Top 5 Brands for Retail

Posted by Rachel Strasshofer on Jun 20, 2017 9:21:01 AM

As a kid I always loved when my grandparents would bring me souvenirs from around the country. Because I was a kid, I didn't notice the poor quality of the tee shirts they would get me. Looking back, it was probably much better that they were cheap and durable anyhow. Growing up, I started to care a bit more. That boxy fit and stiff fabric didn't do it for me. Great for yard work, but not for the public.

The point of selling retail is to get your name out there and increase your bottom line.  In order to do that, you need to provide something your customer loves to wear. Don't make the mistake of thinking you have to buy top-of-the-line garments that destroy your margins. Here are a few brands in the Goldilocks zone where quality meets price point. Aka, value. See below for a list of our favorites!

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Topics: Apparel, Branding

Are Workplace Uniforms Obsolete?

Posted by Rachel Strasshofer on May 22, 2016 3:39:31 PM

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Topics: Promotional Products, Branding, Apparel

Screen Print vs Embroidery

Posted by Rachel Strasshofer on May 22, 2016 3:27:06 PM


In one corner sits a massive screen printing press, in the other, a needle and thread. Which one do you put your money on?

While that may be a bit of an oversimplification, there’s a lot of choices for how to get your logo, business name or just a friend’s face on a shirt. Both screen printing and embroidery have their merits, but which one best suits your needs?


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Topics: Design, Embroidery, Screen Printing, Branding

Holiday Gift Guide: McKenzie SewOn Edition

Posted by Rachel Strasshofer on Nov 5, 2015 7:36:27 PM

Happy Holidays!

The Holidays are a time spent with friends, family, and loved ones – and also a great time to let employees or clients know how much you appreciate them. Gift giving at the holidays is a great way to strengthen bonds, not only with family and friends, but also with business relationships – both internal and external. Let McKenzie SewOn help keep your holiday and gift giving season stress free!

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Topics: Holiday Gift Guide

5 Pro Tips to Ordering Promo Products

Posted by Rachel Strasshofer on Jun 30, 2015 7:23:52 PM

When people think of McKenzie SewOn, many times their minds jump right to tee-shirts. While quality apparel is a huge part of our business, there is another specialty avenue that can sometimes be overlooked: Promotional Products.

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Topics: Branding, Promotional Products

Even Tees Get Better With Age

Posted by Zoe Skordahl on Apr 24, 2015 6:40:25 PM


Scrunched up on the floor in a pile of clothes, I spy a grey crumpled ball. As I pick it up it becomes an extension of myself. Shake out some wrinkles- good as new. The cotton is soft and worn, the lettering starting to chip away like nail polish you’ve left on a little too long. I slip it over my head – easy and familiar. It molds to my skin as old friends meet again in a comfortable hello.

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Topics: McSewOn, Tell Your Story, Apparel

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