SIMPLE WAYS TO GROW YOUR ACTIVWEAR BRAND?
Activewear brand growth. Some simple steps? Growing a brand takes time, effort, and strategy. Here are some simple steps you can take to help
Activewear brand growth. Some simple steps? Growing a brand takes time, effort, and strategy. Here are some simple steps you can take to help
If you are looking to develop bespoke sportswear and create a brand, but need to launch in a couple of months, have a rethink.
Sustainability is no longer a NEW trend within Sportswear with more and more brands either switching completely to more environmentally friendly product options or at
Finding the factory or the fabric LuluLemon use on their infamous women’s squat proof tights is a common request from many of our new clients.
Founded in 1997 and based in the beautiful Chilterns, Blue Associates Sportswear Ltd designs, produces, launches and promotes high-performance sportswear for blue-chip sports brands around
Sportswear Marketing and PR that targets your core consumer by understanding sportswear and talks the right language..
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
Founded in 1997 and based in the beautiful Chilterns, Blue Associates Sportswear Ltd designs and produces high-performance sportswear for blue-chip sports brands around the world.
POSITION – SPORTSWEAR DESIGNER / Developer – Berkhamsted, Herts, UK. We’re still growing super-fast and require an additional designer/developer to join our existing team to
Our sister site Sportswear-Designer allows you to create bespoke sportswear designs using our ready to use 3D templates. The process is straightforward and within minutes you can create your very own sportswear collection and have factory ready tech packs.
Made in England Sportswear production in our brand-new UK activewear factory Locally produced, recycled and sustainable sportswear is very close to our hearts. We are
Here are ten steps to creating a website for your start-up sportswear business to ensure that your brand will get found. 1. Get a good
As regards to Clo3D being the future of sportswear design – the future is already here. Whether it is a global brand or a start-up, embracing and developing 3D is a must. At Blue Associates, we anticipate more of our clients who have yet to take onboard 3D will soon be demanding the technology – and we are ready and waiting to guide them through their “digital shift” with a first-class and cost-effective service.
We are currently in an ever-growing culture of activewear/athleisure style which has become a real driving force in our daily lives, whether you intend on
Sportswear design is about innovation and problem solving Sportswear brands, whether their purpose is fashion, function or a combination of the two, all fall within
Sustainability within sportswear will become normal and any brand not considering the environment in 5 years will be dead. In recent years, the world has
A great sportswear design is really a combination of many factors, all executed perfectly; resulting in an innovative, functional, and aesthetically pleasing final product. The journey of getting there is a result of countless hours of researching, design ideation, development, and analysis along the way.
As a child, I was obsessed with anything arts and crafts. If it involved making something, I loved it. Candle making kit, soap making kit,
Empathy is one of the most important tools a designer can use when designing a product or a service. Being able to put yourself into
Circular fashion has become a “Buzzword” with brands and suppliers talking “Circular” rather than yesterdays buzzword “Sustainable”. Circular fashion isn’t new. It’s being banded around
Passionate about the environment ? We are big advocates for sustainable sportswear and produce some of the most environmentally friendly, recycled or sustainable activewear for
Founded in 1997, Blue Associates Sportswear Ltd designs and produces high-performance sportswear for blue chip sports brands around the world. We are expanding rapidly and
CLO 3D is now part of Blue Associates Sportswear. 3D design has been on the horizon for a couple of years now. Architects, Car Designers
Below is a guide to everything you need to consider when starting your own sportswear brand. What is your niche? There are very few opportunities
We’re still growing fast and require a CLO 3D designer to join our existing team to create some of the best sportswear in the world
Growth is on the top of all activewear brands agendas, however, working out how to grow isn’t always straightforward or obvious. In this journal, we
A guide to increase online sales of your sportswear brand Habits have changed over the years and no more so than when the pandemic hit
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
Harper is our Studio dog and comes to work every day. Her contribution isn’t much to applaud, however, her timekeeping, courier driver/postman greetings and team
The last 12 months have been manic, not only dealing with covid, lockdowns, team isolating, working from home, Zoom and Google Meets on the hour
With over twenty-four years of experience working with established sportswear brands, we have gained the knowledge of how brands should touch their consumer in a
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
We get several enquiries every week asking how much it will cost to launch their activewear brand. Unfortunately, the question is too open to give
Starting your own sportswear or activewear brand? Our Sportswear StartUp Pack provides information on all of the key aspects required to launch a successful sportswear
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 are plenty of Freelance Activewear Designers out there, many with several years’ experience, however, there are some clear reasons why you should choose us.
