Express Your Faith with Customized Religious Clothing
I saw a guy the other day whose boss was a Jewish carpenter. How do I know that? Well, it was fairly obvious -- it was written across his t-shirt. Religious organizations (especially Christian ones) and custom clothing have always had a tight relationship. It's really not surprising when you think about all of the unique benefits that custom clothing can provide for church groups and similar organizations.
Faith as Identity
If you ask a hardcore believer to describe himself, odds are fairly good that he'll mention his faith. Some religious people see their faith as more than a belief system -- they see it as a way of life that transcends politics or whim. That's why so many religious people choose to wear symbols of their faith; it's a public announcement of "This is who I am! I'm a Christian who wears a cross!" Or, "I'm Jewish and I wear a yarmulke!" Image source: Espn.go.com
Custom clothing gives religious people the opportunity to declare their faith in a much more public manner, sharing passages from their holy book of choice.
Brotherhood and Sisterhood
Church groups, religious-based charities, and similar organizations often rally around a central set of religious ideals. It's not uncommon to see dozens of people from the same church wearing matching t-shirts with the address and name of their beloved house of worship. Image source: Flickr.com
Custom clothing is a great tool for religious organizations because it gives them the opportunity to unite under a common banner. It's pretty much the exact type of in-group psychology that you'd see at a sports team or a political rally. People feel camaraderie with people who share the same ideals, and the easiest way to identify other people that are like you is with customized clothing.