Imprinted Sportswear Show (ISS) is an industry-leading trade show and conference attended by manufacturers, wholesalers, and distributors throughout the field. Over 400 exhibitors present their new lines in printable apparel, while the printing industry shows off their latest innovations in the state-of-the-art printing processes and techniques.
What is the ISS Trade Show?
The ISS trade show conferences, workshops, and seminars offer programs for every industry professional from the novice to the most experienced, shaping the visitor experience on every level. Each year innovations that are happening throughout the decorative apparel industry are unveiled allowing attendees to see, touch and explore the trends in the decorated apparel industry. Every aspect of the decorative apparel industry is discussed, including screen printing, embroidery, and direct to garment printing.
Screen printers love attending this imprinted sportswear show to meet the more than 400 exhibitors, conference speakers, seminar instructors while solidifying partnerships with local organizations. Along with discovering the newest trends in screen printing equipment, printers can see firsthand the application processes that new technology offers the screen-printing industry and how each is applied to specific material blends, colors and fabric textures.
By attending the seminars, workshops, and conferences offered by the industry professionals at ISS, wholesale apparel buyers can experience the processes of photoshop applications, digitalized artwork, embroidery, printing, and marketing that is used by their end customers who purchase printable apparel. The ISS trade show enables their service representatives to work closely with customers to choose the apparel that will work best within their niche in the screen-printing business.
The buzz at the 2019 ISS is the number of manufacturers who are revitalizing apparel production in the United States. Utilizing innovations in manufacturing with a focus on sustainability, made in the USA is a more common label in printable apparel in 2019. Eco-friendly dyes, energy efficiency, and waste control are all part of the revival of American made apparel.
Meeting the Manufacturers
Meeting the manufactures at ISS enables the buyers to experience the new fabric blends in person. With their screen-printing customer base in mind, buyers can source fabric selections that work best for their customers across a spectrum of price points.
Along with the new fabric introductions at the ISS trade show, manufacturers exhibit the hot new colors for the 2019 season. The range of colors in affordably priced, high-quality t-shirts and other printable apparel is where the excitement is at this year’s shows. Apparel manufacturers have embraced the dynamic colors of the fashion runways and have adapted them to printable apparel.
Witnessing the New Style Trends
Soft pastels, ultra-rich shades of reds, muted earth tones, brilliant hues of yellows and enticing shades of the blue spectrum are all new additions to the color lines of many designers and manufactures within the printable apparel space. There are more color choices, fabric blends, cuts, designs, and finishes available in 2019 than ever before for bulk apparel from companies like Gildan and Bella+Canvas.
The result of obtaining new sources and expanding the offerings from existing suppliers is that wholesale off the shelf apparel is available to the end users in the decorative and screen-printing industry in choices for every application. No matter what the price point, the product specifications required, or the volume needed, new expanded collections sold at Bulk Apparel will have the off the shelf apparel needed to complete most orders.