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The Coolest Deck Chair Ever

Found this design on our recent travels, and just loved the look. Min order stings a bit, 1000pcs, and it isn't the cheapest item we have ever priced up, but dam this would be a wicked project! Probably going to be a FMCG brand or alcohol brand that it would appeal to the most, we can just picture these all set up instore as prices or GWP. Withers and Co is your sourc... read more
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A Frame Caps

The A-Frame style of snap-back cap was MASSIVE in 2018, and we can only see this continuing in 2019. Through the sampling process for our own Withers & Co A-Frame caps, we have found getting the fit "just right" harder than most products, but we are there now! Our order is being shipped after Chinese New Year, so if you want to sample the merch just flick us DM. We hav... read more
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Oversized Branding

Oversized Branding was another trend we noticed in retail in the US in January. The above is a US$450 pair of Mitchell & Ness Lakers shorts, the below is from Earls Collection - the hottest high end fashion brand to open in Australia and New Zealand in 2019. Do we feel Oversized Branding is a trend that will make it to the merchandise and apparel space in New Zealand? In a... read more
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Scrunchies

The 80's are back (again) in 2019. We are seeing a lot of bright neon colours, headbands & sweatbands and scrunchies. While not leading the charge on this emerging trend and doing a run for self-promotion Withers & Co. is here to help you jump on the bandwagon and supply you and yours with custom branded scrunchies. In true Withers & Co style the min order is l... read more
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Bum Bags

The re-emergence of Bum Bags was strong in the US in 2018, and we feel it is a trend that will land on peoples bums in New Zealand in 2019. While there is a small amount of stock available in New Zealand we have found that stock doesn't have the same appreal as the custom options available from overseas. Pricing is fair, customisation is high, minium order quantity is 100p... read more
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Step and Repeat Tape on Apparel

Having spent some time in LA in January 2019 one retail trend we noticed was this Step and Repeat Tape that was on a lot of garments. The rest of the garment you wouldn't describe has plain, but not patterns. Simple clean colour blocking made up the rest of the garment. If this is big in US retail at the moment, we are sure this is something we will see emerge in New Zealand...even... read more
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Bucket Hat with Cord

Withers & Co are always on the look out for emerging trends, and our spies in retail have told us that Bucket Hats with Cords and 2019 go together like peas and carrots. These can be sourced from our headwear factory in China adding swing tags, inner tape branding and sublimation print, or we can draw on stock that is held in New Zeland. Local stock spe... read more
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Customise your Chuck Taylors

When somone asks us what the best thing since sliced bread is, our answer is Custom Converse Chuck Taylors. Your brand can only be elevated doing a Co-lab with Converse. Lots of options available including your classic All Stars, Hi Tops, we can even do slip on Vans! Full colour digital branding or something more simple. As you would expect these aren't cheap, but pricing ... read more
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Moleskine Notebooks for Food & Beverage

Third in our series of Custom Moleskine Notebooks is the Food & Beverage industry. It has been great of Moleskine to share all these case studies with us as we find showing successful projects from other countries are great conversations starters…I see what Fiji Water did, could we do that for you….but with these changes, and of course those are the conversations Wit... read more
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Cultivated Merchandise and Apparel Ranges 1/3 - Retail

The first of a three part series illustrating how a range of merchandise can be put together. On the D-Low; we are working on a range very similar to the below at the moment for a large retail/tourism base. Not every retail company that is interested in a merchandise range is going to make money off it - sorry bout it...most of the time it is going to be about building bran... read more
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Coolest Cooler

The name of this bad boy is The Coolest Cooler, I think you would be hard pressed to argue! The list of features is looooooong. Withers & Co is your source of cool chilly bins and other summer promotional items. 1. Engineered to be Tough. 2. Accessory Deck. 3. Tie Down Bungee Cord. ... read more
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Black Lives Matter Merchandise Range

Clearly there are some smart people running the Black Lives Matter social justice movement in the US. This is a cause that everyone is behind, and the introduction of a merchandise range has increased visibility of the cause and also showcases African American artists and their work. Check out the range of t-shirts, caps and prints: https://blacklivesmatter.shop.capthat.com... read more
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Utility Socks, or Pocket Socks

Strideline, the best sock maker in the world is at it again with their Utility Socks, or as we like to call them, Pocket Socks. If you have ever driven somewhere to go for a run, walk or bike, you will know that feeling of "now where do I put my car keys", that eternal question has now been answered. We also see a great play for banks for credit cards, universities for stu... read more
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City Skyline Socks

Scrolling the internet late last week looking for brand merchandise content I came across of video of Riley Goodman and Jake Director they are the two fellas that started Strideline. It was a hour long video and as always I picked up a couple nuggets of information I really liked. One point that caught my attention was how years ago they made City Skyline Socks as a stepping st... read more
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Moleskine Notebooks used by Fashion Brands

As you will find as you dive deeper on our website, we are big Moleskine fans. Here are some examples of custom made Moleskine Notebooks used by fashion brands from around the world - Nike, Valentino, Lacoste and Bally. Withers and co is your source for branded Moleskine Notebooks NZ wide. read more
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Snow Washed Caps

6 panel and low profile, deck the team out in some of the Snow Washed Caps and you will be walking around like the cool kids at school. Sourced from the US via express shipping as Mugatu would say "these are so hot right now". Withers & Co is your source for the hottest trends in branded caps New Zealand wide. read more
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Oaklander Backpack

The Oakland Backpack is a cut & sew Backpack that is available from a min order of 1pc!! We didn't think we would live to see the day... Made from durable, water resistant 600D polyester, fits most 15" laptops and some with all the other normal accessories you would expect. What is MEGA about the Oakland Backpack is the cut & sew digital print areas - both straps, fron... read more
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Taco Bell's Fall Merchandise

As you would have seen in previous blog posts, we are a fan of the wild and whacky merchandise ideas that American fast food companies have used over the last couple years. We like sharing what they are up too because the kit is crazy and eye catching, but most of the time they are also 100% on trend. The fall range from Taco Bell is another great example - digitally printed bicycles ... read more
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How the New York Yankees Logo Became a Bona Fide Fashion Statement

Source: Douglas Greenwood from Highsnobiety. From humbling beginnings in the Bronx the Yankees logo is now being used seen on a Gucci runway in Milan, here’s how the iconic ‘NY’ insignia transcended sport and became recognizable the world over. First, let’s look at the Yankee Insignia’s inception The Yankee logo we know and love has a strange backstory, rooted in New York’s other symboli... read more
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Our Eco Pack

With the New Zealand governments decision to ban single use plastic bags requests for Eco Merchandise or Eco Promotional Products has just gone mental. With that in mind we did some research into the largest sources of plastic, and to counter act those, came up with this Eco Pack. We see our Eco Pack being used as a corporate gift for every day staff use, or as a Christmas Gif... read more