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MalakyeB2B Update

August 26, 2008

MalakyeB2B Update

Highlights in this B2B Update include: Thread Design, gloves with Bluetooth, eco-friendly tradeshow strategies, and more.


Is the product lifecycle of headwear and accessories as illustrated above really that simple? It is for Thread Design, a company dedicaed to making this simplistic picture reality in production of headwear and accessories for more than a decade. Meet . Thread is a private label manufacturer of headwear and beanies with offices in San Diego, Calif. and Chicago, Ill. and more than a decade of experience in making headwear. Seeing a company's service lifecycle (Thread's is above) might put a developer at ease some, but testimony from one of it's customers might really make the time between pre-book and retail delivery more enjoyable, "We rely upon Thread to deliver products that match our cost, delivery and quality standards and they meet these requirements time and time again. I highly recommend Thread for any and all your custom headwear needs." states Cory Patterson of Hurley. Almost brings a one-dimensional photo into full on 3D!


Do you ever feel like someone follows you around, writes down your good ideas, then turns them in to reality? One look at Swany's g.cell glove might make you feel that way. Winter 08/09 will find snow enthusiasts on peaks across the globe talking to their thumbs! Swany has created the first (that we know of) Bluetooth enabled ski / snowboard glove. About 18 months of design and development and it's pretty much ready to go. Simulate the real action by walking up to the person you work next to, holding your thumb next to your mouth and saying, "hey, are you at mid lodge right now?!"


Eco-concisousness is growing within tradeshows. One San Francisco based marketing firm reportedly is working with one of the largest tradeshows in the world, Consumer Elecectronics Tradeshow, onminimizing the carbon footprint of the show. That work is supported by another company's product which is a giant "dashboard" for all show goers to obverse the carbon foot, set a bench mark to beat next year. print created by this show. Meanwhile, Tadpole Marketing out of Venice, Calif. put together a short list of five ideas on how to make your company's tradeshow presence a little more green.


Adding flair to hoodies is a growing trend according to 3D Industries. 3D has been delivering demands with what they see as the new trend for hoodies. The shift is now adding not only to the look, but also the use and feel with technical features and different fabrics. Adding tech features such as an iPod integrated system and strategic storage pocket placements


Eighties are back! Correction, eighties have been back for a while but not only in the style of clothes, music, and maybe art but also in media. Surfer Magazine provides a blast from the past with it's 3D issue. Photo featuring old school thrill technique and new school surfing.