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When shopping for custom clothing options, most people go straight to customized t-shirts, sweatshirts, and hats. Those are definitely great choices for embroidery or screen printing, but there are also a few oddball accessory items that appeal to niche markets. Take hand towels, for example. What kind of company would care that much about embroidered towels? We'll answer that question and more as we tackle some of the strangest custom clothing options.
It's kind of a shame that briefcases took over the business world as the go-to document carrying device. They look professional, but they're just not nearly as convenient as backpacks. If you ask me, backpacks are much easier to transport than briefcases and their extra storage space is awfully handy. Unfortunately, most offices won't allow employees to show up to work every day with backpacks.
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Backpacks are perfect for outdoorsy groups like hiking guides and mountain climbers that care more about function than style. The convenience, comfort, and utility of a sturdy backpack trump an expensive briefcase any day of the week. Courier companies might also want to consider an eye-catching customized backpack. If your employees are going to be biking through the streets of New York or Chicago with a backpack, why not plaster your company logo on their back to capitalize on the free marketing opportunity?
Towels and Bathrobes
If your customers come to your company to get wet, then you should consider investing in embroidered towels and bathrobes. Hotels are a great example because they stick their logo on everything, even the shampoo bottles and coasters. Embroidered towels and bathrobes will help transform your hotel rooms into a marketing opportunity. Besides, there's a reason why people swipe hotel towels -- people adore the soft, high thread count towels and some people have trouble resisting the temptation for free stuff.
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And let's not forget about swimming pools, spas, and gyms. In spas, customers expect to find warm towels waiting for them during their regular trips to the spa. In swimming pools and gyms, customers might be willing to dish out a little extra cash for a hand towel or after-shower robe.
Hotels that are near the beach and swimming pools might also want to spend a little extra cash on embroidered beach towels, especially if they plan on reselling them back to customers at a markup.
Baby Bibs and Pullovers
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Never underestimate the buying power of a mother with a newborn. Day care services should keep a few embroidered baby bibs and pullovers on hand. Not only will they help keep babies clean during feeding time, but rushed mothers might also be willing to pay extra to bring one home.
Most companies will probably stick to basic articles of clothing like hats and t-shirts. Still, you might be surprised by what you find -- it's definitely worth your while to take a look at some of the oddball accessory items. Baby bibs might not be right for every company, but for a handful of businesses they're exactly what the pediatrician ordered.