JKL Clothing Blog

Printing is Now Back on the Menu at JKL Clothing

28 April 2023 10:23

We have re-introduced printing as a garment personalisation method. 

We can now offer two print options, transfer print and screen print. 

These provide great print results with bright, vibrant colours and sharp detail to any printed logo.

Printing can provide an alternative personalisation method to embroidery, and it is a matter of personal choice which you choose. 

It can often be more cost-effective to select print to place a logo onto your chosen garments, as the price is not affected by the print size.

Popular garments for printing include t-shirts, polo shirts, sweatshirts and workwear garments such as Hi-Vis jackets. 

We have a vast range, so we are confident you will find the perfect clothing item for your needs. 

Quick turnaround and fast delivery mean you can get your printed clothing order when you need it, and our staff are on hand to help you choose your garments and discuss your printed logo.

Printing can also show more fine detail to your logo, with fine lines and shading possible. We can also match Pantone reference colours to a print you cannot do with embroidery thread.

The vast majority of the garments on our website can be printed. Exceptions are fleece garments such as jackets, although we now offer some fleece jackets that can also be printed.

Ordering printed garments from JKL Clothing is quick and straightforward. 

Order online by adding garments to your basket and then customising once in your basket. 

You can Email [email protected] with your requirements and then receive a quote, or pick up the phone and speak to one of our sales team, who will answer any questions and advise on the best printing option for you.

We have put together more information on printing and choosing the best print option. 

Our printed clothing project management article will tell you all you need to know about ordering your printed garments. 

And our printed clothing pros and cons article will give you more information about the printing process .

Start building your brand with JKL Clothing today!

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Christmas Opening Times

22 December 2022 02:15

Christmas Opening Times

We are open online this festive season!
Continue to order online 7 days a week!

Our offices close 16:00 Thursday 22nd December 2022 and will re-open at 09:00 on Monday 2nd January 2023 (please note the workshop will not open until Monday 9th January 2023 - quoting for bespoke orders will commence at this point).

To ensure delivery of any personalised orders before Christmas, our cut-off date is 16:00 Friday 9th December 2022. For undecorated, plain garments, our cut-off date, for pre-Christmas delivery, is 16:00 Friday 16th December 2022.

December is an extremely busy time for our couriers; however, we hope to be able to provide plain garment goods within 2-3 working days from despatch.

We will be accepting any product ordered from Thursday 1st December 2022 returned to us for a refund by Friday 16th January 2023.

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Embroidered Sweatshirts

05 December 2022 10:59

Embroidered Sweatshirts

Its that time of year again when winter begins to bite, temperatures drop, and the days get shorter. Christmas may be around the corner and offer something to look forward to but for workers up and down the country the thought of a long winter ahead fills them with dread.

One of the most common complaints from a workforce is that they are cold at work. With many companies struggling with the cost of heating they are looking at alternative ways to keep their workforce warm. One of the most cost-effective ways to keep your employees warm is to provide them with cold weather clothing.

Of all the clothing items that will help to keep you warm one of the simplest and most cost-effective is a sweatshirt. An embroidered sweatshirt not only has your company logo emblazoned on it but keeps workers warm and happy. Simple, smart, durable, and comfortable to wear the humble sweatshirt ticks a lot of boxes when it comes to a practical item of clothing that can be worn by everyone.

An embroidered sweatshirt can be worn as an outer garment when inside or as a layer under a jacket when outside. It can also be removed should the boss decide to turn up the heating and put back on if there is a cold spell of weather. Sweatshirts are also cheap with prices starting at less than £10 it is a cost-effective way to provide uniform and keep staff warm at work. The sweatshirt material is incredibly durable and can last and look good for months and even years after you have first purchased them. Embroidery is also a durable way to personalise a sweatshirt and will last as long and look as good as the sweatshirt itself.

Why choose embroidery as a personalisation method when decorating a sweatshirt? Firstly, the slightly thicker material of a sweatshirt naturally lends itself to embroidery. The embroidery thread will not add excessive weight to the sweatshirt that may distort its shape, which can sometimes happen with lighter weight fabrics. A sweatshirt with an embroidered logo will stand out. As you are adding a material to a material it will bring a new dimension to the sweatshirt that other garment decoration methods such as printing do not. Durability is also a benefit of embroidery. Embroidery threads don’t fade over time, lose their shape or come away.

An embroidered sweatshirt then is a simple, cheap, and effective way to keep your employees warm and make them look smart at the same time. Sweatshirts, like any other item of clothing come in a variety of styles and designs. They also come in a variety of price brackets, starting at under £7.00 and going up to nearly £30.00 depending on the style and quality you are looking for. Our most popular sweatshirt is the Gildan Heavy blend crew neck sweatshirt which starts at a price of £7.15 excluding VAT. This is an ideal workwear or staff uniform sweatshirt and looks great with an embroidered company logo added. There are many other sweatshirt available from brands such as Fruit of the Loom, AWDis, Kustom Kit, Henbury and more.

Ordering an embroidered sweatshirt from JKL Clothing is easy. Customise, order, and pay online. Complete an enquiry form and request a quote or contact one of our expert staff who will guide you through each step. Either way we are sure you will not regret ordering an embroidered sweatshirt this winter and neither will your warm and happy staff.

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Personalised Towels

17 November 2022 02:31

Personalised Towels

A personalised towel adds a touch of luxury to any business. Many of our clients personalise one of our range of towels with their business name or logo to create a bespoke and unique towel for their customers to enjoy. JKL Clothing have over 50 towels to chose from which you can personalise with an embroidered logo or simple lettering. Our range includes hand, bath, beach, and gym towels to name but a few. We also have towels to suit almost any budget with the option to purchase a basic towel perhaps as a promotional give away or a luxury bath towel for hotel guests to enjoy. The range is almost endless, but one thing is for sure once you have personalised your chosen towel with an embroidered logo it will be unique to you or your business and set you apart from the competition.

Whilst the hospitality sector, supplying to businesses such as hotels and spas has always been a popular end user for our personalised towels, we have also supplied gyms, leisure centre, golf clubs and many other businesses. Whatever your business if you or your customers use a towel then why not personalise it. Embroidery can cost as little as £1.50 per towel and will enhance the look whilst advertising your business to all who see it.

