The LogoSportswear & TeamSportswear Blog More Custom Sportswear Choices 2017-06-06T19:47:14Z WordPress Jeffm <![CDATA[5 Reasons French Terry is the Most Popular Fabric for Sweatshirts & Casual Clothes]]> // 2017-06-05T16:03:41Z 2017-06-05T16:00:20Z 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.
Aerin <![CDATA[LogoFan winner – Monstarz Flag Football]]> // 2016-11-07T16:18:30Z 2016-11-22T18:11:19Z 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! Visit our LogoFans page for more info.

Aerin <![CDATA[Finding the Perfect Jacket Style for Your Needs]]> // 2016-10-25T14:39:08Z 2016-11-09T17:22:56Z Design custom jackets for your organization, featuring your logo!

When looking for new custom jackets for your organization, you may encounter style names that you are not familiar with. Let’s talk about a few of these styles to simplify your decision.


Usually seen on the golf course or the sidelines of various sporting events, windshirts offer a light layer of protection against the elements.  They’re available in a wide variety of styles, including pullovers, full-zip and snap front closures in short or long sleeves both with and without hoods.

Soft Shells

Get the warmth you need without the bulk. Soft shells are perfect all-season jackets, with innovative fabrics that can be worn alone in Fall and Spring weather or as comfortable layers in cooler temperatures. The outer material is typically a breathable, wind and/or water resistant fabric, while the inner material is often a thin, soft fleece-like material. This jacket type is very popular for groups of any size due to its versatility.

Sweater Fleece

Combining the look and feel of a traditional sweater on the outside with the warmth and comfort of fleece on the inside, sweater fleece offers a stylish alternative to a heavier jacket or sweatshirt. These products have steadily grown in popularity since Patagonia first introduced its Better Sweater® line several years ago.

3-in-1/System Jackets

Keep your crew covered in any weather with multi-part jacket systems. System jackets feature interchangeable parts, often an outer shell and a separate inner fleece, that can be worn separately or combined to handle all kinds of weather. These jackets are great for frequent travelers or anyone working outdoors, making it easy to adapt to changing conditions without losing company or organization branding.


Check out all of our jacket categories, and call 877-535-5646 for assistance with your custom jacket order!

Aerin <![CDATA[Fall Workwear from the Under Armour Corporate Collection]]> // 2016-10-04T12:59:05Z 2016-10-05T15:51:38Z Last season, we introduced the Under Armour Corporate Outfitting Collection. This exclusive, custom business apparel line features all of the performance technology you expect from a leader in athletic fashion with products designed to tackle your work day. We’re happy to share that Under Armour has expanded their corporate offerings, with additional styles perfect for Fall.

Polos and Dress Shirts

The best Fall workwear starts with the best shirts. The UA Performance Long Sleeve Polo is a great choice whether you work indoors or out, with anti-pill fabric, 4-way stretch for greater mobility, anti-odor technology and 30+ UPF protection. For a dressier look, try the UA Ultimate Long Sleeve Button Down. Designed in lightweight, perforated AirVent woven fabric, this shirt delivers superior comfort and unrivaled performance.


UA Expanse Quarter-Zip in ladies’ & men’s fits

We’re seeing a big trend towards quarter-zip pullovers, and Under Armour has a style for everyone. The new UA Expanse Quarter-Zips offer both subtle patterns and color blocking in a hybrid fleece construction, designed for optimal warmth without added weight. They feature Under Armour’s signature moisture transport system and anti-microbial technology to keep you cool and fresh in any situation. These pullovers are ideal for Autumn layering, and are available in both men’s and ladies’ fits.

For a slightly more conservative look, the top selling UA Qualifier 1/4 Zip features a solid body color with contrast fabric overlays on sleeves and collar and a reflective quarter-zip for nighttime visibility.

Sweaters and Jackets

Men’s UA Elevate 1/4 Zip Sweater Men’s UA Granite Jacket

Take a modern twist on an old standby with the Men’s UA Elevate 1/4 Zip Sweater. The durable sweater-knit fabric is soft and comfortable, with a water repellent finish that doesn’t sacrifice breathability.

Under Armour offers a variety of jackets and windshirts, including the new Men’s UA Granite Jacket. This water-resistant soft shell offers ColdGear® technology to keep you warm without the bulk, along with a chin guard and zippered hand pockets.

Our Under Armour page features more workwear apparel and accessories, including polo shirts, sweatshirts, t-shirts and bags. More products are added as they are available, so come back often for the latest styles.

Corporate customers can add their logo to these top performance products with low minimums and no setup fees. Visit the UA Corporate Outfitting Collection page or call our sales reps at 877-535-5646 to learn more.

Shop the custom Under Armour Corporate Collection from LogoSportswear, available for business customers!

Aerin <![CDATA[LogoFan Winner – Winters End Farm]]> // 2016-10-18T14:09:22Z 2016-09-30T15:19:35Z Congratulations to our September LogoFan winner, Winters End Farm! The crew looks great holding their blue ribbons while donning their new custom polos. They write, “Great job LogoSportswear! Everyone at Winters End Farm is in love with our WEF gear!”

Winters End Farm in their new custom polos

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

Aerin <![CDATA[Keep Your Logo Visible Year Round with Branded Outerwear]]> // 2016-08-31T18:47:55Z 2016-09-14T15:28:58Z Branded layers keep your group's logo visible in any weather.

Custom apparel can be a valuable marketing tool for any organization. When people see your name or logo on custom polos, dress shirts, work shirts and more, they instantly recognize the wearers as ambassadors for your brand. This apparel creates an air of professionalism and establishes trust before a word is even spoken, setting the tone for new relationships and partnerships.

Don’t risk having your logo covered up when the weather gets cold or rainy. Give your employees and members the tools to create the best first impression by co-branding with some of the top names in outerwear, including Eddie Bauer, Carhartt, Patagonia and Columbia. These items will compliment your existing custom apparel, and ensure that your logo is always visible!

Depending on your business needs, there are a variety of custom outerwear options to consider. From custom blazers and sweaters to fleeces, sweatshirts, work jackets, rain jackets, vests and more, you can find the best fit for your organization.

We’ll use our embroidery expertise to eloquently add your logo to the outerwear of your choice, ensuring that your name is always the first thing people see during a meeting or gathering.

For help finding the perfect custom outerwear, call our sales team toll free at 877-535-5646.

Aerin <![CDATA[LogoFan Winner – Pretty & Tough]]> // 2016-08-11T14:12:33Z 2016-08-31T14:08:20Z Congratulations to our August LogoFan winner, Pretty & Tough Softball! This 2016 Women’s Softball Team from Maine shows off their custom softball jerseys.

Pretty & Tough Softball in custom softball jerseys from TeamSportswear

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

Aerin <![CDATA[Back to School in Style, Part 3: Clubs & Athletics]]> // 2016-08-23T17:48:26Z 2016-08-26T16:16:07Z 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!

Aerin <![CDATA[Back to School in Style, Part 2: Campus Life]]> // 2016-08-23T17:24:23Z 2016-08-19T15:55:57Z 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!

Aerin <![CDATA[Back to School in Style, Part 1: School Spiritwear]]> // 2016-08-11T13:46:34Z 2016-08-12T18:28:05Z 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!