Mother's Day designs

Mother's Day Decorating Series: Direct-to-Garment Ideas—Part 2

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There are many opportunities for the direct-to-garment industry with Mother’s Day coming up.

T-shirts, dresses, hats, scarves, blankets, decorative pillow cases, and other types of apparel would make fantastic personalized gifts that can be worn or displayed daily. Any fabric that is 80–100 percent cotton can be printed with a direct-to-garment printer. Decorators can also print onto tri-blend fabrics that consist of cotton, polyester, and rayon—which is a popular blend for apparel. Decorators should keep in mind that the best results occur on a higher percentage of cotton when selecting fabric blends.

When offering items for this Mother’s Day, consider a variety of decorating trends. Among the most popular is personalized apparel for sports moms such as dance moms, soccer moms, cheerleading, and baseball. Moms that are involved in fitness classes make a great opportunity for Mother’s Day gift personalization (think quirky quotes and designs for yoga, Pilates, Zumba, etc.). Some other opportunities include special moms gifts for foster moms, step-moms, or military moms. 

Check out this alternative approach to direct-to-garment Mother's Day gifts