7 Sweatshirts Perfect for Printing & Embroidery

7 Sweatshirts Perfect for Printing & Embroidery
18th November 2020 5th Team

These days, the majority of folk are fond of a sweatshirt and that includes us here at Fifth Column. So, we thought we ought to compile a short list of 7 sweatshirts perfect for screen printing & embroidery as part of our best blank merchandise 2020 series.

It’s no great surprise that this garment finds a place in most modern wardrobes, sweatshirts are a multipurpose marvel as far as clothing goes. This simple long sleeved top has become a fashion standard, an obvious choice for sport and activity, and at the same time a sensible option for many working environments. Better still, sweatshirts are superbly suited to print and embroidery. One of those items which can carry off a company logo in style and is only improved with a creative visual.

The origin of the crew neck sweatshirt is interesting. The first one appeared in 1920, the brainchild of Benjamin Russell Jr. He was an American football player who was dissatisfied with the woollen jerseys in use at the time. Hence, the cotton sweat was born. His father took the idea to market and in doing so created the Russell Athletic Co.

History lesson concluded, let’s take a look at the sweatshirts. These are 7 of the best blank sweatshirts around at the moment when it comes to custom branding (numbered for reference, rather than ranking).

1. Stanley Stella Changer

Stanley/Stella are usually going to figure on any summary of best blank garments and our list of sweatshirts perfect for printing and embroidery is no exception. Their Changer unisex sweatshirt is an obvious entry for sweat tops. The Changer is excellent quality and, made from 85% organic ring-spun combed cotton and 15% recycled polyester, it’s also a sustainable choice. A hefty 350g/m² and there are a staggering 32 colour and 9 size options. Top quality combined with ethical production values makes it a very attractive sweatshirt in our opinion.

2. Earth Positive EP65 Raglan

This raglan sleeve sweatshirt is part of Continental Clothing’s Earth Positive range, clothes which are guaranteed to be ethically manufactured. That’s a big plus if you want to qualify for the best sweatshirts for printing & embroidery. They’re also great quality and a versatile unisex fit. The EP 65 raglan sweat is 100% combed organic cotton, brushed 3-ply 8.26oz/280g, available in 7 colours and sizes from XS to XXL. This sweat top is a great example of eco-friendly printing options which are more than a match for their traditional alternatives.

3. AS Colour United Crew

Talking of high quality, AS Colour have a tendency to score big on that front and their AS Colour 5130 United Crew sweatshirt maintains the normally impressive standard. A regular fitting, heavyweight number, this sweatshirt is constructed from 80% cotton and 20% polyester anti-pill fleece. Pre shrunk, like most AS Colour stuff, and offering maximum rebranding potential with its classic styling. A brilliant choice for printing and embroidery, AS Colour sweatshirts are always going to look good with a spot of custom ink or bespoke stitching.

4. Salvage SA40 Raglan

Continental’s second appearance on the sweatshirts perfect for printing and embroidery 2020 list comes in the form of the Salvage SA40 sweatshirt. Part of their exceptional Salvage New collection which puts recycling slap bang in the middle of mainstream fashion and customisation. A splendid concept and an equally splendid sweatshirt, made from 60% recycled, organically grown pre-consumer cotton and 40% recycled, post-consumer polyester. We really like the idea of merchandise which is created from recycled materials.

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5. Bella + Canvas Drop Shoulder

Another one that’s specifically made with printing and embroidery in mind, the Bella + Canvas drop shoulder fleece sweatshirt (code 3945) has plenty to recommend it. Another unisex style, something which can’t be underestimated when customising and rebranding blank apparel, this is a classic crew sweat that comes in a lovely selection of on-trend shades. Made from very soft Airlume combed, ring spun cotton and polyester sponge fleece, it feels good into the bargain. Side seamed, the shirt is retail fit and a very decent 220gsm weight.

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6. Neutral Unisex Sweat 063001

The Neutral Certified Responsibility 063001 sweatshirt is an eco-friendly winner from the ever reliable and ever responsible folk at Neutral. Sustainability for everyone is their slogan and we completely agree with that sentiment, especially when it’s combined with a commitment to superior quality. This long sleeved sweat top is 300g/m², 100% organic Fairtrade cotton. It comes in lots of colours and a stunning XS to 5XL size range. Neutral do a lot more than sweatshirts, check out their full catalogue.

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7. Stanley Stella Joiner Vintage

Let’s round off our take on sweatshirts perfect for printing & embroidery with a sustainable standout from our friends at Stanley Stella – we’ll bring this article in the best blank merchandise 2020 series to a close with the Joiner Vintage sweatshirt. These shirts have a distinct touch of the retro about them, check out that classic decorative triangle below the collar. It seems appropriate, seeing as we started off with a reference to the origin of the sweatshirt. A garment dyed product which comes in some sensational shades and is made from 100% organic cotton, it’s crying out to be customised.

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