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How to Start an Activewear Line

Starting an Activewear Line? Activewear is a popular business line and a market that has grown dramatically over the years. Virtually anyone who goes to the gym or even just runs outside will likely own some kind of activewear. They are the perfect clothing items for exercise and market very well on social media. If you’re thinking of ...
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Can You Remove Embroidery?

Embroidery adds beautiful embellishments to clothes; it can be hard to imagine a scenario where you would want it removed. But sometimes you may have to if the embroidery has been stitched into the wrong place on the fabric. Some embroidery can hinder sewing, such as on a seam. Or the embroidery may not have been done accurately, or you wish to ...
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Spotlight on Our Brands

At Stocks, we specialise in providing commercial and industrial embroidery machines from the top brands available. Our machines are ideal for both small and large scale production, and so far we’ve helped over 500 small businesses get started in the world of embroidery. We understand it can be tricky knowing what kind of embroidery machine you ...
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Industrial Sewing Machines for Producing PPE & Facemasks

The Best Sewing Machines for PPE & Facemask Production Over the last year, there has been a growing demand for PPE and facemasks. As the COVID-19 pandemic rages worldwide, many manufacturers and companies turned their hand to creating and supplying PPE and facemasks to key workers and members of the public, even though they had never been ...
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A History of Embroidery and Costuming

Embroidery is the art of decorating fabrics and other materials with thread to create patterns or letters. ‘Embroidery’ comes from the French word broderie, meaning embellishment, which is essentially what you are doing to a piece of fabric when embroidery is added. Embroidery has existed for thousands of years and can be traced back to 30,000...
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Types of Industrial Sewing Machines

Which Sewing Machine is Right for Your Business? If you’re in the business of garment production, you’re going to need industrial sewing machines to get the job done. These specific sewing machines run at high speeds and produce different results, depending on the kind you buy. Some machines are developed for specific seams and stitches, so ...
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Embroidery Machines - Using Colour Theory in Embroidery

Colours are an important consideration in embroidery, as the right colours can make the difference between an okay piece of work and something extraordinary. The colour sets the tone for the work, with bright colours creating a cheerful, playful effect, and darker shades providing sophistication and elegance. When selecting the right kind of ...
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The Role of the Embroidery Industry During COVID 19

For a lot of people, the compulsory use of face masks in public places, such as shops, bars and restaurants, has been a big change to get used to. However, for a lot of industries, it has provided an opportunity for them to give back and help in any way they can. The embroidery industry in particular has been instrumental in crafting masks for ...
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What's The Difference Between Our Industrial and Commercial Embroidery Machines?

Industrial and commercial embroidery machines are very similar in a number of ways, they're both built to withstand heavy amounts of use, and recently we are seeing more and more multi-head machines enter the market. But are there any real differences between industrial and commercial embroidery machines? In our latest article, we take a closer ...
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Which Sewing Machines Are Right For My Business

Which Sewing Machines Are Right For My Business In this blog, we will take a closer look at the types of industrial sewing machines that we have available, highlighting which type is right for hobbyists, entrepreneurs, and established businesses.     Level 1 – Hobbyist If the thought of fitting your family in your personal creations is ...
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