S&R Apparel and Promotional Products 2021 Round-Up.
PLUS! What to expect for 2022…
We’re in the last month of 2021. It’s truly hard to believe! After all we’ve been through over the last two years, some days, weeks, months have felt like a time warp. But here we are! Standing tall and strong, forging ahead with passion and ingenuity. We started S&R Apparel knowing we’d be in it for the long haul and we’re seeing that through. We’re here to stay.
As we take time to write our holiday cards and share good tidings with those around us, we can’t help but reflect on some of the amazing projects we’ve had the honour of working on this year. There have been so many memorable ones, but we’ll share a highlight reel for you here.
2021….A year we will certainly never forget!
As we all continue to navigate the new norm of dealing with Covid and everything that comes with it, I want to take the time to thank all of my clients (new and old) for their continued support. It has been a tough year for most but I really feel that brighter days are ahead.
We here at S&R Apparel will continue to provide the best service possible to all of our clients. With the constant challenges that continue to face us with supply chain issues and most recently the obvious effects of climate change, our goal moving forward will continue to be sourcing environmentally friendly products and reducing our impact on the environment. Finally, I want to wish everyone a very Happy New Year and all the best during the holiday season!
Motivated Movement water bottles
Marisa and her team always keep us moving and motivated! Making custom water bottles for this fitness brand was a great time. They picked a stunning colour and sleek bottle design that boasts features including insulated stainless steel, impact resistance, eco-friendly materials and BPA-free.
We always love when customers come to us asking for water bottles for their team or as handouts at events because everyone loves a good one. Truly. And these H2O canisters are a surefire way to expose your company and increase your brand reach organically because, well, people love to stay hydrated on the go.
Our water bottle suppliers provide a huge selection of styles, colours and budgets to fit your project. It makes matching your brand personality a cinch!
Kleiner Moving Services seasonal tees and long sleeves
We love silkscreening, vinyl printing and embroidering a high quality, fun coloured seasonal tee and Kleiner Services has let us do this for them on several projects this year.
Their standout blue colour makes for a beautiful canvas for their logo and company slogans. We chose silkscreen printing for their apparel for its wow factor and high-quality finish. Every letter appears crisp and clean against their brand blue and the gear we personalize for them instantly elevates the look and professionalism of their team when they’re on the job.
Having a well-branded team is one of the easiest ways to attract more business and keep your current clients coming back as logo apparel builds awareness of the brand with customers. It makes sense if customers are surrounded by staff who are wearing a shirt with a logo, as they will associate that brand with the business, the products, and the satisfaction experienced.
Not only does having branded apparel allow your team to stand out wherever they may be, but it also builds marketing and service team camaraderie. When your staff all wears logo branded shirts or hats, they belong to a group. When people belong to groups, their confidence is increased.
Lastly, customized logo apparel differentiates staff from customers at a quick glance. This is a gift for customers and new employees.
Wearing company branded apparel makes sense. It’s an investment and will not only reach out to customers, but it has benefits in building a strong team of employees.
VTT School bucket hats and gear
Bucket hats were back in this summer and boy were we ever feeling that trend! We even had a few opportunities to personalize and brand these beauties for the season. VTT bucket hats were a BOLD project that came together beautifully. Simple yet effective, these hats definitely made a statement in the best way possible.
The nice thing about bucket hats? They are the perfect canvas for high-quality embroidery, which elevates the look of the piece tenfold. Whether a logo is your style or you’d rather have a slogan, embroidered detailing is a standout option when planning a project design.
We’re hoping the bucket hat trend sticks until Spring/Summer 2022, but we know if it doesn’t, we’ll be ready for whatever the fashion gurus send our way!
Polar fleece blankets
We must admit, these tend to be a highlight for us every year because they are just so loved by our clients. They come in a variety of colours and styles, all expertly crafted with premium quality poly-fibre yarns that create exceptionally soft and durable blankets. They’ll keep you warm even on the coldest days and are easy to customize with your brand logo or slogan. Our clients usually opt for embroidery for these products, but silkscreen printing works just as well and looks spectacular on lighter colours.
Cosy up by the fire, pack for your next ski trip or stay extra warm overnight with a polar fleece blanket!
PS – these make great employee gifts! Pair a blanket with a customized mug and fleece vest and you have the perfect winter warm-up pack for your dedicated team to use both in and out of the office.
Like what you’re reading here? We’d love to get you in on the action too! Give us a call or shoot us an email and we’ll find a way to make your logo stand out on the highest quality apparel and gear in Canada. We love to get creative and make your logo work for you. So reach out! We can’t wait to work together!
The key component in the branding process is positioning the brand. Positioning consists of configuring how you want your brand to be perceived in the market by consumers in comparison to competitors or similar brands. Customized brand assets play a large role in helping position your company effectively.
What to expect for 2022
In addition to the impeccable customer relations, reliable service and top quality products that you’ve come to expect and enjoy from us, you can also anticipate a few small updates here at S&R for the new year 2022.
New and updated stock
We’re keeping our fingers doubled crossed that this coming year the global supply chain will be rectified and our usual stock (and then some!) will be fully replenished. Expect the same quality apparel and products to hit our shelves come 2022 which will ensure you get the customized products your brand/company deserves. We’re hoping to add a few new pieces to our collections as well. You’ll have to stay tuned for those!
More eco-friendly gear
Sustainability will be key for us (and hopefully you!) throughout this next year, and beyond. This is why you will also likely see more eco-friendly products available to choose from when working with us on your custom project. We’re talking sustainable apparel, stationery, bags and more. As you know, we love branding eco-friendly totes! We look forward to more sustainable styles and options to offer you in 2022.
Taking care of the environment is everybody’s business. Eco-friendly products help reduce plastic waste, can be recycled/reused, are not resource-intensive, are made without the use of harmful pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers and are made to last.
Before closing off, we want to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for your support, patronage and trust over this past year. Our loyal clients and new clients have been a pleasure to work with and we look forward to creating more customized promotional magic in this next year. We’re looking ahead with absolute optimism and excitement. Great things are on the horizon and we’re happy to have you come along for the ride with us! We appreciate you all. Enjoy the holidays with family and friends. We are so grateful.
Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.William Arthur Ward
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