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Supplier Global Resource Magazine May/June 2012 : Page 24

TREND HUNTER Colors, patterns, shapes and sizes to keep you in line with design PATRICIA CANGELOSI stArs & striPes Camo and other military-inspired designs (like images of flags, medals or wings) are on fire this season, and not just on hunting shirts or cargo pants. Think of such designs for tote bags, umbrellas, towels, lanyards, mugs or watches to attack sales in a new way. Your clients may also appreciate camo patterns in unusual colors, such as pink, which is popular among female consumers of all ages. on your MArk … It seems this season that the runway is for runners – and baseball players, football players, etc. Sporty clothing and accessories are hitting the big leagues, and you can score points with customers by offering varsity sweat-ers, arm bands and athletic headbands. Trending as well are racing stripes, which you can feature on hats, T-shirts, jackets, sunglasses or keytags. Pockets APlenty With a nod to the cargo pant and the scrub uniform, products far and wide are sporting more pockets than ever before. They serve as both functional elements and fashion statements. You can implement this trend on items like purses, laptop cases, wallets, padfolios, suitcases, blankets and backpacks to allow folks to store everything they need – and you to pocket additional sales. BAck to the Future Remember the slouchy sweatshirts, drop waists and leggings that were all the rage in the ’80s? Well, they’re alive and kicking, just like Olivia Newton John in her more-than-mem-orable video “Physical.” Look to the past to get inspired for future products, such as neon accents, satin embellishments, puffy sleeves and rubber “jelly” accessories. 24 MAY/JUNE 2012 WWW.SUPPLIERGLOBALRESOURCE.COM

Trend Hunter

Patricia Cangelosi

Colors, patterns, shapes and sizes to keep you in line with design<br /> <br /> StArs & striPes <br /> <br /> Camo and other military-inspired designs (like images of flags, medals or wings) are on fire this season, and not just on hunting shirts or cargo pants. Think of such designs for tote bags, umbrellas, towels, lanyards, mugs or watches to attack sales in a new way. Your clients may also appreciate camo patterns in unusual colors, such as pink, which is popular among female consumers of all ages.<br /> <br /> On your Mark … <br /> <br /> It seems this season that the runway is for runners – and baseball players, football players, etc. Sporty clothing and accessories are hitting the big leagues, and you can score points with customers by offering varsity sweaters, arm bands and athletic headbands. Trending as well are racing stripes, which you can feature on hats, T-shirts, jackets, sunglasses or keytags.<br /> <br /> Pockets Aplenty <br /> <br /> With a nod to the cargo pant and the scrub uniform, products far and wide are sporting more pockets than ever before. They serve as both functional elements and fashion statements. You can implement this trend on items like purses, laptop cases, wallets, padfolios, suitcases, blankets and backpacks to allow folks to store everything they need – and you to pocket additional sales.<br /> <br /> Back to the Future <br /> <br /> Remember the slouchy sweatshirts, drop waists and leggings that were all the rage in the ’80s? Well, they’re alive and kicking, just like Olivia Newton John in her more-than-memorable video “Physical.” Look to the past to get inspired for future products, such as neon accents, satin embellishments, puffy sleeves and rubber “jelly” accessories.

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