an unusual one? Or do you have a saying or phrase that’s unique or well- (possibly over-) used? Not the most obvious idea for a new business, but that hasn’t deterred a San Francisco-based firm SayWear from launching “the first online T-shirt sayings registry and e-commerce site.” It works like this: you check your word or saying against an online database – and if it hasn’t been grabbed already, you are “allowed” to buy the one-of-a-kind T-shirt bearing that inscription. Each order comes with proof of registration, and registered sayings are locked from subsequent purchases.
Perhaps the pithy T-shirt statement neatly encapsulates the world we live in, or as the founders say “mass-uniqueness in a mass-market world.” The only downside…what do they do about repeat orders?
Over the past month, Donald Trump and his team failed to offer any clear plan to ensure Americans would "Buy American, Hire American" - while the British government's attempts to clarify the specifics...
The Bangladesh government was forced to respond late last week to pressure over its crackdown on labour activists after a number of global brands and retailers, including H&M and Inditex announced pla...
Fresh from their disappointment at seeing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade deal abandoned last month with an executive order by President Donald Trump, the US apparel and footwear sector...
With the ultimate aim of ensuring all the cotton in its products is sourced sustainably, value clothing retailer Primark is adamant that having a business model focused on offering the lowest prices o...
- What TTIP might mean for US, EU textiles & apparel
- Unlocks for the future fashion sourcing landscape
- EU eyes mandatory due diligence for apparel supply
- Geo-political uncertainty and how to survive it
- Four steps to reduce product defects
- US Q4 in brief – Finish Line, Oxford Industries
- Li & Fung forms supply chain partnership with PVH
- Sears has "substantial doubt" of future
- Vietnam limits hazardous chemicals in apparel
- Walmart snaps up online fashion firm ModCloth
- Central and East Europe Report Package
- Central America strategic sourcing review - a focus on Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras
- Southeast Asia strategic sourcing review – a focus on Cambodia, Vietnam and Myanmar
- When Things Go Wrong - A Practical Guide to Managing Common Problems in Apparel Sourcing
- Outdoor performance apparel 2016: A broader perspective