Custom apparel, or clothing tailored specifically for your brand, is a popular choice for marketers. We’re not talking about run of the mill uniforms – we mean clothing that you can give to your customers or let your customers buy.
But why have your customers don your logo? Your brand can benefit enormously and we’ll show you how here.
Why is Custom Apparel Useful?
Custom apparel achieves a few different marketing goals and helps your company make a positive impression. The most important uses of custom apparel include:
When your customers wear a shirt, hat, or other gear with your brand, they become walking billboards for your company. They help further your brand recognition and make hundreds of impressions when they wear your custom apparel.
Moreover, customers are likely to wear your merchandise at your events or when using your product or services. Therefore, they advertise to the customers you most want to target.
Imagine you are a hunting company. You sell odour-removing soap that helps hunters avoid being discovered by their prey. You also sell branded orange hats. Your customers are likely to wear these orange hats for safety out in the field.
While out there, they see other potential customers who could use your soap. These fellow hunters may be looking to bond over their shared interest, see the hat, and your brand becomes an instant conversation starter. If your customer loves your brand, they’ll be reminded to recommend it to their new friend.
Having a custom piece of clothing from you helps create a stronger relationship between your brand and your customers. Your customer is reminded of your brand when they put on their apparel. If your apparel becomes their favorite hoodie or t-shirt, they’ll feel more positively about your brand in general.
Custom apparel provides social proof to your potential customers. It’s important for consumers to know that other people trust your brand and enjoy your products.
When someone puts on your custom apparel, they tell everyone around them that they love your brand, otherwise they wouldn’t wear your gear.
Tips to Design Great Custom Apparel
Don’t leave your custom apparel design up to chance. People need to love the design of your clothing to wear it, and for you to gain benefits from it.
To design custom apparel that leaves a lasting impression, consider the following:
- Type of apparel: What will people wear when they use your product or service? Athletic wear, hoodies, hats? If they could wear anything, choose the staple: t-shirts.
- Type of material: The quality of material you choose will boost your customer’s perception of your own quality—or undermine it.
- Design: Work with a professional designer to create a truly eye-catching representation of your brand and make the clothing as appealing as possible to your target audience.
At PROforma, we can help you make the best custom apparel for your brand. We have plenty of options and can guide you as to which fit your brand best. Get in touch with us now to get started.