We live and breathe sportswear, it's our passion and the team are all active athletes, so we get it.
BLUE ASSOCIATES SPORTSWEAR LTD, 1ST FLOOR, Greene Field Road, Berkhamsted, HP4 2AQ, UK
Habits have changed over the years and no more so than when the pandemic hit the world, transforming to normal high street visits to shopping
Since 1997, we have had several simple format websites that have evolved over the years as we offer more services as trends and technologies progress.
Google and other search engines have over a 1.88 billion websites to rank, all fighting for position 1 on page 1. Blogging is one credible and proven way to make sure your website ranks higher than your competitors, providing the content is relevant, informative, and written in the right way.
The 3 Peaks Challenge entails climbing the 3 highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales within 24 hours including travel between the mountains.
Sustainability has become the buzzword within the activewear sector as the world wakes up to the damage synthetic fibres are doing to our planet. This
We design and produce bespoke sportswear using recycled polyester using fabrics recycled from ocean plastic. We also make bespoke sportswear from other sustainable and environmentally friendly fabrics and fibres such as Tencel, Merino Wool and Bamboo to make a few. For more information, contact us today.
Blue Associates Sportswear is the only one stop consultancy that offers a complete top to tail package for start-up sports businesses wanting to launch their
Putting together a robust and targeted marketing strategy to spread the word is critical to getting enough traction so that your brand and business survive.
Our top 5 key points you need to complete before you can launch your startup activewear brand.
There is a certain lingo used in the sportswear and fashion trade that once understood, makes perfect sense but until you know what each of
Brand logos form a major part of your brand identity and help set the tone for your brand. Your logo, along with the product, your
Are you thinking of launching your own sports bag and accessories brand but not sure where to start? This blog highlights the seven key areas you will need to run through before you can launch successfully.
Looking for squat proof leggings? Trying to find the right factory to produce great squat proof leggings? Developing squat proof leggings is actually pretty straightforward.
There are several ecological benefits to using merino fabrics as it’s sustainable and biodegradable and doesn’t impact the world to grow the fibre other than a little water and some grass to chew. However, not all merino is the same quality and it’s not just the fibre that makes the difference between a great merino fabric and an average one. The quality and grade of merino is the first step to producing a soft and itch-free merino garment and it’s true, you get what you pay for.
A sportswear brand is completely different from a product with a logo printed or embroidered onto it. A good brand image evokes passion and desire
Having a technical CAD design and Tech pack is key to successfully producing great samples and eventually quality products. Imagine an architect turning up on-site
We get enquiries every day from entrepreneurs who want to start up a sportswear brand and have already started the process. Below are some of
As a brand founder and owner, you know just how much work and investment go into the building of your brand and products in order
Established in 1997 we have been designing, developing, sourcing and marketing high-performance sportswear for blue-chip sports clothing brands and startups around the globe ever since.
Launching a brand isn’t easy. For it to succeed, everything must be spot on and at every touchpoint a potential consumer sees needs to depict
We work with lots of entrepreneurs that have a great idea but a limited budget to launch and get their brand to market. By the
All athletes love the environment and most train outside with many of the sports they actively do taking place in the woods, mountains, rivers or
The world is full of sportswear suppliers, some are excellent, some are fine but a lot terrible. So how do you find a reliable and
We’re growing fast and require an additional designer/developer to join our existing team to develop some of the best sportswear in the world for our
We know that when you’re passionate about the project you’re working on, it can be tempting to want to jump in feet first and run
Coronavirus continues to affect the world and has affected industries. The sportswear and performance textile industry is no different and has now developed performance anti virus fabrics that help stop the virus activity when it hits the surface of the fabric. Looking for Anti Virus Sportswear? Contact us now.
Freight rates have skyrocketed from China over the last 6-8 months due to Covid-19 and Brexit. To ship a 40ft container from China has
When you look for your Sportswear Designer, make sure they can see it all the way through to bulk production. If they don’t have the sourcing and production knowledge you will end up with a pretty picture and nowhere to go. We manage everything from concept all the way to delivering bulk production for our clients.
Finding a freelance sportswear designer is pretty simple but we think design is only part of the answer. Sure, design is a key stage to
If you are trying to source a technical sportswear factory that produces any of the above, then look no further. We have a solution for
It looks like the plastic bottle is here to stay, despite publicity about bisphenol A and other chemicals that may leach into liquids inside the
LOVE. It’s that simple. You need to build the LOVE and the orders will follow. Sounds easy eh, and in principle it is, however you
We produce ethically sourced sportswear and have several sustainable and recycled solutions to your activewear needs. We work closely with our clients and brands to create sportswear that has as little impact on the planet as possible. If you are looking for ethical & sustainable sportswear, please get in touch.
Developing a brand is a complex journey. It involves lots of thought and research and a belief that you fully understand what your brand stands
China’s outbreak of the Coronavirus is disrupting the sportswear supply chain globally and even if you are not sourcing within China, the likelihood is, your
You have your brand name trademarked, sportswear designs and tech packs in hand and you’re ready to start the process of finding the perfect activewear
As an emerging founder and entrepreneur, finding the right factory to fit your brand is one of the most challenging aspects of starting out. You
20/1/21 – The pandemic is currently in its 2nd wave and this is having an effect on the development and production of sportswear. Factories around
11th January 2021The UK is in a National lockdown until at least the middle of February, however the rumours are that this lockdown could last
Blue Associates Sportswear now offers clients website development, SEO, PPC, social media platform creation and advertising, pacshots, photo shoots and videos.
It’s fair to say, Covid-19 has rocked the planet and there is a huge amount of uncertainty circulating around existing business, many struggling to stay
Friday 20th March Coronavirus is having a major impact on all of our lives and this virus has also affected and continues to affect the manufacture
The time it takes to launch a brand or activewear range from our initial conversation through to shipped production varies on where it is produced and how complex the garments are. China is the fastest route as the development process and size of sample rooms/ production lines are usually far bigger than European factories, however the accuracy obtained by European factories on 1st samples can sometimes catch the Chinese lead up. Below is a typical timeline of the complex processes involved and
We receive at least 3-4 calls a month from entrepreneurs wanting to start up a sportswear brand that have invested heavily in samples, tech packs and patterns and received samples and tech packs that are next to useless and a bulk price that is totally unrealistic. There are a couple of UK sample houses that offer clients the chance to produce samples, patterns and even production. To a start-up, this sounds ideal as you think you have found a UK source with low volume, however this “Ideal” soon
The world of garment sourcing has opened up since the eighties with the world feeling much smaller and a trip to visit a factory in
We produce sportswear for our clients through our network of trusted factories around the world and select a factory for our clients based on their
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