Sustainability is a word that we are all conscious of, which is why we have put together a range of towels that are sustainably manufactured, produced from organic fabric or both. Check out our full range of sustainable/organic towels on our website

Personalising a towel with JKL Clothing could not be easier. There are many ways to purchase from us including buying online and customising your towel from the basket page of our website to emailing us with your logo and requirements so that we can provide a full quote. Either way we will work with you to produce a personalised towel that you can be proud of and that will show your business in its best light.

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Embroidery Near Me

15 November 2022 11:00

Looking for local embroidery near me

Many of our enquiries come from businesses and individuals that are looking for personalised embroidered clothing that is nearby. One of the first questions we are asked is,

“Where are you located?”

After we have told the customer our address, we always then ask them if this is important. Some customers feel more comfortable and confident getting their embroidered clothing from a local supplier so that they can call in and speak in person. To others, it is not as important as they are happy to speak on the phone or communicate by email. Either way, if you have a delivery address within the UK, we can provide personalised embroidered clothing with excellent customer service at a very competitive price.

Personalised clothing that carries an embroidered logo, is just that, “personalised”. We, therefore, understand that in some circumstances our customers will want to discuss their embroidery requirements and speak to a “real” person face to face. This is especially important to some when it comes to their logo and how it will look on their chosen clothing. It is a fact however that over 90% of our customers are NOT local to us. JKL Clothing prides itself on our communication and we believe we can provide the level of personalised customer care and attention, whether you are on our premises, standing in front of us, on the phone or indeed communicating solely by email.

We have a simple and straightforward procedure for purchasing embroidered clothing from us and have many ways in which to select, obtain a quote and purchase your very own personalised embroidered clothing. We will always allocate a dedicated customer service and account manager to your order and this person will be your point of contact throughout the ordering process from selecting your garments, and originating your embroidered logo to receiving your order. We understand that it can sometimes seem a daunting and complicated process to purchase bespoke customised clothing so try to make it as easy as possible with a simple and straightforward pricing and ordering procedure.

It is never the case that you simply place your first order over the phone or online and then receive it a week later without any further communication from us. Each order is different from the next and we take great care to get your order exactly as you want it. This will mean that in the first instance we will digitize your embroidery logo and send you a sample for approval. We need to know that you are completely happy with how your logo looks, the colours and the size before we embroider it onto your garments. Once you are happy, we will then proceed.

Before we get to this stage though you need to select your personalised clothing items. With such a vast range to choose from this can sometimes seem a daunting prospect. That’s where a bespoke service with a dedicated account manager comes in. They will listen to your requirements and advise you on which garments to choose. You can then order plain items to assess suitability, colour and size before returning them to us.

As you can see it’s not imperative that you chose a personalised clothing company near to you. If we have some form of communication with our customers, we can provide the help and information required for you to select the perfect personalised embroidered clothing for your needs.

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Brand Focus – Build Your Brand

08 November 2022 11:56

Build Your Brand

So, if the brand name is Build Your Brand, guess what its clothing aims to do? You’ve guessed it provide you with clothing to do exactly that, build your brand. Whether we are talking about your own brand of clothing or in terms of your company brand this range of garments gives you the opportunity to customise, personalise and individualise clothing items with your brand.

Based in Germany and only recently introduced into the UK personalised clothing market Build Your Brand has already taken off at an alarming rate. Especially alarming if you are one of the many other clothing brands competing within the customised clothing sector. But what makes Build Your Brand different and stand out from the crowd. Here at JKL Clothing we think it is the specific youth and young fashion area of the customised clothing market that this brand specifically targets and is attracted to. Their clothing is young, on-trend and has an edge to it that people under the age of 30 really identify with and in targeting this age market Build Your Brand have filled a gap that had been vacant for some time with many of the more established clothing brands producing the same almost run of the mill garment ranges year after year.

The Build your Brand range is described by the brand themselves as “Streetwear for printers and embroiderers”. Five words that capture the essence of the brand. Think streetwear and you know immediately which age sector this brand is aimed at. Printers and Embroiderers then tells you this is a brand that is made to be customised.

So, what is in the range? If I filter on the JKL Clothing website I can see immediately that there are 16 product types to choose from. Almost every type of clothing item can be found within the brand. T-shirts, sweatshirts, trousers, shorts, jackets, vests, the list goes on. Basically, if you want to create a customised clothing brand you will probably find the item you want within this brand.

In Addition to the Build Your Brand range of over 130 garments we also have the Build Your Brand Basic and Build Your Brandit.

Build Your Brand Basic is a range of staple personalised clothing items in standard range colours but with sizes ranging from XS through to 5XL. Ideal if you are looking ever popular garment types that can meet almost all taste and fit all sizes. The difference is made when you get your hands on them and customise with your own unique design changing it from basic to anything but.

The Build Your Brand is almost at the opposite end of the spectrum to Build Your Brand Basic and is individual wear with an edge and an up to date fashion design that sets it out from the crowd. From summer windbreaker jackets to pure vintage trousers and shorts this off shot brand is for those not only looking to add a unique design to their garments but looking for a unique garment to put it on.

So, who orders Build Your Brand from JKL Clothing? We have already mentioned that this is a predominantly young person’s clothing brand. As such we have seen increased demand from clothing company start-ups. It is very attractive to the entrepreneur who is setting up a clothing business and is initially looking for stock items that they can customise and sell as their own brand. What also makes Build Your Brand ideal for this type of customer is the fact that all the clothing only comes with a size label in the neck of the garment. There is no mention of Build Your Brand on the garment. The start up clothing company can even insert their own label if they wish. This makes it a cost-effective way to launch your own brand of clothing onto the market.

And this is where JKL Clothing come in. Using our expertise, we work closely with our clients to develop the customisation that we can then embroider onto the garment. Access to large stock quantities, good size ranges and colour options means that your embroidered clothing with your own brand can be ordered quickly and received within a matter of days. This means the young start-up company does not have to either purchase an initial large order or keep large stock quantities. We can do that for you, and you can simply order as you sell.

