If you're looking for an authentic custom ugly sweater, make sure you know exactly what you're getting! An authentic one is one that doesn't involve print or embroidery, it's fully woven/knitted in-i.e., your design is made into the yarn. The sweater isn't made already. A custom ugly sweater is made directly from the yarn so make sure you know the difference when you're placing an order.
Here are two examples of our custom sweaters. They have been turned inside out to show what the inside of the custom ugly sweater should look like. It was knitted according to the design and began with six balls of yarn that were dyed to reflect the requested pantone colors. The yarn was then knitted according to the design specifications.
If you need an authentic ugly sweater, this is the kind you are looking for. Anything else is a cheap imitation and it's easy to tell the difference when they are side by side. Yes, these take more time and expertise but it's worth it as it will be truly original and made to exact specifications. An ugly sweater can be worn year after year so make sure that your ugly custom sweater is actually a genuine and original custom ugly sweater.
Another problem with copies of custom ugly sweaters is that you will be very limited and your design and brand will be compromised because you will have to select a sweater that is ready made.
This article was co-authored by Ross Culliton. Ross is the founder of Roody Originals, creators of original custom sweaters for brands