- Friday, August 14th, 2015 |
In Celebration of ‘Bring the 90’s to work day’ in association with Manchester Pride, we count down 8 t shirts that you’ll remember if you grew up in the 90’s……
1. Heat sensitive t shirts!
….The memory of these caused much excitement in the C2O office!
2. Jurassic Park
…..Made even better when said in the voice of Alan Partridge
Image courtesy Target.com
Image courtesy polyvore.com
….. What would your 90’s band t shirt be?
….. We are based in Manchester after all
6. Orange soda
…… Love it or hate it, if you grew up in the 90’s your should be able to name this show!
7. No Fear
…. hands up if you had one of these
Image courtesy complex.com
8. Bright, bright colours
…… A shining example of 90’s neons from the Fresh Prince
It’s two weeks before the big four day weekend celebration that is Manchester Pride and this year marks the 25th anniversary of charity fundraising events celebrating Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) life in Manchester. The charity has called on businesses and employees to join a city-wide party by donning nineties dress and enjoying some classic tunes from the decade; they’ve said that they’ll help spread the 90s love by giving away prizes to businesses and employees who embrace Bring The 90s to Work Day, with free tickets to events and nineties-themed prizes, so our staff have got involved with the fancy dress!
Manchester Pride chief executive Mark Fletcher said: “The nineties played a pivotal role in the progression of LGBT life in the city, so to celebrate this we wanted to honour the decade with something fun whilst raising essential funds for our charity.
“Whether you’re dressing up as the Teletubbies, digging out your old Tamagotchi or getting down to a bit of 90s pop music, we want to see work places turn back the clocks to remember this defining decade.
“Funds raised will go directly to the various LGBT organisations that we support across Greater Manchester.”
If you’ve got an event coming up, whether it be fundraising, for business, or just for fun, we would love to hear about it. Why not get printing done at Clothes2Order.com
Two courageous members of the Clothes2order team are braving the shave for Macmillan Cancer Research.
Jon from the Marketing department and Jamie from our Account Management team will have their hair shaved at Clothes2order HQ in Trafford Park on 1st September to raise important funds for the charity.
Jon said of the event “I’m excited to be raising money for Macmillan as it is close to my heart – it’s great to give back even a little to such a great charity.”
Other Clothes2order team members have the chance to participate in shaving Jon or Jamie’s hair by simply donating £5 to the cause.
Come back to our blog on 1st September when we’ll be uploading a video and photos of the brave shavers.
Have you ever done something bold for charity, or are you doing Brave the Shave this year? If so, we’d like to hear from you! Share your comments with us below, or head over to our Facebook or Twitter pages.
We’ve recently been in the news because of our employee benefits. We’re firm believers here at Clothes2Order that we work for a fantastic company and we’re all treated very well as staff and it’s great to see that such a positive thing has been written about our company on a few different websites. We have fruit in the kitchen, parties twice a year, our own personalised mugs, chocolates on our birthday, etc.
Now we’ve got a new employee benefits package which includes:
– Shopping vouchers for improvement ideas which are implemented
– Attendance bonuses
– Health benefits
– Childcare vouchers
– Cycle to work scheme
– Emergency loans
– And even more!
Read all about it online here
Ever wondered what 763,026 t-shirts look like? Check out our infographic below to see just how many t-shirts we've printed at Clothes2order HQ...
Have a t-shirt design in mind? Let us know and we'd be happy to offer you some advise on what t-shirt to choose. Or alternatively you can check our our article on Choosing the right t-shirt.
23rd July 2015
Today, Clothes2order has been shortlisted for the Digital Business of the Year and The Customer Focus Award for the 2015 Lloyds Bank National Business Awards. Clothes2order is a rapidly growing business based in Manchester, producing printed and embroidered clothing for uniforms, promotions and events.
Going up against other finalists, Clothes2order will compete for the prestigious award, with the winner being revealed at the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards gala dinner held on 10 November at Park Lane’s Grosvenor House Hotel in London.
Michael Conway, Managing Director said: “It is incredibly pleasing to have our efforts recognised and has further driven our aspiration to continually enhance our digital offering through creating customers who are not only happy with our service, but who become advocates of our brand.”
An all encompassing range of industries are represented in the shortlists for this year’s awards, with companies from recruitment and children’s clothing, to pet food and online marketing being selected for the chance to win a coveted Lloyds Bank National Business Award. The scale of the finalists is just as varied, with companies turning over less than a million pounds to over £25 million, employing 20 people or over 70,000 people.
Tom Broughton, Programme Director of the National Business Awards said: “The quality and range of this year’s entries exceed even those of last year, which is no mean feat. The draw of being involved with the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards has seen companies from all kinds of industries submit applications, which have been narrowed down using our thorough and comprehensive scoring system. We are now looking forward to the next step in the judging process and meeting some of the finalists face-to-face.”