In short, the Build Your Brand range has changed the game when it comes to customising on trend clothing targeting a young market and by working with a company like JKL Clothing for your finished personalised embroidered garment you are sure to stay ahead of the game.

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Brand Focus - Henbury

25 October 2022 03:59


Each month we intend to publish a blog that highlights one of our main brands. This month we are going to look at Henbury. Taken from Henbury’s own marketing information they describe themselves as a brand with “classic, easy to wear styles for the modern corporate market”. We would agree this certainly sums up the Henbury brand and where they sit within the personalised clothing market.

A brief history of the brand. Established in 1997 with the aim of providing corporate, promotional and workwear clothing with fully co-ordinated styles for men, women and children, the brand grew quickly and soon established itself as one the UK’s market leading brands for polo shirts, t-shirts, sweatshirts, woven trousers, and shirts. From an initial range of 5 polo shirts the brand has grown to be one of the key manufacturers within the UK corporate and workwear market. Their key marketing message throughout that time has been that “clothes for work need to do exactly that, work”.

Here at JKL Clothing we have stocked and promoted the Henbury brand for over 10 years. During that time, we have seen many of our clients switch to using it as their staple uniform brand choice. One of the main reasons for this is the co-ordination of styles for both men and women. Many companies we deal with have company colours that they want to maintain through their uniform choice. Having the ability to order a polo shirt for example, with a male and female fit in the same shade of colour is a big plus when they come to choose a brand from which to have their staff uniform personalised. Continuity is also key to brand choice. A company does not want to provide a personalised staff uniform to their workforce only to see it then be discontinued within a year and any new starters then provided with uniform different to the rest of the workforce.

We think that the following line best describes what Henbury are all about.

“a co-ordinated range of leisure clothing for the corporate, promotional and workwear markets”

This is Henbury in a nutshell. Not the cheapest out there and perhaps not the biggest range, although there is certainly enough choices of styles, colours, and sizes to meet the most demanding buyer. But certainly, one of our top performing brands that we go to time after time when recommending a clothing brand for almost any workplace.

It is the garment decoration that sets the clothing off and provides our customers with that bespoke uniform they need to advertise their business and clothe their staff. We have been customising the Henbury brand for over 10 years mainly using embroidery and the chosen method. Our embroidery machines produce the highest quality finished embroidered garment product enhancing the clothing item and promoting the company all at the same time. Embroidered clothing using the Henbury brand has seen many of our clients return to us time after time for their staff uniform and workwear requirements. If you are new to JKL Clothing and looking for embroidered staff uniform or workwear we would highly recommend the Henbury brand. Why not see for yourself. Order samples through our website https://www.jklclothing.co.uk/b-henbury-32.aspx Try the garments on for size, feel and suitability. They can always be returned to us for a refund when you have assessed them. We are sure you will not be disappointed.

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Personalised Winter Work Uniform

19 October 2022 10:58


Personalised Winter Work Uniform

As Autumn gradually makes way for winter it is the time of year when many businesses are looking to update their winter work uniform in preparation for the coming colder months.

If you are looking to provide staff who work permanently outside with customised winter clothing or wanting to supply your employees with a winter jacket for the times when they need to venture out into the cold weather now is a good time to order your personalised winter gear.

The most obvious winter item of clothing to provide an employee is a winter coat, but personalised cold weather garments can be more than just a jacket. A full winter uniform can consist of thicker and warmer trousers, long sleeve under garments, such as long sleeve polo shirts and a warm mid layer such as a sweatshirt or knitted jumper. Whatever your winter uniform choice you will find a wide range from which to chose at JKL Clothing. All our garments can be embroidered with your company logo to ensure your staff look smart and advertise your business in the best possible way. A warm member of staff will undoubtably mean that they are comfortable when working outside or in a cold warehouse and therefore more productive.

Ordering a customised work uniform from JKL Clothing could not be easier. You can visit our website and view our wide range of work staff uniform items or send an enquiry and one of our staff will recommend the most suitable garments to choose. Once you have chosen your uniform send in your company logo and we will do the rest and provide you with an embroidered staff uniform you can be proud of. Our prices are very competitive so you can be sure you will be getting great value for money when you order staff uniform from us. Our friendly staff will discuss your requirements and take you through each stage of the ordering process. Contact us today for a free no obligation quote.

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Tax Efficiency For Embroidered Company Uniform

26 September 2022 04:24

The cost of purchasing and, in some cases, maintaining staff uniforms can often be expensive for a business. 

There are, however, tax benefits to buying and providing branded staff clothing, so here are some of the points to bear in mind when deciding on a staff uniform for your business.

Embroidered branding makes it untaxable

Branding an item of staff clothing with an embroidered logo makes that item untaxable in the eyes of HMRC. 

Once an item of work clothing is branded with an embroidered company logo, it then becomes a garment that can only be worn in the workplace to which the company logo applies and is therefore untaxable. 

The embroidered company logo makes the item different from other clothing and therefore classed as an embroidered company clothing garment. Any clothing purchased as a work item and worn in the workplace which is not branded is then classed as a fringe benefit.

Removable branding still incurs tax

Using a removable branding option, such as an embroidered badge with the company logo that can be easily removed from the garment, will still incur tax. 

If you can wear the clothing item at work with the company logo showing but then remove it to wear in other places, then HMRC will look at this as an unbranded work uniform item and will tax accordingly.

All clothing worn in the workplace needs to be branded

You cannot choose which workwear items to embroider with your company logo. 

All clothing designated as a staff uniform item must be embroidered with the company logo to be classed as uniform and, therefore, untaxable.

Safety clothing and specific clothing items

Clothing worn for safety, such as hi-vis clothing, does not need to be branded to qualify for tax purposes. 

Similarly, items of clothing that are required for safety, such as welders’ aprons and gloves, are also not required to carry a company logo to qualify. This includes medical wear such as tunics and gowns.

Claiming tax on the upkeep of your embroidered uniform

An employee can claim back tax on the cost of keeping their uniform clean and presentable if they are the ones paying for this.

Most people can claim £60 per year for the upkeep of their uniform, but certain professions can claim more. Those in the medical profession can claim up to £125 per year.