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.
The word “Sustainable” is most definitely the latest buzzword used by so many brands these days. Most brands that have become “Sustainable” overnight scream from
Are you thinking of starting a sportswear brand but need a bit of guidance about how to start a sportswear line and what stages you
When coming up with your brand identity, one of the first things you need to consider is the brand name and logo. With a large
Are you looking for a sportswear factory to design and manufacture your rucksack, luggage or sports bags? Read about how we can help you through the whole process from the beginning.
If you are looking to produce a range of bags, rucksacks, luggage or sports accessories, then you will need to start the process with a
In the last 12 months we have increased the team by 300% and therefore outgrown our old Studio. We have remained in the charming market
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.
We are 100% independent and produce the sportswear we design for our clients through a network of trusted suppliers we have worked with for many
As the world wakes up to the decades of damage and toxic products the sportswear industry has produced since the invention of cheap synthetic fibres
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
Marketing your sportswear brand is an all-year-round job, whether it be improving your online marketing through SEO or Google Ads or doing traditional physical marketing
Finding the perfect factory for your brand is a daunting task. There seem to be thousands of factories out there that all seem to produce
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
Sportswear fabrics are the key ingredient to the performance of any active or sportswear garment. It’s the blend of different fibres and even the construction
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
Are you looking for a freelance sportswear designer? Do you have a new idea or concept within the activewear or performance sportswear market and need
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
1. VISION You have an idea, a vision of what you want to produce and the brand you want to create. You’ve spotted a gap
We design, develop, source and produce performance sportswear and activewear for established sports brands and entrepreneurs who want to launch a brand. If you need
Got a great idea but never ran a business or launched a brand before? Well, you are no different to most of our other start-up clients.
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
There are 1,000’s of sportswear and activewear factories around the world, so where should you place your sportswear production? Which factory is right for you?
GARMENT TECHNOLOGIST Founded in 1997 and based in the beautiful Chilterns, Blue Associates Sportswear designs and produces high-performance sportswear for blue-chip sports brands around the
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
Just to let you know, we are back. We are working together as team again from Berkhamsted, social distanced but nevertheless, working together 😉 We
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.
We have been producing performance sportswear since 1997 and work with some of the biggest and best sports brands through to entrepreneurs who want to launch their new brand.
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 increased
Sustainable is the new buzzword as the world slowly wakes up to the demolition today’s world has created of the environment. More and more brands
In this world of super-competitive sportswear brands, it’s crucial your activewear brand stands out from the crowd and portrays a positive image to convince consumers
If you are looking for a factory to produce your performance sportswear, it’s critical you produce in a dedicated sportswear factory that specialises in your
Garments branded as made from ‘Recycled Polyester’ are made from PET bottles (the ones filling up our oceans). To make the Recycled polyester fibre, the
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
We have provided freelance sportswear designer services that also include development, prototyping, sourcing, production and marketing support since 1997. The business was established to offer
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
Many brands have a very specific target consumer and price point in mind and want to create a collection that is as competitive as possible.
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 get inundated with enquiries every day from entrepreneurs and brands, asking for quotes on garments without providing a design or tech pack. Our response
Looking for the factory that makes for Gymshark? Want to find the same factory as Gymshark?
Today I have received 2 phone calls from fledgling start-up sportswear brands that have both been duped. They both trawled the internet for days looking
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
The power of film Launching your activewear brand into such a crowded market can seem pretty daunting. It’s therefore paramount you make sure you articulate
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
ashmei uses Merino wool: because for them, the focus is all about creating the ultimate sports apparel. When it comes to apparel, the trend since
We work with lots of brands and over the last 10 years have focussed heavily on start-ups. We love working with entrepreneurs who have a
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
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