- Friday, July 25th, 2014 |
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.
We’d like to know what you’d say on a t-shirt for the World Cup. It might be a famous World Cup quote, a funny tweet you’ve written about the tournament or something creative inspired by Brazil.
It could be
or Michael Owen’s famous
We’ll choose our favourite slogan as the winner and send it to them printed on a t-shirt!
How to enter:
Enter on Twitter by tweeting us your slogan along with the hashtag #Printmyslogan
Enter on Facebook by writing your slogan on our wall, starting your entry with the hashtag #Printmyslogan
Competition closes Friday 11th July, best of luck!
Production is growing at Clothes2order, so much so we’ve invested in another state-of-the-art digital printing machine!
We’ve now got two of these machines – called the Storm II – one of the industries leading digital direct-to-garment (DTG) printers, making us one of the biggest DTG printers in the UK.
This machine prints 3 times faster than conventional DTG printer, allowing us to send out customers’ orders out faster than ever before.
We also love this machine as it uses only neo-pigment inks and conserves vast amounts of water : a serious problem in the textile industry is water wastage. We are extremely proud to have this technology which enables us to be leaders in green credentials within the garment decorating industry.
If you haven’t seen our video of the Storm II in action, take a look here!
Thanks to everyone who entered our competition to win 5 x personalised t-shirts printed on our state-of-the-art Storm II machine!
We’ve had a great response to the competition so thanks to everyone who entered.
We’ve sent the winner an email, so check your inbox/junk folder because it could be you!
If you haven’t seen our short film about our digital Storm II printing facilities at our Manchester warehouse, you can still view it below.
In the meantime, keep checking our blog for details of further competitions!
T’s and C’s
Winner must reply to all correspondence promptly and no later than Monday 16th June 2014.
There’s just under two weeks till the World Cup kicks off, so we thought we’d round up the best of the worst World Cup t-shirts that have caught our attention…
Check out this t-shirt made for two people (image courtesy of Metro) that Primark is selling – genius idea or terrible mistake?
Made for two people, we’re not convinced this t-shirt will work…
What do you do with your other arm?
What do you do if you need the loo?
What about this Versace t-shirt? Featuring an all over sublimation print, the t-shirt is described on their website as a celebration of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil and states that “Donatella Versace has created a special T-shirt that combines the passions of football with the vivid iconography of Versace DNA”.
Created using the colours of traditional Brazilian Carnivals, it is a loud and daring t-shirt with an even more daring price tag. At a whopping £410, we’re not sure how many football fans will be queuing to buy this one-off from the luxury Italian brand.
Earlier this year, Adidas were forced to stop sales of their World Cup t-shirt line after Brazil’s ministry of women’s affairs said the shirts were offensive. One t-shirt had the slogan “Lookin’ to score” featuring a woman in a bikini on a beach in Brazil. Another featured the slogan “I heart Brazil” with a design resembling a woman’s behind. Featuring sexist slogans and images, the t-shirts were quickly retracted as they were seen to “link Brazil’s image to sex appeal”. Adidas shortly issued an apology.
Have you seen any World Cup t-shirts that you like or dislike? If you could design a World Cup t-shirt, what would have on yours? Leave your comments below or tweet us @Clothes2order
Going viral on the internet this week is this photo of Macaulay Culkin wearing a t-shirt of Ryan Gosling wearing a t-shirt of Macaulay Culkin back in his Home Alone days.
If this is the new thing to do, who would you have printed on a t-shirt wearing a t-shirt of you? Leave your comments below!
Fancy your chances of winning 5 personalised t-shirts for your business, club, band or friends?
We’ve put together this short film to give you a valuable insight into what makes the Storm II so special at our printing and embroidery warehouse in Manchester.
All you need to do to enter our competition to win 5 t-shirts printed on the Storm II is watch this video and answer the question below!
Question: How many print nozzles does the Storm II have?
Terms & conditions:
Competition closes 6th June.
There is 1 x prize to be won. The prize is 5 x Fruit of the Loom Premium Heavyweight T-shirts each printed with 1 x customisation of your design/choice. Winner will be chosen at random and will need to be available for correspondence after the competition has closed.
Last year when Fergie announced his retirement from managing Manchester United, we wrote a blog post about the customised t-shirts that fans had printed in support of Fergie.
With Fergie-approved replacement David Moyes now out of the game after 10 doomed months with the club, we take a look at the array of personalised t-shirts that fans have created to express their opinion on the matter. Below we show our top picks of those in favour of Moyes in, and those in favour of Moyes out.
What do you think about expressing your opinion on a t-shirt? Post your comment below or tweet us @clothes2order