Companies, Teams and Schools Can Now Shop By Color

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Nobody offers more custom shirt colors and styles than LogoSportswear. Our custom company shirts and custom school shirts meet every organization’s color needs. And if you don’t have special colors you can always shop by color for cool, seasonal styles that pop with your personalized design.

Coaches, players and fans can also shop by color for custom team jerseys and custom team uniforms at TeamSportswear.com. Combine fashionable custom team jerseys with your school mascot and our exciting array of unique team decoration techniques for your custom jerseys.

Shop By Color

Shop By Color

More Custom Caps This Spring & Summer

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Custom caps are among our most popular items this time of the year. They are practical, fashionable and inexpensive. Every May we introduce our new selection of custom caps. This year we are offering more custom made cap categories than ever. Here are some of our top sellers:

Design Custom Caps Online
Custom Golf Caps

Dry Performance Caps

Custom Ladies Caps

Custom Made Flexfit Caps

We will convert your custom logo into a rich, three-dimensional, embroidery format for free—all you need to do is purchase only (6) embroidered custom caps of any one style. Plus we are offering free shipping on orders over $100.

Open Up A Share & Sell Store And Offer Charity Fundraiser T-shirts

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Our Share and Sell program enables you to support your worthy cause by conveniently selling custom shirts online.

Breast Cancer Awareness t-shirts
Use our Online Designer to create unique fundraiser products to sell online and raise money for your organization. We manage every aspect of doing business, including storefront development, order management, fulfillment, secure payment processing, and customer service – enabling anyone to open a free shop with no upfront costs and no inventory to manage.

Not all of our partners open shops to raise funds. They can waive commissions on sales to reduce the selling price of the charity fundraiser shirts you offer.

Here are some event t-shirt shops that our customers have created using our technology. The causes range from 5k fundraiser t-shirts, to dog rescue fundraiser t-shirts ,to breast cancer awareness t-shirts. As an added bonus, your charity fundraiser t-shirts spread the message by acting as walking billboards for the cause.

LogoSportswear is proud to contribute to great causes and give back to the community through our Logo GiveBack™ program. Each week we donate $250. in Logo products for worthy organizations to be used for fundraisers, morale boosters, or as comfort to those in need. If your organization is a registered non-profit, charity or worthy cause, we encourage you to apply for the award.

More Custom Polo Shirts & Golf Shirts Than Ever Before

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Our merchants have updated our Spring custom polo shirt and logo golf shirts and we want you to know that we are offering more choices and decoration choices than ever before.

As dry performance decoration experts, we are now offering dye sublimated, full color printing on the backs of dry performance polos (light colors only). Now companies, coaches and event planners can get the same high impact, full color printing on the backs of polos that you can get on t-shirts. A left chest embroidery with full back printing will make your polos stand out!

The performance trend in polos comes directly from innovations inspired on the golf course. And as we prepare for the Masters–the unofficial start of the golf season–we offer more golf polo brands than ever before.

What Is Your Favorite Golf Brand? More Custom Golf Shirts, No Minimums or Setups.

Custom Nike Golf

Custom Adidas Golf

Custom Callaway

Custom Ashworth

Custom Cutter and Buck

Custom IZOD

TeamSportswear’s Online Design Video Tutorial

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We offer the most TeamSportswear choices and an easy to use Online Designer that lets you design, print and order team uniforms.

See Our TeamSportswear Online Design Video Tutorial

Check Out Our Team Decoration Options

More TeamSportswear Choices This Spring Sports Season

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If you are looking to outfit your sports team this Spring season, TeamSportswear.com offers more custom team uniform and custom jersey choices than anyone.

PERFORMANCE remains the top team uniform trend this season and our new team uniforms feature fabrics that stretch, breathe, and wick. Performance apparel does not shrink like cotton and will last longer. An example is our three-quarter length, 100% polyester wicking baseball tee from Rawlings. Players will perform better as moisture wicking jerseys will pull moisture off the body and keep you cool and dry.

We have the sporting world’s best team uniform brands including Russell Athletic, Augusta, Teamwork, Alleson, Holloway, Warrior, Brine and Champion.

We are your team uniform specialists and offer the most team decoration choices. We can screenprint, dye sublimate, digital cadprint and sew on twill. Dye sublimation is a printing method that maximizes dry performance fabric’s “wicking” properties. Only light colored dry performance shirts or jerseys can be sublimated and white inks can not be printed. For small quantity orders and for dark colored jerseys, we digitally cadprint and heat apply team names, player names and numbers. Larger quantity orders are often screenprinted. Our sew on twill embroidery option makes your team uniforms look like the pros. We offer the best team decoration from single piece orders to large league orders. .