Finalists were chosen from the hundreds of businesses that entered or were nominated across 18 award categories. They will now prepare for live presentations to expert judges who will decide the overall winners that will be revealed at the awards ceremony on 10 November.
Visit www.nationalbusinessawards.co.uk for a full list of all finalists or for details on how to attend the event.
To shop at Clothes2order, visit us at www.clothes2order.com
We’re giving away a £100 to spend on your next order, EVERY month!
You can enter our competition with 3 simple steps:
We will notify a winner on the 27th of every month.
Good Luck and Happy Snapping!
Terms and conditions:
One customer every month will win £100 of Clothes2order credit to spend site-wide on Clothes2order.com. Winner will be drawn on 27th of every month. Entries recevied after 27th of every month will be drawn in the next month’s competition. Entries received before 27th of every month will be drawn in that month’s competition only. Clothes2order reserves the right to end any promotion at any time.
Sometimes the simplest choice can be a little baffling! There are a variety of options when looking for a T-shirt; different fits, necklines, and fabrics. I’ve put together this handy little blog post guide to try and help make sense of all the jargon out there! (We also have an old post with a glossary which is really useful if you fancy a nosey.)
A T-shirt is always a safe bet and we’re sure it’ll never go out of fashion; its strength is in its simplicity and versatility.
By altering details, like the length of the sleeves, colour (and of course the print or embroidery you choose to customise them with), you can create a wide range of looks to appeal to more people.
Different neck lines will suit different styles and occasions, for example crew neck/round neck is the most popular cut and choice. V-necks are more casual but also quite classy, and they can be worn both by men and women.
There’s also polo collars which combine a neat appearance with comfort and they can be a good substitute for formal shirts in the workplace.
A T-shirts success also depends on its fit. Remember, some types of T-shirts are supposed to be loose, others are best worn tight, and an average fit won’t look good on everybody.
Keep in mind who the wearer will be, and if you want to attract men and women equally, you should consider both regular and ladies fits.
With regards to the fabric composition, T-shirts are typically made with 100% cotton, cotton blends, polyester, or polyester mesh. Each one has its advantages and disadvantages of course!
Most people tend to find that cotton is the perfect choice because pure cotton is natural, soft, and comfortable to wear. It’s a natural fibre, good for those who have allergies or find less absorbent fabrics a problem.
Polyester is light, breathable, soft, and comfortable. It doesn’t wrinkle or shrink, but it can have a shiny appearance and is usually worn more for sporting purposes. For sports garments, materials have to be lightweight, durable and capable of preventing perspiration build up.
A fabric blend that is growing more and more popular are Tri-Blends (made up of 50% Polyester/25% Cotton/25% Rayon), widely known from American Apparel these t-shirts are SUPER soft and have a stretchy feel to them.
T-shirts are so popular that it’s really hard to find somebody who doesn’t love to wear them, and a lot of details are personal preference, so for example, I personally have Gildan Ring Spun, Soft Style T-Shirts as my PJs because they’re soft and comfortable, my partner likes Fruit of the Loom and Russel t-shirts, and our customer service manager dreams of American Apparel because “they feel like you’re wearing a cloud”.
There’s a good variety of colours to choose from on clothes2order.com and we’ve made it nice and easy to search on our website! On the left hand side of the T-shirt product page (or any product page for that matter) you’ll see ‘Filter Products’ and you can change the size, colour, fabric, gender, brand, etc. on there.
If you’re customising clothing to sell on to your members, fans or customers, the brand of blank t-shirt you choose doesn’t usually matter. Different brands can vary on quality and price, so it all depends on what the t-shirt is being used for and how durable you want it to be. You’ll definitely want to show off your awesome designs, whatever brand you choose!
Thanks to everyone who entered our competition to win over £120 of embroidered polo shirts! We had such a big response, so we thought we’d draw two winners instead of one…
Watch our embroidery video below where we reveal the names of the two winners!
If it’s you, congratulations! We’ll send you an email to confirm your win and start producing your £120 worth of C2O clothing!
If you haven’t won, we’d like to thank you for entering with 10% off site-wide! Simply use code JUN89 at the checkout, expires Fri 3rd July, valid up to 499 pieces.
VIDEO CONTAINS AUDIO
1. Watch our video about our embroidery machines in action as we create polo shirts for Manchester Central Foodbank
2. Answer the questions below
3. If answered correctly, you’ll be in with a chance of winning 10 Asquith & Fox polo shirts embroidered with your own logo or design.
A. Manchester 10K Run
B. National Food Drive
C. Supermarket Collection
Answer below with either A, B or C. All entries must be received by Thursday 11th June at midday. Good luck!