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How to Start a Clothing Business: A Guide

Starting your own clothing and fashion business is an incredibly exciting opportunity. It’s a dream job of many to own a clothing line and rub shoulders with the big players in the industry – and you could potentially be living that dream. But before you get ahead of yourself, you need to know the best […]

Which Machines Work Best for Fashion Embroidery

There’s no denying that the global fashion industry is huge. So, on the surface, it can seem difficult for fashion businesses to stand out and get noticed within a saturated market. However, many brands opt to use fashion embroidery as a method of putting their unique stamp on things – and it’s easy to see […]

The 3 Best T-Shirt Embroidery Machines From Midwest

T-shirt embroidery is a popular route for a lot of businesses. Whether they’re startups or branching out into the t-shirt embroidery industry, these businesses need a t-shirt embroidery machine to maximise their potential. But choosing the right one can prove to be tricky.  When looking at which t-shirt embroidery machine is right for your business, […]

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Top 4 Fashion Startups Set To Grow in 2020

The fashion industry is arguably more competitive than ever. The continuous growth of the market can largely be blamed on a great number of fashion startups cropping up in the last few years, along with the mainstay of the typical brands you’d expect to see at the top of the game.  Fashion startups don’t just […]

7 Fashion Business Ideas To Inspire You In 2020

The modern fashion industry is ultra-competitive. Businesses around the world are all competing with one another to boast the best designs and make their stance on the fashion world. Competition doesn’t always have to be bad news though. Sure, some businesses see them as a threat but with plenty of ideas out there it leaves […]

5 Important Features of a Multi-Needle Embroidery Machine

When looking for a multi-needle embroidery machine, you need to make sure that it has all the key features to cope with your individual customer demands, as well as the scope for growth too. But what features are key? Well, this is completely dependent on your product range and the results you want to achieve […]

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Choosing Your Industrial Embroidery Machine: New or Used?

Buying an industrial embroidery machine that’s right for your business isn’t an easy decision. You need to make sure that the machine is suitable to meet the demands and needs of your customers. Plus, you need to make sure that your machine has the scope to be able to cope with the expansion of your […]

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5 Custom Uniforms Created with Embroidery Machines

Custom uniforms are often seen in workwear, school uniforms, sports teams and various other industries. But why? Well, there are many different benefits for these organisations to be wearing custom uniforms. Not only does it promote a strong brand but it also looks incredibly professional too – which is the impression that a lot of […]

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9 Products That Can Be Made with a Single Head Embroidery Machine

A single head embroidery machine is a great start for any home-based or small startup business. When starting out you don’t need a multi-head machine that’s built to run all day, as you’re unlikely to have the volume of orders and demand that justifies one.  Not only is a single head embroidery machine a good […]

How to Never Overpay for School Uniform Embroidery Again

School uniform embroidery can easily become pretty expensive if you’re not savvy when making purchases for it. Everybody wants to cut costs where they can and tighten their purse strings, don’t they? Well, there are various ways you can make great savings when sourcing your uniform.  Outsourcing your uniform from a third party supplier can […]

8 Amazing Christmas Ideas for Machine Embroiderers

Christmas is finally upon us. The festive season is perfect for spending quality time with loved ones and having an all-round good time. But the embroidery hustle never stops! Businesses and machine embroiderers will still find themselves with orders to complete and customers to keep happy.  As we prepare for all things Christmas, we’ve put […]

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7 Embroidery Tools Every Business Needs

If you don’t have the right embroidery tools, embroidery can prove to be tricky. And you want to make it as easy and seamless as possible, don’t you? Well, by having the right embroidery tools in place you can speed up your process, rectify your mistakes and even prevent them from happening at all.  We’ve […]

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Your School Business Plan: A Guide

A school business plan lays out the main aims and objectives of the school. Not just this, it also lays out the strategic ways in which your school is going to operate and succeed. It’s a crucial document that is fundamental to the overall growth and success of your organisation.  School business plans allow the […]

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Stunning Embroidery Designs: What Our Machines Can Achieve

Nailing the perfect embroidery designs is largely down to making sure that you have the right embroidery machine in place. If you don’t, you could end up with a design that you’re not happy with. And if you’re relying on the perfect design to show off your company’s branding, not only is it a costly […]

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Clothing Embroidery: Which Embroidery Machines Work Best?

