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Hoodies for School Trips

Schooltrip bus and no kids wearing hoodies in this old fashioned clipart

We’re all going on a ….

Now don’t get me wrong ……….. It’s only a slight case of old age jealousy that’s got a tight grip on my soul today ………… But honestly, Taking a School Trip …. they’re not what they used to be! You wouldn’t have caught us in hoodies for a start off!

I remember visiting the local park for a nature trip ……. I remember visiting a redundant local mine for a social history trip ……… I remember a visit to a disused quarry that was disguised as a Geography trip …… I even remember a trip to London for a privileged few ………

History trip: A rare visit to Washington DC where a group hoodie would make children more easily accounted for.

History trip anyone?

But  nowadays School trips have taken on a whole new lease of life! Sports trips to Barbados. History trips to Berlin & Washington DC. Geography trips to Iceland. Ski Trips (every year, not just one in a blue moon) to the top European resorts.

Kids, When your parents say you’ve never had it so good …….. They’re not kidding! Your parents had lousy school trips! Trust me, 6 days in a great destination trumps three hours at a local quarry with home made sandwiches & a bottle of pop for your lunch every time!

Ski trip: French Alps. Hoodies less useful on ski slopes but perfect for apres ski and travel.

School ski trip

So, why the rant about School trips? There isn’t a problem really, life’s for living, get out there, enjoy, explore, take every opportunity you can lay your hand on! The real reason for it is that there’s a great offshoot of the school trip phenomenon; The school trip hoodie. Not only is it a great momento & badge to show off that you’ve been there, done that …… It’s great for the school staff too; They get to identify the straggler from their group a lot easier meaning you’re not left off the bus, or the train, or if you’re one of the lucky ones, the plane!

School geography trip to Arctic: down or fleece hoodies to cope with icy temperatures?

School geography trip

School trips get bulk buy discounts on their purchases & there are hundreds of options & variations on colours, designs, layouts & personalisation. So if you’re off to Val Thorens skiing, Berlin for some culture or Iceland to take in the natural history ……… We’ve got you covered!

Elite Poloshirt & Zoodie Get New Papini Colourways

The colour range for Papini Clothing’s poloshirt and hoodie ranges just gets bigger & bigger. ng Cumbrian and other North West businesses can now set themselves apart even more effectively and stylishly

A Papini Poloshirt For Businesses That Want to Be Elite!

ENNA is a black with red highlights colourway applied to Papini Elite Poloshirt: front view

The Enna Colour Scheme

LUCA-front view, black body poloshirt with blue side panels and white trim

Luca Style Polo Shirt

Latina colourway on Elite Papini polo. Navy blue body, blue grey side panel and gold trim - front view

Latina Style Elite Polo Shirt

TIVOLI poloshirt: dark grey / black body panels with contrasting white trim. -front view

Tivoli Styled Poloshirt

Toscana polo shirt colourway with claret body & light blue side panels set off with white and gold trim.

Toscana Colourway: Eye Catching

Papini has made several new additions to the Elite range of poloshirt colourways. New colourways include the Toscana, which fits nicely with the Wine & Black hoodie. There is the Enna as mentioned below. The Trieste goes perfectly with the purple & Black colourway on the Purple hoodie & finally comes the Luca.

You can take a look at the new polo colourways in our online designer programme here

In the coming weeks there are two further Elite range poloshirts. The Latina is outstanding in its Navy & Gold colourway. The Tivoli comes in a black & White colourway. There are also new additions coming to the deluxe hoodie range; A full Black & full Navy version along with a new Black with Cyan option. (update 03/10/2015 now available)

Is it a Hoodie? No it’s a Zoodie

BlackGrey Zipped Hoodie (Zoodie) Warm and robust workwear

Black with Grey Marl Zoodie

Fuschia pink & navy trimmed zipped hoodie: to brighten a dark Northern work day!

Fuschia & Navy Blue trimmed Zoodie

Papini Zoodie in red with black trim for a smart Cumbrian work force.

Red Black Colourway on Papini Zoodie

 

 

 

 

Papini’s Zoodies are available to companies, and organisations who want to combine the practicality of the hoodie with a top quality garment. Companies who want a look that helps to professionalise the appearance of their staff will find these an attractive option. The iconic zipped hoodie range will find themselves comfortably at home from the shipyards of Barrow to the Farms of the Solway Plain and the Eden Valley! This range has had 3 exciting new colourways added: Fuchsia (that’s pink to you and me!) with Navy contrast, Black with Grey contrast and a Red version with Black contrast. These garments are fantastic as stand alone workwear or leisurewear colours in a wide range of settings. They comfortably span the professional and casual of Cumbria’s organisations and businesses. Not only do they work as standalone items, but Papini have had their designers hard at work coming up with a complementary set of colourways that also mix & match with the Elite range polo shirts in the Enna, Milano, Sienna & Ferrara colourways.

