Trend Alert! Hats with Leather Patches

Back in the day all the classic trucker caps sported patches. And of course what is old is new again. The patch trend on hats is making a big come back.

Leather and sublimated options add a fun new twist to hat patches.

Without sounding like a broken record (which we are going to anyway…) hats are probably the BEST form of advertising. And with these new patch options you can really stand out from the crowd.

Need some ideas on how you can use this trend with your brand, project, or upcoming event? Listed below are some ideas to help get your creative mind cranking away.

  • Design a new twist on your logo and run the hats as a “limited edition”. If people know these won’t always be available they are more likely to purchase it as soon as they see it.
  • Want a big crowd at your event? Use the same ‘limited edition” concept and let everyone know that the only way they can score the hat is to attend the event.
  • Use them as employee incentives or to mark milestones. For example you just produced your millionth widget. Get everyone a hat to mark the occasion and show your appreciation of a job well done.
  • Don’t forget family events like reunions or weddings or even milestone birthdays.

If you need more information just give us a shout.


Tri-Blend Wicking Gear

All the things you love about moisture wicking without the slinky slimy feel. The new tri-blend wicking gear from Sport Tek has a soft hand, drapes without clinging and is easy to decorate.

As the dress codes in the corporate world become more relaxed the polo shirts and 1/4 zips would be perfect for the sales team, office support, or executive team. The soft tri-blend fabric give the garments a polished look without sacrificing the moisture wicking properties. This allows you to go from an air conditioned board room to a summer on site visit without looking wilted by the time you get back to the office.

More styles in the tri-blend line from Sport Tek are just a click away!



New Dri-Fit Tees from Nike

How are those New Years resolutions coming along? Need some more incentive to stay active? Nike just released two new tee shirt options to their performance line.

First is the new Dri-Fit Cotton/Poly tees. These tees are a 4.7oz blend of 65% cotton and 35% poly. Perfect for those of you who don’t like the feel of 100% poly. These tees are soft and will help keep you comfortable and dry during your workouts.

Nike did not skimp on color options so if you are outfitting a team you are sure to find a color that will work.

Want to go old school with 100% cotton?  Nike thought of that as well with their 4.6oz Core Cotton tee. And in keeping with the same color palette  as their dri-fit tees you can mix and match these styles to help keep everyone cool, comfortable, and performing well. Even if it is just at the company cookout this summer.

Samples will be arriving in the shop in the next couple of weeks so come on in and check them out. Now you really don’t have any excuse not to keep those New Years Resolutions alive.


Cheers to 2019!

As we head into the final week of 2018 we wanted to take a moment and thank all our customers for their support this year. And based on the orders still coming in, 2019 will be off to a great start. So again, thank you all so much!

Here are a few things to keep an eye out for during the next couple of months:

New 2019 Catalogs under our E-Catalog tab. If you want a print copy of our master catalog stop by the shop. We have plenty and they are FREE!

Flash Sales: especially on hats. We seem to have an abundance of extra hats from Flex Fit, Adams, Pacific Headwear, Yupong, and Port & Company. We don’t need them but you might. Keep your eye out for those notifications on our Facebook page and here on our Home page.

New Trend Highlights on our blog. There is always a new trend brewing in our industry. While not all of them may be for you, they might give you some ideas to help you mix up your uniform, gift, or promotional items.

Updates to our Website. Some of these you will notice but a lot of them you won’t. They will be running in the background making the website faster to load and easier to navigate on your device of choice.

And on that note from all of us here at National Embroidery have a safe and happy Holiday week!

3 in 1 Jackets Re-imagined

Back in October we introduced the Collective System and have since had several customers start using this line in place of a more traditional  3 in 1 jacket. The feedback to date has been very positive.  Our customers are saying that the price point is better, the mix and match options are modern and updated for today’s style trends, and the jacket line is broken down for men and ladies so everyone gets the perfect fit. Check it out and let us know what you think.

Browse the system in our on-line store.

Posted by Leann 11.19.18

New Gear from the Charles River 2019 Collection

The 2019 Charles River catalogs are at the shop for those of you who like paper copies and for those that don’t the new catalog is on line under our E-Catalogs tab. (There are several new catalogs for 2019 waiting for your perusal so be sure to take a peek.)

We already have some of the new items in stock at the shop. Come on by if you are curious.

For the month of October when you purchase the New Englander rain jacket in Rose Gold (shown below) Charles River will donate 10% to Pull for A Cure and Breast Cancer Research. How cool is that!

Also be sure to check out our Facebook page where there are some closeout deals going on from Charles River.  The deep discounts on 2018 items means you might be able to outfit your team for a lot less than you thought you could.

Posted by Leann 9.24.18

Back to School Backpacks

Back to school means new back packs. And if you aren’t heading back to school but want a new back pack anyway check out the new ones from The North Face.

Add a name, number, monogram, or company logo and you are all set to hit the ground running in September.

The North Face a little out of your budget? Currently these bags from Eddie Bauer are on sale.

To make sure you get the sale price which is on thru 9/9/18 mention that you saw this on our blog when you call or e-mail with your order.

There are a lot of other budget friendly options on our apparel site. Click bags and see how we can help outfit your kids, team, or employees for Fall 2018.

Posted by Leann 8.23.18


Red House Dress Shirts for those Cold Conference Centers

Let the fall trade show season begin. Cooler weather (hopefully) and cold conference centers call for transition pieces that are easy to care for, look professional, and keep that cold air conditioning at bay.

Notice the two words NO IRON….my favorite words! Need something not quite as dressy?

The Port Authority twill shirts shown above may work out perfect for you. And these come in a lot of colors so you are sure to find something that works with you color palette.

Click on the shopping cart below to shop our dress and not so dress shirts to find the perfect shirt for your next trade show.


Posted by Leann 8.9.18

Pennant 2019

The new Pennant catalog has arrived. We are working on getting extra copies for the shop but until we do take a peek at their on line catalog by clicking on the photo above.

I was having trouble picking images of new items to showcase because there is a lot of great new gear for 2019. So below are just a few  offerings that caught my eye. Click on any of the photos for more information.

Posted by Leann 8.2.18