JKL Clothing provides a full embroidered staff uniform branding service. 

From the conception of your company logo to receiving the finished embroidered garment, we can provide help and advice to ensure you and your staff get the embroidered workwear clothing items you require so you can take advantage of any tax breaks available.

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Embroidered Summer Workwear

29 July 2022 11:33

The summer has arrived, and with the country experiencing its first heatwave of the year with record temperatures and more forecasted soon, now is the time to look at your workwear uniform and if it is fit for purpose in the summer temperature conditions.

Traditionally work staff uniform has looked very similar all year round. Depending on the working environment and the tasks required of the employee, it has consisted of an inner garment that can be worn on the inside, next to the skin, such as a polo shirt or traditional shirt. 

An outer item of clothing, usually a jacket, fleece or softshell been popular choices and a pair of trousers. Each of these items is easily branded with a company logo and provides a simple yet smart and effective staff uniform. 

This is great when we have normal British weather with average temperatures. But what happens when the temperatures rise as they have done recently, and staff are struggling to cope in the extreme heat wearing the staff uniform they have been provided. 

There are several options available that we will discuss below.

Garments made from thinner and lighter fabric. As an example, a standard polo shirt fabric weighs approximately 200 grams per square meter (GSM). Lighter fabrics are available, however, many weighing less than 150 GSM. 

It is also important to consider the type of fabric worn. The most popular fabric has been either a 100% cotton or polyester and cotton mixture. Both fabrics have their merits, and we recommend them in certain conditions, but not in hot weather. 

When the temperature rises, it is often more comfortable to wear a 100% polyester garment with a wicking ability that transports moisture away from the skin, ideal in hot weather.

Lighter-weight outer garments are also available, including lightweight jackets, sweatshirts, fleeces and even hoodies. Moving from trousers to shorts is an obvious change to your work uniform in the summer. 

Sometimes this is not safe or practical depending on the type of work you do but it certainly helps to keep you cooler. Again, a wide variety of shorts are available suited to almost all working conditions.

Whatever changes you make to your workwear uniform types the branding will not affect the wearer comfort in hot weather. Adding an embroidered logo to your summer uniform enhances the look, personalised the garment and qualifies the spend for business tax purposes. 

Just be mindful that embroidering your logo onto a lighter fabric may require changes to the set up of the embroidery and we will always recommend checking the logo on a sample garment if you change to a different fabric type or weight.

If you are looking at new embroidered staff uniform or workwear this summer, please visit our website, www.jklclothing.co.uk to view our ranges and some available options. 

If you cannot find exactly what you are looking for then simply email our sales department [email protected] and they will be happy to provide help and advice.

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Embroidered Polo Shirts – Personalised to You

07 July 2022 11:01


A personalised embroidered polo shirt is a great way to create a unique item of clothing. Polo shirt material, usually either pique or jersey knit, is a great base on which to embroider.

There are many reasons why people chose an embroidered polo shirt. The most common is as part of a staff or workwear uniform. 

Having staff in a smart, bespoke polo shirt not only gives a good first impression to your customers but it also advertises your business for free. Secondly as part of a team kit. 

Sports clubs regularly order bespoke polo shirts from us to provide team members with clothing that identifies them as belonging to their club. Lastly, individuals, these fall into many different categories from the individual wanting a bespoke item of clothing for themselves to the person organising a trip and wants each person to have their own embroidered polo shirt. 

Whatever the reason a polo shirt is a great garment to personalise with an embroidered logo.

Polo shirts cover all bases. What do we mean by this? A polo shirt can be worn in almost any setting. It is equally at home worn in a factory by someone performing a manual job to an office where a degree of smartness is expected. For this reason, it is our most popular embroidered garment.

So how do you get your own personalised embroidered polo shirt? Well, lets start by saying no matter how you dress it up (excuse the pun), an embroidered garment of any kind is not as straightforward as ordering a plain one. This is because any embroidered garment is unique to the customer. It’s a one off, personalised to your own specific design, size, and colour. 

For these reasons it’s a little more complicated than ordering a plain navy polo shirt in size large. Having said that we believe JKL Clothing have made it as simple as possible. 

To get exactly what you want we need some basic information from you. Starting with the logo or text that needs to be embroidered onto the polo shirt. Once we have this, we can work with you to produce the polo shirt you have in mind. We will need other information such as logo size, colour, position etc to produce a sample for you to approve before we embroider your garments. 

We have automated this as much as possible on our website but sometimes you simply can’t beat dealing with a real person which is why you will have an account manager responsible for your bespoke embroidered polo shirt from start to finish.

So, if you want to get started with your first order for a personalised embroidered polo shirt or wish to refresh your current staff uniform get in touch with JKL Clothing at [email protected] and see what bespoke options are possible using a simple polo shirt.

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How Important Is Staff Uniform?

30 June 2022 02:23

Image and a positive first impression have always been important.

Whether for an individual or a brand, how you or the company you represent is perceived can affect both your own and the company’s success.

For a business or brand, the decision of staff uniform is often crucial in setting the tone of that all-important first impression your customer will receive when engaging with your company.

Just as a website can portray an impression of a business so too can the employees. An employee is often the first contact any prospective new client has with a business. How that employee behaves, conducts themselves and their general demeanor is often a reflection of the business or brand.

Wearing a branded staff uniform can have a positive impact on any interaction a staff member has with customers of the business. 

JKL Clothing understands that a quality branded staff uniform is an important part of any business's branding and marketing strategy.

Our sales advisors speak with many businesses to first understand the type of business it is and then work closely to provide a staff uniform that both reflects the brand and is a practical clothing choice for the company’s staff.

Staff uniform for an office environment will differ greatly from a work uniform for a manufacturing company. Understanding where the uniform will be worn and what the wearer will be doing in that uniform helps us to provide our customers with the best-branded clothing options.

Whatever your business and whatever your staff uniform requirements our embroidered branded clothing will ensure your staff and the uniform they wear to give the right first impression and enhance your brand.

If you are looking to provide staff uniforms for the first time to your employees or want to refresh your current uniform visit www.jklclothing.co.uk and get in touch today.

