Innovating Apparel Sourcing


Join in on this sit down with Ian Hinkley, of DGI Apparel, for an insightful discussion on innovation in apparel sourcing. From Ian’s journey from high school printer to MIT graduate to entrepreneur, discover the driving forces behind the creation of DGI Apparel and the challenges it seeks to address in the apparel decoration industry. Explore topics ranging from supply chain optimization and technology integration to the future landscape of apparel sourcing. Tune in for a conversation meant to inform apparel decorators looking to stay ahead in a competitive market.

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Our regular listeners know this, but 2 Regular Guys are all about garment decorating, a bit of fun, and no rants, lectures, or selling. 2 Regular Guys was not created for our employers but rather for our industry. Since February 2013, The 2 Regular Guys have been the first and the most listened-to garment decorating industry podcast on this planet! We are humbled by all of you tuning in each week. We work hard to bring you information that will improve your business and our industry. Take a look at our incredible weekly guest list, and you’ll understand where this industry goes for news, interviews, and the heartbeat of garment decorating. Thanks for listening!

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Dad Joke

Terry: I can’t take my dog to the park anymore. The pigeons keep biting him.

I should have known this would happen. He’s purebred.

Apparel Sourcing

Aaron: We don’t read bios anymore, so Ian tell us a little about yourself and from what we heard, you were a printer in high school.

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Terry: Let’s head to MIT. Talk to us about that experience and what brought you to this industry.

* Ian MIT basketball info:

Aaron: As someone who has experienced the challenges of ordering blanks firsthand, what were some of the key problems you encountered, and how did you address them through DGI Apparel?

*Our story:

Terry: Beyond using DGI Apparel, what advice would you offer to apparel decorators who are facing sourcing challenges or looking to optimize their supply chain management processes?

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Terry: What we understand is DGI Apparel is free to use. Could you share why you made this decision and how it benefits your users?

Aaron: With your background at MIT, how has your education and expertise influenced the development of DGI Apparel, particularly in terms of technology and innovation?

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Terry: Can you share any insights or observations you’ve gained from your experience as to trends or developments you have noticed?

Aaron: How do you envision DGI Apparel evolving to meet the changing needs of the apparel decorating industry in the coming years?

The Secret Sauce

We serve up bite-sized tips for our #regulators to instantly spice up their decorated apparel business. Just like the perfect wing sauce, these quick tips can transform your business experience, adding flavor and depth to your operations. Each video in this playlist is a nugget of wisdom, carefully selected for its potential to bring immediate value to your work. So, whether you’re a seasoned pro or just getting started in the decorated apparel industry, dip into our ‘Secret Sauce’ for insights that can help you soar. Remember, the right tip at the right time can be just the secret ingredient you need for success.


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