A Look Inside the T-Shirt Industry

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Photo credit: Martin LaBar

All of us have them. They’re one of the most popular giveaway items at everything from sporting events to music festivals. We wear them to run errands, mow the lawn or while we exercise. They are decorated with logos of local businesses or from a 5K you ran back in 2010. Decorated t-shirts are a great way to promote or support an organization. But when you wear that old t-shirt from college, do you think about where it came from? Having worked in the promotional product industry since 2006, specifically on apparel for five of those years, I was completely unaware of how impactful t-shirts can be to, not only, our economy but globally.

I recently came across this five chapter video series that National Public Radio composed to demonstrate the life of a t-shirt. The t-shirt industry is responsible for supporting many communities in many different countries. If you ever wondered how a t-shirt is made, shipped, monetized, or otherwise, you will find it here. planet_money_makes_a_t_shirt

Danny Trizio
Danny Trizio started with Proforma in June of 2011. His primary area of expertise is in direct mail and campaign management but also has interests in digital marketing, technology and operations. Prior to joining the Proforma family, Danny worked for a Cleveland based communications agency. In 2005, Danny graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in Political Science and a minor in Education. In 2010, Danny began the pursuit of his M.B.A. in Entrepreneurship from Baldwin Wallace University. He earned his degree in August of 2013.

In his spare time Danny likes to spend time with his better half, Nicole, and his dog, Cooper. He can also be found watching football on Saturdays and Sundays in the Fall. Go Bucks! And of course, Go Browns!

AboutDanny Trizio

Danny Trizio started with Proforma in June of 2011. His primary area of expertise is in direct mail and campaign management but also has interests in digital marketing, technology and operations. Prior to joining the Proforma family, Danny worked for a Cleveland based communications agency. In 2005, Danny graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in Political Science and a minor in Education. In 2010, Danny began the pursuit of his M.B.A. in Entrepreneurship from Baldwin Wallace University. He earned his degree in August of 2013.

In his spare time Danny likes to spend time with his better half, Nicole, and his dog, Cooper. He can also be found watching football on Saturdays and Sundays in the Fall. Go Bucks! And of course, Go Browns!

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