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The power of pantone: Matching your logo with precision.

Understanding Pantone colours: The Pantone colour matching system is a universally recognised colour standard used across various industries, including graphic design, printing, and textiles. Each colour is assigned a unique code, allowing for precise replication across different mediums and materials – if you print your logo on a business card it should match your polo […]

The Solution to Sizing Issues with Branded Company Clothing

Enhancing Remote Work Culture with Branded Company Clothing In an era where remote work has become the norm rather than the exception, maintaining a sense of team cohesion and company identity poses a unique set of challenges. Branded company clothing, once a novelty, has evolved into a crucial tool for fostering a sense of belonging […]

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The importance of branded workwear for small businesses

In the competitive landscape of small businesses, establishing a strong brand identity is essential for standing out and making a lasting impression on customers. One often overlooked aspect of branding is workwear – the attire worn by employees. In this blog post, we’ll explore the importance of branded workwear for small businesses, highlighting the benefits, […]

Elevate your brand with branded merchandise

In the world of marketing and branding, making a lasting impression is the name of the game. One highly effective way of increasing branding is branded merchandise, or as we call it “swag”. We believe that your brand deserves to stand out and that’s why SP Workwear offers a wide range of customisable branded merchandise […]

Custom Workwear: Branding your business from head to toe

When it comes to making a lasting impression and establishing a professional identity, branding your business from ‘head to toe’ is a powerful strategy. One effective way to do this is by customising workwear with your company logo. In this blog we will explore the benefits of custom workwear and provide insights into the customisation […]

Introducing SP Workwear’s showroom: A world of personalised workwear awaits you.

Elevate your brand with our expert consultations. We are thrilled to announce SP Workwear’s showroom, a vibrant space designed to bring your brand to life through personalised workwear. From embroidered polo shirts to high-visibility jackets, our showroom features some of our most popular garments, offering you a try before you buy experience. Why visit our showroom? See before […]

Who are the best workwear suppliers in the UK?

Who are the best embroidery companies and workwear suppliers in the UK

Exploring the Finest Workwear Suppliers Across the UK In the world of branded clothing in the UK, ‘workwear’ takes on a broader meaning. It’s not just about traditional uniforms; it’s about creating a sense of identity, whether for a dance group, a team of builders, or a tech startup. Across the country, suppliers are embracing […]

Who are the best workwear suppliers in Berkshire

Who are the best embroidery companies and workwear suppliers in Berkshire?

Every day we’re talking to customers about their workwear in the Berkshire area.  Whether it’s uniform for their staff, workwear for their technicians on site or promotional merchandise for events.  We’re taking a unique approach in casting a spotlight on some of our esteemed competitors.  Why? Because understanding their strengths not only helps us improve […]

Buying cheap printed t-shirts – what’s the best print method?

Many businesses are looking for cheap printed t-shirts every day for many reasons.  It may be that you are hosting a one-off event or looking for low-cost giveaways for your event.  Finding cost-effective and affordable options for creating cheap printed t-shirts is crucial. Printing t-shirts in large quantities can quickly become expensive, so it’s important […]


Why branded clothing is a great marketing tool at trade shows and events

Branded clothing is an excellent marketing tool for businesses of all sizes and industries, and it’s especially effective at trade shows and events.  Here are some reasons why branded clothing is a must-have when exhibiting at trade shows and events: It’s an easy way to create a unified look. When your team members wear branded […]


What are the benefits of eco friendly clothing for branded workwear?

As consumers become increasingly concerned about the environmental impact of their purchases, businesses are taking notice and making changes to their operations. One of these changes is the adoption of eco-friendly clothing for branded workwear. If you’re considering eco-friendly workwear for your business, here are some of the benefits you can expect. Better for the […]

Can I get a visual before I order

Can I get a visual of my branded clothing before I order?

When we receive an order we will always produce a visual of your branded clothing for approval before proceeding with decoration to a garment. This is to ensure you are completely happy with the way your artwork/logo looks on the items you have ordered so you have nothing to worry about when placing the order. […]

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Can I use an embroidery file from another workwear supplier?