You can take a look at the new zoodie colourways in our online desgner here

Custom Leavers Hoodies for 2015 & Beyond

Plain hoodie colour range available for customising at Stitch & Print

Hoodies ready and waiting for your imagination to create a custom leavers memento!

Whether you’re leaving School, College or University this year It’s decision time … No! Not what you’re going to do with your life … What you’re going to do, to create the ultimate custom leavers hoodies for your gang in 2015 and in the next few years too! THAT’S the first BIG decision!

Custom Leavers Hoodies: Starting Points!

Cyan hoodie. Heavyweight high quality fabric: perfect starting point for custom leavers hoodies

Deluxe hoodie in Cyan: A popular starting point for leavers hoodies.

So what are your choices for 2015 up in this corner of Cumbria? Well, as always, the most obvious choice is the traditional over the head hoodie. We’ve some great options from the deluxe weight hoodie from Papini to contrast colour options & single colour hoodies from the AWDis range in a standard weight of fabric. The option often chosen is to go for the standard weight because you’ll be leaving in May or June & you’re considering how warm that deluxe weight leavers hoodie is going to be. But remember, those cool custom leavers hoodies are for life, not just for July! We see ex students still proudly wearing their old personalised leavers hoodies years after the date, all year round! So maybe, (hopefully!) that deluxe weight that’s going to be a bit warm during the day that you have your leavers party, comes into its own when December comes around & you’re walking home in a chill Northerly wind … you get my drift? And they work just as well for any of our customers from more southerly climes too!

JH053 Zoodie: a new twist on personalised custom leavers hoodies in bright green

Zoodies are a cool zipped alternative for the usual custom leavers hoodies that everyone else might have.

Over the last couple of years there’s been a big increase in the amount of people taking a zip through hoodie option. The Zoodie looks like becoming a firm favourite, for extra cool leavers hoodies around the UK, as the option of the quick throw on / throw off offered by the zip looks to be a winner, especially if you’re having a big hair day! Again, available in both standard weights as well as the deluxe weight you’ve loads of colour options available. We’ve seen a couple of these around Carlisle recently and very smart they looked too!

Hoodie Alternatives

JH044 college jacket in orange and black as an alternative to the leavers hoodie

College jacket. A recently popular alternative to the cool leavers hoodie

The other option that people often look at is the college style jacket. There’s some great new colour options this year and across the three popular styles there’s 25 different colour options, So we’ve probably got something that will fit your requirements just perfectly; whether you’re local at Nelson Thomlinson School or finishing at the University of Cumbria! So? Try something different this year & go with a college jacket rather than a hoodie? The choice is all yours!

You can check all of our hoodies, zoodies & college jacket range via our on line brochure. All sizing, as well as colour options are available to view there.

Customising Your Leavers Hoodies

So how do you want to decorate and personalise your leavers hoodie? There’s lots of options:

Examples of custom leavers hoodies, printed with personalised designs

Custom leavers hoodies to get you thinking

Embroidered Hoodies. We’ve embroidered school badges, simple text and personalised names to the breast area as well as larger personalised names to the back of garments. We have years of experience and there’s almost nothing we can’t accomplish for you with our hoodie embroidery skills and technology.

Chest & Breast  Hoodie Printing. We’ve supplied custom leavers hoodies with small printed logos to the breast as well as larger school & college names across the chest. If you’re looking at the latter we’d suggest not looking at the Zoodie as it can be an expensive process to take care of the zipped area with a tidy print!

Back of the hoodie. The most popular option for you to customize your own hoodie is still “LEAVERS” or “CLASS OF” with a large number (15 for this year!) made up of the names of all of the people involved in your leavers year. Decorate it, personalise it, or customise it how you want, there are loads of different options for your school, college or university custom leavers hoodies.

Not sure what you want on there? Want to get an idea how it will look? You can use our on line garment decoration tool to try out your options.

So how many do you need? We have a minimum quantity of one …….. But if there’s 200 of you we can still deal with it. We’ve loads of different options on decoration production to cover different class sizes in the most economic ways possible. Give us a call, or use the contact form to send us your enquiry.

Create a Hoodie for Your Snowsports Trip

Summer has been and gone, You’ve partied from Ibiza to St. Moritz and washed up on the Italian Riviera. But the days are getting shorter & everyones moving on, Put away your shorts & bikini, it’s time to pull out your Winter gear. You’ve got your ski’s (or your snowboard), You’ve still got a few Euro’s to spend on the apres ski. But have you got clothes for travelling? It’s time for your snowsport holiday!

