Don’t forget to consider the weight of the garment and the weight of a patch. Putting a PVC patch on an athletic shirt is guaranteed to cause some unsightly draping and pulling. Not only will it look odd, but it’s going to feel pretty odd too. Leather and PVC patches will sit best on heavier garments or accessories, whereas fabric patches and labels are suitable for all types of garments. Size matters, of course, a small leather patch will still look pretty fresh on a lighter weight shirt, but a normal sized full embroidery patch could be too heavy and thick for a polo.
While we stand behind the quality and durability of the items we send out the door, we think it’s important to consider the type of wear, tear, and care a garment might receive once it’s in the hands of the consumer. A leather patch on a rain jack might be a silly choice, it will only ever get wet, but a PVC patch will be functional and cool looking. On the other hand, a leather patch on a flannel or sweatshirt will hold up really with moderate washing.
All of these factors are things we consider when designing your garments. We’re happy to make whatever you’d like, but if you need some guidance, your designer will be able to tell you whether or not what you’re looking for is the best use of your money and brand. Ultimately we want you to LOVE love your items, and choosing the best material, placement, and application can be a bit complicated. Don’t settle for something mediocre, let’s get creative and make your merch the best it can be. Email us today!