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Winter is nearly upon us, with the nights getting longer and temperatures falling by the day; it’s getting colder! We British people think we are hardened to this weather, but it’s only bearable if you have the right selection of winter wear. For the first time in a few years I have updated my winter wardrobe, with new coats, gloves and my new favourite item the beanie hat! Now the cold doesn’t bother me at all, I don’t even remember what it was like to be cold.

I wear my new beanie everywhere; to work, to the shops, down to the pub, into town and in the bath. That last one was a small exaggeration but it is so handy to have. There is nothing worse than cold ears! Whilst I would urge everyone to buy one and become as smug as me, I would say that they are ideal for tradesmen and other outside workers.

I think this because they have two practical solutions. The first one being that it will insulate your head were normally most of your heat would dissipate into the atmosphere, hence keeping you warmer. The second is a far less obvious benefit; the fact the beanies cover up your hair! Sometimes when waking up bright and early in the morning you can have a serious case of ‘bed head’. The untidiest, messiest, sticky up bit of hair that anyone has ever seen. This is not what Mrs Jones wants to see first thing in the morning, she want to see a professional looking, polite and skilled tradesman to fix her guttering.

You can become that professional looking builder that is the talk of the town with some branded workwear. This will set you apart from your competitors, get your van branded and carry on raising that brand awareness with your work apparel. But in particular get beanie hats embroidered with your logo this Winter.

At GF we specialise in embroidering garments; using our state of the art techniques that we have developed over the last 30 years. Check our eshop now for the latest in quality winter hats ready to be branded with your company name and logo.

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It’s being described as one of the greatest and most dramatic comebacks in sporting history. After the US took a commanding lead at the start of the competition the result of the event looked inevitable. But the European team captained by Spaniard Jose Maria Olazabal had other ideas. The team captain was tactically brilliant.  By front-loading the strongest players for the Sunday singles matches, Olazabal helped Europe build the momentum that was desperately needed going into the last day. This momentum was almost lost in a dramatic turn of events as Rory McIlroy was nearly disqualified for missing his tee-off time. He had got his time wrong and was rushed to the course in an unmarked police car. McIlroy then went on to win a crucial point with his victory over American Keegan Bradley.

Before the event the European team weren’t given a chance by many. But with an extraordinary performance the team managed to overturn a 10-6 deficit to defeat the United States by 14½ points to 13½ points on a thrilling final day in Chicago. They had retained the cup they won in Wales two years ago. The victory was dedicated to the captain’s compatriot and close friend, the late Seve Ballesteros. The overzealous and over confident American golf fans who had once shouted ‘Get in the hole’ after every US tee shot had now been silenced. Instead they were left despondent and disappointed. The US players left the course with their heads in their hands.

But the victory was sweet for team Europe and their fans, including GF’s John Sheppard and Nigel Cames who had travelled over to Medinah Country Club to watch the event. The smug pair were kitted out in GF custom polo shirts and fleeces, embroidered with the European teams logo. The custom clothing helped them stand out from the star and stripe clad Americans. Accompanied with the beaming smiles post victory it was very clear who they were there to support.

You may or may not have been aware that there is some little event called the London 2012 Olympics happening in a few months, and with that in mind, what better time to stock up on some sporting clothing – personalised sporting equipment if that tickles your fancy. Here at GF we have a huge range and variety of items, all of which are sure to enhance your sporting experience (and not to mention enabling you to look the part, too – looking the business is bound to aid you in doing the business down at your local gym or sport centre!).

So, if you’ve been thinking of heading to town to peruse your local stores or browsing the web for those much needed items, then really you need to look no further than right here on this website! Here at GF we stock a whole variety of items, ranging from t-shirts and shorts to bodywarmers and sports bags. Branded sportswear come in a variety of colours, sizes and branding options, and with all being affordable with a wide range of choices and whatever personal embroidery you want, what’s not to like?

Pen Duick Performance T-Shirt

Whether you’re the captain of a sports team perhaps looking to plan ahead for the next football or rugby seasons and looking to order kits for your team, or you just want that extra something for personal use on your Sunday morning runs, it’s all here – for men, women and children alike. You can be assured of high quality and performance in what is on offer, with brands such as Nike, Kooga and Canterbury all stocked and ready to be branded to your own requirements – you really will look and feel the part!

