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Video: Talking the Future of Garment Decoration in 2023

The decorated apparel industry's future is discussed in the latest Shop Talk series

By Dustin Shrader, Contributing Writer

Image by Ink Kitchen

August 22, 2023

Where is the future of the decorated apparel industry headed? According to the experts, the industry’s future is already here and happening faster than anticipated.

For this Shop Talk session, held at Impressions Expo Long Beach earlier this year, Rick Roth, founder of New England’s Mirror Image Screenprinting & Embroidery and Ink Kitchen, discusses how quickly all the aspects of the industry are changing with industry experts Alex Phelan of Merchadise, Jacob Edwards of Jakprints, Ed Levy of Hirsch Solutions and Michelle Moxley of M&R Printing.

The group’s discussion highlights that bigger is no longer better for businesses and the economies of scale no longer apply the way they used to.