5 Reasons French Terry is the Most Popular Fabric for Sweatshirts & Casual Clothes

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Fabric Facts: French Terry

We’ve all heard of Terry cloth – it’s what our towels are made of. But if you’ve been keeping an eye on the fashion industry, the a long-running trend in casual/sporty clothing includes something called French Terry. But what is French Terry, and what’s all the hype about?

French Terry fabric is a knitted terry cloth fabric that features loops and soft piles of yarn on one side, (usually the inside of a garment), and a smooth, soft surface on the other side. The result is an absorbent, light-weight, moisture-wicking material that’s super comfortable to wear any day of the year. It’s heavier than a t-shirt, yet lighter than most sweatshirts, and works well by itself or as a layer over or under another piece. It’s often made from 100% cotton, or a blend of cotton with a small percentage of rayon, polyester, lycra or spandex. New sustainable French Terry might even feature organic cotton or soy fibers!

Now that you’ve seen it, you’ll probably start to recognize it everywhere – even on clothing you already own. French Terry has been around since the 1980’s, so there’s a pretty good chance you have something made with it and didn’t even know it!

French Terry Examples

French Terry continues to be extremely popular, and is a trend that likely won’t go away because it’s:

  • Super Comfy – the soft piles of yarn on the inside of the fabric feel soft and cozy against your skin
  • Made to Keep You Cool & Dry – moisture-wicking properties draw sweat away from your body –cotton threads can absorb up to 27 times its weight in water!
  • Flexible – French Terry has the perfect amount of give to provide stretch and flexibility during activities like yoga, working out or just lounging
  • Great for Layering –heavier than a t-shirt, but lighter than a sweatshirt, so it can be worn pretty much year round both under and over other pieces

Now that you’re completely sold on French Terry – how can you get it or get more of it? You’ll start to recognize it in pretty much any store you go to, but if you’re looking for something a little more custom, we have a variety of French Terry apparel from big name brands like Champion, OGIO, Alternative Apparel, and more. Find items for men and women and men including hoodies, full zipper sweatshirts, crew necks, and lounge pants – and that’s just the tip of the French Terry iceberg!

Find a French Terry product you love that you think we should carry? Let us know in the comments!

 

Editors Note: This post was originally published March 7, 2014 and has been updated for accuracy
and comprehensiveness on June 5, 2017.

LogoFan winner – Monstarz Flag Football

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Congratulations to our latest LogoFan winner, Monstarz Flag Football! The team is pictured in their custom sublimated jerseys following their first trip to the championships!

They said, “Our uniforms and our play set us apart from the rest! We ordered these sublimated jerseys because we knew player numbers and names might rip on another style of jersey. These held up great, and we’ve already ordered alternate colors to keep our new Monstarz brand going strong!”

Monstarz Flag Football donning custom sublimated jerseys

Submit your photo for a chance to be our next LogoFan winner of $250 credit to LogoSportswear.com! Visit our LogoFans page for more info.

Back to School in Style, Part 3: Clubs & Athletics

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Custom Apparel for School Clubs and Athletics from LogoSportswear!

Wrapping up our Back to School focus, we want to take a look at different ways student clubs and athletic groups can utilize custom apparel & accessories throughout the school year.

A New Take on T-Shirts

Custom t-shirts are the standard for school activities, but your group will stand out if you choose unique styles like performance t-shirts, v-necks, fashion tees, or raglans. You’ll love how easy it is to add your own logo, design or artwork with our Online Designer!

Layer Up!

Custom layering options are great to keep club members warm any season while showcasing your club name or sport team. Consider hooded t-shirts or thermals for the Fall and a variety of custom sweats for Winter months.

Team Spirit

Athletic teams need uniforms, and we have something for every sport. Custom football jerseys, cheer uniforms, basketball warm-ups and so much more – you can find it all on TeamSportswear!

Remember to Accessorize

Clothes are great, but don’t forget about accessories! Add a logo or design to custom totes, drawstring bags, backpacks, duffels or caps so students can rep their favorite team or organization wherever they go.

Administrators can help all of their school clubs & sports teams coordinate custom gear for a unified look with unique touches for each group. Think of the yearbook photo possibilities!

Looking for design inspiration? We have thousands of free templates and clipart images available for print and embroidery decoration. Keep the creative juices flowing by browsing our LogoFans, and be sure to submit your own group photo after ordering for a chance to win $250 in custom apparel!

Designing custom apparel for an entire school might seem overwhelming, but we’re here to help! Our expert sales team is ready to assist with mixing & matching product styles and sizes, offer additional decoration locations not available online, and ensure that you receive the absolute best possible pricing on every order.

