I.K. Threads

When The Know-It-Alls debuted at ISS Long Beach last month we received a lot of compliments and questions on our custom threads.  Here’s what we did…

Designed by Rick and Tom then printed/stitched at Motion Textile, we created four unique pieces:

The “Know-It-All Hoody” (N280 NANO FULL-ZIP HOOD)

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Traditional plastisol, printed over zipper, faux stitching, matte thread embroidery on sleeve

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Achieving a clean print with even ink deposit over the zipper requires the use of foam printing platens

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Though an 80/20 blend, this product has a 100% cotton face. Technically you could print a cotton white but I still recommend a low-bleed ink, especially on red. Better safe than sorry

 

 

The “I.K. Cardigan” (District Made DM315)

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Burmilana specialty thread by Madeira used for a vintage look and feel, compliments the garment nicely

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Burmilana is a fine spun 50% wool, 50% acrylic embroidery thread. Working with this product can be tricky, requiring special digitizing and slower machine speeds, but the effect is worth the trouble

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The District Made collection is available exclusively from Sanmar. Good stuff.

 

The “KnowTee” (4980 Nano-T)

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Soft plastisol inks (Rutland C3 w/ Chino Base) used for a soft hand, printed over bottom seam, four locations

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Soft plastisol inks completely penetrate the fabric. The hand is comparable to that of water-base inks

 

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The Hanes Nano tee is made from 30/1’s, 100% ring spun cotton fabric. Easy printing

 

The “Ink Kitchen Cap” (District DT612)

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Madeira Frosted Matt Thread has a nice matte finish, complimenting the distressed cap style

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The District line is available exclusively through Sanmar

 

 

 

 

 

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