Clothing embroidery is popular in many different industries. Whether it’s workwear, sportswear, school uniforms or even formalwear, embroidery is apparent everywhere. So, for businesses that specialise in clothing embroidery it’s vital they find the right embroidery machine. Choosing the wrong one could be detrimental to businesses, so you need to take time when deciding on […]

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How to Start a Clothing Manufacturing Company: A Guide

Starting your own clothing company is an exciting prospect. However, like entering into any other industry, it can be particularly daunting – especially if you’re not used to running your own business and are starting out for the first time on your own.  Clothes manufacturing is an extremely competitive market to emerge into, but if […]

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The Average Costs of Running a Small Business

The costs of running a small business is appealing to a lot of people. What’s not attractive about being your own boss and seeing your creation grow into a well-established brand? But before taking the plunge and starting up, there are various things that you must consider.  One of the main areas that you need […]


Typical Requirements and Challenges of a Uniform Embroidery Business

When setting up any business, you must be prepared to face and overcome the various challenges that will be thrown your way. And the uniform embroidery industry is no exception. No business is purely plain sailing, but the rewards you can reap from setting up a school uniform shop are second to none.  If you’re […]

Uniform Embroidery: What’s the Best Machine To Use?

School uniform embroidery is different from regular embroidery. Each school is likely to have its own badge or unique pattern, and creating these bespoke designs makes things much more challenging. This isn’t the only thing that makes uniform embroidery more testing than typical jobs.  So, to make the job as easy as possible, you’re going […]


Running a School Uniform Shop: A Guide

Uniforms are one of the only factors that the majority of schools in the country have in common. They’re instigated for various reasons – they promote unity, create a community and reduce bullying – to name a few.  School uniforms are currently more expensive than they’ve ever been. Which is leaving a gaping hole for […]


What is the Cost of an Embroidery Machine? A Simple Guide

Whether you’re buying your first industrial machine or upgrading to a larger one as your business grows, you need to consider the cost of an embroidery machine. And that doesn’t just mean the price point of the machine that you’re looking to invest in.  Sure, the machinery itself is one of the biggest costs but […]

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How Do Industrial Embroidery Machines Work?

Industrial embroidery machines are an embroidery company’s most valuable asset. Without them, they have no product. And that means no money or success. But you need to make sure that your business has the right one in place in order for you to be as successful as possible.  They come in all different sizes and […]

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Why Use Midwest for your Commercial Embroidery Needs?

From fashion to bed manufacturing, there are plenty of industries that rely on embroidery to enhance their products. Their embroidery services set them apart from the rest of the competition in their industry, so they need to be sure that they can rely on their suppliers.  And we’re not just talking materials and stitching. Without […]

The 7 Key Steps of a Procurement Process

Getting Started with Your Procurement Process A strong procurement process is key to the financial efficiency of any business. It aids in paying the right price for goods and services, minimises delivery times and helps you choose the best partners to work with your business.  How a procurement process looks is completely dependent on the […]

How To Start a Fashion Business – A Beginners Guide

In 2018, the fashion industry contributed a massive £32 billion to the UK economy. That figure alone shows the scale of competition that you’d be up against. But that’s definitely not something that should put you off.  If anything, that figure should spur you on further. The support that millions of fashion brands receive around […]

Thinking of Starting an Embroidery Business? Here’s our Guide

Embroidery is a hobby that’s forever growing in popularity around the world. And because of this, it’s no surprise that a lot of people are starting up their embroidery business. The industry is experiencing a significant boom period.  It’s never been easier to set up your own embroidery business. Whether you’re starting from the spare […]

10 Actionable Ideas for a Startup Printing Business

Over the past few years, the printing industry has been more popular than ever and has been going through a serious boom period. In fact, the industry is said to grow to a global value of £4.5 billion by 2023. That being said, due to the popularity and advancement in technology, it’s never been easier […]

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The 4 Best Commercial Embroidery Machines For Your Business in 2019

Choosing a commercial embroidery machine is one of the most important decisions within your business. So it shouldn’t be taken lightly. After all, they are by far the most important asset to your business. But which one is best suited to your company? These machines are designed in all different models and sizes to cope […]

Our Used Industrial Embroidery Machines [Updated Every Month]

When it comes to choosing a used industrial embroidery machine, you need to be able to have full trust in who you’re buying it from.  After all, your embroidery machine is one of the most important assets to the success of your business, so you’re going to want to ensure that it’s the right one […]

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A Step by Step Guide to Writing Your Fashion Business Plan

Are you a fashion business looking to expand? Or, are you looking to grow organically from within but not sure on how to get started?? You need to have a plan. Considering all of the different factors that make up a successful business is crucial, but so too is ensuring you have a comprehensive and […]

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