- Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 |
- Charity t-shirts
It’s almost the end of October which means that if you’re taking part in Sober October, your days of sobriety are nearly over!
Emma, one of our account managers here at Clothes2order, has almost successfully completed Sober October to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Although as part of Sober October rules there is a chance to buy a golden ticket for £10 to have a night off, and a glass of wine (or two), Emma has so far stayed alcohol-free for the whole month.
She has already raised £165 but the month isn’t over yet! If you’d like to donate to Emma to help raise vital funds to support cancer suffers please give here
Have you been taking part in Sober October? Or will you be doing Movember or any other charity events in the run up to Christmas? Let us know below to be in with a chance of winning a printed t-shirt in support of your cause!
Well done to Andrea and Steve who won our latest competition – they won 5 x personalised items for their business, Goodheart Signs.
They sent in these great pictures wearing their new gear – we think they look great!
We’re really please to share with you our news that we’ve won an award for Best Use of Technology to Improve Business Performance from the Chamber of Commerce! We’re really excited to have this accolade and demonstrates our investment in technology has really made an impact. We’ve now been shortlisted for a national award! The national final will take place on 27th November in London at the Pavilion at the Tower of London where one national winner will be awarded the accolade of Business of the Year and will walk away with a £10,000 cash prize.
While we are really happy that our investments in technology to improve your experience with us online are being recognised, we won’t stop there. We want continue improving the service we offer you to make your journey at Clothes2order.com as easy, fast and friendly as possible. With this in mind, we’d welcome any feedback you may have so we can continue improving the service we offer you.
Feel free to leave your comments below or on our twitter page @Clothes2order.
Forget stress balls, according to the BBC this week, Japanese designer Tomomi Sayuda has come up with a new tool to combat the strains and tensions of the working week: a helmet. Called Mask of Soul, each helmet is colourful and cartoon-esque, and is designed to combat office-related tensions and burdens.
The question is, would you where one of these helmets to work?
Last night marked the 66th Emmy Awards – and with lots of popular TV series proving worthy winners, we thought we’d look at the shows that are influencing what we are wearing…
Orange is the New Black
The TV series made orange so cool, that one prison in Michigan decided to ditch their luminous jumpsuits and replaced them with black-and-white striped jumpsuits.
A sheriff at the Saginaw County Jail commented: “It’s because as you see shows on television, like Orange Is The New Black, some people think it’s cool to look like an inmate of the Saginaw County Jail with wearing all-orange jumpsuits out at the mall or in public.
“It’s a concern because we do have our inmates out sometimes doing work in the public, and I don’t want anyone to confuse them or have them walk away.
“We decided that the black-and-white stripes would be the best way to go because it signifies ‘jail inmate,’ and I don’t see people out there wanting to wear black-and-white stripes.”
Big winners at the Emmy’s last night, hit show Breaking Bad has also seen a surge in popularity in the hat market. The signature pork pie hat as worn by Bryan Cranston’s Walter White has proved extremely popular with fans. However, this Heisenburg hat has a hefty price tag of $150.
Game of Thrones
Printed t-shirts bearing slogans or characters from shows such as Game of Thrones are becoming increasingly popular, however it is the medieval fashion from this cult TV series that has become in demand. From high end fashion houses to small jewellery businesses, everyone wants to cash in on the layered fur, house sigils and intricate embroidery of the show.
Congratulations to everyone who entered our competition to win 5 x personalised garments of your choice from our site.
We chose 2 eventual winners as the entries were so brilliant, and really showed how branded clothing would boost each brand.
The two final winners, Steve & Janet both impressed us with their original poetry skills and perfectly captured how their businesses operate and how they would benefit from branded clothing, so well done to both of them!
Don’t worry if you didn’t win, we’ve got more competitions coming up soon
Check out the two winning entries below:
The van is wrapped & the tools are labelled,
Even the workshop is signed.
Goodheart Signs are everywhere,
But my clothes are lagging behind.
To make my business #look the business,
My work clothes should have the brand,
Then my clients, new and old,
Would remember me – that’d be grand!
We are a bright young business
and Tai Chi is our game
Some lovely logo’d C2O goodies
would help to spread our name
We promise to wear them everywhere
the quality for all to see
craved by all our students
promoting both you and me
Want to make your business look the business?
Simply tell us below how you would use branded clothing to boost your business and our favourite answer will win 5 garments of your choice personalised with your company logo!
Competition closes 15.08.14
Clothes2order reserves the right to end any promotions at any time without prior notice
Winner will receive 5 x garments printed with 1 x company logo. “Garment of choice” indicates any 5 items from the site personalised with your company logo up to the value of £150.
Clothes2order has been shortlisted for the Digital Business of the Year award for the 2014 National Business Awards! We’re really excited to share this news with you!
We will be up against nine other businesses in competition for this prestigious award, with the winner being revealed at the National Business Awards gala dinner held on 11 November at Park Lane’s Grosvenor House Hotel in London.
Michael Conway, Managing Director at Clothes2order commented: “To be named a finalist for such an esteemed award is a great accomplishment for the entire team at Clothes2order. With technology advancing by the minute it’s extremely important to us to keep pushing the boundaries of what can be achieved as a digital business, and with our status as a finalist confirms that we are doing this successfully.”
Finalists were chosen from the hundreds of businesses that entered or were nominated across 17 award categories. We will now prepare for live presentations to expert juries who will decide the overall winners that will be revealed at the awards ceremony on 11 November.
We’re really excited to share this with you and hope we can continue to improve and refine the digital experience we offer to you as our valued customers.
If you would like to comment, please do so below or feel free to tweet us @Clothes2order
This week, little-known Spanish second division side Cultural Leonesa started trending on Twitter, thanks to their classy new football kit.
Their new shirts are out of the ordinary compared to most and feature a tuxedo style design with black buttons and bow tie, which will be worn in official matches next season.
Perfect for evening attire we’d say!
This comes just days after fellow Spanish second division side CD Lugo released their new beer and octopus themed kit, paying homage to their sponsors and local cuisine.
What do you think of the kits? Know any other weird and wonderful football team uniforms? Post your comments below or tweet us @Clothes2order
American heavy metal band Metallica were one of the big acts to headline Glastonbury last weekend, and despite the success of their Pyramid Stage set and acquiring a legion of new fans, the lead up to their much anticipated performance was tainted by comments from other artists and bands, claiming that Metallica had no place at the family friendly festival. Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner asked whether Metallica would fit in Glastonbury’s “hippy nucleus” and Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker thought their set would be “too abrasive” for a “fragile crowd”.
Despite winning over critics and fans alike, Metallica decided to poke fun at their critics by printing some of the best of the worst remarks* that were made about the band’s appearance. Dubbed “Glastallica”, the t-shirt was available to buy at Glastonbury itself:
Front and back of the tee:
What do you think about Metallica’s way of responding to their critics? Is a t-shirt the best way to protest or express yourself? If so, how would you express yourself on a t-shirt?
Post your comments below or tweet us @Clothes2order
*Offensive words on the t-shirt design have been blurred out for the purpose of this blog.