ImagesMagUK_June_2024 22 images JUNE2024 INDUSTRY NEWS Follow us on X @imagesmaguk Adam Scriven, UK partner at Enemy Ink in Coventry, says his favourite product to decorate is the Women’s Relaxed Jersey Short Sleeve Tee (BE6400) from Bella+Canvas. This T-shirt is the print team’s go-to ladies’ garment, and really suits the touring music industry and conventions that the company is heavily involved with, explains Adam. “It comes in a good range of colours with a large print area, and is a great ethical option for all!” Adam has a top tip for decorating the BE6400: “Made from 100% cotton, the decorator’s obvious choice is to discharge print these garments, to retain the super-softness they deserve when decorated — our client base really love the end results with this combination!” @enemyinkuk Want to know what your industry colleagues really think of the garments and accessories they decorate? Each issue, one reader tells us why they rate a particular product READERS’ CHOICE This Bella+Canvas tee is an excellent option for discharge prints, says Adam Half of used textiles ‘thrown in the bin’ Britons are putting almost half of used clothing and other textiles in the rubbish bin, according to new research. The Textile Waste Hotspots Report from Wrap, the climate action organisation, revealed that, on average, each person in the UK throws 35 items straight into general waste every year – 49% of used textiles. It also found that the textiles that do get donated responsibly have plummeted in price due to saturation of low-quality fast fashion on the market, resulting in less income for the reuse and recycling sectors. Wrap is calling on brands, retailers, investors and governments to support the UK’s textiles reuse and recycling sector through grants, investment and legislation, so that unloved clothes can catalyse a more circular fashion ecosystem. Textile waste[Credit: Wrap Waste Hotspots Report] Mi-Hub searches for Uniform Heroes A search for the Uniform Heroes of 2024 is underway. Run by global uniform supplier Mi Hub, it invites all public service workers who wear a uniform for work to enter. Four Uniform Heroes will be selected throughout the year and surprised on the job with a £200 voucher plus more surprise goodies. The open call for entries is running throughout 2024, closing on 31 December, via Anyone who wears a uniform for work is invited to snap a selfie showcasing their uniform and share why they love their uniform. Mi Hub launched the first annual Uniform Hero campaign and International Uniform Week in 2023 in collaboration with its family of brands, including Bristol-based Alexandra and Derby-based Dimensions. Mi Hub is looking for heroes