Ordering Apparel in Ottawa
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW:
Whether you’re ordering sweaters, hoodies, or just plain T-shirts, Ottawa is a market that needs custom clothing of all kinds, all year round. Our infamous Ottawa weather means that businesses and events need to be prepared! As a government town and festival capital of Canada, many organizations are ordering economy shirts for give-away’s at their events while others are looking for premium fashion oriented apparel for resale or as uniforms for their business.
MAIN CONSIDERATIONS FOR OTTAWA:
- Festival Capital of Canada
- Ever Changing Climate
- High Portion of Service Businesses
Other considerations for ordering custom shirts in Ottawa would be ensuring a full range of product (This means T-shirts, tank-tops and dry-fit shirts for the summer – as well as hoodies, sweaters and jackets for the winter), and keeping an eye on high-value economy product options such as our basic T-shirt (the Gildan 5000 – 100% cotton unisex T-shirt) when working on events or projects where every penny counts – like give-away’s or events which are common here.
PRIMARY SEASONAL OPTIONS:
- Spring/Summer: T-shirts, Tank-tops, Light Hoodies + Long-sleeves, Regular Hats/Caps
- Fall/Winter: Hoodies, Sweaters, Light / Heavy Jackets, Tuques
Because of the varied climate, you can’t really go wrong ordering different types of products, any time of year. Cotton shirts, polyester apparel and even fleece clothing (like hoodies + sweaters) are great options for a printed apparel purchase because they will all see use in a season. Remember that layering is a good idea in the spring and fall when the days start and end cool with a peak period in-between.
Depending on the project, a variety of product can be more practical than an entire run of one shirt style because your branding will get more exposure. To help with this, minimum orders are based on the number of prints, so volume discounts will still apply when ordering different product types as long as your artwork stays the same.
BOTTOM LINE ON ORDERING CUSTOM PRINTED SHIRTS IN OTTAWA:
Keep your staff, event attendees and customers happy with a range of product, and don’t over-spend on quality when events are your focus!