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April 24, 2017
Looking for the top bodywarmers in South Africa? Look no further.
Bodywarmers make an excellent uniform item. You can layer them up or down for use all year around and they look incredible. They keep you warm and cosy and are an amazing platform for company branding. Have a look at our top five. They’re all masteries of form and function, available in both mens and ladies cuts and are waiting to carry your brand.

Below are 5 of our best bodywarmers;


Slazenger Evolution Bodywarmer

Code: SLAZ-7608SLAZ-7609
  • 3 Beautiful colours
  • 100% Polyester with diamond patterned finish
  • Mens and Ladies designs
  • Hood


Mens Evolution Bodywarmer SLAZ-7608

In black, navy and dark green with beautiful diamond detailing on the outer shell, this bodywarmer is a gorgeous addition to any corporate uniform. It has a fun, adjustable hood with drawstrings that can zip right off for when you don’t need it. A drawstring hemline makes this a great way to keep out the draft.

The lining is a soft and comfortable 65% Polyester, 35% cotton mix, the padding is 100% polyester and so is the outer shell. As if that wasn’t enough reason to invest in one of these, it has pockets galore! With two pockets on the outside and one zipped pocket on the inside and a cellphone pouch on the inside, the Evolution bodywarmer is amazing for all occasions.



US Basic Rego Bodywarmer


Code: BAS-820 & BAS-7780

  • 5 Great colours
  • Two internal pockets
  • Two front hand pockets
  • Padded




This amazing bodywarmer is made with a 100% peached polyester shell and a 100% polyester taffeta lining keeping the cosy, 100% polyester  padding in place. It has a wind placket to keep out the breeze and two pockets on the inside with Velcro closures to keep all your valuables close to your heart.

The striking silver zip stands out from the solid colour vest, which comes in khaki, black, red, navy and white. Available in both men’s and ladies styles, this bodywarmer is soft and chic, its matte peached finish adding style to any of corporate uniform.



Slazenger Fusion Reversible Bodywarmer


Code: SLAZ-813 & SLAZ-7606

  • Reversible design
  • 5 zipped pockets
  • Stow-away hood


Slazenger Reversible Bodywarmer

This ingenious bodywarmer is more than one garment could ever be. It’s two! It’s reversible, so that you get two bodywarmers in one, warm package. The outside is made of 100% ripstop nylon and the inside is made of 100% polyester fleece. With five zipped pockets, two on the inside and three on the outside, this bodywarmer has all the space you’ll ever need.

The hood has an adjustable drawstring and can be tucked away into the collar for when you need to go incognito. The waistband also has a drawstring adjustment, keeping you warm. In black, green, red and navy, this bodywarmer is ideal for those who are as adaptable and unafraid of change as it is.



Elevate Scotia Down Bodywarmer


Code: ELE-7410ELE-7411

  • 4 Fab colours
  • 80% Down and 20% feather filling
  • 3 zipped pockets


Mens Scotia Bodywarmer ELE-7410

Let’s all give a warm welcome to the new member of the award-winning Elevate Scotia range! All the wonderful features of the jacket, just sans sleeves! This unequalled design has elasticated arm holes, two hand pockets and a chest pocket all with zips.

The flattering standard cut is made with 100% nylon dull circe fabric and comes in red, blue, black and grey. With elasticated binding around the neckline, armholes and hemline and its light down filling, this bodywarmer is the perfect addition to a corporate uniform.


US Basic Microfleece Bodywarmer


Code: BAS-8004 & BAS-8005

  • Made in Africa
  • 5 Great colours
  • 2 Easy-access hand pockets
  • Colour matching zip


US Basic Mens Fleece Bodywarmer BAS-8004

Keep ahead of the curve with this brand new design, to us and to Africa! This gorgeous US Basic bodywarmer is made of 100% polyester microfleece and comes in four classic shades; grey, black, navy, blue and red, making it modern and professional.

The high collar makes looks neat and fashionable either open or zipped up and its two front pockets make for wonderful hand warmers. This bodywarmer’s simple, chic design makes for cool part of your corporate uniform that will keep you toasty warm.


Different Types of Bodywarmers


Still confused about the difference between all of these clothing items? Lets have a look at a few different types of garments that fall within the 'bodywarmer' category.

Sleeveless jackets


At first glance, a bodywarmer doesn’t seem like the brightest crayon in the box. Why would anyone want a jacket without sleeves? Aside from the opportunity to pull the old, ‘Look Ma, no arms!’ gag, they seem like they’d be all form and no function.

But you’d be wrong. A bodywarmer has great purpose. A bodywarmer does just what it says on the box. It warms your body. Which again, may have you saying, ‘But my arms are part of my body, too!’ And you would be exactly right, they are. But your torso is where all your internal organs are. Which is why when you’re out in the cold, your hands and feet are what get cold first, followed by your arms. Your body is trying to keep your core temperature up by focussing the circulation of your blood there because that’s where all the bits that keep you going are. Your body has made the executive decision that your arms and legs are not as important as your heart and lungs.

