Custom Spirit Wear Headquarters Saint Louis

Kirkwood Trading Company

Order custom spirit wear with free online store or order form.

If you are in the market for spirit wear you’ve come to the right place at Kirkwood Trading Company where we are your custom spirit wear headquarters. We provide custom spirit wear for team sports, high schools, grade schools, catholic schools, club sports, and even businesses. Since we carry a full line of apparel products we have something for everyone and we can print a full line of gear for all of your needs for all seasons.

If you have a logo or design, great! If not we can help you with designs at no charge. In addition we can prepare order forms and even provide you with your very own online store free of charge as well.

Some organizations offer spirit wear just to their people can show their pride. Others use their spirit wear to raise money. Whatever your cause we have a solution to work with you on your orders and make them succesfful. Your custom spirit wear headquarters couldn’t be easier to work with and the best part is when it comes to the free online stores, there is absolutely no money out of pocket.

If you have never ventured into the spirit wear arena and need help with what sells we can provide you with the most popular items and even graphics that are sure to be big sellers.

We operate our spirit wear production in the most efficient way possible so that everyone who orders your stuff gets their apparel at the same time in a timely manner. Depending on the quantities and styles and how many different apparel options you offer, the turn around will still be inside two weeks time. Some places want to offer shirts only while others want to offer hats, shirts, sweatshirts, blankets, stadium chairs, pajama pants, etc. The more items you offer the longer the production but with your custom spirit wear headquarters you are still talking inside two weeks to recive the entire completed order.

Contat Kirkwood Trading Company and we’ll be happy to speak with you about your spirit wear and how we can provide you with the best custom apparel possible for the best price.

Quality Custom T-shirts

Quality custom t-shirts in St. Louis

Kirkwood Trading Company custom t-shirt screen printing St. Louis

More and more people and companies are increasing their budget for quality custom t-shirts. The ROI (return on investment) is much larger when you stick with the shirts that are follow the current trend because that is what buyers want. With technology in making affordable quality custom t-shirts the trend is really soft shirts that are light weight. While these quality custom t-shirts are a little more expensive, when it comes to higher quantities the cost difference is really incidental. When you factor in the increase on people either purchasing these shirts or receiving them as a giveway, the promotion starts to fall into place because these are shirts people actually wear.

There will always be a place for the 5 ounce 100% preshrunk cotton tee. These are the economy tees that come in the most colors. However when polled, people want the softer lighter more comfortable tees and are more likely to spend their money on these. Companies and organizations big and small are starting to understand that their marketing dollars go much longer when they invest a tiny bit more on a product people will actually wear. Interestingly enough our clients who first started practicing the trend of ordering quality custom t-shirts were companies that were strictly buying these t-shirts to give them away free to get their message out there. They realized that their message would reach more people if they gave away a shirt people actually wanted to wear. At the end of the day on say a 200 shirt order these companies are paying a few hundred dollars more for a soft light weight tee but they understand that by investing a few hundred more dollars to their t-shirt marketing compaign, their ROI is much higher. Speding a few hundred dollars more that allows your message to now be worn on say 50% of the people you hand out shirts to actually ends up costing less than saving a few hundreds dollars and giving away a shirt that only 10% of the people will wear. It’s all about getting a message out whether it’s an awareness walk, a new brand of Vodka, or a special event. The more people that are walking billboards the better to get that message out to more people. Speding a few hundred dollars more to so that message gets to 40% more people, depending on how many shirts you give out could mean the difference between 100 people seeing your message or 4,000 people seeing your message. If the average return is 3% of people who see that message buy, then you are talkingn about the difference between 3 people and 120 people. That’s a huge gap and that’s why investing a little more in a quality custom t-shirts is a no brainer for the successful companies who reach their marketing goals.

Now more than ever there are more options for the trendy softer lighter weight tees and because it’s technology that is making these t-shirts, the trend will of these shirts won’t just be a trend but will be the norm for the rest of the custom t-shirt market. Heavy cotton t-shirts were trendy because really that is all there ever was for the past 40 years. With technology, making lighter softer tees, people are realizing they’d always choose the option for to have something softer against their skin.

No matter your need, soft shirts are worth taking a look at. Contact Kirkwood Trading Company and we’ll be happy to discuss these options and we can talk about how design also increases exposure when printed on a quality custom t-shirt.

Fundraising with custom tees

Kirkwood Trading Company

Kirkwood Trading Company screen printing in St. Louis provides custom tees for fundraising.

Fundraising with custom tees is a great way to get your target donors attention. T-shirts are an inexpensive medium with a high profit which makes them work for just about any cause. By fundraising with custom tees you are giving your donors something tangible with their donation. I can bore you with all the market research that studies the perfentage of people who donate when they do in fact receive a tangible item for their donating efforts, but statistics are boring. I’ll just tell you that if you look at all the annual fundraising that takes place, each and every year these organizations are giving a tangible item away in return for donations. Whether it’s a tootsie roll from the cub scouts or Fireman, or a tote bag from the local independent tv station, donors are more likely to give money when they recieve something in return and the size of that something is really not a concern to them.

Recently Kirkwood Trading Company provided custom t-shirts for a fundraising effort put on by a group of guys who had a good friend whose son had a fluke accident and required emergency surgery. While the parents had health insurance on their son we all know there are still costs associated with medical procedures that are not covered such as co-pays. Their biggest concern was going to be the lost wages of the parents while their son spent time recuperating after the surgery. As a parent you want to be by your child’s side which often times means missing work. In situations like this few people think about things like lost wages of loved ones who become the patients care givers for a period of time. So these friends needed a quick way to raise funds that would also be attractive to a large amount of people. So they decided on a t-shirt. They brought us the phrase they wanted to use, told us about the child’s favorite colors, and within a few minutes we had a working design based on their wishes.

We printed up the shirts to spec and they in turn took the custom t-shirts for the fundraising event and sold a few hundred of them and raised $4,600 over the course of a long evening. It’s about raising funds and helping a family out so when someone gives $20 for a t-shirt, that is enough of a return that the are willing to donate. With a t-shirt not only are you giving a tangible item but it also becomes a marketing tool. A lot of people use fundraising with custom tees to raise awareness. They get a donation and in return give the donor a t-shirt with their cause printed on the shirt. When they shirt is being worn by the donor, that donor in turn becomes a walking billboard for the cause.

There are a few ways to order custom t-shirts and it’s no different when it comes to fundraising. We can print on demand, you tell use the sizes and quantity you need based on pre-orders. We can print in bulk so if you think you can sell 400 t-shirts we’ll print you 400 t-shirts in various sizes. Lastly we can do a fundraising store. The fundraising store is a great way to allow your message to be broadcast to a massive amount of people in a short time. The fundraising stores don’t cost anything to do and the costs associated with them get taken out with each purchase so there is no upfront money.

Kirkwood Trading Company will work with you to find the best solution for your efforts. If you’d like to do fundraising with custom tees contact us and we’ll be happy to discuss the best practices from the type of shirt, design, and quantities that work best.