What do you do when your wardrobe becomes full of event T-Shirts?

Yes, you’ve just signed up for yet another popular race. Of course, you’ll get your runners bag and, of course, you’ll receive the typical sporting event T-Shirt.

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The more events you sign up to the more T-Shirts and free goodies you’ll receive – this is fairly standard. One thing that isn’t accounted for though is the lost space in your wardrobe from all of the new clothing that you’ve received. Well, keep on reading and I’ll explain how you can recover the space that these T-Shirts keep on stealing from your wardrobe in the best possible way.

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7 Science-back reasons why beards are good for you.

As a man, there’s seldom choices that you have to make that are more grueling that the “should I, shouldn’t I” great beard debate. Whether you’re looking to grow a foot-long beard or if you’re after a face that’s as smooth as a babies backside – chances are if you are clean-shaven, you’ve debated growing a beard and vice-versa.

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In November, however, growing facial hair takes on a completely new meaning as men across the globe grow their facial hair in honor of Movember – a non-profit campaign which was set up to raise awareness of men’s cancers.

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Matt’s Mammoth Mountain Challenge

Matthew Riley was an incredibly popular and talented student who had a very bright future ahead of him. Tragically, Matthew was killed in a motorcycle crash while he was backpacking around Cambodia – a lifelong dream that he had.

Matthew, who was from Ketton, in Rutland, was only 23 years old and he had decided to spend four weeks of his summer break from Lincoln University, where he was studying psychology and Marketing, in Cambodia. Tragically, a few days before Matthew was due to fly home he was killed in a crash that happened in the early hours of September 13, 2015.

When describing her son and the accident, Mrs. Riley said:

“He has always been gifted and took French exams when he was 13. He did really well.

“The details of the accident are very sketchy. We will know what happened. We keep hearing things but we don’t know.

“He was very careful and wore a full-faced helmet. Matthew was staying at a nearby hostel where the crash happened. We spoke every day. He was due to do his last year at university and the university has been very good. They have invited us to his graduation in September so he will still graduate.”

As well as graduating this year, Matthew had also planned to take part in the Three Peaks Challenge which is a challenge where participants climb to the top of Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowden – the three highest peaks in Scotland, England, and Wales.

The intention behind taking part in the Three Peaks Challenge was to raise money to donate to Diabetes UK and Mind in the memory of his granddad Kevin Dowling, who had died eight years earlier, and his aunt Anne-Marie Dowling, who sadly passed away three years ago.

Tragically Matthew won’t get the chance to see all of his plans through but his family and friends have stepped up and decided to tackle the Three Peaks Challenge in Matthew’s honour – while also using the challenge to raise additional funds to donate to a Cambodian children’s charity called CamKids.

“Matthew had spent some of time in Cambodia helping to teach children to swim. That was very typical of him. He was a very sociable person and keen to help out where he could.

“The inequality in Cambodia is huge. There’s some very wealthy people driving around in nice cars and some extremely poor people, especially children living on the streets.”

In preparation for the event, Garment Printing were incredibly humbled to be asked to create the printed T-Shirts which will be worn by everyone who is taking part in the challenge. We’d also like to help them to raise the money that they need to support these 3 incredibly worthwhile causes.

If you’d like to find out more about Matthew, Matt’s Mammoth Mountain Challenge or if you’d like to donate money to help these incredibly worthwhile causes – you can visit the Matt’s Mammoth Mountain challenge GoFundMe page.

And please, help spread the word because together we can change lives for the better.mattsmammothmountainchallenge

How to Organize an Event For Your Business?

Business events are the perfect opportunity to demonstrate your products, gain new clients and generally help to create a positive image and buzz for your brand. No matter what the size of your business, events are a great tool if they are used properly. So, how can you ensure that you have properly prepared for your event?

Audiences & end goals

Before all else, you will need to consider your target market and the end goal that you want to achieve from the event. It’s important not to get too caught up over the silly added extras that you think might look good. Finishing touches are nice and will add personalisation to an event but if it’s all frills and not much else, you might end up losing money, rather than gaining clients and expanding your customer base.

When considering your target audience, you want to keep in mind that the event needs to be mutually beneficial. Ask yourself: What are my guests expecting to gain from this event? What kind of audience will help me to expand my business? How can I turn skeptical guests into new clients?

From the speeches you make to the way you layout the tables, everything you do should be tailored to ensure your visitors have a memorable experience. Careful consideration of your target audience will ensure that you not only enhance the number of potential follow ups, but that your actions make a lasting impact on your clients as well.

