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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!

Nursery School Uniforms… and Upwards!

The smallest of new starters

Toddler polo shirt suitable for the tiniest nursery child's easily maintained uniform.

Kids polo shirts for toddlers from 0-6 months

Across Cumbria and the North of England, very small people will be coming to the end of their family holidays and heading for child-minders, nurseries and primary schools in the next few weeks, many of them for the first time.

At Stitch & Print, we’re known for our workwear – and part of that involves providing school uniform for a range of schools, Nurseries and childminders. But school doesn’t start at four years old; We also do the smallest of sizes in polo shirts, sweatshirts and fleeces for youngsters.

Starting at sizes suitable for just 6 months old and with over 20 colours on offer, you can be sure of the colour fastness and quality of our polo shirts and parents can relax about what their children should wear for a busy day of play. We also offer printed T-shirts for something even less formal – ideal for trips out and about or for group photographs to mark the start of school life.

Toddler sweatshirt. Simple nursery school uniforms for kids!

Toddler wearing a basic sweatshirt

“There are a few companies across Cumbria offering embroidery services for school uniforms,” says Richard Mattinson, MD of Stitch & Print, “but there are often minimum order limits and there may be a restricted range of basic garments.  With the breadth of our business, we can do any quantity and can offer a wide range of options and prices.”

We’re very competitive on our full range of both staff & pupil uniform, whether it’s for a large school, a bustling nursery or a small child minding business & all of our uniform prices includes embroidery.  “We’ve worked on 500 pieces for schools in Carlisle, 20 pieces for a nursery in Weymouth & done a single polo shirt for a start-up child-minding business in Cockermouth, in the last year and they were very pleased with the results and service on the different order sizes we offer,” says Richard.

So, if you’re considering creating a school uniform for your nursery or child-minding business don’t be put off by thinking it’s only for large school, We have a minimum quantity of a single piece of embroidered school uniform! If you could use some advice on the costs and options available, please get in touch.  We’d be happy to put together some ideas to give you what you need.

Joma 2015 Football Kit Range Announced

The new 2015 range of football kit from Joma has just been released & it’s got some great styles & colour ranges to make your team look premier league!

As well as the full range of Football strips there are sections for Basketball, Tennis, Cycling, Volleyball, Training, Athletics & Running including a huge range of tracksuits & associated kit.

The Joma Range of Football Kit

Joma football kit shirt, royal blue & white makes a great soccer shirt with team colours!

Joma match shirt would look good on any Cumbrian football team

But as you’d expect the emphasis here is on the Joma football range. As well as the ever popular Champion 2 & Champion 3 ranges there’s the well established Europa & copa ranges as well as a host of other regulars. Look out for the new Zamora goalkeeper strip which will run alongside the Area 4 option, It’s certainly going to make your keeper stand out in the box!

We can supply full football kits at competitive prices complete with club badge, sponsors logos & shirt numbers as standard. But with Joma we have the ability to guarantee replacement strip availability if a player loses their kit or it’s damaged; In each kit line description there’s a guideline as to how many years that kit is guaranteed to be available in the range for. No more issues with 10 players in one shirt & the 11th having to wear “this seasons new design” as the one you’ve bought has been superceded. Lets be honest, football kit costs and getting at least 2 seasons out of one, especially for kids football teams, is a priority for a lot of clubs!

Football Kit for Cumbria’s Kids Teams

Joma Zamora football kit for the goalkeeper. Very tough green version

Zamora goalkeepers kit

Talking of kids football teams, there’s another huge advantage; They don’t stop growing! So if a couple of players shoot up in size we can supply extra soccer shirts, shorts & socks decorated with the same sponsors details as the originals for you.

Looking like a team isn’t just about being on the pitch. Joma have a huge range of tracksuits, training & leisure wear in both fully coordinated kit lines & coordinated colour schemes to have your football team looking the part before & after the match.

So take a look at the 2015 Joma catalogue & pick your kit for next season. Call us or use the contact form via our website, we’ll be happy to price everything up for you.

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.