May '14

For the Business of Apparel Decorating

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20 1 4 M ay Printwear | 9 Business Watch May 2014 8 | Printwear M ay 20 1 4 NNEP + B.I.G. = EmBroIdEry EducatIoN KENT, Ohio—President and co-founder of the National Network of Embroidery Professionals (NNEP), Jennifer Cox, an- nounces that she will be in attendance at The NBM B.I.G. Show in Indianapolis, June 12–14, both exhibiting and participating in the education program. "We know the industry is hungry for information. Partnering with NBM on education will help us to connect with businesses who might be struggling or those looking to take their business to the next level," says Cox. She will present three educational topics on Friday and Saturday of the show, including Embroidery 101—In- sider Tips to Help You Fast Track Your Business; Pricing for Profit, Practically: How to Make Money with an Embroi- dery Machine; and Professional Sales and Marketing Strategies for Embroidery… That Actually Work. She will also be at the NNEP booth to help answer ques- tions. For one-on-one, in-booth con- sultations, please contact her at nnep@ For more information on Cox's class- es and to register, visit: http://thenbm- dery-professionals-nnep?showid=indi- anapolis-2014. Joto PurchasEs aIr WavEs LEWIS CENTER, Ohio—Michael Leaventon, COO of Air Waves Inc., announc- es the sale of Air Waves Inc. Digital Transfer Paper Division to Joto Paper Inc. Air Waves has been providing apparel decorating services from its Ohio headquar- ters for more than 33 years. Leaventon explains, "We feel this transition will greatly benefit our customers that have needs for digital products and will also provide Air Waves the ability to focus on our custom screen printing, screen printed and litho printed heat transfers, and fulfillment services. With our customers' increasing de- mands for quality, innovation and service, we feel the need to focus on our core competencies in order to gain efficiencies." BoNNEts WIth hEart SOUTH HOBART, Tasmania—Hel- en Hart Momsen announces that she will be coordinating with Dr. Christi- na Henri of South Hobart, Tasmania, on the Roses from the Heart project, which seeks to mount an exhibition of 25,566 bonnets commemorating each of the female convicts exiled from Ire- land and England to Australia as pun- ishment for petty crimes. Dr. Henri has received 23,566 bon- nets from around the world and en- dorses the Roses from America's Heart campaign to provide the last 2,000 bonnets from the quilters, embroiderers and seamstresses of the United States. The pattern, derived from a 19th century servant's bonnet, can be down- loaded at Machine and hand embroidery, quilting, fabric painting, appliqué, and beading are all acceptable methods for embellishment. Decorating suggestions and pictures of some of the bonnets can also be found on the website. Email for more information. PW_MAY14.indd 8 4/17/14 4:41 PM

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