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Winner of P&P LIVE! visitor survey revealed


Printwear & Promotion LIVE!ʼs visitor survey.

ob Lloyd of Mach-One PS was randomly selected as the lucky winner of

His prize was £200 worth of Regatta Outdoor Clothing, which he was presented with by Keith Browning, sales director, Regatta Professional, on Wednesday, March 27.

Rob was completely taken aback by his win. “I must admit I was totally shocked. I normally canʼt win a raffle if Iʼm the only one who has entered.” Mr Browning added: “Regatta Professional was thrilled to have been able to present Rob with his prizes. We gained some really interesting insights from the survey which will help us in

our future product developments. Thank you to everyone who took part.” Rob works day-to-day as a Class 1 HGV driver, but set up his garment decoration business in September. He attended the exhibition for the first time in January upon a recommendation. “I was blown away by the show. It was a great place to learn more about the industry, to meet new suppliers and to pick up new equipment. It was so well organised and I will be banging down the doors to attend again.” The results of the visitor survey will be published later in the summer. Printwear & Promotion LIVE! will return to the NEC in Birmingham from Sunday, January 19 to Tuesday, January 21.

EverythingBranded names new head of design


ierce Robson has been announced as EveryBrandedʼs new head

of design.

He takes on the role of head of design from his previous role as graphic designer, as a result of undeniable hard work and dedication.

Since joining as a graphic designer in early 2017, Mr Robson has gained full visibility of the structure, size and potential of the promotional product industry on a global scale, bringing with him this wealth of company knowledge and experience to the role.

Keith Browning of Regatta Professional presents Rob Lloyd with his prize

ETC Supplies develops a new range of embroidery backings

U Pierce Robson

Make It British Live! attracts global interest


ake it British Live!, the only sourcing event that exclusively showcases British manufacturers and producers, is attracting global interest.

Taking place on May 29 and 30 at the iconic Business Design Centre in Londonʼs Islington, registration numbers are already triple those of this time last year, with visitors expected to travel from as far afield as Dubai, Canada and China. The show has grown from 50 to over 200 exhibitors in the last six years, with visitor numbers topping 5,000 last year, representing at least 17 different countries between them. Make it British Live! celebrates the very best of British manufacturing. This yearʼs exhibitors will highlight more diversity than previous years, including a broader range of accessories and homeware products. Among the new exhibitors for 2019 are Welsh woollen mill Melin Tregwynt and luxury home furnishings from Anta in Scotland.

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ltra Soft and Stronghold are the latest backings to join ETC Supplies product range.

During the winter ETC Supplies meets with its accredited manufacturers to look at all new fabrics that have come on the market and discuss the problems and issues embroidery companies may face when dealing with these fabrics. Together ETC Supplies and its manufacturers look at the new fibres that have been developed and new ways of constructing embroidery backings that are able to work with the new fabrics and keep costs down.

The result of such meetings is the development of two new embroidery backings.

Ultra Soft is a new type of tear away backing. This product is extremely soft yet very stable. It is 100g in weight which means you only need to use one piece, even on the most difficult embroidery. The backing does not perforate and fall off during embroidery and even on satin stitch edge designs it holds perfectly. When finished the backing comes away 100% clean with a very soft feel and drape. The backing does not show through even on fine shirts and stops puckering. This product has no harmful chemicals and is the safest backing available. Stronghold is an extremely soft cut away backing made of a new breed of fibres and construction methods. This product is available in 40g and 60g weight in white and black. You only need to use one piece of your preferred weight backing per design. The product is extremely strong and does not perforate and distort during embroidery. It is very easy to cut without snagging in your scissors so you can get close to the embroidery. This product is developed to be used with modern sportswear fabrics that are heat sensitive and do not like being ironed at high temperatures.

The back of an embroidery on the new Stronghold Cut Away

The front embroidery on the new Stronghold Cut Away

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