Custom embroidery provides one of the highest quality finishes to uniquely personalized apparel. Above all, the most common uses for custom embroidery is promotional. Companies offer corporate gifts that customers and clients love so that they will use them every day. And each time they see it, they are reminded of your brand. If you’re thinking of adding a new tool to your marketing toolbox, try custom embroidering your logo. For a superior result, check out these 6 most popular apparel and promotional product items to custom embroider.
- Embroidered Business Shirts
Every employer wants their employees to look polished and professional while representing your company brand, and collared business shirts are a classic item to embroider. Custom embroidery is ideal for business shirts because embroidery has a formal look, whereas traditional screen-printing methods can come out looking unfinished and appear lower-quality. Embroidery is available in a large range of colors and styles to cater to your specific design needs and customization requirements.
- Customized Polo Shirts
Sports teams are the ultimate client of the polo shirt, as this particular garment was created by famous tennis player Rene Lacoste. Rene created this apparel to reconcile athletes’ need for breathable knit fabric with his desire to retain a sophisticated athletic look. Polo shirts allow comfort and flexibility of movement, while custom embroidery represents your team name or logo with clarity and style. School groups, event facilitators, and active offices also love the relaxed, yet professional look of the embroidered polo shirts.
- Personalized Jackets
If you’re looking for a more vintage feel, consider the custom embroidered jacket. Also known as the ‘letterman’ jacket, this style came into existence (originally as a letterman sweater) in 1865, when it was adopted into fashion by the Harvard University baseball team. At the time, there were stripes on the sleeves which represented awards won. The striped design has washed away with time, but this custom embroidered garment still represents status, prestige and exclusivity.
- Embroidered Hats and Caps
Baseball hats, winter caps, and other types of headwear are popular promotional items that look great when customized with embroidery. Office golf tournaments or charity sports events are perfect occasions for this apparel, and the newly popularized ‘dad hats,’ with the modern-looking undersized logo, are an affordable option to create a cohesive, yet fashionable look. If you have employees that spend time out in the sun, or work with other trades, a cap with your company’s logo can protect their skin and set them apart while representing your brand.
- Custom Embroidered Sweatshirts and Hoodies
Custom embroidered sweatshirts and hoodies allow athletes, as well as both their families and fans, to stay warm on cool game days while rooting for their team. Sweatshirts and hoodies with college names and logos embroidered on them are a great way to help students and athletes show off their achievements and promote their university. Easy to pull on when the temperature drops, your custom embroidered sweatshirts and hoodies become a walking, running, throwing and catching advertisements for your brand.
- Branded Bags
Duffle bags are the perfect lightweight option for gym bags, carry-on luggage, and sports equipment, so why not custom embroider them with your company logo to make them unique and add value? Duffle bags make great gifts, but if you have a sports team that travels (we’re talking about anywhere from between the classroom and the gym, to other states), then this is a no-brainer. Promote cohesive sportsmanship and easier transport for sports equipment with matching athletic duffles.
Custom embroidered messenger bags are great for employees who frequently travel for meetings or work on the road. With sturdy construction, stylish design, and increasingly innovative interior organization, messenger bags can carry all of your supplies and so you can just focus on that sales pitch.
Whether it’s to carry groceries home from the store or to double up as a second purse when yours is overflowing, the embroidered tote bag will give your advertising dollar a lot of mileage. Tote bags are versatile and useful, and now come in the ‘roll n go’ style which, when compacted, is the size of an iPhone. As grocery stores in some counties have begun charging for both paper and plastic bags, there is a growing precedent that non-disposable is the responsible option. As green becomes the new black, reusable totes are becoming a favorite of eco-friendly and alternative consumers. Save the planet with your living advertisement when you print your logo on reusable tote bags.
Choose high-quality custom embroidery on promotional products that their recipients will find useful on a day-to-day basis to get the most out of your investment, in the form of brand representation. Work with an experienced promotional company like BYOG for the widest range and highest quality of custom embroidery promotional products that your clients, friends and family will love.