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Why Choose Embroidered Shirts For Your Business?

27 May 2022 01:32

Well firstly let’s discuss branding. 

Any business relies on its brand and brand awareness within its market sector to promote and advertise its products or services. Having a branding that compliments a business is vital if you are to succeed in a competitive market. 

Clothing and staff uniform is just one aspect of a company's branding that can make a real difference to its success. 

Why though, specifically do embroidered shirts promote the brand of a business. A shirt is an item of clothing that transcends all manner of differences that can be found within the cohort of an employee group. 

Gender, age, size, shape, and height can all be accommodated with the right shirt. 

This gives not only branding to an item of staff clothing but also a smart, professional, and uniform appearance increasing the brand of business and its link to a smart professional workforce and therefore at least subliminally a link to a smart, professional product or service.

Embroidered shirts are a term that can cover a wide range of types and styles. 

If we are looking at a shirt that provides a smart and professional appearance, then we really need to dismiss t-shirts and start with the polo shirt.

A polo shirt bridges the gap between smart and casual, formal, and comfortable. It also has the advantage of not been out of place whether in the office or the factory floor. 

This makes a polo shirt a very attractive choice when looking for a branded shirt that covers a lot of bases and can be worn by an entire workforce.

If we are looking at a smarter or corporate shirt option, then a business shirt is the obvious choice. 

Within this category, we can also find options for a more casual or formal appearance. Short or long sleeve is another style choice that can be made depending on personal preference. 

As with the polo shirt a formal shirt is available in male and female fitting style, long or short sleeves, a variety of fabrics and styles and designs to fit any branding requirement.

Finally, there is the most important aspect of an embroidered shirt, the branding itself. 

Embroidery as a garment decorating option adds to the appearance of smartness and professionalism. It is the decorating choice when compared to transfer or screen printing that gives the finished garment the smartest, cleanest, and most professional-looking product. 

Popular areas to place and embroidered logo or company name include the left and right chest areas, sleeves, and the nape at the rear of the shirt. 

The choice of embroidery location can often be dictated by the size, shape, and design of the logo. Always take the advice of your embroidered. 

They are the people that know both the garment and embroidery the best and will therefore know which position the embroidery will need to be to show off the logo to its maximum potential.

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Women’s Workwear

20 May 2022 11:15

Finding the right outfit to wear to work can be, in itself, hard work. 

Before you have even reached your workplace be it an office, factory, shop, or warehouse you will no doubt have asked yourself the question am I wearing the right clothing?

What women wear for work generally falls into two categories. 

Firstly, a work uniform, provided by their employer, is often embroidered, or customised in some way with the business company logo and bought to provide the wearer with clothing that promotes the business as much as promotes the individual wearing it. 

Secondly is the general work clothing guideline provided by the employer that the employee is expected to stick to when choosing what to wear for work.

If you fall into the first category and receive a company uniform to wear to work, then the predicament of what to wear is taken out of your hands. The only choice you may have to make is the size and possibly which shoes or footwear to go with it.

The second category employees have decisions to make on what to wear to work which can often be very daunting. Women’s workwear can vary from workplace to workplace. 

A woman working in an office will often chose a stylish yet modest blouse and suit combination alternating between skirt and trousers depending on the weather and time of year. Women’s office wear choices are usually dark colours with may be just a touch of individual colour in an accessory or blouse pattern. 

People usually don’t want to attract attention to themselves at work and certainly do not want to portray anything other than a completely professional image in an office environment. 

Mixing and matching dark colour jacket, trouser and skirt combinations with an individual blouse is a tried and tested way to achieve a smart, clean, and professional corporate look. 

This office wear style does not have to cost the earth and can be found both on the high street and online at reasonable prices.

Women working in other working environments often have a greater choice on what to wear. 

Sometimes this choice is dictated by the type of work carried out, for example working in a factory may involve having to wear certain protective workwear to keep safe. 

Women working in factory or warehouse environments often have their work clothing provided to them by their employer. A work shirt, trouser, sweatshirt or jumper and jacket for winter are the main staple of this type of women’s workwear. 

Often chosen in company colours and displaying the company logo this type of women’s workwear gives the wearer a simple and straightforward clothing option when getting dressed for work and provides the employer with uniform staff promoting their business in a smart, professional, and positive light.

Whatever the type of women’s workwear you dress in for work size and fit are the most common complaints women have about what they are wearing when at work. 

The female shape can be difficult to fit clothing for. This is especially the case when an employer provides the work uniform as it can often only come in basic sizes with little fit variation. 

Women will often find themselves dressed for work in ill fitting clothing as this will be the only option open to them from the employer. Selecting a women’s workwear uniform that has a wide choice of fitting options is therefore vital if you are to ensure that all the women within the employment group can get clothing to fit and therefore feel comfortable in.

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Save on Women's Portwest Workwear

04 March 2020 12:48

Women's Portwest Workwear from JKL Clothing

Save on Women's Portwest Workwear 

With Spring in the air, the gruelling Winter months may slowly be starting to feel like a distant memory. And with the new season rapidly approaching, now is the perfect opportunity to take stock of our Spring workwear situation.

For those women that are already one step ahead and looking to purchase their new season garments, we have an offer that you may just be interested in, so sit tight.

Ladies, it's no secret that you love the odd discount or two, and that's exactly what we have lined up for you this month at JKL Clothing.

Whether you're looking to kit your female co-worker out with workwear that works as hard as they do, or simply looking to refresh tired workwear, you can while saving 10% on all Portwest Women's Workwear!

Portwest Women's Range

Portwest may be a brand that you are already fondly familiar with, and we can't say we are surprised. With over 100 years of industry experience, Portwest has been offering some of the best workwear garments for an affordable price tag for many years.

For the ladies, the Portwest range caters for a number of industries. From Hi-Vis Jackets and Trousers to Tunics and Safety Shoes, the Portwest Women's Range has something for everyone.

Printing & Embroidery Services

From your workwear essentials to branding, at JKL Clothing, we are a one-stop-shop for both workwear and printing and embroidery services. Currently, all of our Portwest Women's garments can be customised to feature your companies logo.

From as little as 85p per embroidered logo, we aim to beat any like for like quote.

