It’s only early October and even at InkHead Promotional Products HQ in the Deep South, fall is announcing its presence with authority. Highs are in the 70s but lows are starting to dip into the 40s, and we’ve all broken out our jackets. If this year’s weather follows last year’s trend, we’re looking at a very cold, wet winter. And that’s just Georgia.
As the weather gets chilly it’s a good time to consider making cold-weather gear a part of your promotional strategy, specifically Embroidered Beanies and Custom Scarves. While most people have an assortment of jackets to choose from according to the weather, from windbreakers to parkas, usually they only use one knit hat and one scarf throughout a cold-weather season. They’ll pull these items on while they’re outside, then pull them off and stuff them in a pocket or bag to keep handy for the next time they go out. If the hat and/or scarf they choose to carry is yours, then you’re looking at repeated exposures all through the fall and winter.
Knit hats and scarves make terrific giveaways, corporate gifts, and employee rewards. These items also make great fundraisers for school athletics booster clubs. Here are a few of the many items we carry at InkHead:
One of our most popular promotional winter hats is the Stowe Knit Cap, a 100% acrylic hat with an eye-catching contrasting stripe along the bottom and a nice big imprint area for embroidery. Acrylic has the dual advantage of trapping body heat for warmth and lightweight construction that makes it easy to roll and stuff.
In recent years we’ve seen the increasing popularity of earbands, which keep your ears warm without the danger of hat-hair. We like the rich colors and black trim of the Aspen Fleece Earband, in soft and comfortable polyester fleece that will take up to 7 colors of embroidery beautifully.
Never underestimate the power of a good scarf, especially when it’s cold and you’re feeling it at the back of your neck. The right scarf, when it complements a jacket, stays on (and visible) long after hat and gloves have been tucked away.
The advantages of our Fleece Scarf are that it’s warm, looks great with a contrasting embroidered logo, and it’s lightweight for comfort and wearability. A scarf can make a real impression, and this one does.
If you really want to generate some goodwill with your clients or if you want a full ensemble to sell to sports boosters (especially recommended for schools with a uniform policy), take a look at the Snowball 3-Pack Set. This is a matching fleece hat, scarf, and gloves that stash inside a fleece drawstring bag for easy storage and portability. With this set you have the option of embroidery on just the bag or on the hat and scarf as well. This set comes in four colors, all of which will look sharp crisply embroidered with your logo.
As always, check with one of our Promotions Specialists about the availability of the above items, and be sure to check out the rest of our promotional winter apparel items!