Which would be perfectly fair if you happen to be stuck out in the cold and at risk of hypothermia. If you’re not, then it’s mostly just annoying and makes you drop things.

The bodywarmer provides you with a way to keep your core temperature up so that your body doesn’t have to make drastic decisions without your input. It helps to regulate your body temperature and keep your arms warm and also mobile by trapping warmth around your core so that it keeps the blood flow to your limbs as it should be.

Gilet jacket


A Gilet jacket, said jee-lay, is the French word for vest. These days it is used to describe a loose-fitting, sleeveless vest. It’s usually used to describe a more fashionable bodywarmer, one made out of faux fur rather than fleece or the traditional padded puffa style. In recent times the gilet has been the staple of big-name brands like Elizabeth Hurley, Kate Middleton and Rihanna. So you know that a gilet is timeless fashion item. And it has the history to back it up. However they didn’t start out as the fashionable vests that they are today.

The original style of the gilet was adopted by the nobility from peasants’ jerkins. Jerkins were hardy, practical garments meant to endure working the land and often made of leather. A gilet was like that but ramped up to 11. Made of silk and delicately embroidered, they were tightly fitted and well-padded to give the wearer a bit more presence. If you were King Henry VIII, who was very fond of the gilet and already suffering from an overabundance of presence, that extra bit of stuffing was unnecessary. But like the rest of us, royalty are slaves to fashion.

In the 1840s, when the Romantic era was winding down, a popular thing for a woman to wear was a gilet corsage, which was the term for a woman’s bodice that had the same cut as a man’s jacket or waistcoat.

Jump forward to 1908 and the luxury UK brand Barbour released a line of waxed cotton jackets that were popular for hunting, fishing and shooting. Popular pursuits that required a large range of motion while still keeping warm. Keeping warm and mobile has been its main function since then and it’s done that well.

Fishing jacket


A bodywarmer or gilet that is made for a very specific purpose is called a technical gilet. Under this category fall bodywarmers for riding, hunting, shooting and fishing.


Barron Angler Jacket

Code: ANG-JAC

  • 3 Great colours
  • 100% Polyester
  • 4 Pockets


fishing jacket vest

When you’re out in nature, you want something that lets you move. Something that is practical and good quality. Look no further than the Barron Angler Jacket with its flattering panel details and heavy top stitching.

It has two chest pockets with flaps and snap closures and two easy-access welt hand pockets so that you have plenty of space for all your gear. It also has adjustable snaps on the waist and a back tab with eyelets. This innovative technical gilet, available in charcoal, sand and airforce blue, is a winning choice for any outdoors activities.

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Sleeveless hoodie


If you’re looking for something edgy, something protective and something fun, then a sleeveless hoodie is what you’re after. And though it might not seem like you’d find one hidden amongst all the corporate gear here, we have two such options available for you!

Our Slazenger bodywarmers are extremely high quality and have gorgeous designs. Slazenger Fusion Bodywarmer and the Slazenger Evolution Bodywarmer both have hoods that are either removable or can tuck away, giving them a professional edge as well as a fun and practical feature.

Padded bodywarmer


A padded bodywarmer is one with some kind of insulating filling sandwiched between the shell and the lining. It makes for an extra layer of protection against the cold and the wind. It makes for an extra layer of insulation and trapped air, which is what keeps you warm.

A few of our popular padded bodywarmers include the Rego and the Lando bodywarmer.

Fleece bodywarmers


You really can’t go wrong with a classic fleece bodywarmer. It’s a warm, fluffy option that comes in lots of different colours and looks modern and feels great to wear. A synthetic fleece will keep the warmth close to your body while it keeps you looking amazing.

Quilted body warmers


A quilted body warmer is very similar to a padded bodywarmer. Lines of stitching across the padding of the fabric create pockets of stuffing and air, which keep you warm by keeping the air immediately around you warm. They also make beautiful decorative features and add some interesting texture to you bodywarmer, making it both practical and elegant.




Custom bodywarmers


Your bodywarmer is a part of your corporate uniform. And as such, you want it to represent you and your brand. Picking any old thing off the rack just isn’t going cut it. We at Brand Innovation have a wide range of comfortable, functional body warmers for you to choose from, every single one of them customisable with your branding, slogan or logo. We have colours, brands and styles for you to choose from, as well as different finishes and fabrics. Our team is ready and willing to help you find the perfect bodywarmer. 

Embroidered body warmer


All of our Top 5 Bodywarmers can be embroidered. Embroidery is the art of stitching a decorative design into fabric. Our embroidery at Brand Innovation is done with a machine to create the cleanest and most uniform result.
The machines can use up to nine different threat colours and the cost of a standard 10cm by 10cm embroidery is included in the cost of most items. Ask our friendly staff to be sure! But please note, should your branding fall out of our standard guidelines, you will be charged in full.

