Jan. 20, 2022
Vice President of Public Relations
PRINTING United Alliance
Newest brand dedicated to the apparel decorator space works to connect the community in its entirety with the latest news, trends, research, education, events, and robust member services
Fairfax, Virginia — PRINTING United Alliance, the most comprehensive member-based printing and graphic arts association in the U.S., today launches a new brand dedicated to the decorated apparel community — the Apparelist. Led by a veteran team with an extensive history in the apparel space, the Apparelist is a channel created by PRINTING United Alliance and NAPCO Media as a voice to connect the apparel decorator community through invaluable membership, editorial excellence, custom content, e-learning, video services, research, and customized experiences, both online and in person. Visit the new Apparelist website to learn more about how to engage and what’s planned for this market segment: apparelist.com.
“As the apparel decorating industry continues to change and evolve, our teams recognize that businesses of every size must stay on top of those changes as well as trends and disruptive events,” says Joshua Carruth, managing director – decorated apparel, PRINTING United Alliance. “In working closely with this community to find out how we can better serve their needs and work together toward a successful future in this segment, the concept of the Apparelist was formed. This online forum features engaging resources and services that not only address these changes but offer trusted and reliable insight and information on how to functionally operate their businesses in today’s environment. Our commitment to this community is to be this much-needed genuine and authentic voice of support.”
The Apparelist was created as a way to directly connect the decorated apparel community to the valuable resources at PRINTING United Alliance as well as the other print segments the organization advocates for, which include promotional product distributors, commercial print service providers (PSPs), graphic and wide-format PSPs, and in-plant printers. The new brand works to identify and optimize the combination of traditional screen-printing methods with emerging technologies across the industry and provide a dependable community where engaged printers and suppliers have direct access to the powerful online platform, weekly newsletters, research, video services, industry events, and related member services.
Veteran subject matter experts in the apparel decorator space have joined together to support this community with the absolute best resources the industry can offer. This team will be familiar to anyone who has been in the apparel decorator space:
Carruth, as managing director, is responsible for overseeing and advocating for community needs across the organization’s media, events, and membership business units. He has nearly 20 years of experience with producing immersive, value-driven experiences that bring communities and industries together. With the past seven years being directly focused on the decorated apparel community.
Cassie Green is the senior content editor for the Apparelist, responsible for writing, editing, and curating content on the website as well as the brand’s other media platforms. She has 10-plus years of experience covering the apparel decorating industry. Cassie also works on NAPCO Media’s other brands, including Wide-Format Impressions, Printing Impressions, and Promo Marketing.
Chip Danby is the EVP of the Promo Marketing brand. Working with national and individual promotional distributors alike, he has worked to connect blank apparel offerings to a variety of decoration options, from direct-to-garment to high-volume full package programs. Danby’s experience in a variety of business segments, from uniforms to licensing to retail, allows him to provide invaluable insight to promotional distributors and apparel decorators.
Sean Norris is editor-in-chief and content director for Promo Marketing, the Apparelist’s sister brand, and has covered the promotional products industry for 10-plus years. With the Apparelist, he specializes in content connecting the promo distributor and apparel decorator communities.
Sarah Payne is an account manager for PRINTING United Alliance’s decorated apparel community. Payne is responsible for ensuring client needs are being met and understood across the organization. She has 14 years’ experience producing trade events and spent the last seven years involved with the apparel decorating community.
Lee Wright is an account manager for PRINTING United Alliance’s decorated apparel community and has spent most of his career involved with trade shows, on one side of the aisle or the other, in various print segments with a focus on apparel over the last six years.
Subscribe to the Apparelist
To subscribe to the Apparelist newsletter, and to engage with the very latest news, trends, and updates in the apparel decorator space, visit apparelist.com/subscribe. To join PRINTING United Alliance, or for more information about how to tap into even more programs, resources, and services available to support this market segment, visit printing.org/join.
About PRINTING United Alliance
PRINTING United Alliance is the most comprehensive member-based printing and graphic arts association in the United States, comprised of the vast communities which it represents. The Alliance serves industry professionals across market segments with preeminent education, training, workshops, events, research, government and legislative representation, safety, and environmental sustainability guidance, as well as resources from the leading media company in the industry – NAPCO Media. Now a division of PRINTING United Alliance, Idealliance is the global leader in standards training and certification for printing and graphic arts operations across the entire industry supply chain.
PRINTING United Alliance also produces the PRINTING United Expo, the most influential days in printing. The expansive display of technology and supplies, education, programming, and services are showcased to the industry at large, and represents all market segments in one easily accessed place.