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18 January 2013 ~ 0 Comments

BlueCotton’s “End of The Year” Party: The Big Lebowski Style.

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BlueCotton capped off 2012 with an End-of-The-Year party at Crescent Bowl in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Traditionally, our year-end party involved a fancy-schmancy sit-down meal and more formal awards program where we all put on our best duds – we decided to switch it up this year and have a more casual evening of fun and games. Pizza and homemade desserts were served to employees and their guests. Unlimited bowling was enjoyed throughout the evening.

Everyone had the opportunity to enter a BlueCotton tournament for cash and prizes. Rene R. won the men’s tournament with a high score of 234. Kathy B. won the women’s tournament with a high score of 149. Low scores were also awarded to Jim M. and Morgan C. with 69 and 50 points, respectively. Hey, it’s all about having fun here! Am I wrong?

There were no “toe over the line” incidents reported.

Awards were presented to employees who were selected by their peers for best exemplifying BlueCotton’s Core Values. BlueCotton’s Core Values.

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18 September 2012 ~ 1 Comment

Raising the Bar: BlueCotton’s Guaranteed 24 Hour “Shirts in A Day” Service

Sometimes the need for custom t-shirts steals up on you like your Mom’s birthday. It’s tomorrow! It’s too late to send a card! I’m the worst son/daughter in the world to forget Mother’s birthday. Panic at the disco ensues. We’re here to help. We are the only custom t-shirt printer who has a 24 hour delivery service. We have offered our industry-leading Shirts in a Day service for over a year, but had a 12 piece minimum requirement in place. Recently, we expanded our 24 hour service (along with our Super Rush Service (3 day delivery) and Rush service (5 day delivery) to NO MINIMUMS! That’s right! You can order as little as 1 shirt and enjoy any of our super-fast, double-quick, Johnny-on-the-spot services with only 1 shirt. Delivery times are guaranteed on all of our rush services, so you know you order will arrive on time. Take a look at our Shirts in a Day infographic below, and let us know what you think. And hey – get your Mom a t-shirt for her birthday. SHe’ll love it, and you’ll remain her favorite child. We guarantee it.

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18 April 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Lexington Bee Company’s T-shirt Buzz

This week we’re sharing your message with a quality custom blog post. We got the buzz from Nathaniel Philips of Lexington Bee Company on why bees are so important to our way of life, and why should you support your local beekeeper!

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One of my favorite job duties here at BlueCotton is getting to know our customers. I just watched a documentary called Vanishing of the Bees (narrated by the lovely Ellen Page), when I saw Lexington Bee Company’s t-shirt order fly across my screen.

How did you get into beekeeping?

My interest in beekeeping began when I was in college at the University of Georgia. I took an entomology class and became fascinated by the study of bees. I started volunteering at the UGA bee farm and reading books to learn how to keep bees. After that I built my own hives and what started out as a hobby during college, grew into a lifelong passion.

What do you find the most fascinating thing about bees?

A third of the food we eat depends on bees for pollination. Without honey bees, the fruits, the vegetables, and the flowers that depend on them would disappear. Not only are bees responsible for pollinating the plants that produce the food we eat, but they are also the only insect that produces food consumed by humans. Albert Einstein once said that, “If the bee disappears from the surface of the earth, man would have no more than four years to live.”


If you had 30 seconds on all major networks, what would you say about bees/beekeeping?

Support your local beekeeper. Not only does eating local honey support a more environmentally friendly agricultural model, it’s also better for you. Honey is a collection of simple carbohydrates and an assortment of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and amino acids. Processed honey sold in grocery stores loses many of its subtle flavors and nutritional values when it is filtered for clarity and superheated to extend its shelf life. At Lexington Bee Company, all of our honey is 100% pure, raw, unheated, and unfiltered. We harvest our honey with minimal straining to preserve all the natural enzymes, pollen, and floral essences the honeybees put into it for the highest quality flavor.