 

Body Warmers South Africa

With Brand Innovation you have a wide selection of products to choose from and with in-house branding, it just doesn’t get any better than this. It’s a sound life choice to invest in one of our Top 5 Bodywarmers.

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April 04, 2017
So it’s your Matric year. There’s an awful lot to do and not an awful lot of time to do it in. You have your books, your pens, your papers, you’re worrying about what you want to do with your life, which university you want to apply to and your matric dance. What, where and who are you going to ask?

All of these questions and so much more are taking over your life right now. It’s not going to be easy. It’s a hard year, full of trials and tribulations. But it’s also going to be one of the most fun, fast-paced years of your life as you rocket towards fully-fledged adulthood. You’re closing the chapter on your high school career and opening the first page of the rest of your life. You need something to remember it by.

The Symbolism of A Matric Jacket



Standing in the classroom, looking around at your classmates, you wonder where the last four years have gone and where the next year will take you. There’s no feeling on earth quite like it. In fact, the only thing that could possibly make it even more special is something that sets you apart. Something that says to everyone, ‘You’ve made it’. There’s nothing that says that the same way as  a matric jacket . Be it a jacket, a blazer, a hoodie or a cardigan; it’s a status symbol.

No matter which one you choose , when you walk down the corridors with it on, it commands respect. Lower grades move aside, and the ones just below you will look at you and imagine themselves in your shoes.

High school is such an important time in your life. So much of what happens there determines who you are going to be as a person, and what you’re going to do for the rest of your life. School is never easy, and Matric, in particular, is a very stressful time. It’s full of hard choices and big decisions, all needing to be made in an incredibly short amount of time.

While it can be both a stressful and frightening time, your matric jacket can serve as a reminder to you of all the hard work and effort that you put into getting this far. After all, no one else can take those exams for you, no one can write your essays or put in the hours of study needed. You are the one who earned that jacket, and you are the one who is going to put pen to paper at the end of the year and set a course for your own future. It can be a wonderful, tangible reminder that you made it this far, and that you can do whatever you set your mind to.

branded hoodies

The History of the Matric Jacket


There’s a long and illustrious history behind Matric jackets. In America, when someone excels in a sport, they can be awarded a fabric letter to be attached to a special ‘letter sweater’ or ‘letter jacket’. These were for the best of the best, the elites. The jacket was in the school’s colours with striped collars for men and hoods for women. They were first worn by the Harvard University Baseball team way back in 1865, and were often exclusively sporting jackets thereafter, which is a little different to the Matric jacket that we know and love.

Togetherness

The Matric jacket is a lot more inclusive than the plain uniform. Yes, it puts the spotlight on you as a Matric pupil, but also unites the entire grade. It includes all of you, because you made it. Every one of you going into this year has earned your jacket. On top of that, going through the process of designing and choosing your jacket can be a fun and exciting bonding exercise for the whole grade. It’s an excellent excuse to get everyone in your grade to sit together at break or after school and talk about what you want to get out of your jacket, what your options are and what your budget will be.

It’s also a great way to learn more about the people in your grade that you might not know so well. High schools can be huge and it’s easy to miss someone who’s not in your class or your immediate circle of friends. What started out as a jacket may end up as the foundation for a new and wonderful friendship. You are the elites of your school. So wear it with pride!

But it can be so hard to choose one! There are so many jacket ideas and twice as many designs to choose from. Don’t sweat it. Here at Brand Innovation, we’ve got anything and everything you need to get the best possible Matric jacket for you, and customer service that does the extra mile to make sure that you’re happy with your product.

Alternative Matric Jacket Ideas:

  • T Shirts
  • Golf Shirts
  • Shirts
  • Bodywarmers
  • Jerseys
  • Hoodies
  • Blazers
  • Jackets
  • Microfleece
  • Varsity Jacket

All of these have their own pros and cons, and a lot of options that go along with them.

Matric T Shirt



corporate clothing

T shirts come in a wide variety of colours and sizes, and are really easy to source. They’re light and fun for summer, and they also have a lot of placement options for printing. But the downside is that they are very informal, and might not gel with your school’s dress code at all. It’s not always as fun when you only get to wear them on special occasions. While that’s not a problem everyone will face, it’s definitely something worth thinking about. But if your school has a more relaxed uniform, or even no uniform at all, it’s a super fun, less expensive option while still being a little bit different.

[145g Printed T-Shirts
Code : 145TSHIRT] or [Super Club 165 T-Shirt
Code : BAS-4770]


Matric Golf Shirt



Golf shirts are like t shirts, but kicked up a notch. They can look a lot smarter than a regular cotton tee - the collar comes in handy there -  and could win you more favour with the governing body. It’s smart-casual, it looks good, and has the same size and colour benefits that a regular t shirt has. The material is thicker than that of a regular cotton t-shirt and could easily be warmer to wear. That can be great in winter but isn’t so hot in summer.
[Boston Mens Long Sleeve Golf Shirt
Code : BAS-3430


Matric Shirts



Continuing with the theme of, “It’s Not Exactly A Jacket But I Like To Be Different’, we have the shirt. If you go to a school that has a uniform, single-sex or co-ed, chances are that you have to wear a shirt at some point. While it’s not the most practical or showy of the options available to you, it might be something to think about if your school is particularly strict about the uniform regulations being adhered to. It can be blended in almost seamlessly to any uniform, looks wonderfully smart and can still have that personalised touch that you’ve earned after all these years.


