10 Awesome Ways to Recycle Old T-Shirts

Recycle Old T-ShirtsEveryone is guilty of have a ton of old t-shirts hidden in their closets. However, we all have our own reasons for keeping them stashed away. Whether it be that the shirt brings back memories or you have a few lucky shirts there is a reason for keeping it. Do you need to make some room in your closet, but don’t want to part with your beloved t’s? Check out our list of ideas to recycle old t-shirts:

Recycle Old T-Shirts

  1. Produce Bag – Do you like to frequent farmers markets? Check out this tutorial and make your own produce bag! Delia Creates
  2. Rag Rug – Your feet will be thanking you for this one! It is a little more work, but the end result is pretty neat. XOELLE
  3. Infinity Scarf – Fall will be here soon and what better way be prepared then to make your own custom infinity scarves! Check this out: Scarves
  4. Tote Bag – You can never have too many totes! They are perfect for re-usable grocery bags and so much more! Follow this tutorial on how to make yours! Instructables 
  5. Quilt – This is a great option for anyone going off to college! A quilt of your kids favorite tees will make them feel at home in their dorm room. Stars For Street Lights
  6. Dog Toys – Don’t spend tons of money on those expensive rope toys at the store! Take a couple of your old t-shirts and make a rope for your furry friend. Bark Post
  7. Super Hero Capes – Every kid wants to be a super hero at some point! Take one of your old t-shirts and help them create their custom cape. You will be the super hero in their eyes! The Tip Toe Fairy
  8. Wall Art – How cool is this? Remember contests, races or events that you have participated in by making a collage of the shirts on your wall! Cut Out and Keep
  9. Throw Pillows – Looking for an inexpensive way to add some flare to your place? Customize your throw pillows with some of your favorite t-shirts! The Happy Housie
  10. Apron – Do you or someone you know like to cook? These are a creative and inexpensive way to protect your clothes while making your next Gordon Ramsey worthy dish! Ruffles and Stuff

Of course we could go on and on with ideas to recycle old t-shirts, but we are pretty sure you don’t want to sit here all day reading ideas.

What other awesome things have you made with your old t-shirts? Share with us on Facebook!

Choosing the Right Apparel for Your Needs

Volunteer | Choosing the Right ApparelIf you have ever been in charge of a big event then you know how hard it can be to make a decision that will please everyone. Especially when it comes to choosing the right apparel, everyone has a different style that they prefer. We can give you a few pointers to help you out the next time you have to pick out the gear for an event!

Choosing the Right Apparel:

The good news is that there really isn’t a wrong choice here. Unless you pick out a heavy sweatshirt for something outside in the middle of summer. When choosing apparel for events like fun runs or even family reunions it is best to stick with the basics. We recommend this for a couple reasons.

  • They work great for both men and women.
  • They help keep your costs down.

When choosing apparel for your event think about where your event is and the time of year. If you are doing an indoor event then you would be fine with a basic t-shirts. However if you are doing an outside event in the fall you may want to do a long sleeve shirt or a hoodie. Doing an outdoor event in the summer? You may want to consider doing tank tops instead of a basic cotton tee.

Another thing you may want to think about is the age group that you will be catering to. If they are an older group you may want to steer away from low cut or V-necks. If you crowd is younger then that style would be a great fit.

We know that choosing apparel for an event can seem like a daunting task, but we hope this helps. If you still are not sure about which direction to take it in let us know. We are more than happy to help you find the perfect piece for your event!

Our Top 4 Trends for 2017

Now that we are about half way through 2017 we wanted to take a minute and reflect on the trends that we are seeing this year. Working with a variety of customers we see a large array of preferences. However there are a few similarities that we have noticed that keep popping up this year.

Top 2017 Trends

Trend 1: Softer & Lighter Garments

Over the last few months we have noticed that people are starting to steer away from the 100% cotton tees. A vast majority of our customers are coming to us asking if we have anything that is a lighter, softer fabric that won’t shrink in the wash. Our answer, yes!

The District and District Made brands have become a fan favorite this year! The offer a Tri-Blend tee that is soft and light weight and comes in a variety of colors and styles. Check it out!

Trend 2: Simple Designs

People are choosing garments that say a lot about what they do or their company on their own. With a stylish garment please are going to a more simple look when it comes to their designs. Most people are sticking with a one color print to help save on costs as well. Some of the designs that we are seeing on a regular basis include:

  • Circular Designs
  • Block Designs
  • Simple Text Designs
  • Simple Logo Designs

Trends: Simple Designs

Sticking with a simple design will not only save you money but also allow for a cleaner print. This allows you to get the professional look you want to represent your brand. We can’t wait to see your designs!

Trend 3: More Bang for Your Buck

This trend is not something that is new, it has been around for ages! People are always looking for the best deal when they are shopping. One thing that we do when working with our customers is find them the best product at the best price.

We will take the time and do the research for you and present a couple options to you based off the details of your project. You don’t need to worry about spending your time doing research and wondering if you missed something. Let us help you!

