Topping headlines around the globe, news continues to roll in on the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Apparel giants such as H&M, adidas, and others are cutting ties with Russia in response, with many companies also creating fundraisers and offering aid to Ukrainian refugees. Those in the decorated apparel and promotional products spaces are also stepping up. Read more about their involvement, and get some ideas on how to help, here.

This week has also once again brought to light the theme of partnerships. It seems more and more headlines are popping up about brands collaborating on a variety of projects, whether it’s to release a cool merch line, promote a special launch, or even just be a helpful resource. The continued efforts of collaboration emphasize the importance of how beneficial working together can be. This week, there are a few news headlines reinforcing this concept:

Don’t forget that it’s Women History Month! Check out the first feature we released with Kristine Shreve, plus keep an eye out for more stories from some of the outstanding women in the decorated apparel industry.