Matric Bodywarmer



The bodywarmer is a nifty little jacket. Sure, it’s not the most traditional or in your face item, but it’s not without it’s merits. It can be worn under other clothes to layer up and keep warm. It has a lot of different stylistic options such as zips and pockets, as well as different fabric options; knit, fleece or polyester, whichever works best for you! Both knit  and fleece are warm, the former sometimes being a bit too bulky. The polyester option has the added benefit of acting as a windbreaker.  All these options will keep your body toasty warm and keep your core temperature up when it’s icy outside. The downside of that is, of course, not wanting to even look at them during the summer.

[Rego Bodywarmer
Code : BAS-820]


Matric Jersey



Matric Jerseys are the traditional option.A classic uniform item that almost every school can claim to have had at one point or another, even if they now subscribe to something a little different. Round neck, V-neck, chunky knit, ribbed or cable? There are more choices here than you can shake a stick at, and all of them look good. They’re also fantastic for winter and can be made to fit most uniform guidelines. A jersey is a comfortable, practical and striking option that will make you stand out from the crowd.


Matric Cardigan



A subsect of  the matric jersey is the cardigan. It has the same concepts of being neat, good looking and warm but with the added design feature of buttons. It’s all up to you really and what style you choose, but a cardigan is warm and can be a little more casual than a jersey, which makes it nice to carry over into after school wear, as many people do. Your matric jacket may well see you into university or through your gap year. It can be perfect for when you’re studying with friends, or maybe you’re just showing a little pride for your old high school. Either way, some kind of knitwear is a great way to do either.


Matric Hoodies



Hoodies South Africa

Everyone wants a matric hoodie. Though not all schools agree with the casual look, a hoodie is a warm, super comfortable way to see out your matric year and beyond. They have lots of space for logos, options for zips, drawstrings, pockets and fleece linings. And they just look plain awesome. A hoodie is the perfect thing to wear on those cold winter mornings before school, and is just as great hanging at home or with friends. There’s no doubt about it, a hoodie is one of the most desirable matric accessories.
[Mens Omega Hooded Sweater
Code : BAS-7786] or [Bravo Mens Hooded Sweater
Code : BAS-3428]


Hoodies South Africa



In just one minute Google will tell you that hoodies are pretty much the most in-demand item of Matric gear. For all the reasons listed above, and the fact that they just look cool. When you have something like that, there’s a lot of stiff competition and so many options to choose from that it just about makes your head spin. With that much going on, it pays to pick something that’s tried and trusted. A brand hoodie with your designs printed or embroidered onto it will give you peace of mind that you’re getting the best quality product, and that your beloved Matric hoodie is going to be with you for a very long time.

That being said, there are other options.

Plain Hoodies



A plain hoodie makes for an excellent Matric Jacket. It’s great for wearing outside of school and can be as subtle as wearing your school colours. This is particularly great if you don’t necessarily want a lot of writing or branding all over your shirt and just want something sophisticated and understated. It’s still a statement in the modern school environment, just a more subtle one.

Printed Hoodies



On the exact opposite end of the spectrum, you have the printed hoodie. Say it loud and say it proud. Maybe you’ve got someone in your grade with a particular knack for graphic design who you really want to support and encourage. What better vote of solidarity than to have it printed on hoodies for you all to wear!

The wonderful thing about hoodies, and one of the reasons that they’re just so popular is that they are incredibly versatile, and it’s wonderfully easy to showcase who you are as a grade with a hoodie. There are just so many variations that make them one of the most fun and sought after Matric jackets.


Matric Blazer

A Matric blazer is undoubtedly a classic. It’s a more specific investment and shows an awful lot of school pride. But it looks fantastic with a school uniform, and it’s incredibly distinctive. While a hoodie or a jersey might be in your school colours and can blend into the masses a little, a blazer is definitely a statement item. It both unites you and your fellow Matrics, while at the same time  sets you apart as the most senior students in the building. And a blazer just looks good. It’s clean cut, formal, has a lot of little details that can be altered to your specifications from lapels to buttons, colours, pockets, logos and braiding. Depending on what the school allows, a blazer can also be customised with patches showcasing your achievements, both academic as well as sports. A blazer might not be the most muli-functional of matric jackets, but it is definitely one of the sleekest in terms of overall appearance.