Create a Hoodie for Your Skiing Gang!

If you’re looking for personalised hoodies for your Winter Sports trip you’ve come to the right place  at Stitch & Print. Be it Ski or Snowboard that gets you on the piste we’ve hoodie designs to help you create your personalised style for your holiday.

You can create your own hoodie designs via our hoodie designer decoration tool on the main website or you can take one of our pre-decorated hoodies & add your personalisaton. Logo’s can be put on the front, the back, sleeves; It’s your hoodie, lets decorate it your way!

If you’re looking for a one-off top, a small group where they’re all the same or a group where each person has their own design, It’s not a problem! We have no minimum quantities and offer full flexibility to produce what you’re wanting. You really can create a hoodie your way!

If you’re organising a larger group, be it a club, society, School or University ski trip we offer attractive discounts on bulk orders. Have a play with the hoodie designer tool on the website to get some ideas. Once you’ve got an idea, give us a call so we can look at the details with you and offer you our best price option.

It’s  about standing out on your way to get on the piste!

Zipper Hoodie Range by Papini: New Colourways

The fantastic Papini zipper hoodie range has some new colourways joining its well established and hugely popular members! Offering superb quality, with fantastic features, there’s no better spec for this type of cool hoodie zip top!
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Zipper Hoodie 380g

Overview

  • Black 380g, 35% cotton & 65% polyester
  • Funnel neck with full length black resin hoodie zip
  • Hidden mobile phone pocket with earphone channel
  • Deep front pouch pocket
  • Double lined hood
  • Papini drawstring and toggles
  • Ribbed cuffs and waistband
  • Reactive dyed for colour stability

And now we have further colour ways added in to the range:

Black & Grey Marl Zipper Hoodie
The new black with grey marl contrast is an ideal addition to the range. It complements the standard black or grey marl polo shirt and is also designed to complement the San Remo polo shirt from the Papini Elite range.

 

 

 

 

CyanCyan & Grey Marl Zoodie: deluxe zipper hoodie. Great for Cumbria's climate!

 

The cyan with grey marl contrast zipper hoodie is a great addition. It works well with the cyan & grey marl polo shirts from the standard range.  It can also be worn with the Monza & Pompeii polo shirts from the Elite range as well.

 

 

 

 

Fuschia (pink) & black zoodie. Hoodie zip topThere’s a new colour scheme of Fuchsia with Navy contrast. This is a super cool hoodie, complementing the existing Navy & Fuchsia polo shirts! It’s also great with the new Enna Elite range polo shirt in Navy with Fuchsia contrast.

 

 

 

 

 

Take a look to see what you’re logo will look like on our range of cool zipper hoodies via our website

Hoodies – not something to be scared of on a dark night!

Hoodies: Love them or hate them they’re here to stay!

FuschiaNavyA brief history of the hoodie: In theory the advent of the hoodie can be dated back to Medieval Europe, when the formal attire for monks included a long decorated hood called a cowl. However the hoodie as we know it today really took off in the 1970s in America, when hip hop culture developed in New York. The practicality of the hoodie was popular amongst young people, and this was increased by the high profile appearance of the hoodie in the Rocky films.

The biggest trend in hoodies now is customisation and branding, something Stitch & Print are experts in! We have wide range in hoods, all of which can be customised by our team of printing and embroidery experts.

full_zip_hoodie_navy_front_rgbHoodies come in a wide variety of styles:
As well as traditional single colour garments we also stock a range of contrast colour ways where hood linings, toggles & coloured panels are a great way to achieve a personal touch, These options are fantastic for club wear!
The Papini hoodie is a deluxe quality 380gsm fabric with colour contrast to the hood lining & toggles. This means that not only is the finished product stylish, it is incredibly warm  and comfortable.
We have a range of hoods designed specifically for ladies which include longer hemlines, This below the waist design can be worn with a pair of leggings giving you plenty of style options. It is also available with a V-neck option.
One of the more recent booms has been the Zoodie; Zoodies or zip-up hoodies, are really fashionable at the moment, with all the high street favourites stocking them. They add to the practicality of a standard hoodie & these have been really popular with ladies where an over the head hood can make a real mess of well turned out hair!

Hoodies are now a truly multi-purpose garment: They are used in sports teams, Business’ love them, especially if working outside, They’re popular with students both leaving school and joining university, They’re even part of the uniform for some schools!

So next time you see a hoodie, don’t wonder what the wearer is up to – think about what design we could add to it to make it personal for you!

See the range at www.stitchandprint.co.uk

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