We make custom sweaters. It's all we do. Nothing else. Not printed sweatshirts. Not tacky t-shirts. Custom sweaters, that's it. Unlike printed sweatshirts, these sweaters are made to a high quality to ensure they are a premium product.We've lots of customers that order from us regularly and we're really proud of what we do.
Roody Originals custom sweaters are knitted from scratch to order. This allows you to completely unlock the originality of your brand. We can use whatever colors you like and you can have whatever pattern you want all over the sweater.
The knitting process is highly complex and there are so many little details involved it can be very frustrating. Factories are difficult to find and usually have minimum order quantities of 500 units per size. The quality tends to be poor and they're always (always!) late. Usually, it's about a 3-6 month lead time.
Roody Originals have been making custom sweaters since 2009. We're brilliant at it. We've worked with some of the biggest brands in the world including Warner Brothers, Budweiser, Nandos and Nickelodeon. We make amazing sweaters we're really proud of and deliver the sweaters right to your door. Our lead times are as low as 45 days.
Our custom sweaters are usually made from a very soft (non-itchy) acrylic. We make them from scratch using your design in the colors you specify. We've developed reliable processes in our factories which means that our minimum order quantity is just 100 and we look after everything, including shipping.
We don't offer cheap sweaters or terrible sweatshirts, we think they look terrible and don't reflect the quality of the brands we work with. We only offer great quality knits that you'll be proud to give as gifts to employees, influencers, clients etc..
Our sweaters are made using large knitting machines. These machines vary in capability so it is important to know how the machines work to know which process is best for each particular design. We have been creating and making custom sweaters for years so we know what machine will work best for your design. We also use the most advanced knitting machines which means that even the most intricate designs can be made into knitted sweaters.
We recommend 100% acrylic or an acrylic/wool mix for the knitted sweaters. We have made thousands and thousands of sweaters so we know what works well for each design. Our yarn is a premium double blend to ensure that the sweaters are high quality, soft and machine washable. This yarn works best for the custom designs as the designs themselves are knitted in to the yarn. It's not like printing. The sweater is not made first with the design added later. The design is actually knitted in at the exact time the yarn becomes a sweater. This makes the sweater completely custom which means that unlike print, the design can be on the front of the sweater, on the back of the sweater and on the sleeves of the sweater. Alternatively, the sweater can be made with just a design on the front with the back plain. Check out what the inside of a custom ugly sweater should look like.
Sweater Turned Inside Out (This is how your sweater should look if Fully Knitted)
Six colors work best for the sweaters. If you have an exact color you need (color of your brand etc) tell us and we will use it. The factory has a yarn dyeing department so we can use whatever color you need-from standard to unique colors.
When it comes to knitted sweaters, there are different styles of knitting techniques that can be used. As we have made sweaters from simple to detailed to intricate designs, we know exactly what technique will work for your sweater. We'll choose the best machine, the best needles and the best yarn that will work for your particular design.
The Production Process
1. The Design
Pick a design for your sweater! This can be either a design you have or we can create one for you. The design can include your logo or characters/mascot or a design that works with a campaign your brand is running. It's important to ensure the design you submit is the final one. Any changes to your design after the sample swatch is made will mean there are delays in the production and cost implications. We also need to know what colors you would like to use for the design.
You can have a design on the front or the back or both. Your design can even be on the sleeves too!
2. Size Breakdown
When you submit the design, we also need the size breakdown. We need to know the sizes before the sample swatch begins so that the machine is ready to proceed with bulk straight after the swatch has been made.
3. Sample Swatch
We begin production by making the sample swatch. This is important as we can determine what machine/technique to use and how your design will look as knitwear. If you have a change of mind and want a new design, this will mean a new sample swatch is needed which will cause a delay to your order. That's why a final decision is needed on the design before the swatch is made. After the sample swatch is made, we will send you an image of it.
4. Bulk Production
After the sample swatch we begin bulk production of the sweaters.
Each sweater will be individually wrapped in polybags to make it easier for you to give the sweaters to employees/clients/fans etc
When the sweaters are all packed, they will be delivered to your chosen address. Normally they are packaged in boxes of 25 sweaters.