Industry Updates


CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.EmbroideryFX will host four quarterly embroidery workshops in 2010 taught by Melanie Coakley, a 20-year embroidery and digitizing educator and veteran. These three-day workshops are designed for all embroiderer levels on any embroidery machine, will be held in a commercial-embroidery facility and include hands-on education on a range of topics, including hooping, quick fixes, production, needles, threads, stabilizers, how to take orders and more. For more information, contact EmbroideryFX at (423) 413-7514 or e-mail

TREVOSE, Pa.BroderBros. Co. adds alō performance apparel to its 2010 product selection. Named for the earth’s elements of air, land and ocean, the alō mission is to create high performance active wear that represents a healthy mind/body lifestyle. New alō items include a variety of short and long-sleeved performance T-shirt styles for men and women.

PITTSBURGHPolyconcept North America introduces WorldSource Stationery Direct, a factory-direct program. Stationery Direct is available through WorldSource, Polyconcept North America’s overseas sourcing division, and features eight styles of journals in six colors, which can be purchased alone or bundled with coordinating, decorated pens. Stationery Direct joins other WorldSource programs, visit for details on all WorldSource’s programs.

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