The problems with company clothing …

It all seems so simple at the outset ….

You can boost team morale and help customers easily identify staff by providing some basic, cost effective workwear in the form of  printed tshirts.

Before you rush off and start clicking buttons lets take a little time to consider any problems!

There are many different suppliers  and several  of those supply different ranges of garments.

Take a look at just three   manufacturers and compare the differences:-

 

FRUIT OF THE LOOM

HEAVYWEIGHT T SHIRTS
  • LARGE SIZE 41-43 INCH CHEST
  • LARGEST SIZE 50-52 INCH CHEST
  • 4 COLOURS
  • LADIES LARGE =SIZE 14
  • LADIES LARGEST SIZE 18
  • 14 COLOURS
  • YOUTH AGE 7-8 = 30 INCH
  • YOUTH LARGEST 36 INCH
  • 21 COLOURS

GILDAN

HEAVYWEIGHT T SHIRTS
  • LARGE SIZE 42-44 INCH CHEST
  • LARGEST SIZE 62-64 INCH CHEST*
  • 53 COLOURS*
  • LADIES LARGE = SIZE 12-14**
  • LADIES LARGEST SIZE 18-20
  • 11 COLOURS
  • YOUTH AGE 7-8 = 32 INCH
  • YOUTH LARGEST 36 INCH
  • 22 COLOURS

RUSSELL

HEAVYWEIGHT T SHIRTS
  • LARGE SIZE 40-42 INCH CHEST
  • LARGEST SIZE 44-46 CHEST
  • 5 COLOURS
  • LADIES LARGE = SIZE 14
  • LADIES LARGEST SIZE 16
  • 14 COLOURS
  • YOUTH AGE 7-8 -=28-30 INCH
  • YOUTH LARGEST 34-36 INCH
  • 14 COLOURS

* NOT AVAILABLE IN HEAVYWEIGHT - ONLY MEDIUMWEIGHT

** LARGER SIZES ONLY AVAILABLE IN VERY LIMITED COLOURS

You can see from just three random examples that a number of problems arise – a given size, such as “Large”, varies in actual measurement according to the manufacturers interpretation.

Similarly, the largest size available in each is different as can the number of colours listed. Some sizes are supplied only in a very limited range of colours.

Ladies with  a slim figure may prefer a “Ladies fit” garment with a tapered waist but not all brands can offer this in the same weight of material or in the same colours.

During the colder winter months there may be a call for something warmer such as a sweatshirt with long sleeves and a thicker yarn.  Will your t shirt supplier also list a sweatshirt to match? Manufacturers  each have their own styles and colour shades and ranges so a red, for example, from one may have both  a different “look” and shade from another,

It’s important to take time to decide what range of garments ( t shirts. sweatshirts, polos, hoodies, etc) you may want in the future and find a single brand which can supply all of those types in the colour and size range you will need to give your business a co-ordinated and professional appearance.

Only then can you think about how you will have your garments decorated – heat transfer vinyl, screen print, direct to garment print, embroidery, etc,

And that is a whole new thought process!

This is why we recommend that before you order anything you should speak to us for personal service and have the options streamlined for you.

CALL 01443 201871 or 07710 788 808