9 of the Best Polo Shirts for Printing and Embroidery

9 of the Best Polo Shirts for Printing and Embroidery
23rd March 2020 5th Team

You need great blank garments if you want to produce great custom clothing. The polo shirt, first seen in Manipur, India in the late 19th century, has come a long way. It’s become a staple for printing and embroidery. A practical and versatile piece of apparel that has a wide appeal. Polo shirts are great for workwear, a favourite for organisations and work places. The polo is also an enduring fashion statement and standard kit for sports related activities. Choosing the right one to personalise can make all the difference to the finished project. So here are 9 of the best polo shirts for printing and embroidery (numbered for reference rather than ranking). Part of our best blank merchandise 2020 series.

By the way, these polos are sustainably sourced and ethically manufactured. Many are made from organic cotton. These aspects are really important to us here at Fifth Column. We love what we do, but prefer to ink and stitch stuff which is made by principled people who are trying to make our industry more ecologically aware and socially responsible.

9 of the Best Polo Shirts for Printing and Embroidery - Stanley Dedicator

1. Stanley Dedicator

No list of the best polo shirts for printing and embroidery would be complete without at least one entry from Stanley Stella. The men’s Stanley Dedicator polo boasts indisputable sustainable credentials. Made from 100% organic ring-spun combed cotton and available in an impressive 15 different colours. Two button placket with matching buttons and weighing in at 230 g/m².

9 of the Best Polo Shirts for Printing and Embroidery - AS Colour Amy

2. AS Colour Amy

AS Colour are another blank garment producer with a rock solid ethical standing and a reputation for high quality. The women’s Amy polo is a fine example of their clothing and definitely deserves a place on our best polo shirts for printing and embroidery list. Mid-weight and made from combed cotton, it’s pre-shrunk and crying out to be customised.

9 of the Best Polo Shirts for Printing and Embroidery - AS Colour Chad

3. AS Colour Chad

We aren’t done with AS Colour yet. The men’s Chad polo, part of their superb selection of blank shirts and polos, also needs to be included. Heavyweight combed cotton quality with a regular fit and classic 3 tonal button placket. You just know your print is going to look the business on this. There’s also a long sleeve version of the Chad polo which is worth consideration.

9 of the Best Polo Shirts for Printing and Embroidery - Neutral ladies classic

4. Neutral O22980 Ladies Classic

Neutral Certified Responsibility want their clothing to be okay for everyone – the planet, the producers and the folk who wear it – and that approach certainly includes their polo shirts. The stylish ladies O22980 classic shirt looks good, is slightly fitted at the waist, and is made from 100% organic Fairtrade cotton. Lots of colours to choose from and Ecolabel certified for environmental excellence.

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

9 of the Best Polo Shirts for Printing and Embroidery - mens classic

5. Neutral O20080 Men’s Classic

Naturally, there is also a men’s option in the Neutral Certified range of polo shirts. The O20080 Classic polo has the traditional pique knit and a very respectable 235 g/m² weight. It shares the same wide variety of shades and ethical endorsements as the women’s classic polo shirt. The cut is equally stylish with slightly fitted shoulders and tailored sleeves.

6. Russell Pure Organic Polo

Russell have been making clothes since 1902 and are a hugely respected imprint clothing brand. Their men’s 508M organic polo shirt also warrants some respect and merits a spot on the 2020 best polo shirts for printing and embroidery list. It ticks lots of boxes with high scores for sustainability, quality, fit and printability. GOTS certified, label free and a nice smooth surface for superior print results.

9 of the Best Polo Shirts for Printing and Embroidery - Ecologie Etosha Organic

7. AWDis Ecologie Etosha Organic

The Etosha organic polo shirt is part of Ecoligie by AWDis, a range of fashion for printers and embroiderers that offers a more sustainable customisation choice. It’s a move in the right direction as far as we’re concerned here at Fifth Column. This shirt is 170gsm organic cotton pique. A smart casual alternative which is more environmentally and budget friendly.

9 of the Best Polo Shirts for Printing and Embroidery - Stella Devoter

8. Stella Devoter

Another entry from Stanley Stella, the Stella Devoter is a ladies polo made from 95% organic ring spun combed cotton and 5% elastane 200 g/m² pique. It features flat knit rib at collar and sleeve, and herringbone tape at the back of the neck. The quality you would expect from Stanley Stella and sizes XS to XXL. Plus ten different colours, including summer sizzlers like sunset orange and cotton pink.

9 of the Best Polo Shirts for Printing and Embroidery - Earth Positive EP20

9. Earth Positive Standard Polo

Continental Clothing’s Earth Positive range of blank apparel are 100% organic products and, for the last five years, Continental have been the largest organic textile licensee of the Soil Association. This climate neutral Earth Positive EP20 men’s standard polo shirt has a relatively tight pique knit which works well whether you want to print or embroider.

It’s a good way to round off any roll call of the best polo shirts for printing and embroidery. Ours is compiled with an eye to ethical working practices, something that’s a big deal us and our customers.

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 specialise in sourcing and printing garments from GOTS-certified, Fairtrade and Fair Wear audited producers and offer a complete range of garment customisation Services.We love what we do.

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