Matric Jacket

The Matric jacket covers a plethora of options. Just like all the other options, it has zips, pockets and can also have a hood. It can be weatherproof and can keep out a strong wind, depending on your fabric options. It can also be great to wear instead of a blazer, or just for a more casual look. It often has more pockets than all of the other options available, so it’s a really practical option for carrying all those spare pens you’ll start carrying during your exams.
[Benton Mens Executive Jacket
Code : BAS-3404]


Matric Microfleece

Microfleece is an excellently cosy option. It’s warm and cuddly, and it’s something you’ll get loads of use out of in winter when you need something to keep you warm. It’s not the most common choice but that’s what makes it so special. It’s something different and interesting while being exceptionally comfortable, warm and it works really well with an embroidered logo. It also has an option for being long sleeved or a bodywarmer, so it’s a very versatile fabric choice.
[Performer Polar Fleece Jackets
Code : ALT-PER01]

Varsity Jackets

These, along with hoodies, are a great choice. They’re also called Letterman jackets and are particularly eye-catching. They tend to be pretty bold in colour choices, with different colours for the body of the jacket and the sleeves. The original varsity jacket originated in America, which is why we see them so often in TV and movies.  These days they have the school’s initials on the left breast, but it started off as a letter badge that the student earned for academic or sporting success, so there’s a long history of achievement backing up this particular style of jacket. It used to be that they were made of boiled wool with leather sleeves. Which is all well and good if you live in Massachusetts, USA, where it regularly gets well below freezing in winter. But for Sunny South Africa where we don’t dip too low that often, a lighter fabric in the same sort of design is much more preferable.

No matter what you choose, it’s always a good idea to take into account that this is something that you’re probably going to be wearing outside of school well into the future. Many university students wear their school jackets on campus and to classes right through to Honours and beyond. With that in mind, it’s worth it to pick something that you feel like you’ll want to wear again, especially since you’ll be paying for it! Pick a design and a style that you can be proud to wear for years afterwards.

Which brings us to the very important matter of:

Matric Jacket Designs:



This topic covers fit, colour, pattern and the placement of zips, pockets and the kinds of collar it has. Whether or not it is in line with the current fashion or something more classic is entirely up to you. Both can be really fun! A timeless jacket is a joy forever, but there’s just something about the nostalgia of wearing a jacket in a style that was super popular when you were in Matric. It’s hard to believe, but having a specific style can help attach memories to the jacket, particularly if it means that you’re more likely to wear it outside of school during the year.

Patterns and accents can add a lot to a jacket. It’s all well and good to have a jersey in a colour that’s different from the rest of the uniform, but a couple of accents can really make it pop. If your uniform is a dark blue, a white jersey with dark blue stripes around the collar and cuffs can be absolutely stunning, if a bit of a pain to keep clean. Or even something with pale blue stripes. If your uniform is lighter, maybe try for some lighter accents to complement it. Something that’s a different colour from the rest of your uniform or has a bold pattern can be really striking.

In terms of colour, the sad truth is that you’re probably going to be restricted to your school colours. But there’s no reason why you can’t still have some fun with that. Since it is supposed to make you stand out, there’s nothing that says that it has to be the same shade.  Something just a little brighter can really pop without making you look like you go to an entirely different school.

Matric Jacket Logos



The logo is a very important part of your jacket: it’s how you let the world know who you are. Your year, your school, Matric - of course - and even your name can be an integral part of this design. The placement and font you use can be very important in creating the feel of who you are as a grade. What’s pretty popular is having the students in your grade each submit different designs and take a vote on which one you like best so that you end up with the most popular design, rather than having a small group decide for the rest of you. That also helps personalise the jacket and set it apart from the grades that came before you. A unique design is something that the entire grade can be proud of.

Something to take into consideration is how you want your logo applied to your jacket, be it your school coat of arms, your name, or just Matric 2017. There are a lot of different options that Brand Innovation has available, all of them resulting in a beautiful, professional finish.

Matric Jacket Printing

  • Screen Printing
  • Embroidering
  • Digital Printing

Screen Printing Jackets

Screen printing is done using a mesh screen with a stencil of your desired image blocked off. Ink is then pushed through the stencil onto your jacket giving a beautiful, neat finish. Screen printing works best for flat, separate colours with no shading. It can be done on a wide variety of fabrics and always looks stunning. But keep in mind, the more colours you have, the higher the price, so you might want to keep it simple and more affordable!

Embroidery Matric Jackets

There’s no denying it. Embroidery looks good. It’s classy, it’s professional, it’s got that silky smooth texture that you just can’t help running your fingers over. Just looking at it invokes that internal ‘oooh!’ response. Most mass embroidery is machine stitched but that doesn’t take anything away from the finish or the quality, only the cost. Just like with screen printing, block colours are best, and though they’re pretty plain, the results never fail to impress.


Digital Printing Matric Jackets

Digital printing is available for almost every material and allows for colour blends and gradients. You do need a pretty high quality image of your design if this is the route that you want to take - at least 300dpi (dots per inch) - so keep that in mind when selecting and image to use. This is a pretty popular method with an excellent track record.

