Wednesday, December 31, 2008

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This blog was specifically designed for drill team directors and dance instructors. We want you to have the latest knowledge on what's new in the apparel world, see some of art, get to know other directors and, most importantly, have fun here!

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Thursday, December 4, 2008

A Sneak Peek...

Here are some pics of garments and new decorating options that we now offer. These are just a few of what will be debuting and displayed at our booth in January for the 2009 Texas Dance Educators Association in Houston.

The Ladies Faux Fur-Lined Hoodie in brown

Close-up of decoration: Appliqué with Embroidery on left chest

The Ladies Chill-Out Zip in vanilla

Close-up of decoration: Appliqué with Embroidery full front across the zipper

The Ladies Fashion Zip Hoodie in brown with Havana floral lining and matching Lounge Pants

Close-up of decoration: Appliqué using matching fabric on hood lining and pants

Sometime soon we will post our booth numbers here on the blog. We should know in the next week or so. We will have a huge retail section with all sorts of garments/decorations available to buy, as well as, a section to showcase what we can offer in both decorating and garments. You won't want to miss out on seeing our booth this year!

Also, don't forget to be an early bird and order your contest wearables for your team! December is the time to do it so you aren't stuck last-minute trying to get your garments in on time!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

The Best Fundraiser Ever!

We recently launched our latest school design for fundraising and boy has it been a huge hit for all the schools involved. It has been our Alma Mater design and many of our schools can't keep the shirts stocked long enough.

Lisa Smentek is the director for the Allen HS Tallenettes located in Allen, TX and she has currently purchased 688 Alma Mater tees to sell. Here is the shirt they have been selling to their schools/community.

I believe that she has basically sold every last one of them. Read what she has to say about this particular fundraiser:

This t-shirt has been the "Best" fundraiser ever!!!! Amii chose a truly unique design including our Alma Mater and our mascot in a retro style font that was the coolest shirt I ever saw. Our boosters marketed the shirt at lunches, we sent samples to every school for faculty to purchase and the local Bar-B-Que restaurant at the stadium gives us set-up privileges every home game. We can't keep our stock in!!! Yesterday I (received) a shipment of another 144 shirts and by 5 PM we were down to 12!!!!! What a great dilemma to have!!!! Not only has it been great for the treasury, but it has really brought the town together and given our program a GREAT image in our community. I can't wait until next year to see what Amii can design for us!!!

We actually made $9 and $10 profit per shirt. All we have left are our samples at the elementary schools. (18) We also sold to the girls for $10 to have them wear them as promotional. That was HUGE!!! They wore them the day before they went on sale - students went NUTS!!! I was really blown away with the sales to adults!!!! We sold probably as many adult shirts as students!! It is so cool going to Hobby Lobby, Lowe's, Kroger and seeing our shirt on someone in the store!!

Lisa - Allen High School Tallenettes

The Tallenettes have made about $5000 PROFIT in a little over 2 weeks. They have several dates, such as Homecoming, that they know will be big selling days for them. Way to go AHS Tallenettes for your great fundraising profit!! We can't wait to here what all of that fundraising money is going towards!

Friday, September 12, 2008

For the Texas Coast

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you on the Texas coast as you prepare for the nasty Hurricane Ike. Please know that we, here at TRENDY expressions, are praying that this unwelcome visitor will dissapate and spare the Gulf Coast a direct hit.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Girls Only!!

We often get asked if there is anything we could offer in both girls (youth) and juniors styles that would match. Well, we have a brand that offers just that: Girls S-L and Juniors S-2XL sizes for matching garments. This is perfect for those teams/dance classes that are in the middle school/high school age group.

Take a look at the garments we can offer (click on all BOLDED text to see available colors in each style):

A Bella girl favorite with a contoured fit and capped sleeves in 15 colors, perfect for school days and fun weekends. Preshrunk 100% cotton 30 single combed ring-spun, 5.8 ounce super soft 1x1 baby rib knit. (available in Juniors)

Summertime or anytime, a true Bella girl lives in our favorite tank tops. These junior tops have wide straps making them perfect for school clothing and uniform requirements. This tank top comes in 8 colors and is a great layering piece for anything from sports to school days. Pre-shrunk 100% cotton 30 single combed ring-spun 5.8 ounce super soft 1x1 baby rib knit. (available in Juniors)

#9400 Bella Girls 2x1 Rib Tank Top

Style just like our girls baby rib tank but with a textured visible rib that offers a comfortable snug fit with lasting recovery. 100% cotton 30 single combed ring-spun 5.8 oz., 195 gm/m2 super soft 2x1 rib knit. (available in Juniors)