Check out all of our custom school apparel and give us a call toll free at 877-535-5646 to make sure you’re ready for the first day of classes. We look forward to working with you!

Back to School in Style, Part 2: Campus Life

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Custom Campus Apparel from LogoSportswear!

Take a quick stroll through a modern college campus and you’ll see that some things never change. You’ll find an abundance of custom hooded sweatshirts in school colors, some featuring athletic insignia while others note specific fields of study. We’ve taken a closer look at collegiate style and want to offer some fresh options for wardrobe staples that are sure to appeal to your co-eds.

There are three main elements to every college student’s wardrobe: t-shirts, sweats, and pajama bottoms. This apparel is decorated with a variety of event logos, group names and academic majors that help the students feel connected to their friends and their studies. We offer a huge selection of products within these categories, including some new twists on old favorites like fashion tees, performance sweats, stylish loungewear, and more!

Young people are becoming increasingly conscious about the environment and how it is affected by their everyday choices. Design eco-friendly products they can wear proudly, from polos and t-shirts to sweats, bags and more.

For a complete look at what we have to offer, browse our custom school sportswear collection. Come back for the last part in our series to get inspired for student organizations, activities and teams!

Back to School in Style, Part 1: School Spiritwear

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Custom School Spiritwear from LogoSportswear!

As summer winds down, we’d like to talk about custom apparel for heading back to school. There are so many options for parents, students, coaches and faculty advisors to consider, and we want to help! In this blog series, we’ll explore opportunities for custom apparel within the academic world and suggest a few different options to suit your school’s needs. We’ll lead off with school spiritwear.

School spirit is so much more than pep rallies, packed bleachers and lots of cheering. As you start the school year, consider all of the different ways you can inspire students with custom apparel and accessories related to your academic institution.

Booster clubs are always looking for ways to fund student activities. Design custom scarves, beanies, blankets, caps & more using the school logo or team mascots, and sell them to students, parents, sponsors and other school supporters.

Teachers and students love to wear their school pride for all to see. Give them options for all seasons, with custom polos, sweaters, sweatshirts, fleeces and jackets. A variety of products will allow them to express individuality within school colors and designs.

Custom t-shirts and bags are perfect for admitted student days and community events. They let you advertise your school and help people associate certain colors or mascots with your institution’s stellar reputation.

It’s never been easier to design & sell custom apparel for your organization! A school can create a free Custom Shop or Share & Sell™ store through LogoSportswear, choosing from thousands of custom branded items to fill their digital shelves. After selecting & customizing their products, the school sends the shop link out via email, social media or school newsletters, and we take care of the rest! There is no inventory to maintain and no hidden fees along the way. We’ll decorate and ship your orders on demand and handle any necessary customer service. What could be easier!

Check out all of our custom school spiritwear options, and come back for part two where we’ll look at different style options for college students!

Champion & Russell Athletic: New Brands for Players and Coaches

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Custom Champion athletic apparel Custom Russell Athletic apparel

For many schools and communities, planning for Fall means one thing—the Fall sports season. Let us help you prepare for the season with two exciting new brand offerings and added style options for players, coaches and fans.

We recently added two major names in sports apparel to our vast portfolio of custom team apparel. Design custom uniforms, t-shirts, warm-ups and more from Champion and Russell Athletic!

This Fall, we encourage you to browse all of the custom sports uniforms and coaching apparel offered by Champion and Russell Athletic. Players can choose from game jerseys, practice jerseys, pants, compression layers, and more to help them play their best. Coaches will love products like polos, sweats, pullovers, and caps that can be coordinated to match player uniforms for a cohesive look on the sidelines.

In addition to these exciting new apparel lines, we are constantly added great new products from all of our favorite brands to bring you the latest styles for every sport. Stop by TeamSportswear to see what’s waiting for your team this Fall.

If you’re interested in a custom team apparel package, our sales reps can help you select the perfect products for your team— football, soccer, volleyball and more—at the best possible pricing.

Don’t forget to design custom t-shirts, sweats, beanies, and more for your fans! These spiritwear products work well for team fundraisers and can help your supporters get noticed at every game. Enjoy fast turnaround and team discounts on everything we have to offer, without minimums or setup fees.

By creating custom sports apparel from some of the most trusted names in the industry, you’ll give your team the top quality gear they need to take on — and take out — the competition.

Need Help with Your Order? Talk to Our Sales Reps!

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Call the LogoSportswear Sales Team at 877-535-5646!On LogoSportswear and TeamSportswear, you can customize over 5,000 products with your logo/design or any of our free design templates. While our goal is to make it easy for you to do it all yourself, we understand that sometimes you may need a little assistance to get your order just right.