Branded Items



If you backtrack a couple of paragraphs, there was something about having a brand name jacket. It’s a good idea because you get the best possible quality along with your perfect design, and it makes it that much more special. A brand is there for a reason, particularly something that has a long standing reputation. Now Brand Innovation can help with that. Instead of bulk buying your Matric jackets somewhere where you don’t know where they’re made and you’re not one hundred percent convinced of how high quality that stitching really is, do something for your own peace of mind. Go with a local, eco-friendly business with reputable brands just waiting to be customised at your fingertips.

US Basic South Africa

US Basic is a casual promotional brand of corporate clothing designed in Amsterdam, in the Netherlands, and is one of Europe’s leading corporate clothing brands. US Basic prides themselves on having high quality items that are stylish, durable and beautifully designed. On top of that, as if that wasn’t enough, they have a range of products so extensive that you have to take a step backwards to take it all in. With t shirts, shirts, jackets, microfleece, golf shirts, baseball caps and beanies, they really do have everything you would need. On top of that there’s the amazing range of colours and different thicknesses of fabric. Slazenger Corporate Clothing



Slazenger Corporate Clothing South Africa

Slazenger is a high quality brand that is dedicated to promotional corporate wear as well as sportswear. These items are made with the avid sportsperson in mind and have nifty features such as special pockets to keep your mobile phone and mp3 player safe and accessible. It also has a special place for your headphones, just make sure that you remember to take those out of their pockets before you put them in the wash! With their wonderful range of golf shirts, bodywarmers, hoodies and jackets, this brand is a sure fire winner when looking at options.

Elevate Corporate Clothing

Elevate is a local favourite when it comes to supplying corporate clothing at a high standard that will meet customer satisfaction every single time. With an enviable range of shirts, golf shirts and jackets, they really do have a solid corner in high quality promotional clothing and would be a wise purchasing choice from anyone’s perspective.

The BIZ Collection

The most gorgeous collection of business clothes, crafted to exacting standards to make sure that you get the best quality product possible. They have a stunning range of shirts, hoodies and light jackets just waiting for you to add your Matric branding.

But Why Any Of These?

Well why not? These are all brands that have a notable performance history and have trusted, quality products that would make sure that you will be enjoying your Matric wear for a very long time to come. Which is why it’s so important to get quality. What you put in is what you get out, with life as much as with school. You work hard and you study hard so that you can get the best possible marks, in order for you to have a bright future. Why shouldn’t all the choices you make reflect the life you want to have? Choose to invest in something that’s going to last. Your education will last you for the rest of your life, and you’re only in Matric once, so why not have a jacket that will help the memories you’re making last just as long?

These brands are recognised for their quality. The way you dress is a projection of yourself. You’re already repping some serious school pride in your uniform, why not take it that next level and represent who you are and what you have managed to achieve in what you wear. Make it something that you can be proud of.

Making A Statement

Through doing something unique and top quality, you’re ensuring that the grades below you will remember you. They will draw inspiration from you when the time comes for them to make their own jackets. As well as showing your own personality, you’re making a statement to your school and the world around you. Everyone is impressed by a good looking Matric jacket.

Is It A Good Idea?

Absolutely. A Matric jacket is an investment of your time and money into something that you’re going to keep for a long time to come. It’s a reward, a status symbol, a clear sign that you are the top dogs of the school. You’ve stuck it out for the last four years and you broke your back working to earn that recognition. And at the same time, you are investing in a memory. High school is the last phase of your secondary education and the springboard from that into tertiary education. Whether you start working right off the bat, you’re going to take a gap year to give yourself time to breathe, or you’re so keen for university that you’re already trying to pack as many credits as possible into the first semester, the end of Matric is the closing of a chapter in your life. Going forward, you take nothing but memories and leave nothing but footprints behind you. Your jacket is a memory that has been made physical. It’s something that you’ll be able to look back on and remember all the good times.

And all the not so good and embarrassing times too, but one of the wonderful things about looking back on how much you’ve grown as a person is seeing how you’ve learnt from your past self. There’s no way that you’re the same person in Matric as you were in grade eight. When you’re out of university - and you’ll doubtless have a jacket for that too - you’ll be able to look back at how much you’ve grown with your jacket.

So Choose Brand Innovation For Your Matric Jacket


All of these are excellent reasons to go with Brand Innovation, a local South African company with an excellent reputation and friendly staff all dedicated to giving you the best possible experience and quality product available. With door-to-door delivery within  South Africa, a rigorous quality screening process before we even think about sending your order through to our manufacturers. And once we have, we have a stellar seven to ten day turnaround time, so you get your products as fast as is possible. We know that your Matric year is just going to fly by and we want to make sure that you’ve got one less thing to stress about and one more thing to be excited about.
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March 22, 2017
We have unique new branding methods available to offer on a select few products. These methods are designed to help your brand stand out and leave a lasting impression.

Notebook Belly Bands:


On some of our notebooks we can now offer a full colour printed horizontal ‘belly bands’. These bands are similar to that of well-known notebook brands such as Moleskine, but completely customizable. The branding guidelines of the notebooks that can be branded with the belly band have already been updated with the information on the dimensions of each belly band for each notebook.

