BOZEMAN, Mont. – Fall 2013 marks an exciting time in the world of Sauce Headwear, as they expand into full custom printing for their headwear line. Teams, clubs and events across North America now have a new opportunity to show their team spirit with Sauce!
The new Full Custom program offered by Sauce, gives teams, clubs and events a way to create a unifying item with full sublimation and all-over printing. The individually designed patterns can accommodate any number of colors and logos of any size.
The Custom Story
In partnership with Cross Country Canada’s (CCC) Jackrabbit Program, Sauce developed a unique hat design that went out to the program’s participants. Beginning in January of 2012, CCC ran a contest to design winter hats for the group. More than 200 entries were received by the March deadline, and a Facebook voting contest determined the winner. The winning design, resembling an igloo, was printed directly on the fabric and given to the members of the Jackrabbit Program during the 2012-2013 season. It can be seen on the heads of thousands of young athletes across Canada.
“For the past 5 years, CCC has been fortunate to have the most incredible working relationship with Shayla and her team at Sauce,” said Cathy Harris, Athlete Development Coordinator at CCC. “We provided Sauce with hundreds of hand drawn images, which were narrowed into one winning design, and then crafted into a fantastically popular Igloo toque. Our 10,000 young skiers across Canada wear their Sauce toque with pride. We love the quality of the Sauce product and their customer service is second to none! Our team is excited to unveil the new 2014 design in the upcoming weeks”
The overwhelming success of the ‘Igloo Toque’ set the wheels in motion for Sauce founder and former Canadian National Team cross country skier, Shayla Swanson, to explore ways to offer this same service to mid-size groups needing as few as 50 items.
“We’re so pleased to offer this to our customers,” said Swanson. “By expanding our in-house manufacturing capabilities, we’ve removed some barriers we were encountering with production minimums. The Full Custom option gives groups the opportunity to think outside the box and create something of premium quality that is both functional and fun,” said Swanson, echoing the brand values of Sauce Headwear. “Members work together, with assistance from Sauce, to create a product that is totally unique to their group. And, it can be specifically designed to match existing uniforms.”
Sauce Headwear continues to offer their Basic Custom program, which involves the application of a logo/image to products in their current inventory. This is a budget friendly option for smaller groups or orders involving multiple types of products or prints.
Sauce has always been about functional solutions that incorporate flair. This philosophy has led to the development of headwear with unique features for elite athletes and outdoor enthusiasts. Manufactured in North America, Sauce’s line of products include hats, headbands and visors made from high quality performance fabrics.
For more information, please contact Shayla Swanson at 406-556-2187.