Enter, our amazing sales team!

Did you know that we have an in-house sales staff available to help with your order? Here are just a few benefits of working directly with a sales rep.

Design Custom Apparel Packages

We receive many large orders from businesses, teams, organizations and events for custom product packages. These orders mix & match different items to create coordinated or themed apparel & gift selections for employees, players, coaches, group members or attendees. It’s not always easy to figure out what works best for these orders, so why not ask an expert? Our sales reps are well versed in all of our products offerings and can make product suggestions to fulfill your specific needs. What’s more, they’ll help you place that order and make sure it gets to you when you need it!

Additional Decoration Options

Every product on our site offers different possible decoration locations to customize with your logo. These placements cover the tradition decoration areas (and a few extras), but they certainly don’t cover all possible scenarios. If you have another decoration idea for a product, let us know! The sales team can work with you to create unique, custom placements that will make your order stand out.

Options for All Ages

Many companies, teams, schools, groups, or events require custom apparel for both children and adults. Let our sales reps find matching or complimentary products to keep everyone looking unified. They can also recommend additional custom products to further tailor your order to a particular event or occasion and make it an even greater success.

Best Possible Pricing

We’re not saying you’ll want 10 different colors of the same item, but you may be interested in a few variations of product color and style when placing your order. Working with a sales agent, you may be able to receive quantity discounts when ordering related products with the same decoration. This feature isn’t available on our site, so make sure you reach out to us for the best possible pricing.

Our sale reps are looking forward to working with you! Give them a call at 877-535-5646, or visit our Contact page for other ways to reach out.

Now Trending: Space Dye

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Looking for custom apparel that will get your organization or team noticed? There’s a new fabric pattern you should be aware of.

Space dye is a unique take on a digital camouflage print created with multi-color yarn or thread. It can use shades of the same color family or a variety of colors, resulting in a marbled garment with added visual interest.

This eye-catching pattern offers a fun alternative to solid colors, and has become very popular in both the corporate and casual worlds. Space dye is especially hot for athleisure apparel, which is comfortable, stylish clothing that crosses over from fitness to business.

Adidas combines space dye with stylish color blocking in this stunning full zip jacket, available in men’s and ladies’ fits.

Space Dyed Colorblock Full-Zip Jacket by Adidas Womens Space Dyed Full-Zip Jacket by Adidas

Quarter zip pullovers have become quite popular in both business and casual attire. Holloway combines athleisure style with a space dye pattern and contrast trim in their Force Training Top, also available in matching men’s and ladies’ fits.

Mens Force Training Top by Holloway USA Ladies Force Training Top by Holloway USA

Check out our full line of custom space dye apparel.

How Do I Make The Best Custom Baseball Uniform For This Season?

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Finding the right look for your baseball team this season doesn’t need to be difficult. With just a few easy tips, we can have your players looking like the pros this year, and then all you have to worry about is winning the game.

The first step in finding the right baseball uniform for your team is to determine which look is best for your players. How old are they? What level do you play at? How long is the season?

The answers to these questions can make the selection process quite easy. For younger players, think pre-Little League, cotton team t-shirts may be the best option. Add a matching color baseball hat in your team color to complete this uniform. At the end of the season the players can keep their tees as a memento and then move onto the next level the following year.

Players in Little League, ages 10-12, will normally play with the same team for all three years, so designing more durable, longer-lasting uniforms are key. At this level, we recommend moving past t-shirts and onto pullover baseball jerseys. The polyester material will hold up for three seasons or longer no matter how hard your players are on them. Matched with white or grey baseball pants, your players will start taking pride in their uniforms and strive to play as good as the look. These jerseys look best when the front logo or design is printed directly on the jersey. This keeps the weight of the jersey very light compared to other styles. When choosing a baseball hat (and because kids are still growing rapidly at this age), we recommend sticking with snapback, adjustable caps so they can wear them season after season. Add your team’s logo using our Online Designer for the best look available.

Once players graduate from Little League they have a bunch of different options when it comes to continuing their baseball careers. Some players stick to local youth leagues, others begin playing for middle school and high school teams, while the best players will move on to AAU or “travel” teams that play all year long in games and tournaments across the country.  These teams all demand different things of their baseball uniforms and will need to determine what fits the needs of their players best. With such a stacked schedule, the need for multiple uniforms is inescapable. Players will need to have at very least a home uniform (normally all-white) and a road uniform (classically all-gray, but can also be a solid colored top) to make sure there aren’t uniform clashes with opponents. Many high school and nearly all college baseball teams have been designing three baseball jerseys as a way to keep their players and their uniforms fresh. To design the most professional looking jerseys, we recommend utilizing our Sewn On Twill decoration option to create a look that is familiar from the top leagues in the country.

