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Sublimation Rugby Kit: The Modern Choice

Rugby Union playing kits have developed dramatically in the last 20 years.

From the previously sought after Jacquard woven cotton fabrics and dyed woven fibres, through to the hard-wearing, durable sublimation rugby kit of today, the evolution of Rugby kit has moved towards the provision of high quality, technical performance gear.
This can be seen across the premier leagues in Europe, from the Aviva Premiership in the UK and the French Top 14 to the Guinness Pro12 & Italian National Championship of Excellence.

Sublimation rugby kit

All clubs now wear sublimation rugby kit; you would actually be hard pushed to find a different type of rugby playing shirt. Clubs may provide a cotton variant for supporters to purchase, yet all playing performance shirts are crafted using sublimation techniques.
Why is this? It’s because sublimation rugby kit is manufactured using performance wicking polyester technical fabrics. These are strong, durable, dry quickly and wash on low temperatures.
Because of this, sublimation rugby kit should last a number of years. Sublimation print can easily be monetised, too; suppliers can add any number of logos within the initial price, as there is no price difference for additional logos, names or numbers.

Supplier variants

There are a number of manufactures which could be easily split by tiers; from those that supply retail garments and professional rugby clubs in the PRO 12 and Aviva Premiership, through to up-and-coming suppliers who have a large market share of amateur and semi-professional clubs.
That being said, the majority of suppliers use the same factories, and are therefore restricted during peak supply periods. This can often see priorities by those who makes the most noise.
This is why the majority of suppliers have issues with delivering on-time, and why they struggle with consistency of supply, fabric and quality control.

Sublimation Rugby
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Scimitar sports is very different to the majority of other suppliers.
We are a manufacturer with our own dedicated production route, factory and supply chain. Therefore, we can ensure delivery within 4-6 weeks or an agreed time schedule.
Our sublimation rugby kit is bespoke designed; not customised from the same design. This allows us to include the features and collars you may require.
Furthermore, we offer silicone gripper on our shorts and shirts, a number of fabrics and weights of fabrics and any number of logos in any number of positions all with Pantone-matched colours.
We are independent and progressive, offering you a full range of bespoke garments. From bespoke sublimation rugby kit through to sublimation wet tops and contrast cut & sew hoodies, we can supply everything!
Why not join the growing, loyal list of clubs that opt for Scimitar rugby kit?
Call our rugby specialists on 01905 425 324 or email today to get a quote.


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