Posted 02 November 2012 - 12:04 PM
Makes perfect sense.. in the past i looked into the possibility of producing playing kit for the Dockers, direct from China.. worked out about £300 cheaper than the cheapest company in the UK. For a club who produce a lot of jerseys etc the saving would be much more. Makes sense for the bigger clubs to go with the likes of ISC, Nike Adidas etc etc because of the benefits of working with a major sports brand, but for smaller clubs dealing direct would be more beneficial i think. I found the factory that manufactured the xblades jerseys for Wests, but sadly they're minimums were too high for us.
its worth mentioning that a lot of factories in China and the far east that typically produce apparel and footwear for the major brands such as Nike and Adidas are now actually producing the same quality of products but for their own in-house brands, and therefore creating more competition for these major brands. Something which may benefit sports clubs looking to produce team apparel and merchandising.
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