Ok so last time we took a look at different brands to use as blanks for customized shirts that will bear your company’s logo.
Although we are talking about t-shirts and polos, as can be seen by the picture in this article, we’re not just limited to those items. Think about Custom Printed Woven Shirts, Custom Apparel Sportswear, Custom Printed Bags, Embroidered Jackets, Customized Hats and Caps and many more possibilities.
So we looked at American Apparel, Gildan, Hanes and Fruit of the loom. All good shirt brands. Now let’s look at some more.
Customized Shirts From Jerzees?
Jerzees is an up and coming brand that has been around for a while. They are part of Russell brands, LLC. Russell is one of the more well-known sporting goods manufacturers so these are not fly by night shirts. Here’s a bit more on types of popular shirts from their website…
an exceptionally soft hand and a virtually pill-free appearance that lasts wash after wash. The 50/50 fabric resists fading and shrinking, and delivers printability that’s unmatched.
50% denser fabric and 30% tighter stitch density that deliver an extra smooth print surface that’s perfect for even your most intricate designs.
High Cotton™ T-Shirts
6.1 ounce heavy weight fabric, High Cotton™ T-Shirts are durable enough to handle even embroidery and applique designs.
Heavyweight Blend T-Shirts
for team, schools and uniform programs — cotton/poly blended fabric: reduced wrinkling, better color retention, and reduced shrinkage.
SpotShield™ Sport Shirts
with a stain-resistant treatment that repels water and most oil-based liquids, SpotShield™ Sport Shirts retain a long-lasting new look, even after repeated washings. Plus, they’re made with 50/50 cotton/polyester fabric to resist fading and shrinking…
Ring-Spun Sport Shirts
ideal for corporate apparel programs. All JERZEES® Youth Sport Shirts feature a unique write-on I.D. neck label which make them an ideal choice for school uniform programs.”
As can be seen, they offer a lot of options and some interesting materials and treatments are used. As seen above, the spot shield shirts or ring spun sport shirts might be applicable, depending on the industry.
Then there’s also Anvil.
Anvil’s Options For Custom Printed Shirts
“Anvil, whose original tag line for over a century was “Hard to Beat”, is now a leading apparel brand primarily serving the imagewear and private label markets. Anvil offers over 70 styles of sportswear and accessories in 80 colors, including 17 eco friendly styles in fibers such as organic cotton, recycled cotton, transitional cotton (or cotton in conversion) and recycled polyester from PET bottles. Anvil was recently ranked the 6th largest organic program in the world by the Organic Exchange.
Corporate responsibility. Those are words we take very seriously. At the heart of Anvil’s mission is our commitment to helping make the earth a better place to live and work. We understand that manufacturing and business inherently have an impact on the planet, and it is our goal to minimize that impact. And we believe that any responsible company must be concerned about the preservation of the precious natural resources on which its own future — and all of ours, really — depends. “
While American Apparel also makes Organic shirts, Anvil offers a less expensive alternative. They are also big into tech, despiute being around for over 100 years, they are no fuddy-duddies. Check out ShirtScan. The website states, “Shirt Scan connects you with your favorite tees by delivering multimedia content through QR codes on select t-shirts. Each QR code is uniquely tagged to a specific t-shirt or line of t-shirts to provide relevant content in the form of articles, photos, and videos.”
Interesting and unique take on things there.
Sporty Custom Apparel
For a more sporty alternative, and for something more than more than Customized Shirts, check out Augusta. They are Manufacturers of sportswear, bags, totes, aprons and accessories, so if warm-ups, or golf shirts are needed for company’s customized imprintables, it’s a popular choice.
“The company makes athletic apparel, such as team uniforms, as well as tops, warm-ups, and fleece jackets. Augusta Sportswear also makes and markets bags, aprons, headwear, socks, and other accessories. The company operates its business through five divisions and boasts more than 40,000 customers, such as uniform suppliers, athletics teams and leagues, decorators, promotional product distributors, and sporting goods stores, among others. Augusta Sportswear, founded in 1977, is owned by investment firm Quad-C Management and members of the sportswear maker’s management team.”
How About Custom Printed Apparel for Women?
When it comes to items for women, though American Apparel is very popular, perhaps the #1 choice might be Bella. What’s interesting though, is that they also now make men’s shirts!
“We have over 10 years of experience manufacturing women’s clothing for the leading retailers in the world and this expertise has been the platform for the Bella line. In producing for these top retailers we had to meet the highest and most stringent of quality standards. In creating Bella, we applied these strict guidelines to our product line. We wanted only the softest yarns, the highest standards of sewing construction, the longest wearability and most importantly, the best fit. This dedication to quality, consistency and striving to be best has led us to become the #1 supplier of ladies clothing in our industry.”
The company is based in L.A., and I’ve ordered items from Bella that clients have been happy with, but again, as I’ve stated in part one of this article series, it’s a personal choice. You really need to look at different brands and decide which is best for you.
The cut of the shirt, the material, the styling and even a special treatment might be necessary for a company’s customized shirts. So take time making a decision and do the research. If there is no time, we’re always happy to do the research.
There are other brands not mentioned here including Alternative apparel, Izod, Van Heusen, Next Level, Sierra Pacific, and more, so there’s always more to investigate.
As the old song goes,
“Now, the world don’t move to the beat of just one drum,
What might be right for you, may not be right for some.
A man is born, he’s a man of means.
Then along come two, they got nothing but their jeans.
But they got, Diff’rent Strokes.
It takes, Diff’rent Strokes.
It takes, Diff’rent Strokes to move the world.”
This concludes a look at different brands in the industry for customized shirts. But keep an eye out for more information on this in our blog. Thanks for reading!