Because of the position of the band, we cannot have pens placed in the pen loop on these notebooks. The branding price list offers three prices based on an A4, 5 or 6 notebook, though each belly band within these three categories has a specific size.

Notebooks that can be branded with the belly band include the following;
  • Stanford A5 Notebook
  • Stanford A6 Notebook
  • Jotter A5 Notebook
  • Jotter A6 Notebook
  • Excelsior A5 Notebook
  • Renaissance A5 Notebook
  • Fourth Estate A4 Notebook
  • Fourth Estate A5 Notebook
  • Prominence A5 Notebook
  • Newport A5 Notebook
  • Colourblock A5 Notebook
  • And more…
 

Full Colour Print on Bags - Digital Direct Transfer:


We now offer an incredible new process that gives us the ability to brand full colour (digital print) on some of our bags. The digital direct transfer process involves printing the full colour artwork onto a special transfer paper and then transferring the artwork from the paper onto the bag using heat and pressure. This gives us a spectacular, eye catching result!

And the biggest benefit is to your budget!

Where a 6 colour screen print on a non-woven bag would mean an expensive individual print and six different setup costs, this NEW process will charge only 1 basic setup fee, no matter the number of colours.

This makes multi-colour prints on bags, not only, much more affordable, but also more effective. We will update our website to show which bags can be branded with this new method.
 
 

Digital Printing on Drinkware:


We have a new Digital Printing process that enables us to brand full colour prints on drinkware with a smooth surface and without handles. This is specifically designed for wrap prints on water bottles such as the Braxton Water Bottle. In the blog image you can see how a full colour logo really transforms a product into something unique.

Bottles that can be branded with this new method:

  • Braxton Water Bottle
  • Solano Water Bottle
  • Nautilis Water Bottle 700ml
  • Cabana Water Bottle 750ml
  • Avalon Water Bottle 750ml
  • Tropica Water Bottle
  • Hype Water Bottle 700ml


Laser Engraving on Clothing:


Very soon we will be able to offer a unique new clothing branding option; engraving! This new technique offers amazing possibilities that are not available with any other branding method. With engraving on clothing we can brand over zips and seams.

In our new Clothing Catalogue that has just been released you can find a full description of the new process and a list of the limitations and benefits of using engraving on clothes.

The result of laser etching on clothing is a subtle, tone-on-tone branding that looks very professional.
The laser engraving process removes the top dye layer of the fabric, leaving a slightly shaded colour variant underneath. Unfortunately, this does not show clearly on white, black or white garments, so we do not engrave those colours.

This method creates highly detailed Images and logos that cannot be branded with embroidery. And it also does not damage the integrity of waterproof material.

A few of our Clothing items that can be engraved;

  • Biz Sprint T Shirts
  • Biz Sprint Golf Shirts
  • Slazenger Apex T Shirt
  • Biz Razor Golf Shirt
  • Slazenger Victory Golf Shirts
  • Elevate Quinn Golf Shirts
  • Gary Player Wynn Golf Shirts
  • Cutter & Buck Genre Golf Shirts
  • Cromwell Softshell Jacket
  • Cromwell Softshell Bodywarmer
  • Elevate Jozani Hybrid Softshell Jackets
  • And much more

For the latest, innovative corporate branding always trust Brand Innovation. We are always striving to be the best at what we do.
You are welcome to contact us if you have any questions about the new branding processes – info@brandinnovation.co.za.

We hope that you love the new offerings!
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March 15, 2017
Prepare for the cold season with these Winter hat scarf and glove sets! These fantastic winter sets include a matching black fleece beanie, fleece scarf and fleece gloves. These items can be brought individually or you can make up a great gift set, presented in a drawstring bag.

Make a Great Winter Set:


  • Alaska Beanie CAP-901
  • Alaska Gloves BAS-6200
  • Alaska Scarf BAS-6250
  • Micro-Mini Drawstring Bag BAG-3772

A branded hat and scarf set is a great addition to any staff uniform. Just picture your team all dressed in matching beanies and scarves, proudly branded with your company logo. These sets are a great way to show your employees that they matter and promote your brand at the same time.


Embroidery on Beanies and Scarves



We can brand these items with a beautiful embroidered logo. In order for us to accurately quote on embroidery, please email us a high resolution copy of your company logo. We will need to calculate the thread cost for your logo in order to give you the best price for branding.


Winter Beanies by Brand Innovation



Branded beanies are a top seller every year. That is why this year we have brought in a few new styles for you to choose from.

Our top two sellers are the US Basic Alaska Fleece Beanie and the US Basic Colorado Acrylic Beanie.
But if you are looking for something a bit more up market, we have the great Elevate Pinnacle Beanie option.

Looking for branded beanies for your sports team? We have two new colour styles, the Team Colours Beanie and the Team Spirit Beanie. These feature some fast, stylish stripe details.