Portwest Womens Hi Vis

Women’s Portwest Hi-Vis

Hi-Vis From Only £10.74 

Stay seen and stay safe while getting the job done, with our selection of quality, ladies hi-vis workwear garments. 

Women’s Portwest Tunics 

Tunics From Only £8.43 

Has you tunic seen its fair share of hard work? Our range of tunics are available in a selection of colours and styles.

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Spring Workwear For Less

26 February 2020 12:39
Cheap Spring Workwear From JKL Clothing

Spring Workwear For Less

Gearing up for Spring?

Despite the recent weather dampening those early signs of Spring, the fact of the matter is, the longer and warmer days are now within sight. Whether you're looking to add to your Spring workwear wardrobe or plan on gearing the team up for those warmer month's, why spend more than you need to?

At JKL Clothing you can gear your team up for less with workwear essentials from as little as £1.62

Work Polos From JKL Clothing

Work Polo Shirts

Polo Shirts From Only £3.51

If you're looking for a more relaxed but smart alternative to work shirts than polos are the natural go-to for many employers. Offering more flexibility and comfort, but retaining that all-important smart persona, polo shirts are a perfect choice for those warmer months. 

Our range of polos are available in a variety of popular brands, colour and sizes - all you need to do is add your logo!

Work Shirts from JKL Clothing

Work Shirts

Work Shirts From Only £3.63

Showcase your business and delivery the best first impression during that sales pitch with your very own personalised work shirts. Available in long-sleeved, short-sleeved, tailored and untailored styles, we are confident that our range of work shirts, will help you win the big pitch. 

Work T-Shirts from JKL Clothing

Work T-Shirts

Work T-Shirts From Only £1.62

Is your approach to business a little more casual than corporate?
If you're keen to keep things relaxed but retain that professional look, work t-shirts are a perfect choice. Offering that perfect balance and comfortability whilst you work, personalised t-shirts are simply a no-brainer. 

Our large range of tees are available in a variety of brands, colours, styles - simply complete with your companies logo! 

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Save on Staff Uniforms

11 February 2020 05:00
Save on Portwest Uniforms

We Think You're Going To Love These Uniform Savings

As we settle into the new decade, you may have a few new starters joining your team, or perhaps you’re looking to replace your gear with your fresh rebranded look. Whatever, your situation, if you’re looking at your staffs uniform, we can help you save some pennies!

From new startups looking for that professional look to new employees and yearly overhauls, replacing or purchasing additional work uniforms can be a costly process for your business.

That’s where we come in…

Save 10% on Portwest Uniforms

Currently, at JKL Clothing we are offering 10% off our entire Portwest Range.

With over 100 years of expertise under their industry belt, Portwest manufactures a wide range of quality workwear garments ranging over several industries. From all areas of catering to building and construction, forestry and fire fighting, the Portwest Range really does cater for all workforces.

Other industries include:

· Rail

· Security

· Chemical Engineering

· Cleaning

· Cold Store

· Electronic Engineering

· Fishing / Trawler

· Food

· Foundry & Welding

· Painters & Decorators

Catering Uniforms

Catering Uniforms

With Portwest, you can kit your kitchen team out with uniforms that reflect their five-star culinary service. From Chef Skull Caps and Jackets to Aprons and Gloves, just like yourselves, the Portwest range caters for everybody!

Building Uniforms

Building & Construction Uniforms

Keep your workforce visible and protected on the job with Portwests range of Building and Construction Uniforms. With workwear that works as hard as they do, your team will get the protection they deserve while you save 10% on the range, including Hi-Vis, Work Trousers, Safety Footwear and more at JKL Clothing.

Foundry & Welding Uniforms

If your team works in a hazardous environment where they could be exposed to flame and molten splash, it’s imperative to equip then with the correct work uniform. At JKL Clothing we have a wide variety of Portwest Bizweld and Bizflame workwear perfect for the job.

What’s the difference between Bizweld and Bizflame?

Uniform Printing & Embroidery Service

At JKL Clothing we specialise in Printing and Embroidery, and we aim to beat any like-for-like quote!

Find out how you can get your companies logo printed or embroidered, it’s straightforward and hassle-free!

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Beat The Heat With Portwest Flame Resistant Workwear

22 January 2020 02:47
Portwest Flame Resistant Workwear

Beat The Heat With Portwest Flame Resistant Workwear

If you work within a hazardous working environment or provide workwear for a workforce that requires Flame Resistant Workwear, you’re likely savvy to the importance of providing the correct workwear.

After all, keeping your workers protected from nasty workplace injuries is essential, making the importance of purchasing the right workwear an absolute priority!

Here at JKL Clothing, we take safety seriously. So, if you’re looking to kit either yourself or your workforce out with workwear that excels expectations we have just the thing in stock.

Portwest Flame Resistant Workwear Range

Did you know that Portwest provides over 120 industry-leading Flame Resistant Styles alone?

Their impressive, state of the art collection consists of a wide selection of multi-standard protection which is perfect for all kinds of hazardous environments. From working around bare flames to welding protection – at JKL Clothing, we have a Flame Resistant solution ideal for your application.

Like much workwear, Flame Resistant garments aren’t a ‘one shoe, fit’s all’ kind of gig.

So before we showcase the best bits from the Portwest Range, let’s take a minute to understand the different workwear solutions available at JKL.

Flame Resistant Solutions – What’s The Difference?

Portwest currently provides five industry-leading flame-resistant solutions as a part of their FR range.
At JKL, we are proud to stock all five solutions, but you may be wondering, what is the difference between these solutions?


The Anti-Static Araflame collection is an inherently permanent flame-resistant aramid.

Designed to be extremely flame-resistant, this collection is also lightweight and offers high tensile strength and full anti-static protection for all workers.


The Anti-Static Modaflame collection has been specially designed from Modacrylic fibres. 
The Modacrylic fibres provide inherent flame resistance, exceptional dimensional stability and high elastic properties, which allows the garments to retain their shape.

All Modaflame garments also have carbon fibre woven into the fabric giving them essential anti-static properties.


