7 Hoodies Ideal for Printing and Customisation – Best Blank Merchandise 2019

7 Hoodies Ideal for Printing and Customisation – Best Blank Merchandise 2019
17th September 2019 5th Team

The humble hoodie has become a staple of modern fashion. Nowadays, everybody loves a hoodie and that includes us here at Fifth Column. Stylish and practical, the hooded sweat is an incredibly versatile pieces of clothing and looks good on just about anyone. Better still, hoodies are a natural for print and embroidery. One of those garments that cries out to be decorated with a company logo or a stunning graphic. We thought we’d put together a short list of 7 hoodies ideal for printing and customisation as part of our best blank merchandise 2019 series.

Hooded garments date back to Medieval Europe or even earlier, but the first hooded sweatshirt was made in the 1930s and since then it’s gone from strength to strength. The term ‘hoodie’ was coined in the 1990s and, after some initially dubious connotations, has come to simply mean a zipped or pullover top with a hood.

History lesson over, let’s get a look at the hoodies. These are 7 of the best blanks currently available when it comes to customisation (numbered for reference, rather than ranking). Most are suitable for Screen Printing and Embroidery.

Need help finding the best hoodies for printing and or embroidery? Get in touch with our friendly team for some expert help.

1. Salvage SA41Z Zip Hoody

Making garments from recycled materials is an idea that’s only going to get bigger. The Salvage range of clothing is a great concept and these hoodies are great too. Made from 60% Recycled pre-consumer cotton and organically grown 40% recycled post-consumer polyester (as certified by the Global Recycle and Organic Content Standards).

Available in six colours and sizes from XS to XXL, this hoody is a fantastic eco-friendly printing option.

2. Stanley Stella Cruiser Unisex Hoodie

You just know your artwork is going to look good printed on this one. Pullover style and useful kangaroo pockets, the Stanley Stella Cruiser hoodie oozes quality. Double layer, self-fabric hood and metal eyelets, this top is also kind to the environment, made from 85% organic ring-spun combed cotton and 15% recycled polyester – 350 G/M². A brushed sweatshirt, fabric washed and lightly sueded. Perfect for printing and embroidery and no problem matching your branding with a staggering selection of 25 different shades.

3. As Colour 5101 Supply Hood

Another versatile, unisex hoody which is designed specifically for personalisation. The AsColour Supply 5101 is regular fitting and mid-weight at 290g / 8.5oz and comes in 10 colourways. Constructed from 80% cotton 20% polyester anti-pill fleece, the 5101 features raglan sleeves, the ever popular kangaroo pocket at the front, a lined hood and a tonal drawcord. Plus, it’s pre-shrunk to minimise shrinkage

 As Colour offers a super selection of clothing. See our catalogues page for the complete range, you won’t be disappointed.

4. Neutral Certified Responsibility 062301 Zip Hoodie

Neutral specialise in premium clothing which is produced to the highest social, ethical and environmental standards. This hoody features a double lined hood, front pockets, YKK zipper and inside neck tape. 6 colours and sizes up to 3XL. 100% organic, Fairtrade cotton and single jersey knit. A lighter weight garment, the Neutral Certified Responsibility 062301 zip hoodie weighs in at 155 GSM. Click here to take a look at the complete Neutral catalogue of products. It’s worth noting that the labels on Neutral garments cannot be removed.

Need help pinning down the prices? Contact us – you can get an online quote from our custom clothing experts.

5. Continental Clothing N51P Pullover Hoody

Hitting all the right notes, the Continental Clothing N51P hoody blends fashion with Fair Wear and is sure to deliver a fantastic result when it’s customised.

Made from 80% combed cotton and 20% polyester (brushed 3-ply 9.44 oz / 320 g) the weight and mix of materials is also attractive.

Another style that’s great for men or women, the N51P offers comfort as well as 8 colours and sizes from XS up to 3XL. Priced to make it an affordable option for print or embroidery.

6. Fair Share FS60P Unisex Hoody

Fair Share means the garment workers who produce this superb item of clothing get a living wage for their efforts. Basically, that equates to the minimum earnings required to provide a decent living for a typical family in the area. That seems reasonable to us, especially when you’re talking about a hoodie as fabulous as the Fairshare FS60P. Made from 100% organic Fairtrade cotton (brushed 3-ply 8.26 oz / 280 g).

Check out the full Fair Share range for more of their products.

7. Stanley Stella Connector Zipped Hoodie

The Stanley Stella Connector zip hoodie is another essential consideration when you’re choosing hooded sweatshirts for printing or personalisation. Hood lined in single jersey, the Connector has a quality feel with its set-in sleeve and herringbone tape inside back neck and at inside of zip. The 85% organic ring-spun combed cotton, 15% recycled polyester also scores on the environmentally friendly front.

The finish is fabric washed and lightly sueded and weight a creditable 300 G/M². Enough colour choices to make it adaptable to brand requirements.

Fifth Column can help

Planning the next range of garments for your clothing brand, event or promotion and need help?

Fifth Column have been printing t-shirts in London since 1977 – we offer an extensive range of garment customisation Services – and we love what we do.

Contact Us for more information or request a Quote using our online form.

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