Trend 4: Casual Corporate Apparel

Companies are always looking for the next best thing, which includes the uniforms their employees wear. A lot of places are wanting something uniform, professional and comfortable. We have access to thousands of options for corporate apparel, everything from your basic t-shirt to the nicer polos. Our team will make sure that your team has the look that you are going for!

Trends may come and go but we will be here to keep you updated on what is happening the world of screen printing!

Have questions about our trends? CONTACT US!

Want to see our options? CHECK OUT THE CATALOG!

5 Reasons to Subscribe to Our Email List

Subscribe to Our Email ListWe know that you probably get a ton of emails from other companies that you follow … However we’ve got a few really good reasons that you should subscribe to our email list.

  1. Receive a personal welcome email – If time permits either Jeff or Jessica will send you a personalized email welcoming you to Pacific. They will check in with you to learn more about your business.  They will also see if you have any big projects coming up that we can assist with.
  2. Be the first to be informed – We send out specials once a month offering discounts on trending products. If you subscribe to our email list you will be one of the first people to know about our special deals!
  3. Receive our bi-monthly newsletter – We like to keep everyone up to date on Pacific Company News! In our newsletter we updates on industry trends, product information and so much more!
  4. Stay up to date on our blog posts – You don’t have to worry about checking back on the blog on a regular basis. We will be including some of our more recent posts in each of our newsletters.
  5. Be inspired – We want you and your business or events to be successful and subscribing to our email list will continue to give you ideas for branding. We do the research on industry trends and then let you know what’s hot!

Pacific Company doesn’t believe in spamming your inbox with daily or even weekly emails. We know that your time is very valuable and want to make sure that you are only receiving the most important information. If you have any questions about our email list let us know – CONTACT US!

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Build Your Business with Our Help

Build Your Business

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You know us as a local screen printer for event t-shirts, corporate apparel and promotional products. Did you know that with all of that we are actually helping you promote your event or build your business?

That’s right! Every time that you have your logo or design screen printed on a t-shirt, embroidered on a jacket or digitally printed on mugs or pens you are getting your name out there. Your employees wearing that custom apparel or your customers carrying around your promotional products are your walking billboards!

How Pacific Helps Build Your Business

You are probably wondering why you should work with Pacific Company over those online companies? This is a fair question, but we do have a few good reasons why you should give us a chance.

  • We are local – You have probably heard the phrase a hundred times by now, but shopping local helps support your local economy. With us being local it gives you a chance to really get to know who you are working with.
  • Personal touch – We are a smaller company, but we have a big heart! We really care about you and the experience that you will have with us. Because we are a smaller company you won’t be working with a new person every time you have a new project. We take the time to get to know you and what you like.
  • We care about your success – We want your business to grow and for your events to be successful! Because of this we will do all of the hard work to find the perfect products for your needs. Not happy with where something is going? Don’t worry we will go back to the drawing board to figure out exactly what you need!
  • We are experts – We have been screen printing custom apparel for over 20 years now! The screen printers on staff have a ton of experience under their belts. Our sales team has worked with many different companies, schools and events and know the best way to get you what you need. Our team is one of a kind and they can get you the end result that you are looking for!
  • You know what you are getting – We have some of our more popular products available to look at in our show room, but if we don’t have what you are looking for we can get it. The same goes with our promotional products. We know how nice it is to be able to see a product before you buy it, and with those online companies you can never be 100% sure of what your final product will look like.

In Conclusion

So all in all Pacific may not be the cheapest option but we will do the research and find you the best bang for your buck and we will work with you every step of the way to help you build your business or promote your event.

Curious about working with us? CLICK HERE to shoot us an email and we would be happy to answer any of your questions!

Struggling With Design Ideas? Try These Three Tips:

Lacking Inspiration | Design IdeasWe’ve all been there when we need to come up with design ideas for an upcoming event or just your next project and you’ve hit a brick wall. No matter what you try you just can’t seem to get over it. We have compiled a list of ways to help you break through that wall and get those design ideas flowing!

3 Tips To Get Your Design Ideas Flowing:

  • Look for inspiration – Do a google search and save the images that you like. Or just get up and move and maybe you will find something outside that will inspire you! Some great sites to look at for design ideas are:
  • Get together with your team – Working in a group is great because you can bounce ideas off of each other and eventually it will grow into that perfect design. If you are not working with a team try running your basic design ideas by a few friends. They can look at it from a new angle and give you a great idea.
  • Run a contest – If you have a large enough group that is involved in your event or your next project run a contest! Have people submit their design ideas and put it to a vote. Since this involves everyone in the process they will be happier with the end product.

Want a professional’s opinion? We would be more than happy to help you out! Send your ideas to us and we can give you some feedback. Keep in mind that when you work with Pacific Company we can help you with your designs. We have an on-site designer that can take your ideas and turn it into exactly what you were looking for. We will make sure that you have the design that you want!

CONTACT US if you have any questions about your next event or project.