NNEP Founders Susan Ritchie, Arch Ritchie and Jennifer Cox named to Stitches Magazine Power List, AGAIN, in 2012! This is the Magazine's list of the most powerful and influential people in the industry today. Ranked from one to 75, everyone on this list has left an indelible mark on the decorated apparel industry - and will continue to do so for years to come. The NNEP founders made it again!
The National Network of Embroidery Professionals (NNEP) is the premiere organization for embroiderers and apparel decorators. The goal of NNEP is to assist apparel decorators with the technical and administrative aspects of their businesses.
NNEP members receive:
- Best embroidery practices
- Effective business practices
- Sourcing assistance
- Help with pricing
- One to one counseling about the specific challenges they face
- Savings from national wholesale suppliers, and
- Programs that support business profitability.
"Thank you SO MUCH for all of the great advice. I spent some time yesterday going over what
we discussed. I am really excited about forging ahead. I shall keep you posted and will
certainly be calling again!!"
-Cindy Proctor, Busy Bee Embroidery
"Thanks so much for the great ideas! You just gave me well more than $200 of information,
just in this conversation! And I LOVE the fact you picked up the phone - not voicemail."
-Rosemarie Stefaniw, Lucky 1 Embroidery
"Even if I only call ONCE a year, this membership is worth it! You ALWYAYS help me take care
of it, whatever it is, and I so appreciate that! And of course, I call more than once a year."
Joyce P, Kickin Stitchin
"Thanks so much for all you do to help us small embroidery businesses hang in there and at
times thrive along with the big guys.
Looking forward to hearing from you soon."
Sue, Walters Embroidery
We look forward to seeing you at the next NNEP event. Attending a NNEP trade show gives you a great chance to demo new technologies, swap challenges and successes with fellow apparel decorators and embroiderers and pose questions to suppliers and consultants, all in one venue. Engage in a frank conversation about what is working, and what isn't. Zoom in on products that are moving.
Embroidery Trade Show
Greater Columbus Convention Center
March 21-22, 2014
July 26-27, 2013
Trade Show & Free Product Training/Demonstrations
Nashville Convention Center, Nashville, TN Exhibitors can register now, click HERE.
"We met many of you at the NNEP's Embroidery Mart convention, which was a great event!! We have been talking about starting a business and went to your event to start learning and get a feel for what we wanted to get into. Your classes were so informative and your staff so willing to share there knowledge we ended up buying some equipment and starting up before we planned!! Thanks to you and all your staff for there help, willingness to share and encouragement. We are looking forward to your next event!!"
- Curtis and Melessa, Nana's Workshop
"Can't begin to tell you what a great time we had at NNEP's Embroidery Mart last weekend. We've been in the garment decorating business full time for over 5 years and still we found new ideas, new products and learned some great things in the classes we took. NNEP does a great job of organizing these highly educational shows and we highly recommend them." Buddy Brown, Lasting Expressions LLC
NNEP has a blog! Of-the-moment news, happenings here at NNEP, info you might want to know about as decorators or business owners. Check it out, and feel free to add it to your RSS feed. Wondering what that is? Read the blog post about it!
Newest Supplier Members: Welcome
ImprintsUSA ImprintsUSA is a division of the Penn Emblem Company and offers its expertise as a "one-stop" supplier of sublimation inks, equipment, and blank imprintables. Call for NNEP member benefit details. (details emailed to NNEP members 12/20/12).
Team Dynamics 10% Discount on Game Faces and team spirit Gear for NNEP members (details emailed to NNEP members 6/5/12).
Sassi Designs Ltd Wholesale Pricing and no minimums for NNEP members (details emailed to NNEP members 5/31/12).
5B's Embroidery Preferred pricing for NNEP members (details emailed to NNEP members 3/26/12).
Members in the News: Congratulations to Wicked Stitch of the East for digitizing the cover desigh for the May 2011 Stitches Magazine!
HERE for details.
Congratulations to ProTowels Etc. on the acquisition of Superior Towel and Decorating! Click
HERE for details.
Congratulations to the NNEP members known as the "Stitchin' Chicks," Penny McClurg and Lynda Morgan! Their work was featured in the December 2009 issue of Stitches Magazine, in the article "Work of the body." Come see their amazing work which incorporates embroidery and crystals at the NNEP events in 2010. You will not believe the work when you see it in person! From tennis shoes to jeans to jackets to a gown that you will never forget... Their work challenges each of us to follow our imagination to new levels.