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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

New No-Tie Aprons - Reinventing the Apron for Business & Industry

New Revolutionary Apron Re: Invents The Uniform for all BusinessSeptember 10, 2010

Patented NO-TIE Aprons Available Exclusively from Aprons, Etc.
Greenville, SC - Aprons, Etc. today announces the availability of NO-TIE™ Aprons, a revolutionary new apron for retail, business and industrial use. Compared to traditional promotional aprons, the redesigned NO-TIE™ Apron appeals to a broader audience and features a patented concept that improves both fit and function. Reinventing the modern apron results in a product that is safer and more comfortable to wear than traditional aprons.

Aprons, Etc. President, Jeff Hoffman, said, "With distributors in mind, we reinvented the way aprons work and wear. This new concept expands the number of markets where a promotional apron is sellable." Based in part on an idea for the meat and food-processing industries, the NO-TIE Apron is the subject of positive buzz in several market segments including retail food service, high-end cosmetic and beauty supply as well as medical and industrial facilities.

“While other manufacturers have sought to offer the same old products at off-shore prices, Aprons, Etc. continues to introduce innovative products at a solid price that are completely American-made,” added Hoffman. The NO-TIE Apron is available in poly-cotton twill and coated waterproof nylon, comes in a variety or colors and is offered in two sizes. The poly-cotton twill aprons can be logoed for promotional and event marketing purposes.

NO-TIE Aprons from Aprons, Etc. use Velcro® on the neckstrap and waistband. This patented innovation makes the apron easily adjustable to a variety of heights and body styles. Additionally, the use of Velcro® prevents the hanging ties that are common on traditional aprons. According to Scott Thackston, Executive Vice President of Aprons Etc, “Traditional ties prevent aprons from being worn where the ties might get caught in machinery or dragged through food or other prepared products. The NO-TIE design completely eliminates the risks associated with old fashioned aprons.”

NO-TIE Aprons are available immediately and exclusively from Aprons, Etc. For more information about NO-TIE Aprons, visit Aprons, Etc. on line at or contact your product specialist at 1-800-467-1996 for complete details and pricing.

For over twenty-five years, Aprons, Etc. has been a leading manufacturing and importer of advertising specialty merchandise and corporate logo promotional products. Located in the upstate of South Carolina, Aprons, Etc. is widely recognized for their aprons, smocks, vests, bandannas, disposable accessories and fleece blankets. Additionally, two-and-a-half decades of research and development have produced new lines and new products: the Nightingale line of medical uniforms and scrubs; the Uncommon Threads line of restaurant, service and wait staff apparel; and, the Display Solutions line of event marketing displays and accessories. Aprons, Etc. is a member of the Advertising Specialty Institute (ASI), and the Promotional Products Association International (PPAI). Aprons, Etc. can be found online at VELCRO® is a registered trademark of Velcro Industries B. V.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Aprons Etc. Celebrates 25th Anniversary in Promotional Product Industry

Subject: Promotional Product Business Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Celebrating our 25th Anniversary (1985–2010) serving as a key industry Advertising Specialty Mfg. & Import Supplier of corporate logo promotional products: aprons, smocks, vests, bandannas, disposable accessories & fleece blankets. In our branded Nightingale line of medical uniforms - healthcare scrubs, lab coats, jackets & promotions to over 150+ stocked products in the Uncommon Threads line of: restaurant chef / cook staff service apparel, retail uniforms & professional wait / server apron wearables. Our top selling Display Solutions line of Event Marketing logo accessories supplies the best R.O.I marketing campaign returns from our vast selection of: logo table covers, banners, backdrops plus portable exhibits all full color digitally imprinted for stunning visual impact.

Aprons Etc. parent company – Marketing Resource Group, Inc. was established in 1985 by Jeff & Lucy Hoffman in Greenville, SC. as a textile manufacturer. The original company marketed almost exclusively to the retail trade with a product line of aprons and kitchen textiles. Aprons Etc. started contract screen printing shortly after and moved into the Promotional Product industry imprinting corporate logos sold exclusively through our network of Ad Specialty Distributors.

A product line expansion created new opportunities in the 1990’s as the company developed a new category of Event Marketing Display Table Cover with oversized corporate logo imprints under the brand name – “Display Solutions”. New manufacturing technologies along with increased large format printing capabilities pushed the line to the forefront by the 2000’s to the current industry leader – “The Digital Source”.

Aprons Etc. has not forgotten our roots with (2) strong product lines of key industry uniforms & promotions for the Restaurant Service sector & Healthcare Medical fields through our “Uncommon Threads” & “Nightingale” brands.


Display Solutions – The “Digital Source” Event Marketing Leader in Logo Table Covers, Banners & Portable Exhibits
Nightingale – Healthcare / Medical Uniform Scrubs, Lab Coats, Jackets to functional industry promotional products
Uncommon Threads – Over 150 Styles of in-Stock Restaurant Uniforms: Aprons, Check & Cook Apparel to Server Wearables