Whatever your level of sporting enthusiasm or activity, there really is no better time to take your fitness to the next level or to simply begin that training regime you’ve always been meaning to get around to – there’s always tomorrow, but there’s also right now. Who needs New Year’s resolutions when you can make a change right here and now with our products to help! It’s the items you need, coupled with the customisation and personalisation you want to stand out, at prices you can afford. So browse our website, join the craze surrounding an upcoming summer of sport and get involved! You design it... we’ll print it!


The Printwear and Promotion show as ever this year provided a fantastic platform for us at GF Europe  to put faces to those voices we have spoken to over the years.  This year was no exception. At the show this year our products fell into two distinct groups: our core business and our online solutions.

Our core business consists of finishing customers’ printed and embroidered work and our ready range of  blank products.  Our blank products are brilliant for our clients to print or embroider themselves and we showed badges and pennants in various colour and size combinations.   These products are produced in a 100% high quality polyester fabric that provides great results using dye sublimation processes.  Visitors to the stand were also able to see a wide selection of printed, woven and embroidered badges as, over the years, our skills have developed.   We produce sew on badges, badges with an iron on backing or maybe with Velcro attached  and  we are experts in developing a wide variety of epaulettes. 

Our clients need only send an email with a picture of their requirements and our Customer Services team will get back with our competitive prices and delivery times. Our sashes are always well received – both as part of our Readyrange for printing and as completely printed products. Again this year at the show we were able to talk to many visitors to the stand about our embroidery digitizing, and one of our show offers was a free digitizing (up to 10k stitches) of  a clients design.

The second group of products on our stand were our e-trade and e-trade+ division. We have been developing our e-commerce online solution for the past years and these allow customers to offer branded or unbranded products. Two levels of entry dependent upon your requirement allows printed and embroidered clothing to be bought on line.

I hope all who visited our stand found something of interest as well as the popcorn which our team dispensed throughout the three days and here’s looking forward to hearing from you during 2012.



It’s amazing what difference embroidery makes to outdoor wear.  If you are looking for a new embroidered clothing range that incorporates lots of outdoor wear choices then there are many to choose from online.  From warm winter fleeces through to t-shirts and sweatshirts you’ll find all you need online at a great price. 

Ordering embroidered clothing could not be easier thanks to the wonders of design and technology.  Many personalised clothing websites offer a service that allows you to choose and customise clothing to your exact specification.  You can usually specify your embroidered clothing to have a logo or a name stitched on and even your own artwork can be accommodated.  Clothing personalisation methods have come on in leaps and bounds in recent years and the systems used are highly advanced and reliable. 

Embroidered clothing ordered online is also much cheaper than that which is ordered locally.  Online retailers are able to offer their clothing items at reduced prices as they have significantly lower overheads to worry about.  The choice online is amazing too.  If you are looking for a new outdoor wear uniform for your staff and you need embroidered clothing for the cooler months, there are many hats, jumpers, trousers, jackets and fleeces that will cater for your needs perfectly. 

Once you have ordered your embroidered clothing you can sit back and relax in the knowledge that your clothing will be with you as quickly as possible.  Your clothing will be produced to the very highest standard and ready to wear the moment you receive it.  If you have several sizes you need to order your embroidered clothing in then you can do this on the one order making for a very convenient and simple experience. 

Think about the clothing you would like to order and the amount you need.  Can you save money ordering more?  Many embroidered clothing stockists offer excellent discounts on bulk orders so why not stock up on your outdoor wear and ensure you always have a good supply of extra uniforms or clothing on hand. 

Personal orders can also be catered for.  If you are part of a club or you want a fleece or sweatshirt with your initials or name on this can also be arranged.  That’s the great thing about personalised embroidered clothing.  It can be done your way! 

When you need embroidered clothing from a company you can trust you only need to set your sights online.  You’ll find plenty of companies offering outstanding deals on the latest outdoor wear and other items.