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April '20

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4 P R I N T W E A R A P R I L 2 0 2 0 2800 West Midway Boulevard, Broomfield, Colorado, 80020 ( 800 ) 669-0424 • ( 303 ) 469-0424 • FAX ( 303 ) 469-5730 W W W. P R I N T W E A R M A G . C O M PUBLISHER DAN PECKHAM dpeckham@nbm.com EXECUTIVE EDITOR CARLY HOLLMAN chollman@nbm.com ASSOCIATE EDITOR MICHAEL CLARK mclark@nbm.com DIGITAL CONTENT EDITOR ALEXANDRIA BRUCE abruce@nbm.com ART DIRECTOR ERIK WOGEN ewogen@nbm.com GRAPHIC DESIGNER DAYNE PILLOW dpillow@nbm.com MEDIA CONSULTANT DESIREE DELFRARI ddelfrari@nbm.com SALES SUPPORT SYDNEY KOCHEVAR skochevar@nbm.com EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD LON WINTERS RAY SMITH JENNIFER COX ERICH CAMPBELL MATTHEW RHOME BRIAN WALKER CRIS SAUNDERS DAN KANE MARK BAGLEY SENIOR TRADE SHOW SALES MANAGER KATIE DITALLO kditallo@nbm.com EVENT SERVICES MANAGER JACKIE RAMSIER jramsier@nbm.com EVENT SERVICES COORDINATORS JOIE MARTIN jmartin@nbm.com EXHIBITOR TRAINING COORDINATOR TYLER WIGGINTON twigginton@nbm.com PRESIDENT DAVE POMEROY VICE PRESIDENT / AUDIENCE & EVENTS LORI FARSTAD VICE PRESIDENT / FINANCE KORI GONZALES, CPA DIRECTOR OF CONTENT REGAN DICKINSON DIRECTOR OF TECHNICAL SERVICES WOLF BUTLER CEO & OWNER ROBERT H. WIEBER, JR. First Off C a r l y H o l l m a n I t's been a discussion for a long time, but with the current state of affairs, it is clearer than ever that we are all on this little blue planet together. Accordingly, we need to take care of it. And while this issue focuses primarily on the "green" aspects of global community, it's important to re- member the human component as well. On top of recycling and being sure to follow local and national governmental regulations when disposing of chemicals, corporate responsibility means buying from ethical supply chains and making sure employees down the line, from the cotton growers to the screen cleaners, are paid a fair wage in clean and safe condi- tions and given the opportunity to take time off when they're sick, without pen- alty, and with options for treatment. For a few ideas on how to implement global thinking and care in your shop, be sure to check out these articles: Love Your Mother • Pitching In (page 30) • The Rise of Responsible Apparel (page 36) • Printing for the Planet (page 42) WEBEXCLUSIVES WWW.PRINTWEARMAG.COM Read about how this ink company collaborated with an artist to raise money for pet charities: http://printwear.ly/icc20 See how the industry is coping with the ongoing challenges of COVID-19: http://printwear.ly/covid Learn about one company's consecutive Women's Choice Awards wins: http://printwear.ly/wc20 Get some insight on the state of the apparel industry: http://printwear.ly/soi QUICKLESSONS FROM THIS ISSUE Oeko-Tex Passport certification checks for chemicals, colorants, and accesso- ries used in the manufacturing of textiles and that these components in the product meet any statutory requirements and are not harmful to human health. ( PAGE 50 ) APEO has been banned from apparel production in Europe entirely, due to factors including its impact on aquatic life and the human body. ( PAGE 46 )

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