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Sportswear and Team Kits: How Much Do They Cost and How To Save Money?

How to reduce your costs as much as possible without compromising the quality?

Are you a part of a sports team but you and your teammates do not have a personalised team kit or sportswear? Or the last sportswear you ordered turned out to be so bad that you are now regarded as a crime against sports fashion. Well, we can assure you that you are not alone, and we have all been there committing horrendous crimes against fashion. There can be many reasons for not upgrading your team kits but one of the most prominent reasons is the total cost over any other factor.

So, let’s talk about the real issue i.e., how much does personalised team-wear costs and how can you save your money:

What Sport Do You Play?

First of all, it all depends on the sport you play because team wear is different depending on the type of sports. So, based on the game you play professionally, you will have to estimate your total investment. When considering the costs, do not forget to include factors and elements such as logos, printing services, embroidery, transfers, and fabric, etc. In other words, you have to look at the plain price first and then consider what the additional costs are going to be.

Also Read: Digital Printing vs Embroidery: Which Is the Right One for Your Workwear?

Start With the Basics (Football, Cricket, Rugby)

Always start with the basics. For example, for a sport like cricket, you know that you can only wear one colour. This restriction applies to all cricket games but more strictly to games played on fields across the UK and in schools at the weekends. On average, cricket whites start at around £40 which also includes bottoms and shirts. Besides, the price will increase as you add transfer logos or embroidered logos.

As far as rugby and football are concerned, they also equally have differences and variations between one another. The differences can be seen in not just the team apparel but on the pitch as well. Once you know how you want your final look to be and what your requirements are, then you will be able to begin your budgeting for your new sportswear and team kit.

So How To Save Money on Team-Wear? 

Here are a few tricks that we have up our sleeves:

Colours and Font 

Consider the number of colours there will be on the bottom, top, or tracksuit and where you can restrict them. The fewer colours you use, the better it is both aesthetically and financially. Moreover, if you are going to be using writing or fonts on your shirts, then make sure that you choose to print and restrict the number of fonts to keep your costs as low as possible. 

Embroidery Style

Consider using digital printing instead of embroidery because the former is cheaper. So, it will help you lower your cost on the total design.

Buy In Bulk

One of the best and the most effective ways to lower the overall total cost of your team-wear is to make the purchase in bulk. It is possible that you can get the cost down if you buy an extra ten pieces of clothing and this can build up to a significant amount when you order in bulk.

Also Read: 6 Ways to Save Money with a Bulk Shirt Order

Decrease the Amount of Customisation 

One of the biggest ways people end up increasing their cost of customisation is by ordering a lot of additional elements in their sportswear. Whether you want the front or the back of the apparel customised, it is better to restrict the number of customisation to decrease your total costs.

Bottom Line

To sum it up, custom teams kit and sportswear is a good investment. You can keep the price at a minimum by following simple rules. In short, concentrate on your design and purchase in bulk.