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West Wales welterweight Dale Evans just missed out on claiming the first Prizefighter trophy of 2013 narrowly missing out in the last stage to Sunderland’s Glenn Foot. Dale along with his competitor had both been undefeated coming into the event, but it was Foot who maintained his record after a great night of boxing at Wolverhampton’s Civic Hall.

Dale of course was wearing his newly embroidered and printed boxing shorts, courtesy of us here at GF. Evans felt unsurprisingly hard done by as his opponent got the nod on a split decision, due to his slightly higher work-rate and quality right hands. Dale felt he had done enough but I’m sure he will bounce back under the watchful eye of coach Gary ‘The Rocketman’ Lockett.

Evans had beaten the bookies favourite coming into the event Mark Thompson and youngster Sam Egginton in the previous rounds. The Welshman from St Clears thoroughly deserved to win both fights as he controlled the fights with his superior hand speed.


Don’t let yourself and your employees suffer in these terrible winter conditions. Keep your brand awareness growing even through the winter periods with our embroidered winter wear. Even if your workforce mainly operates indoors, it is still bitterly cold on a January morning. The temperatures have recently taken a huge dive and today we could even see lows of -7 degrees Celsius. The snow and freezing weather is bad for the United Kingdom but it is still nothing compared to the rigorous tests our embroidered winter wear goes through.

Keep your employees’ cosy and their spirits high even when the weather is dire. That way you will keep the troops motivated and maintain productivity levels. Whilst at the same time promoting your company to the general public and achieving brand consistency in line with signage on vans and other promotional materials. The extra expenditure on winter gear will show you really value your employees and that you really are a team as opposed to situation that some companies find themselves in with The Boss vs The Employees.

Here is a selection of my favourite GF Outer Wear products:

Beechfield Printer’s Hat

These winter hats from Beechfield are especially made for garment decorators to print your company logo, text, design or even the name of the employee. These are a necessity for any outside workers; they really will make the difference as the body loses most of its heat from the head. It is available in both black and navy and it really is a smart addition to your branded workwear.

Result Core Winter Parka




There is no cosier garment in the market, this waterproof, windproof winter parka really is the garment to keep the winter weather at bay. The garment has a soft quilted polyester lining along with a grey fleece inner collar, even the pockets are fleece lined! We can easily brand these garment with your company’s logo. The jackets are available in a range of sizes and colours to suit all needs.

If you’re after some branded winter workwear then look no further than GF, we have a huge range of products in addition to the highlighted pair. Keep your workforce happy and warm, whilst looking good and promoting your brand. It really is a no brainer, browse the range online today, or call our helpful team on 02920 757 733 today.

etrader in the news!

Posted by John

This January’s edition of Printwear and Promotion features a two page spread about the website solutions designed specifically for garment decorators. The article tells the story behind the product; where the idea came from and how this notion was acted upon.  It also describes at length the two variations of the websites; the etrader and the etrader + solution. The remaining content is dedicated to the details of the etrader relaunch; there is a new fresh logo design, website, YouTube channel and many more new etrader features.

The etrader team will be at Birmingham NEC on the 24th-26th February this year for the Printwear and Promotion exhibition. Here they will be showing how their website solutions work with live demonstrations as well as answering any queries you have about the website.  

If you didn't receive the January edition of Printwear and Promoton Magazine then you can view it online here (PAGE 70-71):

For more details please visit our new website:


Brummy rockers Black Sabbath have topped the vintage printed t-shirt charts. The band consists of guitarists Tonny Iommi and Geezer Butler, Drummer Bill Ward and The Prince of Darkness himself Ozzy Osbourne. Sales of the US Tour Shirt from 1978 have also been helped thanks to Avengers Assemble star Robert Downey Jr wearing the garment in his latest blockbuster film.

Vintage rock shirts have to be one of the most enduring clothing items. They are often worn by teenagers who were born long before many of the bands split. They are also often worn by models and young popular music acts. Retailer HMV compiled a list of the best-selling classic rock t-shirts and Sabbath finished in Number One position at the end of 2012. Led Zeppelin were just behind; taking second and third spots. Surprisingly The Beatles only made it to number nine in the list with a printed t-shirt featuring their Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album over. Incidentally this is my favourite album cover ever (see previous blog).

HMV's top 10 best-selling classic rock T-shirts for 2012:

1. Black Sabbath - US Tour 78

2. Led Zeppelin - USA 77

3. Led Zeppelin - Celebration Day

4. David Bowie - Smoking

5. Bruce Springsteen - Sand Tour

5. Foo Fighters - Gold logo

6. AC/DC - Angus And Brian

7. Metallica - Skull Explosion

8. Rolling Stones - Union Jack Tongue

9. Beatles - Sgt Pepper

10. Guns N'Roses - Appetite For Destruction

At GF we have decades of experience printing custom garments.

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