Home Baseball JerseyAway Baseball JerseyAlternative Baseball Jersey

Baseball doesn’t stop after college. For many ballplayers, adult leagues offer the opportunity to play deep into their 30s and possibly 40s. These teams may not practice as often, but that doesn’t stop them from playing two or three games every weekend through spring and summer while the weather’s warm and the local high school and college fields are empty during break. For these teams, finding something that mixes the right amount of professionalism with comfort is key. Pullover and two-button jerseys are easy to design and much easier to wear for those of us who aren’t in the best shape anymore. Matched with looser fitting baseball pants, the team’s uniform will look great on players from 25 to 45.

One thing all of these teams can agree on is that their players demand the highest quality uniforms that fit within their budget. At TeamSportswear, you can find: professional-quality, full-button jerseys, game-ready pants and fitted caps at a price that works for your team. Along with high quality uniforms, we offer the largest selection of team colors and decoration options, making it simple for every team to design the perfect uniform for the upcoming season. We make it easy for you to design your team’s new baseball uniforms. You can upload your own custom logo or artwork into our online designer and create a custom look all of your players will love to wear. Designing your new jerseys and caps is easy and can be done in just a few minutes.

Click here to get started designing the best custom baseball uniform for your team today and get ready for a great season!

How Do I Make A Custom Fan Jersey for March Madness?

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March Madness Fan Jerseys
This Sunday begins the best four weeks in college basketball. Sixty Eight of the country’s best basketball teams are pitted against one another where the winner continues on until one team is named this year’s National Champions. Will we see another #8 seed make the Championship game ala Butler University in 2011 or will the #1 seeds run away with it? One thing we know, no matter where your favorite team is ranked, you will be cheering as loud as you can.

Whether you are in stands as your team takes the court, at your favorite sports bar or on the couch with some popcorn; showing your team spirit is key. Every fan has a lucky shirt, so why not design your new game day shirt with TeamSportswear? We offer a wide array of t-shirts, sweatshirts, fan jerseys and more that can be customized to fit your fandom needs.

What Style Fits Best?

Basketball fans have a lot of options when it comes to choosing the perfect fan apparel. Do you want to look like the players on the court? If so, then a custom basketball jersey can be your jersey of choice. They are lightweight, come in a ton of different colors and can be customized with your favorite player’s number…but not name. The NCAA won’t let us do that…sorry!

Don’t have the biceps to pull off a basketball jersey? That’s okay, we don’t either. This is where the team t-shirt makes more sense. Choose your school’s colors and then start customizing it with our free Online Designer. You can upload a design of your own or choose from the hundreds of different design templates we offer. Because schools have really strict copyright rules, you cannot use the school name without consent, but you can normally use their nickname or mascot without issues.
Fan Polos
Since a lot of early round games happen during the day, you’re probably saying “I can’t wear a t-shirt or basketball jersey to work. What about me?” While it’s a shame you can’t wear a t-shirt to work, a dry performance polo can be a better solution for the office workers among us. We offer comfortable moisture-wicking polos in over 20 different colors that can customized to match your team’s colors and is totally work appropriate. Now just don’t get caught watching games in your cubicle!

How Do I Design It?

While using a team’s official name and logo is not possible due to licensing agreements, you can still design using your team’s colors or informal nicknames. Recently, many people have been designing their custom fan apparel with their team’s favorite Twitter hashtag. Kansans are using #RCJH to cheer on the Jayhawks or maybe a nickname like ‘Cuse makes the right statement for you. With both of these examples, you don’t need to be a professional designer. Use the text tools in our Online Designer to design the perfect shirt that will look good in the first round all the way through to the Final Four.

What If I Want to Show Off  My New Shirt?

Now that your finished designing your shirt or jersey and you’re waiting on your front step for it to arrive, why not share your design with all your friends. We let you Share Your Design via e-mail and social networks like Facebook and Twitter so all your friends can see, even if they are rooting on your fiercest rivals.

Well Now What?

WEAR YOUR NEW SHIRT! The last thing to do with your custom fan jersey is to put it on and wear it with pride. Whether you’re heading to the game, the bar to join friends or just setting up on the couch with some snacks with family; show off your team pride with your new, personalized fan jersey.
Now that you know the steps, start designing your custom fan jersey at TeamSportswear and find the one that you will love to wear for years to come.

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