The number of online independent fashion brands continues to grow, resulting in an ever-increasing demand for fashion-ready blank garments. We showcase six of the latest street-ready pieces to hit the imprint market
Stanley & Stella
A twist on an original
Stanley & Stella is launching its AW16 collection with new pieces that put a twist on its original Strolls and Trips garments. Inspired by college and vintage styles, the new pieces are made from a light, carbonised fabric. The Stanley Strolls Tipped and Stella Trips Tipped are men’s and women’s sweatshirts that are soft yet durable due to their blend of organic cotton (85%) and polyester. The sweatshirts are available in five tri-colour combinations and are available online from 1 September.
Organic cotton T-shirts and Tencel vests
Continental’s EP09 Women’s Open Neck T-Shirt has a higher thread count than traditional T-shirts – 32 compared with 28 – so the facing and hand feel are superior to similar styles, says the brand. The EP09 is made from 100% combed organic cotton, (130 gsm), is available in 10 colours and comes in sizes S-XL. Another fashionable choice is the N96 Women’s Curved Hem Tencel Vest, which is made from eucalyptus fabric and features a straight front hem and lower curved rear hem.
Brandable and retail-ready
With the online clothes shopping sector predicted to grow by 40% over the next four years, there is an increasing demand for retail-quality garments that can be customised with logos and styling, says Mantis. The garments in the Mantis range have been designed to fulfil the demand for a stylish look and feel while ensuring they are ready for decoration. The new-for-2016 Men’s Organic Raw Scoop features a raw edge neckline for a current style, and a tear-off back label so it’s ready to be branded. It’s also ethically made with a high-quality, smooth, organic cotton.
More colourways for young fashionistas
Bella+Canvas says it monitors trends around the word and recommends the Men’s Long Body Urban Tee (3006) for the retail, fitness, and music merchandise industries as a streetwear option for ‘younger fashionistas’. In 2016, Bella+Canvas has expanded its colour ranges for many of its pieces to include acid wash, marbles and digitals. Its best-selling Triblend Tee (3414) is now available in 24 colourways while heather colours have been added to its top-selling Unisex Jersey Tee (3001).
T-shirts to express street style
For expressing street style, Russell recommends its HD collection T-shirts. Made from a luxury-soft polyester/cotton blend for added comfort, the T-shirts come in nine on-trend marl colours along with essential white, and are designed to be decorated using various printing methods without fading, peeling or cracking. The HD T-shirt range is made up of 12 styles, including crew and V-neck, long and short sleeves, and options are available for men, women, juniors and teens.
Summer street style
SF recommends its Crop Top (SK235) for customers who want a summer look that channels their ‘inner 90s’, and suggests styling it with open-back T-shirts or overalls. The Unisex Drop Shoulder Slogan Top (SF514) is oversized, with plenty of space for decoration, and has a relaxed, retro fit. The Women’s Reversible Work-Out Leggings (SK424) in stretchy, bonded interlock, have a non-transparent, solid black fabric on one side with an abstract print on the other.
Click here to view the entire Fashion, Retail & Streetwear feature in the August 2016 Digital Edition