The short answer is Yes. If you have had an embroidery file created by a previous workwear supplier and you have paid for the setup you should be able to use the same file for orders with a different supplier. But there’s a lot more to it than that… Sometimes it can be difficult to […]

Softshell Vs Fleece

Is a Soft Shell Jacket or a fleece better value for money?​

If you are considering a branded fleece or soft shell jacket to promote your business you may want to consider the soft shell jacket.  At one time branded fleeces were very popular but they do bobble with countless washes making them look scruffy quickly and they can be a little unflattering! Soft shell jackets, however, […]

What are these hoop marks?

What are these hoop marks?

You shouldn’t see any ‘hoop marks’ on branded clothing produced by SP Workwear as we steam all garments before we pack and ship.  Hoop marks are where the garment is fixed to a hoop to hold it in place on the embroidery machine.  This then gives you what is known in the industry as a […]

Print logo on a beanie?

Can I print my company logo onto a Beanie hat?

No, you cannot use any type of print successfully onto a beanie hat or indeed any item of clothing that is wool or knitted and this is because it has a wide weave.  We recommend embroidery only for this type of material.  There are, however a few beanie styles that have a ‘panel’ on the […]

Add your logo to clothing

How can I put my company logo on clothing?

Your company logo must be of high quality to add to clothing to create branded workwear.  Your company logo and branding should be sent to us in an ‘EPS’ or ‘PDF’ file.  This enables us to pull the graphic apart – layer by layer – and manipulate the logo for set up for printing and […]

DTG Printing on sports clothing

Why can’t I print Direct to Garment (DTG) on sports clothing?​

Direct to Garment printing DTG works best on cotton fabrics and light colours.  As we have explained in other articles, polyester polo shirts and sportswear are a great choice because they wick away sweat and are light, but you cannot use the direct to garment printing process with these.  This is because ink does not […]

Best Quality Polo Shirts

What are the best quality polo shirts for printing or embroidering?​

Quality can often mean something different to each person.  The most important consideration is what does quality mean to you?  And the other important question is to ask what environment will the clothes you wish to purchase be used in?  For example, is it corporate wear, heavy duty wear for workmen, sportswear, giveaways at a […]

Online Customer Portal

How do staff in different locations in the UK or Worldwide order branded workwear?​

At SP Workwear we have a free of charge web portal to enable businesses to offer staff across the globe the ability to order branded workwear with ease.  All you do is decide what garments you wish staff to be able to order.  We photograph them and upload them to your designated page.   You do […]

Print or Embroidery on the back?

Is print or embroidery better on the back of a t-shirt/polo?

Often the choice of print or embroidery to a polo shirt or t-shirt is a case of what might feel more comfortable.  For example, if you want to brand a large area with a web address or lettering etc then print may be preferable.  A large, embroidered logo / text on the back of a […]

What are the different printing methods?

What are the different types of printing methods for customised t-shirts?

If you’ve ever been to an exhibition, charity or sports event you will no doubt have seen people in a variety of different customised t-shirts or with bags displaying various slogans, logos, messages etc.  You may well wonder what type of print is possible on a customised t-shirt or other garment and how people can […]

Important things to consider when ordering workwear

Important things to consider when ordering branded workwear.

Are you looking to purchase branded workwear to help promote your business?  Are you feeling overwhelmed with the number of companies offering branded workwear and the many choices available to you?  You are not alone!  We receive many calls from business owners unsure where to start in the ordering process, but we hope this article […]

Why are we called SP Workwear?

Many people think we’re called SP Workwear because the boss is Steve Palmer but there’s more of a story than that – did you know we started off selling gifts?

How to ‘un-shrink’ your cotton clothes

Have you ever found that your brand new cotton t-shirt has shrunk after the first wash or two? Fear not, all is not lost! Learn how to ‘un-shrink’ it…

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