And last but not least, we also have a brand new high visibility beanie – available in luminous yellow or orange with a reflective strip. This is perfect for staff that work in low visibility conditions or outdoors.

Stock of all of our new beanies are scheduled to arrive in April 2017. Contact us now to get pricing and reserve your stock, because these will move fast!
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February 03, 2017
Valentines Day is globally known as the day of love! All around the world people celebrate this day by bestowing their loved ones with flowers, hugs, kisses, chocolates and Valentine's gifts.

Where did the tradition of Valentine’s Day come from?


Valentine's is an annual holiday celebrated on the 14th of February. No one can pinpoint the exact origin of Valentine's Day with started in ancient Rome with a festival called Lupercalia.
The romantics of the time celebrated love with a large feast and a festival lasting a couple of days.


Who is Cupid?


Cupid also comes from the Romans. He is a classic mythological god - the god of love, desire, attraction and affection.

Legends told that he carried a magical bow and arrow, imbued with the power of love. If he shot two people with the arrows they would fall head over heels in love.


Love is really what makes the world go round.
Do those we care about know how much we care?

From us all at Brand Innovation, we wish you a month of happiness, love and joy.
May Cupid be spreading his or her love your way!

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January 09, 2017
Happy New Year! We hope that our wonderful clients and suppliers and families have had a great and restful holiday.
May 2017 be a healthy and happy year, a year of achieving personal and work goals and all in all a year of kindness, compassion and laughter.

At Brand Innovation we continue building on our vision to offer the best customer service that any client has ever experienced.

Raising standards is something we do day by day, month by month and year on year.

There is always place for improvement and we really appreciate your ideas and feedback.

If you have any suggestions of how we can better assist you, our loyal and amazing clients, please email Heidi@brandinnovation.co.za
Your feedback and suggestions will be appreciated.

So, here’s to a great year for you all and to us giving you customer service that you did not believe was ever possible.

A big thank you for your business.

Warm regards from Heidi and the Brand Innovation team.
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November 28, 2016
The car dash cam must be one of the greatest creative corporate gifts to hit the market.

We are excited for this new useful product to arrive on our shores in January 2017.

Tired of thinking of new promotional products for VIP’s?

Anyone with a car would LOVE  a car dash cam.
You have proof of exactly what is going on around you while driving.
A very, very useful item if you are on the road a lot.
A car dash cam will also encourage everyone to drive more carefully.

Travelling on a game safari? Yes, of course, a car dash cam would be a wonderful idea.

For more information on this awesome product, head over to our dash cam product page.

The first batch of car dash cams is a limited stock order, so order yours now to avoid disappointment.

Email us at info@brandinnovation.co.za or call 0861 111 954
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November 24, 2016
Brand Innovation Customer Reviews are something that are very important to us at Brand Innovation.
In the promotional products industry many of our competitors have similar products to us.

So there are not many ways to be different. The way we become and remain your supplier is  by giving a great service.

Our focus is on delighting you, our clients and consistently improving what we do in every way.

At Brand Innovation we really care, so your reviews are important to us.
On our site you will see many of our client compliments. Please note that we keep our client’s surnames and company names confidential.
If you would like more details of reviews and would like to know who some of these client are, then please contact Heidi at Brand Innovation and I will be sure to confidentially send you some references of those clients who have allowed us to give their full details.

So our aim is to get a great review for every order. We look forward to assisting you with your promotional products.
So for any Brand Innovation Customer Reviews, please click here.
Thank you for visiting our site.

From Heidi and the Brand Innovation Team
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October 31, 2016
The New Moon for October 2016 was on Saturday, 30 October.
Many people worldwide believe that the New Moon is the time to set new goals and intentions for the month ahead.
A time for beginnings.

For many of us at this time of year, especially in the Southern Hemisphere, it is a time when we need to regroup, redraw and dig deep for the last 6 weeks of work before our annual holidays. This time of year in South Africa is always busy, many businesses are not taking on new work as they want to complete the work they have before the Christmas holidays.

So the last few months involve completing as well as setting new goals for the month ahead.

It is also a time to say thank you to all our clients and suppliers and to tie up all loose ends and finish what we need to do before the end of the year.

Brand Innovation is here to assist you in saying thank you to your clients, suppliers and staff.

We wish you a great November 2016.
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September 30, 2016
Look into the future with this amazing new VR Headset! This is an innovative new corporate gift that any techie will love.

We supply this fantastic new virtual reality headset, that is designed to hold most smartphones sizes 4.7" to 6".

With a range of new apps and websites that enable 360 degree viewing, this headset can transport you to other worlds. Whether you are riding a roller coaster or taking a virtual tour through New York City, the Titan Headset will leave a lasting impression.

Features of this VR headset:



  • adjustable object distance
  • adjustable interpupillary distance
  • comfortable foam face protector
  • headphone & USB cord access holes on either side
  • sliding front panel for ventilation
  • Size: 19.8 ( l ) x 13.7 ( w ) x 11 ( h )

Stock is arriving in October, so contact us NOW to place your order.
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