Money, money, money

Another important thing to consider when planning an event is a strong, solid budget. Most people will pull together some kind of budget for their event, but it needs to be precise and carefully thought out to minimize the risk of overspending.

Try not to just randomly pick an overall figure for the event. If you consider each element, such as lighting, refreshments and finishing touches separately, you’re much less likely to throw money away on unnecessary things. It’s also advisable to factor a small amount of ‘spare’ money into your budget, just in case there are any unexpected costs that you may not have considered. That way, if a problem arises you can easily cover it with no stress. Alternatively, if nothing goes wrong you’ll have saved yourself some money.

…and relax?

Once your event is over, you can breathe a little sigh of relief – but don’t get too comfortable too soon. The absolute best thing you can do after an event has taken place is assess how it went. Whether this is directly after, or a few months down the line when attendees have made a decision on your products, assessing the outcome is crucial.

Look at what went right, what went wrong and discuss ways that you and your colleagues might be able to adapt and evolve the event next time round. Finally, tie up all those loose ends. Chase up any potential leads and be sure to say thank you to everyone who attended, a friendly business is a memorable one.

If you would like any promotional materials for your new business or event,visit Garment Printing. 

Three Small Businesses with Effective Branding

Branding is important for any business but getting it right if you’re an SME is crucial if you want to reach out and inspire as many people as possible. It doesn’t matter whether you are a charity or a clothing line, branding is everything. Bigger companies have advertisers, graphic designers and a whole host of other clued up professionals at their disposal, so it’s not always easy if you’re one of the little guys.

Looking for some inspiration? These three businesses are getting it right when it comes to effectively branding their products.

Tencel

Tencel is the brand name of the eco-friendly fibre loving crafted by the House of Lenzing. The branding for Tencel is simple but incredibly effective, clearly representing its ethical roots.

A material that is softer than silk, more absorbent than cotton and creates minimal impact on the environment. Tencel is a firm favourite of environmentally friendly companies who want printed garments for marketing purposes, without adding to the ecological damage caused by the production of other garment materials.

The branding of Tencel clearly demonstrates what it is and why it’s different from other fibres. This clear branding is effective because it gives the fibre its own identity, something that is vitally important for a new or small business.

Meals That Heal

Personal cookery coach Karen Maidment focuses her efforts on a number of different cooking and health adventures. The garments that Karen had made up to promote her book ‘Meals that Heal’ is the perfect example of small business branding done right.

Meals That Heal promotes the idea of cooking and eating to control and cure uncomfortable diseases and conditions such as IBS. The recipes and the book in general focus on natural clean, green eating and her branding clearly reflects this.

Karen used naturally coloured aprons and a nature inspired green logo on all of her garments to successfully tie her branding together in a creative and inspiring way.

Cancer is a Drag

A small charity that raises money to help fund cancer patients, Cancer is a Drag has a fantastically quirky logo that gives the small team exactly what they need to stand out amongst other cancer charities.

Officially launched at 2012 London Pride by its founder Alan Bugg, the charity uses drag nights and other pride events to raise funds for better awareness and financial help to those who need it most.

Printed t-shirts were an obvious choice to create branding buzz for this organisation, because their unique ribbon/drag-queen crossover logo works perfectly on all types of apparel. The design is bright, fun and most importantly of all, it grabs people’s attention. Thanks to all their branding and hard work, the charity has raised enough money to join the Charity Commission and give out over £2000 in grants to help vulnerable cancer suffers.

These organisations prove that you don’t need big money to make a big impact. What does your branding say about your small business?

T shirt Printing For Charitable Causes – Meet the People

At Garment Printing, we specialise in printing for charitable causes. Whether you need t-shirts for your next marathon run or for raising awareness on the streets, we have just the solution. What’s better – we offer a price beat promise and free design assistance to ensure you don’t spend too much. We acknowledge the fact that these t-shirts are for a good cause and therefore our aim is to ensure you save money while you undertake this wonderful endeavour for a good cause.

Whether it is logo design, embroidery or screen printing we have the solutions. Below are some of the wonderful people who raised money for Charities that have a huge impact.

Meet the people behind some of these worthwhile causes.

Team Flying Carpet

The two brothers Mo and Abdul El-Togby had set a goal to raise money to drive an ambulance from London to Mongolia in aid of the UK charity GoHelp. They aimed to donate the ambulance, raise £1,000 in sponsorship, donate equipment to Mongolian health and educational child charities.

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Changing Faces

Changing Faces is a UK charity for people and families who have conditions, marks, or scars that affect their appearance. The charity’s aims are to support affected individuals and their families, and change attitudes towards disfigurement.

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