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Weed Control Fabric

Brooks Industries is excited to offer Weed Control Fabric at the lowest price online. This fabric employs exclusive, innovative technology to deliver weed free gardens and landscapes. Encourages root growth for desirable plants by keeping soil moist and cool. Also used as barrier between ground and artificial turf to prevent weed and gophers. Chemical Free and Easy to use. Guaranteed 5 Years.

 

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Online Store

Brooks Industries is excited for our new online store. Your one stop shop for a yard of elastic, rolls and more. Shop today!

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Logo Elastic FAQ’s

 

Brooks Industries is the go to company for custom logo elastic. From underwear, to sports bras and more, we have completed dozens of custom products for customers both in the US and at our affiliate mill in China. As our business grows and we receive more inquiries about these programs, here are some FAQ we see asked most often.

 

1) WHAT ARE THE MINIMUMS TO RUN A CUSTOM LOGO ELASTIC PROJECT.
Usually, we are able to run an elastic at a 2,500yd minimum.

 

2) HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR THE ELASTIC TO BE MADE.
Once we receive all the specs from our clients, we are able to have a sample made for approval in 3-4 weeks. Once this sample is approved, production orders are delivered in 6-8 weeks.

 

3) WHAT SIZES/COLORS ARE AVAILABLE.
As these are custom run projects, there are multiple options available for sizes and color. We have run elastic in widths as small as 3/4″ and as large as 5″ in multiple colors.

 

This is just a small sample of the questions we are asked. For additional information, please contact us directly at:

 

BROOKSBACKINGS@GMAIL.COM

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Year of the Monkey!

 

This year, Chinese New Year – The Year of the Monkey – begins on Monday February 8 and lasts until Jan 27th, 2017. Each Chinese New Year is characterised by one of 12 animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac. The Chinese zodiac is divided into 12 blocks (or houses) just like its western counterpart, but with the major difference being that each house has a time-length of one year instead of one month This year it’s the Year of the Monkey, the ninth animal in the cycle. The next Year of the Monkey will be in 2028.

 

The Chinese New Year is usually marked by month long closure at mills overseas. This closure can cause frustration and halt production for companies that do not plan accordingly.

 

Brooks Industries partners with many mills overseas, but also several American mills that can help out with any production needs during the month long Chinese New Year closure. Whether it is elastic, fusing, drawcords or a even custom logo waistband elastic, we prepare ourselves each year for the Chinese festivities so that our clients never miss a beat.

 

If you find your company in need of product through the end of this month, please do not hesitate to contact us to inquire about goods.

 

Happy New Year!

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Happy New Year!

 

Brooks Industries wishes everyone a very happy and healthy New Year.

 

Cheers to 2016!

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Los Angeles Fashion Week Recap

The hot spot of the recent Los Angeles fashion week – figuratively and literally – was downtown’s Union Station, which hosted several style-centric events in sweltering conditions that only the scantily clad swimsuit models didn’t seem to mind.

 

L.A. Fashion Week, the newest organization to produce shows during the twice-yearly cluster of fashion happenings organized primarily to showcase seasonal collections for the press and store buyers, wrapped its five-day a presentation that featured 11 designers from the island nation of Fiji, all showing their collections on a U.S. runway for the first time. Standouts included Robert Kennedy’s relaxed-chic, mixed-floral halter dresses, tunics and pajama pants; Rako Design’s sophisticated geometric-print full skirts and sleeveless tops; Huudaman + Huudaverti’s zig-zag and palm tree silhouette print shorts and sarongs accessorized with chunky wood palm tree-shaped pendants, and ACW’s evening gowns combining sheer black panels with bold woodblock prints.

 

On the heels of the week’s main events Fashion Business Inc.’s annual All Aboard fashion show and fundraiser pulled into the station, with hosts David Ono (KABC News) and actress Erica Ash (“Real Husbands of Hollywood”) apologizing several times for the near-stifling temperatures and the venue’s lack of air conditioning. Among the brands that came down the catwalk were two of the evening’s honorees: Ayumi Shibata, who took home the FBI’s 2015 Emerging Designer of the Year award for her year-old Eis Los Angeles label, and designer Denise Focil, who took home the Moss Adams Fashion Innovator Award for her work on the 7-year-old AS by DF line.

 

The Eis collection had a distinct vintage Americana vibe and included a range of dresses, tops and shawls. Memorable pieces included a faded denim jumpsuit, a kimono-like shawl with a bold blanket print, a semi-sheer A-line dress covered in a tie-dye pattern and a series of knit tops that looked chunky but at the same time body-huggingly sexy.

