New to the promotional products industry in Australia is the Izod sports polo’s. Made famous through the golfing world, this athletic range adds a new dimension to promotional apparel.
The IZOD performance poly pique polo will keep you cool and dry at all times. In addition, it is UV protected and antibacterial. They have a snap placket closure and ribbed knit collar. The IZOD logo is on the right sleeve on most the polo’s available.
Izod joins a growing list of retail brands available to co-brand with your logo, including Nike, Puma, Adidas and Stormtech. Styles are available in Male and Female cuts.
Polo’s have always been a promotional product favourite; not only for the recipient but also for advertisers. No wonder when you see the results of an Advertising Speciality Institute study that shows shirts generate on average 1,755 impressions.
However selecting just any promotional polo is not a guarantee of success. The recipient has to first of like the polo and the branding options, and then the polo has to be durable for 2 important reasons. Firstly, the longer it lasts the more impressions your branding gets. Secondly, a high quality, durable product parlays directly the same attributes back onto the logo on the shirt – yours.
One brand we often recommend is Stormtech. Originally developed as highly technical outdoor apparel in Canada, these polo’s make for durable and classy uniforms, promotional polos, and gift for purchases.
Stormtech are so confident in the quality of their polo’s they offer a 3 year warranty against defects in materials and workmanship. That has to give you confidence in using your brand on Stormtech gear.
For the 200 FIFA World Cup of the Brazilian soccer team uniform was made of recycled plastic bottles – about 8 bottles per jersey. The plastic bottles retrieved from landfills in Japan and Taiwan. After being melted down they were turned into yarn to produce the materials.
By using recycled PET bottles, Nike reduced their energy consumption by over 30% compared to normal polyester. They also saved over 13 millions bottles from going to landfill.
This same process is available in Australia to the promotional products industry. Pictured here are promotional polo shirts and caps which are made of 100% RPET recycled material. These promotional items also come with a swing tag proclaiming the environmental benefits of this material so you can subtly boast your green credentials.