Bizflame is a patented flame-resistant finish which, when applied to fabric, provides excellent flame resistance. Bizflame is only combined with the best quality raw materials, giving each workwear garment the perfect balance of comfort and strength.


Made from 100% 330g Bizweld cotton fabric, the Bizweld workwear collection is completely flame resistant. Providing exceptional flame and molten splash protection, this collection is perfect for those in the welding industry or similar.

Sealtex Flame

Constructed from a wonderfully lightweight and durable flame-resistant PU coated polyester fabric, the Sealtex Flame collection offers full protection from adverse weather and flame hazards.

Stay Protected

Keep yourself and your workforce properly protected with our range of Portwest Flame Resistant Workwear here at JKL – you can even get your companies logo embroidered and printed – bonus!

Portwest Flame Resistant Workwear

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10% OFF Portwest at JKL Clothing

07 January 2020 04:33
Portwest Discount

10% OFF Portwest Range at JKL Clothing 

After the Christmas festivities, there is no better way to kick the notorious “January blues” to the kerb than with a great saving in January. So, that’s why this year at JKL Clothing, we are kick starting the new year with a 10% discount off all Portwest Workwear

That’s right, whether you’re looking to top up on your Winter gear or looking for new garments for your workforce, you can now save 10% across the entire Portwest range! 

Save on Portwest Workwear

At JKL Clothing we have an extensive range of workwear garments that are perfect for an array of industries, including building and construction, chemical engineering and many more

Take a look at some great savings you can make on our Portwest range… 

Portwest Hi Vis Workwear From Only £0.90! 

Portwest Hi Vis

With the darker morning and shorter days, it’s essential to stay seen and stay safe while you work. 
At JKL Clothing we have an extensive collection of Hi-Vis workwear garments that range from sweatshirts and jackets to vests, trousers and much more. 

Portwest Work Jackets From Only £19.58

Portwest Jackets

Whether it’s for that added layer of warmth, or to help keep you protected from the elements, work jackets are a must-have this season. 

Get Your Portwest Workwear Personalised
Printed Workwear

Do you need to get your company’s logo printed or embroidered onto your company’s workwear?

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Explore Outdoors With JKL Clothing

01 October 2019 05:11

Explore Outdoors With JKL Clothing

Autumn is unarguably one of the most picturesque seasons of the year, and it is a great excuse to dig the camera out and get some fresh air! 

Although recent forecasts may not be inspiring an outdoor pursuit, many outdoor enthusiasts would argue, that it’s never the weather, just the equipment. While we leave that up to debate, it is always good practice to be prepared for the unexpected. At JKL Clothing, we have an extensive range of outdoor basics that will help keep you warm and dry during those beautiful Autumnal walks!

Outdoor Basics

Whether you’re on dog-walking duty or looking for that picture-perfect trail this Autumn, one thing is guaranteed…unpredictable weather. Ensure that you can get outdoors this Autumn, come rain or shine, with our Outdoor Basics. 

Softshell Jackets

Softshell Jackets

Whether you are taking your four-legged friend for their morning walk or hill walking in the countryside, Softshell Jackets are the number one must-have this season. Their lightweight, relaxed structure makes softshells wonderfully versatile, while offering that much-needed protection from the elements. 

Simply fold them away into a backpack when you don’t need them! 



If your heading out this Autumn, layering up is essential and what better way to keep the biting winds at bay than with a cosy fleece? Lightweight, but offering great warmth, fleeces are perfect on colder days, and exposed hill walks. For ultimate warmth and protection, why not team up your Fleece with a Softshell Jacket for complete protection. 



With temperatures now on a gradual decline, retaining any added warmth is essential especially if you're planning to get in some hill walking this Autumn. At JKL we have a ride range of fashionable beanies for and hats that will help keep you warm on those cold walks.

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Autumn Basics Available At JKL Clothing

17 September 2019 12:27
Autumn Styles

As the nights start to draw in we are reminded that the Autumn Season is fast approaching.

But, if you’re anything like us, other than the shorter evenings, the Autumn months are welcomed with open arms. The vibrant colours, crisp leaves underfoot and warming hot chocolates are all comforts we embrace. Other than the picturesque Instagram feeds and warming beverages, another great thing about the Autumn months is the clothing!

As the temperatures start to drop into the single figures, the crisp mornings call for those oversized hoodies, warm fleece jackets and stylish beanies.

With temperatures on a gradual decline, now is the perfect time to get your Autumn wardrobe organised before the real cold weather strikes!

Autumn Favourites

At JKL Clothing, we have a wide selection of Autumn Basics that are perfect for both work and leisure. From warming knitwear to fleece jackets and beanies, we have something for every occasion at competitive prices.



The Autumn season and hoodies go hand in hand. Ideal for a relaxed workwear option or simple leisurewear for those country walks, our extensive range of Autumn Hoodies are available in a wide range of colours and sizes for both adults and children. 

Our Hoodie range can also be customised to meet your requirements. Find out more about getting your hoodie personalised here. 

Fleece Jackets

Fleece Jackets

Layering up with a Fleece Jacket is the perfect way to keep the biting winds at bay on those crisp Autumn mornings. With a wide range of Fleece Jackets to choose from, keeping warm won’t be an issue; however, making a choice might prove a little taxing. 

Our range of Fleece Jackets is perfect for both work and leisure use. If you need to get your fleece jackets personalised with a company logo, find out more about the process here. 



It’s said that 45% of our body heat is lost through our heads! 

If you’re vulnerable to the cold then ensure that you retain as much body heat as possible by investing in a stylish beanie or knitted bobble hat. Beanies are wonderfully versatile and can be used for both work and leisure purposes.

Our range of Beanies are available for both printing and embroidery. To find out more about our personalisation service click here. 

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Brand Spotlight: Fruit Of The Loom - JKL Clothing

19 August 2019 03:50
Fruit Of The Loom

Here at JKL Clothing we stock over 100 brands. Each month we focus on one of our brands and provide a brief overview of the brand and information which we hope you will find interesting and may be even help you in your buying decision. This month is the turn of Fruit of the Loom

Established in America in 1851 Fruit of the Loom is truly a global company with outlets in over 20 countries encompassing 6 continents. Fruit of the loom is something of a branded clothing superpower within our industry.

