“Our original 22” bandannas have remained the same, but we have developed our line to include more unique styles, sizes and colors, as well as an array of other wearable fabric accessories.”
Bandanna Promotions entered the promotional products scene in 1985 when then-owner Fendrich Industries—which purchased the company in 1963—joined industry associations. A year later, Fendrich acquired Carolina Yarn Processors, an 86,000 square foot facility in Tryon, N.C., that dyes and finishes cotton and synthetic yarns for high-end home furnishing weavers and its sister manufacturing company. In 1996, he developed a 39,000 square foot facility in Union, S.C., to house Union County Printworks in order to serve the quick turnaround time and printing needs the promo industry demanded.
The printing arm of the company is responsible for bleaching and preparing greige goods that are then sent to the Greenville, S.C., turnkey production facility in 750-yard rolls of cloth that measure 45” wide. It’s there that orders are cut, sewn, printed and fulfilled. From Hav-a-Hank and the original paisley bandanna to newer products, like Pick-a-Pillow and Fashion-Danna, Bandanna Promotions continues its growth in 2021 while it strengthens and maintains its roots in custom textile USA production. Continue reading to learn how bandannas are printed via rotary, duplex, silkscreen and digital options in the nation’s only four imprint processes operation.