It’s time to find out what the brands are predicting will be this year’s big sellers, from mini bags and stripy tees to lightweight jackets and fashionable tanks
Kustom Kit’s new Fashion Fit T-Shirts are set to be this year’s hottest new products, according to the brand. “The superior print surface has been developed to showcase your design to perfection whatever your decoration method–sublimation, DTG, transfer films, screen printing or laser transfer.” Kustom Kit’s designers’ research of current trends has allowed them to cherry-pick key fashion colours for the retail-inspired tee in modern marl effects, without forgetting the core workwear colours. The women’s style (KK754) comes in sizes 8-18, and the men’s (KK504) in XS-3XL.
Bella+Canvas says its new Women’s Flowy Side Slit Tank (8802) fits perfectly within a retail quality category, but still has the edge to work in the music merch or fitness industries. “Available in six colours including heathers, this is another fantastic garment to screen print on,” says the brand. “The 8802 is part of the Flowy collection, which is renowned for its flattering, high quality fit for women and Bella+Canvas believes this will be a top seller for 2017.”
Result’s Top Pick for 2017 is its Snow Bird Hooded Jacket (R194M&F), a luxurious, lightweight, water-repellent, windproof, down-feel jacket that Result says “thrives in cold weather conditions, and performs both on the hills and around the town”. The handfilled polyester fibre filling and the integral adjustable hood are said to deliver impressive overall upper body warmth, while the jacket also packs down to a super compact size. The women’s style (R194F) comes in sizes XS-2XL (8-18) and the men’s (R194M) in sizes S-3XL. Both come in a choice of five colourways.
Henbury’s Top Pick for 2017 (8802) is the Modern Oxford Shirt (H512C-R-S), which is available in classic, regular and slim fits. In a lightweight Oxford Weave with modern features, this shirt is a reinvention of a classic and caters for all builds. The H512 is the men’s long sleeve option: the classic fit is available in sizes S-4XL, regular in sizes XS-4XL and slim in sizes S-2XL. Going tag-free is a first for Henbury, making re-branding easy for this contemporary addition to the collection.
The Contrast All-in-One (CC003) is one of Comfy Co’s latest styles and the brand says it “is the ultimate lazy day essential”. It is crafted with a lighter weight fabric and features contrasting sleeves, drawcords, cuffs and hood lining for a stylish finish. It is available in sizes XS-2XL in seven contrasts.
Rainstar says its favourite product being launched in January is the alblanc Blizzard Ladies Softshell with Hood. At 400 gsm, this three-layer softshell is waterproof, windproof and breathable and the inner layer is short-brushed for maximum cosiness. Other features include a YKK full front zip, zipped side and chest pockets, and a large inside pocket. All pockets have plastic pullers and there’s a plastic adjuster and elastic cords on the hem and the hood, which is detachable. It comes in both a male and female fit, and in sizes up to 3XL and in black, navy, grey and red.
Regatta Professional says its new Ice Storm Parka (TRA382) combines style and practicality, calling it one of its “most fashion-forward designs”. A detachable hood with a removable faux fur trim is teamed with thermo-guard insulation and windproof fabric, while waterproof Hydrafort 5000 peached polyester provides reliable protection from the great outdoors. Other features include chest pockets, zipped handwarmers and cargo pockets. Due to demand following its introduction this season, the Parka is now available in two great new colours for 2017: classic red and bayleaf.
SF’s top pick for the year is a wardrobe staple: (8802) Black Skinni Jeans for men (SF600) and women (SK600), inspired by the high street’s best-selling denims. They come with plain rivets and buttons so they can easily be rebranded for retailers. “A must-have for 2017,” confirms SF. Available in stylish black and sizes 28”-40” for men and 26”-36” for women.
Just Hoods by AWDis is very excited about the Sports Polyester Hoodie (JH006), which is one of the brand’s 11 new products for 2017. This American style hoodie is on-trend and ideal both for casualwear and for working out at the gym. It is great for layering and is designed with a comfortable kangaroo pouch and a stylish three-panel hood. It is available in sizes S-2XL in a choice of 10 shades.
BagBase has responded to both the growing mini bag trend and vast demand for barrel bags, with the introduction of the Mini Barrel Bag (BG140S). The brand calls this on-trend fashion piece “the ultimate statement bag”, adding: “Its stylish exterior blends perfectly with its practical features, which include a zippered pouch pocket and detachable adjustable shoulder strap. The sleek, simplistic styling of the BG140S enhances its marketable quality and appeal as a fashionable accessory.”
The Top Pick from Mumbles for 2017 is its new Zippies by Mumbles plush toy animals and bears range that has been designed so that the products can be decorated directly onto the tummy of the toy. There is a zip access at the bottom of the toy and a removable inner pad that allows the toy to be either printed or embroidered. Choose from the Honey Bear (MM025), Bunny (MM050), Teddy (MM051), Dog (MM052), Dinosaur (MM053) and Owl (MM054).