Articles on designing your own custom merch, growing your brand, and managing manufacturing as a small business.

Want to Stand Out From the Crowd? Design Your Own Socks

January 2, 2020

Whether you’re looking to offer custom socks as a promotional item, an employee incentive, a uniform for your sports league,…

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The 5 Coolest Ways to Wear Iron-On Patches

December 19, 2019

Back in the 60s, hippie patches with flowers and peace signs were all the rage. From there, patches transformed to…

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12 Ways Custom Lapel Pins Can Invigorate Your Group, Team, or Event

December 17, 2019

Winston Churchill once said, “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we…

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Designing One-of-a-Kind Items: How Much Do Custom Pins Cost to Create?

December 3, 2019

Maybe every manufacturer in every industry says this, but in the case of accessories, it’s particularly true: Custom products really…

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5 Key Advantages of Brand Extension into Pins and Patches

November 19, 2019

Brand extension — expanding your product line into new categories — can be an explosive strategy. Think of Apple when…

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Design Decisions that Affect Your Pin Manufacturing Cost

November 14, 2019

When you request an order of 300 custom lapel pins from a manufacturer, you could receive a subtotal anywhere between…

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