12 Brands Popular For Their Promotional Apparel

popular brands for promotional apparel

This article introduces you to the promotional apparel brands popular in the promotional industry.

Go through the list below and you will notice a lot of familiar brands. You will also notice trendy brands you may not have heard of before! These brands have a fan following among our more youthful customers – we strongly recommend you check them out as well!

1. Nike

Founded in 1964, Nike is a household name in the world of footwear and accessories. The company’s rapid growth over the years has led to the introduction of several other product lines. Today, Nike’s range of athletic apparel is a big hit worldwide. Nike’s clothing range is made of breathable fabrics that provide the wearer with quality comfort throughout the day.

Nikegolf promotional apparel

Recommendations: Nike Sphere Dry Diamond Polo and Nike Golf – Ladies Dri-FIT Pebble Texture Polo.

2. Port & Company

Port & Company is a brand that has gained strong visibility in recent years. The company is synonymous with quality apparel and low-cost pricing. This has ensured that its products gained a foothold in the promotional industry.

Port & Company promotional apparel

Recommendations: Port & Company Zip Hooded Sweatshirt and Port & Company® – 7.8-oz Crewneck Sweatshirt.

3. Hanes

Founded in 1901, Hanes is the oldest brand on this list. The company initially focused on underwear before diversifying to include activewear and casualwear. The company has a strong reputation as an American brand that focuses on comfortable clothing for wearers.

Henes promotional apparel

Recommendations: Hanes® T-Shirt 50/50 (Colored) and Hanes® Colored Pocket T.

4. Gildan

Founded in 1984, Gildan is a Canadian apparel company that focuses on t-shirts and sport shirts. The 2 billion dollar company is a hit with the youth for providing clothing that can easily be worn throughout the day.

Gildan Promotional Apparel

Recommendations: Gildan® – DryBlend® T-Shirt and Gildan® Hooded Sweatshirt (Heather).


A lot of people associate OGIO with bags. But the brand is also known for its range of apparel. OGIO’s range of t-shirts and winter wear can easily challenge the best brands in terms of quality!

OGIO promotional apparel

RecommendationsOGIO Caliber 2.0 Polo and OGIO ® Framework Polo.


Not many are aware that IZOD has a history that dates back to 1938! The company is renowned for its range of casual wear, sportswear, footwear and accessories. The company’s most popular product is a polo shirt (the same one that was produced earlier by Lacoste).

IZOD promotional apparel

7. Adidas

The brand Adidas needs no introduction. Just like Nike, Adidas has a strong presence in the world of footwear and sportswear.

Adidas promotional apparel

Recommendations: Adidas Golf Ladies ClimaLite® Pique Polo and Adidas-Golf ClimaLite® Basic Performance Pique Polo.

8. Sport-tek

Sport-tek has a reputation for using innovative technology to produce comfortable clothing at economical prices.

Sports-Tek promotional apparel

Recommendations: Tough Mesh Full Button Jersey and Sport-Tek – Fleece-Lined Colorblock Jacket.

9. District

Apparel from District has won the admiration of people around the world. A relatively young and passionate brand, District has a variety of tees and tops for the fashion-conscious.

District promotional apparel

Recommendations: District Made® Mens Perfect Weight® Camo Crew Tee and District® V-Neck Concert Tee.

10. Badger Sport

Badger Sport mainly deals with apparel that can be used as uniforms. Ideal for sports teams, clothing from Badger Sport has had a positive impact on marketing campaigns.

Badger Sport promotional apparel

Recommendations: Badger B-Dry Core T-Shirt with Sport Shoulders and Badger B-Dry Core Hook T-Shirt.

11. Alternative

Alternative produces clothing that is eco-friendly in nature. High on style and wearability, the pricing offered by this brand is budget-friendly as well.

Alternative promotional apparel

Recommendations: Alternative Eco-Jersey Football T-Shirt and Alternative – Basic Crew T-shirt.


Oakley offers trendy activewear and accessories for men and women. The brand is synonymous with style and durability.

OAKLEY promotional items

Recommendations: Oakley Elemental 2.0 Polo and Oakley Ladies’ Solana Polo.

Did you find this list useful? We have clothing from a wide range of brands available on our website. Browse through our collection or call us for advice on making the right purchase!

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Gary Taylr
Gary Taylr is a marketing consultant at Promo Direct. He works with the creative team to drive web-based marketing campaigns. He shares his marketing insights at blog.promodirect.com and is a regular participant in forums and discussions related to business and marketing. You can follow Gary on Google+ and Twitter.

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