So here are some Fruit of the Loom numbers:

32,500 are the number of people employed worldwide by Fruit of the Loom

97 is the number of current styles available

51 is the number of colours that these styles are available in.

1 manufacturing plant in Morocco

21 dye jets, 64 spinning frames and 220 knitting machines are to be found in the Morocco plant

2.2 million garments are manufactured here every week

50 million garments are held in stock at any one time

These numbers give you some idea of the size of this made for garment decoration heavyweight.

Fruit of the Loom use only the finest US cotton in manufacturing all their clothing and they are currently the only brand to use the Belcoro yarn which is spun on auto card spinning machines providing a cleaner more stable print area with fewer loose fibres.

Fruit Of The Loom JKL Clothing

It may also interest you to know that Fruit currently supports 3 main charities (Childline, Cancer Research and the Newlife Foundation for disabled children) they are also certified to Oeko-Tex standard 100-08-5295 which certifies that their garments contain no substances harmful to people or the environment.

Fruit of the Loom are a real favourite for us here at JKL Clothing. Their consistency and quality of clothing means that our customers are guaranteed to receive garments of the highest standard. The ease with which their garments accept a variety of printing techniques and embroidery also make them stand out as a preferred choice within the personalised clothing industry.

Often seen as the manufacturer of safe bet styles Fruit have recently developed a style of hoodie that is at the forefront of personalised clothing design. The Fruit of the Loom “Unique” hoodie is a garment that says fun and imagination. It can be found on our website.

Fruit of The Loom

So whether you are looking for staff uniform, promotional t-shirts, schoolwear or just something fun to wear we would highly recommend Fruit of the Loom.

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Back To School With JKL Clothing

06 August 2019 02:58
Kids School Uniform

Before the Summer holidays commence, parents often contemplate how they are going to survive the full six weeks with little ones murmuring that they are bored.
However, with countless family activities already booked and potential Summer getaways on the horizon, before you know it; it’s almost September and your rushing to get your kid's uniforms sorted.

So before you strap in for a whirlwind month, why not tick the Kids School Uniform off the list so that you can fully relax before your little ones heads for those school gates.

School Uniforms From JKL

Although this time of year means Summer sun and family time for many individuals, it’s often overshadowed by the bane of School Uniform. You know, the uniform that doesn’t fit properly, or the uniform that wears out too quickly, or perhaps that surprise growth spirt just before your little one heads back to school. Whatever the scenario, all parents have faced the School Uniform hurdle.

So this year leave the stress of queuing up in crowded uniform shops behind you.

With a little help from JKL Clothing, we can help get your child ready for September, without all the stress.

School Wear To Picks 

Kids School Cardigans

Kids School Polo Shirts

Our collection of school uniform offers parents affordability without having to compromise on quality. And the best thing about it is that you can order it all online from home! 

But I Need The Schools Logo Embroidered?

Not to worry. At JKL, we specialise in embroidery so if your child's uniform requires a school logo embroidered on to polos, cardigans or even jackets we can embroider in line with the school's requirements. All you need to do is send us an image of their logo!

It may sound complicated, but it’s super easy!

Find out more about our embroidery service here. Still unsure?
Why not call one of our friendly advisors today, they will help guide you through the process. (0114 239 8000)

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Stand Out At Your Next Exhibition With JKL Clothing.

17 July 2019 09:06

Are you attending a company tradeshow or exhibition this Summer?

The checklist may feel never-ending when your company is approaching a trade show or exhibition. What products do I want to take? Who will be attending? Is the stand design all signed off? With so much to prepare ahead of the event, have you thought about what your attendees will be wearing?

Make a lasting impression that will stay with your potential customers and clients this Summer, by kitting your team out with the perfect exhibition wear. Whether your business is a familiar face or it’s your first attendance, stand out from your competitors with a fresh look from JKL Clothing.

Why Is Exhibition Wear So Important?

Tradeshows and exhibitions are naturally busy, with hundreds of customers flowing from one stand to another. Branded clothing incorporating memorable imagery or literature can help customers identify your brand or business, while also building that all-important branding.

Alongside important brand recognition, your branded attire is also representative of your brand or company. Personalised clothing can help you portray your businesses core values; whether that be professional quality or quirky and fun, your image will be your customer's first impression, so it’s important to make the right one!

Here’s How JKL Can Help

Whether you want to keep it crisp and professional or something a little more fun, at JKL, we can fulfil all your exhibition requirements.

You can receive your quote in three ways:

Add To Basket
Once you have found the products that you would like to personalise, simply add them to your basket in the size and colours required. Once you are happy that everything is in your basket, click into the basket.

Select customise and follow the simple procedure to produce your unique quote.

Enquiry Form

Complete our personalised enquiry form, and one of our sales team will respond with a full quote.

Speak To An Advisor

Alternatively, you can discuss your full requirements with one of our sales team over the phone on 0114 239 8000.

Exhibition Top Picks 

Polos and T-Shirts

Promotional Accessories 

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Summer Sportswear From JKL Clothing

02 July 2019 02:43

Reach Your Fitness Goals With JKL This Summer

With the warmer weather gracing the country, you may be feeling inspired to hit that new year health goal, or perhaps invest some hours into what you really love. Whether you’re looking to get in shape this Summer or simply achieve a new fitness goal, we have the perfect collection of sportswear that is eager for your next big challenge.

Quality Sportswear At Affordable Prices

If your gym membership has already left you feeling out of pocket, you’ll be pleased to know that our sportswear department won’t leave you feeling so glum. Here at JKL Clothing, we believe that quality sportswear should be as obtainable as your next fitness goal. 

Our collection of sportswear includes brands such as Adidas, Kooga, Lotto and many more. So you can cycle, dribble or squat through your session without having to break a sweat over the cost of your stylish new sportswear.

Unite Your Team

Unify your team and climb the leaderboard this Summer with a fresh set of Personalised Sport Kits from JKL Clothing. Whether you are looking for your clubs first kit or you’re simply looking to freshen up your seasoned sportswear we have a wide selection of high-quality sports kits for a number of different sports ready to be personalised.

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