What’s your favorite kind of honey? Can you tell us a little bit about different kinds of honey (from trees/flowers/etc)?

The flavor in honey is the result of the pollen and nectar gathered in a certain locale during a certain season, which can lead to delicious results. Depending on what flowers and trees are in bloom determines what the honey will taste like. One of the most flavorful honeys is Sourwood honey, which is produced in the mountains of North Georgia and Western Carolina during the months of June and July. Sourwood honey is extra-light to an amber color and extremely aromatic with a distinctively rich honey flavor.

What’s your favorite bee/beeswax/honey product?

The appearance of honey in grocery stores has increased exponentially in the past few years. From chips to candy to sauces, honey is adding flavor to a variety of food products. Acting as a natural sweetener, honey is a healthy substitute for refined sugars. So, given the delicious flavor and added health benefits, any food containing honey is my favorite honey product.

If you would like to be featured on our blog and answer a few questions about your organization, business, club or team – please contact leann@bluecotton.com.

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16 February 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Go Girl! Women’s and Junior’s Sale

Take advantage of BlueCotton’s “Go Girl!” sale through Friday, February 17th. We’re offering 10% off all women’s and junior’s custom t-shirts along with our everyday free shipping. If you’re still having cooler weather where you are – we are also offering this promotion towards custom women’s hoodies. If you’re already making vacation plans – you’ll also find custom women’s tank tops on sale.

What’s the difference between women’s and junior’s you ask? Check out our previous post: “Find the perfect fit: T-shirts for Ladies.”

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23 January 2012 ~ 0 Comments

BlueCotton Helps Share Your Message: The Center for Courageous Kids

“Beware the mundane, the comfortable, the lackluster or the negative. We are, by nature, brutal with our criticisms of others. We tend to take the microwaveable, quick and easy approach to life, to problems, to challenges. Step out of your comfort zone. Find your passion.” – Stormi Murtie, The Center for Courageous Kids

Over the past 25 years, custom t-shirts have increasingly become a form of mass communication. Used for advertising and promotion, to show one’s alliegence to a team, or to champion a cause or charity, custom t-shirts give you an opportunity to share your message with everyone you meet.

One of our core values at BlueCotton is to help our customers share their message through quality custom products. When I first met Stormi Murtie, communications director for The Center for Courageous Kids, I didn’t realize that I was meeting an inspirational powerhouse that would help BlueCotton make this core value more tangible.

She told me about the 20 million dollar state-of-the-art medical camping facility in nearby Scottsville, KY and invited BlueCotton to visit and learn about their mission to provide a “cost-free, safe and fun camping experience for seriously ill and disabled children and their families.”
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25 August 2011 ~ 1 Comment

T-Shirt Tidbits Round-Up

I’m often scouring the web for some useful or interesting things involving t-shirts. Here’s a round-up of some great t-shirt related tidbits I was able to find this week.

Neo-Nazi Giveaway T-Shirts Reveal a Secret Message

A group in Germany called “Exit Deutschland” created and gave away t-shirts seemingly in support of Neo-Nazi ideals. However, a hidden message of change and tolerance was revealed after the t-shirts were washed. Check out the full article at Gizmodo.

Measure Up Your Beard with this Clever T-Shirt

The Beardly has created this fun and clever t-shirt (seen above). Where does your beard fall on a scale of “Manly” to “Beardly?”

The 10-Shot T-Shirt Cannon

I couple of months ago we shared how you could build your very own t-shirt cannon. Well, there’s always a bigger gun. Team 254 Robotics of Bellarmine College Prepatory of San Jose built this impressive 10-shot t-shirt cannon. You can read their full log of the build process on their website.

Former Threadless CTO Hired for Obama’s 2012 Campaign

Harper Reed, formerly of the popular “Threadless” t-shirt site, has joined Obama’s 2012 campaign as the Chief Technology Officer. Read the full article from the Chicago Tribune.

T-Shirt Uses Sound Waves to Power Smartphones

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