You will also learn what additional benefits you get from choosing FUSH˚ as your European team wear manufacturer. For example:
- Customized fabrics
- A manufacturer with an existing team wear clients
- Lower MOQ for team wear brands
- ISO-certified supplier
Now let’s dig a bit deeper into each point. Starting with the benefits of working with a manufacturer who is physically close to you.
1. Faster delivery with European team wear manufacturers
Since European sports clubs attract huge revenue, most team wear brands, even if not European, have a great interest in being present in that market. Having a clothing factory nearby makes for much easier delivery to your warehouse AND your clients’ warehouses too. This means no suffering from congested ports – something we still feel the effects of and something that was a huge problem during the pandemic.
FUSH˚ factories and warehouses are located in Serbia, at almost equal distance from any European major city.
2. Closer to home, closer to your CSR goals
When you source from a European team wear manufacturer, not only that you get fast delivery, but you also score CSR points for lower CO2 emissions purely because your goods can be delivered by road, rather than air or freight ship. Then take into account that there’s a greater chance you’ll work with a solar-powered manufacturer.
3. European companies are more likely to have solar-powered factories
Simply because many EU-funded projects encourage companies to switch to solar power and many companies do.
FUSH˚ has a solar power plant in its mass production facility since 2021.
4. European countries have strong labour laws
Just from the legislative point of view, European team wear manufacturers have an advantage over their far-eastern competitors. Labour laws on the Old Continent ensure workers in the textile industry can afford to live with dignity from their work.
Some European companies take a step further and go above what is required by law. We at FUSH˚ pay at least 20% more than Serbian national minimum wage and we pay that only for entry-level positions. The more experienced workers earn even more.
5. Easier communication
If your main language isn’t English, even if a European team wear manufacturer doesn’t speak your language, chances are you both speak English well enough to have smooth business communication. This isn’t always the case with overseas manufacturers and some key information may be lost in translation.
There’s more than the language barrier that makes communication easier for you when you work with team wear suppliers from Europe. Due to sharing very similar cultures, you’re more likely to find a supplier with a similar communication style, which makes negotiations significantly easier.
At FUSH˚, we have French, German, and Italian speakers and every key contact person speaks and writes impeccable English.
Now let’s see what other benefits you get from working directly with us.
a.) Customized fabrics
If you want your teams to value your sports jerseys more, you need to provide them with clothing that makes their performance on the pitch easier. When you have customized performance-oriented fabrics, you can do so.
FUSH˚ has come up with its proprietary ultra-light sportswear fabric called BeeDry©. It weighs only 70 GSM and as such can be used to make the whole sports jersey from it, use it under the armpits, or as a side panel. It will make for a lighter sports jersey with the same moisture-wicking properties.
b.) One of our clients is a big team wear brand
Our most notable team wear client is Macron. We have been making various sports jerseys for them since 2021. We worked with team wear startups as well but not as regularly as we do with Macron. In addition to that, we made countless marathon t-shirts for various marathons on the old continent. Since 2005.
c). Lower MOQs for team wear brands
Since it’s much easier for us to make a sports jersey than a cotton t-shirt, we can lower our MOQ significantly for any team wear client. Especially if you need the same garment shape for more clubs and the only difference is in the print and club crest. You’d have to agree to work with us long-term to activate the lowest possible MOQ.
d.) Certified supplier = peace of mind for a team wear brand
FUSH˚ owns ISO certificates for quality management system, environmental management system, and occupational health and safety management system. This is a guarantee that we make top-quality team wear, respect the environmental laws, and have a healthy and safe work environment for our employees. Everything a team wear brand owner needs to have peace of mind.
Now that you know all the benefits of working with a European team wear manufacturer, you can make an informed decision about who your next supplier will be. We hope it is us and that’s why we invite you to fill out a contact form below and let us know you envision our cooperation.
- What is a team wear manufacturer?
- What are the benefits of using a team wear manufacturer?
- What are the latest trends in team wear design?
1. What is a team wear manufacturer?
A team wear manufacturer is a clothing factory that specializes in making team wear. That means their factory is organized to cater to small orders and that their sublimation printing facilities work at full capacity. This is because sublimation printing is the preferred method of applying graphic design to textiles and is the most work-intensive department of a clothing factory when it comes to making team wear.
2. What are the benefits of using a team wear manufacturer?
The biggest benefit is the fact that a team wear manufacturer has an in-house sublimation printing department. This speeds up the whole manufacturing process significantly. Clothing manufacturers that aren’t specialized in team wear wouldn’t invest in dye sublimation printers and calenders.
Another benefit is that a good team wear manufacturer would manufacture fabrics and would be able to customize them in order for you to have a better-performing sports jersey for your sports clubs.
3. What are the latest trends in team wear design?
Some of the latest trends in team wear design include:
Sustainable materials: these are materials with reduced negative impact on the environment. Ecologically dyed recycled polyester is an ideal example. This type of fabric comes from salvaged non-virgin plastic, is processed as little as possible and dyed with non-toxic dyes. Even though it’s still plastic, as part of a sports jersey, it has less of a chance of finishing in a landfill because sports jerseys are highly collectable items.
Performance fabrics: sports jerseys’ quality is reflected in their ability to wick away sweat fast enough so that the sportspeople wearing them remain dry during a game or a training session. Customized fabrics from filament yarns are how FUSH˚ makes sports jerseys with unparalleled moisture-wicking properties.
Retro designs: many sports clubs are reissuing their old jerseys because sports club merch collectors are increasing in numbers and demand for such clothing. Also, older fans like to take a walk down memory lane, as well as younger fans who want to own a part of the history of their club.