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Demand high for campaign T-shirts


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Demand high for campaign T-shirts

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PORT-OF-SPAIN – The fashion statement for the month of May is T-shirts  in shades of “balisier red”, “rising sun yellow” or just plain white.The demand  for T-shirts in these  three colours are  so high that suppliers confess to having  a hard time  fulfilling orders.A representative of one company supplying and printing T-shirts for the election campaign said there was currently  a shortage of red and yellow T-shirts on the  local market.Since the announcement of the snap election by Prime Minister Patrick Manning on April 16, this company has already printed some  50 000 T-shirts, at an estimated cost of TT$40  to TT$75, for one,  said the representative.The cost of an individual T-shirt depends on its style; spaghetti strap tops, polos or regular T-shirts and the various colours that may  be used when printing each T-shirt.The company’s spokesperson said the People’s National Movement’s (PNM)  red T-shirts are the highest priced because  of the level of difficulty  in printing on a red background and using three colours – black, white and yellow.Some of the marginal constituencies have been the biggest buyers of  T-shirts this political month of May, with one order amounting to as much as 10 000, says the spokesperson.Safe seat areas have seen orders for much less T-shirts, about only 2 000 in one instance, the representative added. (Trinidad Express)

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