#9040 Bella Girls Baby Rib Short Sleeve Ringer Tee

A popular girl’s style with contrast colored binding sleeves and neck trim for a splash of color. preshrunk 100% cotton 30 single combed ring-spun, 5.8 ounce super soft 1x1 baby rib knit. (available in Juniors)

#9050 Bella Girls Short Sleeve Heather Ringer Tee

A vintage jersey look made especially for girls in our most popular heather colors. 50% cotton/ 50% polyester heather blend 30 single combed ring spun 5.0 ounce super soft baby jersey knit. (available in Juniors)
Get the layered look all in one garment. Jersey short sleeve crewneck tee with 2 in 1 styling. Top and bottom layers have raw edge seams. 100% cotton 30 single combed ring-spun 5.0 oz., 170 gm/m2 super soft baby jersey knit. (available in Juniors)
Sport teams, clubs and spirited girls unite around our custom fit two-tone raglan sleeveless tee. Preshrunk 100% cotton 30 single combed ring-spun, 5.8 ounce super soft 1x1 baby rib knit. (available in Juniors)

#9501 Bella Girls Long-Sleeve Baby Rib Crew Tee

Slim fit body with a generous long sleeve length. Great when layered with our other girls t-shirts. 100% cotton 30 single combed ring-spun 5.8 oz., 195 gm/m2 super soft 1x1 baby rib knit. (available in Juniors)

#9007 Bella Girls Fleece Hooded Sweatshirt

Styled like our ladies zip hoodie but custom-made for the girls with raglan sleeves, ribbed cuff and waistband and a YKK zipper. Preshrunk and laundered 100% cotton combed ring-spun, 7.5 ounce super soft 20 single fleece knit. (available in Juniors)

#9010 Bella Girls Fleece Two-Tone Raglan Hooded Sweatshirt

A great style to show off school spirit with our contrast colored raglan zip hoodie. Complete the look with our girls fleece pant. Preshrunk and laundered 100% cotton combed ring-spun, 7.5 ounce super soft 20 single fleece knit. (available in Juniors)

#9017 Bella Girls Fleece Straight Leg Sweatpants

A cozy, comfortable all-year-wear wide-leg fleece pant to pair perfectly with our solid or two-tone zip hoodies. Preshrunk and laundered 100% cotton combed ring-spun, 7.5 ounce super soft 20 single fleece knit. (available in Juniors)

#925 Bella Girls Cotton Spandex Fitness Shorts

A great get-up and jump, bust-a-move style because of the lightweight cotton spandex fabric and sporty side vents. Our short also features a two-piece elastic contoured waistband to provide added comfort. Laundered 95% cotton 5% spandex 7.0 oz., 240 gm/m2. (available in Juniors)

#910 Bella Girls Dance Pants

Highly anticipated, our girls dance pant is modeled after our ladies fitness pant and offers a contoured fit with a slightly flared leg opening and a two-piece elastic waistband. Preshrunk and laundered 87% cotton 13% spandex dance pant. 8.0 ounce. (available in Juniors)

NOTE: Not all colors available in one size group (girls) may be available in another size group (juniors) or vice versa.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

School Designs

Here are a few designs for your school-wide wearables fundraisers. How about a Limited Edition Tee? When you let your school know that there will be a "special" shirt available for a limited time, you will generate sales!

We've got all the latest trends available to you such as Burn-Out Tees, Retro PE Tees, Organic Tees, and lots of cutting edge items! Give us a call or email us so we can help you with your next fundraiser!

Friday, August 1, 2008


the Hippie Collection by Alternative Apparel!! This collection exemplifies the hip, trendy attitude of Alternative Apparel, a brand that is quickly becoming a Hollywood favorite for casual, everyday wear.

We are proud to be able to offer Alternative Apparel up to you and your team so that you can stand out and look feminine. No more boxy, unisex-style tees!! Whether you decorate the garments or wear them blank, you will definitely be trendsetters!!

Scroll the garments below and let us know if you want more information!! We would love to outfit your team and/or dance classes with this TRENDY apparel!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Dance Class Wearables Guide

This is a quick sample to show what you can expect once you complete our Quick Quote Form. It goes through filling out the Form, the Garment Guide you will receive and the Order Form you will get from us to print off and pass out to your students. Wow! This is really easy!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Dance Class Wearables

Introducing our new Quick Quote form for Dance Class wearables! We have heard your needs for your dance class students and we have listened.

Want a quick way to get dance class wearables organized for selling? We have your answer. Just print off this form, complete it and fax back to us. It's that easy! We will be able to get a quote, layouts and an order form to you quickly.

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