 

AS by DF, based in Los Angeles, is a higher-end women’s line from the motor-sports-influenced Italian label Alpinestars (the AS in the label’s name), and it certainly shares its parent company’s love of luxe leather. The spring 2016 collection was heavy on ’70s influences, such as diaphanous silk dresses and fringed-leather jackets – with the Doors playing on the soundtrack. Highlights included buttery suede shorts, form-fitting suede trousers, a tropical print dress and a sleeveless leather-lace front top.

 

This season’s Los Angeles fashion “week” actually unspooled across two full weeks – kicking off Oct. 5 with Art Hearts Fashion Week, which showcased local labels Sue Wong, with a collection of beaded gowns, glittery sheaths and embellished cocktail dresses called Alchemy & Masquerade, and Stello, which showed a collection called Hotel California designed to “shine a light on Hollywood’s darker side,” according to show notes.

 

Reblogged from Miami Herald http://www.miamiherald.com/living/fashion/article40573404.html#storylink=cpy

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Embroidery Backing

 

Brooks Industries is a global leader in the sales of Embroidery backing. From tearaways to cutaways to numerous specialty products, we are certain that we will be able fulfill any companies needs.

 

Along with full size rolls, Brooks Industries also stocks multiple die cut sheets for hat backings and other smaller sheet needs. We also are able to split rolls into smaller sizes to accommodate mom and pop shops, start-ups, and growing entrepreneurs.

 

From custom made promo items to large scale manufacturing, we are confident that we can handle any project and deliver high end, quality backing at an affordable price. Please call us today to inquire about your embroidery backing needs or to obtain a sample of any of the many embroidery backings we carry.

 

Happy Stitching!

 

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MADE IN THE USA!

 

 

At Brooks Industries we work with several companies whose products are “Made in The USA.” However, to be able to label a product with this distinction doesn’t always mean that every single component needs to come from America.

 

Given a choice between a product made in the U.S. and an identical one made abroad, 78 percent of Americans would rather buy the American product, according to a new nationally representative survey by the Consumer Reports National Research Center.

 

More than 80 percent of those people cited retaining manufacturing jobs and keeping American manufacturing strong in the global economy as very important reasons for buying American. About 60 percent-cited concern about the use of child workers or other cheap labor overseas, or stated that American-made goods were of higher quality.

 

And people would pay extra to buy American. More than 60 percent of all respondents indicated they’d buy American-made clothes even if those cost 10 percent more than imported versions; more than 25 percent said they’d pay at least an extra 20 percent. Perhaps more surprising: more than 60 percent of Chinese respondents said they’d buy the American-made version over the Chinese even if it were to cost more.

 

Brooks Industries has formed partnerships with manufacturing mills both in the USA and abroad. Items such as elastic, fusing, pocketing and embroidery backing can all be imported from an international source without losing ones, “Made In the USA” branding as long as the garment is assembled stateside.

 

Please contact us today to learn about “Made In The USA” products or to inquire about our numerous manufacturing resources both domestically and overseas.

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Coachella Fashion

 

It’s that time of year – The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival! As music fans begin to flood the southern California desert, it has become obvious that the two weekend festival has become a style destination as much as a musical one. A convergence of fashionistas make Coachella a haute spot as eclectic as the lineup of musicians. Besides the ever-growing array of off-site parties and sponsored suites, there are now runway shows and a pop-up fashion store on festival grounds.

 

From denim cut-offs, floral headbands, and floppy sun hats, to grommets and textures to provide 3d accents for vests and bags, Brooks Industries has worked with several lifestyle driven brands to help produce new designs aimed at festival-goers. As these trends take hold, we look forward to replicating these looks as well as working with the inspired entrepreneur on innovative new summer styles.

 

Give us a call today to discuss how we can assist, from design to production, all of your apparel needs.

 

Rock on! 

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When kind of embroidery backing should I use with sheer fabric?

A soft, sheer, textured backing, polymesh was developed for use with sheer fabrics, such as tulle and chiffon, and lightweight garments, such as T-shirts and polos. The texture allows polymesh stabilizer to hold a large number of stitches, despite its light weight, which reduces the number of pieces needed to stabilize the garment.

 

Because polymesh is sheer and light, show-through is minimized on garments. Polymesh can also help eliminate the unsightly wad of cutaway or tearaway backing that is often employed to hold a large number of stitches on flimsier materials.

 

A fusible version is also available with all the qualities of regular polymesh, but it can be fused by heat to the decorated material. Fusible polymesh has two main uses. One use is as a skin protector. Using a fusible polymesh is common for those who embroider baby and children’s clothes. The fusible polymesh is sealed over the back of the embroidery to protect delicate skin from irritation. The second use is to stabilize stretchy or flimsy fabrics. Because fusible polymesh literally fuses to the material, it provides an extra layer of stability and helps minimize stretching when embroidering performance garments or flimsy fabrics.

 

Contact Brooks Industries today to receive a Polymesh Sample. Just one of the many backings in our Embroidery line.

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