Order Now & Get Free Shipping & Over 25% Off Custom Team Uniforms

Baseball

Softball

Soccer

Lacrosse

I Love Continuous Improvement

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Continuous Improvement

We have always tried to foster a culture that strives to get better every day at LogoSportswear. Up to now, however, our efforts were more of an informal approach to influencing our team’s work habits.

This year we are making a bigger commitment to creating a sustained “continuous improvement” culture. We are investing a substantial amount of money in bringing in experts to educate and train all our employees. We have also been the beneficiary of a grant for some of this employee training from our state’s regional workforce board.

Kaizen is the Japanese word for “improvement” or “change for the better” and refers to the philosophy or practices that focus upon continuous improvement of processes. To be self sustaining, an organization’s leadership and workforce needs to learn how to use the tools and training to drive the transformation process from within.

We are investing in this formal and systematic approach and expect to eliminate waste and improve customer satisfaction. For it to work we are counting on a complete commitment from our employees in order to make this journey successful and educational.

We’ve Gone Mobile

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I am excited to introduce our new mobile site for smart phones, including Blackberry, iPhone, Android as well as other mobile devices. Through our mobile site customers can quickly and easily browse our products, design templates, and FAQ’s. They can also track shipments and view their LogoLockers to look up order history and design information.

You can go to LogoSportswear.com using your mobile device–the site will auto-detect the device and deliver the appropriate content or you can visit LogoSportswear.mobi.

The Significant Rise Of Custom Apparel and Cotton Prices

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The last two decades have seen a steady decline in apparel prices. However that has changed quite quickly.

Raw material shortages, rising labor costs and increased consumer demand, have converged to create a perfect storm that is resulting in higher apparel prices.

A global shortage for cotton and other fiber commodities has hit the apparel industry. While no one wants to pay more for custom apparel there will be a “new normal” in apparel pricing in 2011—from Walmart, to the Gap, to LogoSportswear’s suppliers.

“Cotton Shortage = Pricey T-Shirts And Jeans” (CNN/Money, September 9, 2010)

“Gap, Wal-Mart Clothing Costs Rise on ‘Terrifying’ Cotton Prices”
(Bloomberg Business Week, November 15, 2010)

The Cotton Crisis

Severe weather played havoc on the cotton crops in 2010. China, the world’s top producer and consumer of cotton, experienced a severe drought that forced it to double its cotton imports in the first eight months of 2010. In August 2010, Pakistan’s Indus River flooded to levels unseen in the country’s history, and 30 percent of the cotton crops were destroyed. And here in the U.S., domestic cotton supply (more than 80 percent of which is exported) dwindled as farmers switched from cotton to more lucrative crops such as soybeans and peanuts. With raw materials comprising anywhere from 25-to 50-percent of a garment’s cost, apparel suppliers are now passing along these costs.

Labor costs have also played a significant role in price increases. decisions. In the USA Today article “U.S. Prices Could Rise With Chinese Workers’ Salaries” labor can comprise up to a third of all production expenses in the textile industry.

Labor expenses are rising dramatically. There has been a concerted effort to raise labor costs in some of the big garment producing countries such as Bangladesh, Vietnam and China. And there has been a significant increase in benefits, which comprise roughly 36 percent of Indian wages and 27 percent of Chinese wages.

A New Pricing Paradigm

If raw materials make up 25 to 50 percent of a garment’s cost and labor adds another 30 percent, then there’s only 20 to 45 percent of the price available to cover transportation, product safety testing and any other incremental costs—and that’s before a profit margin is factored in. Clearly, suppliers have little room to absorb rising costs and have no other choice but to increase prices.

It is clear that this roller-coaster price scenario for raw materials and labor costs will certainly increase the cost of custom apparel in the United States. But we must remember that for many years we have enjoyed steady or declining apparel costs. Now supply and demand will dictate what we pay for our apparel. While no one wants to pay more for custom apparel, our customers will have to be accustomed to the “new normal” in pricing, be it Walmart, the Gap, or LogoSportswear’s suppliers.

People love custom apparel and this is not going to change. No one likes price increases, but custom apparel will continue to maintain a very strong position as a preferred means of branding, advertising and personal expression. Buyers should continue to look at custom apparel as an investment.

Blog Source: January 11, 2011 Promotional Products Business Magazine

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