EVERYDAY CLOTHES THAT WORK AND PLAY
Sports team wear is our passion; team uniforms for school teams or sports team wear for clubs.
One of our key areas of expertise is the design and production of hard wearing functional team uniforms. With our local New Zealand manufacture, we specialise in using the very best fabrics. Using the right fabric means that we produce sports team uniforms that not only work better while playing but also last longer.
Our locally made teamwear uniforms outlast imported uniforms. Invariably imported sport uniforms are made from less hardwearing fabrics that do not stand the test of time and repeated washing.
The majority of suppliers can only offer imported uniform options
We offer imported team wear and team uniforms as well as New Zealand made team uniforms.
If price is a major issue, or the sports uniforms don’t have to last, then imported sports uniforms are an appropriate option for you and your sports team.
We can guide you through the differences between imported sports uniform and New Zealand made sports uniforms.
New Zealand Made Sports Uniforms and Team Wear
Adventure Outfitters has been manufacturing specialist outdoor work wear, sports wear and sports uniforms for the New Zealand market since 1985. In 2008 Adventure Outfitters merged with Streets Clothing. Streets specialised in the manufacture of school uniforms and school sports uniforms. By combining together these two organisations now have a wealth of experience in the design of specialist outdoor clothing, sports uiniforms, hard wearing work wear, school uniforms and work uniforms. Adventure Outfitters has developed a huge reputation for garments that don’t wear out. I am constantly amazed at the number of garments that we produced in the 80’s and early 90’s that the owners still wear. These garments have turned into much loved favourites, they invariably come out in the weekend for the comfort factor, walking, playing sports, gardening or just snuggling up on a cold winter day. We all have our favourite garments; it gives me great satisfaction that Adventure Outfitters has made some many of them over the years. From a purely business point of view they last way too long!
Often if you are a team you want your new uniform to look different from the other teams. It is a common disappointment for teams to proudly put on their new sports uniform and then go to an out of town event and see many teams looking very similar.
If you choose our local New Zealand manufactured teamwear for your new sports uniforms, we can give you a much more individual look. There is nothing we like better than seeing the boost that a new sports uniform can give a team. We work hard on our styles, colours and functionality of the components we use to ensure that your new sports uniforms are not only unique, stand out and look smart but also they are completely functional and hardwearing.
We have recently added a completely new way of making sports uniforms to enhance this individual look. This is called sublimation, and is a high tech digital printing method that allows you to design on a computer the exact look that you want. This is especially valuable when you want individual names and or numbers on each garment or when you want several sponsors represented on the garment.
In the past screen printing or monogramming were the only options, adding cost.
Sublimation allows a better cleaner look at a lower cost.
All of the high tech international sports team uniforms are now sublimated. This applies to high profile rugby, rugby league, soccer, cricket, netball and other teams.
You can now have this same style or look for your team wear!
You can customise not only the design but the colour to ensure that your sports or school team uniform will be totally unique.
We recognise the difficulty a lot of sports clubs have in raising money not only to pay for new sports uniforms but to keep the club wheels turning.
We can offer a range of locally manufactured jackets, merino tops, t/shirts etc as well as a cheaper imported range. You can sell these with or without club logos to parents, club members and other supporters. These garments provide a win/ win for everyone. The purchaser gets a smart garment at a very competitive price. The sports club gets a realistic cut to help with fund raising. This is much easier and more lucrative than the more labour intensive traditional forms of fund raising.
No Risk System
We offer a no risk system whereby the club can order from a sample size range and collect orders and deposits prior to any order commitment.
When we first started making sports uniform and school uniforms we only offered our own New Zealand manufactured product. We found we were missing out; beaten in price by the cheap imports.
Even our regular customers would buy off our competitors at those times when price was the main issue. Often the direction from their sports club members or from parents was purely on price. With the financial pressures on us all this is seen as the only realistic option. This may well be the case for your sports team uniform.
Our part in the process is to give you all the alternatives before you make an informed final decision. We believe we have the best most competitive selection available of imported team uniforms as well as being one of the few remaining sports uniform suppliers that can offer you a locally New Zealand made product.
We are one of the few surviving manufacturers of New Zealand made work wear, outdoor wear and sports uniforms. We have survived to date due to the support of our customers. We get this support by developing a close relationship with them, working out what is most important to them and then doing everything we can to meet their requirements.
We want you as our customer as well. If you support us with your business we commit to you as well. Our commitment is to do whatever is in our power to provide sports uniforms and teamwear that is entirely suitable for your needs in terms of delivery time, price, design , colour, size, durability, and last but not least, ongoing top up orders and repairs .
Our New Zealand made sportswear is much more durable. We had a comment from a local mother that sums it up.
‘My first son had an Adventure Outfitters New Zealand made sports uniform. It lasted the two years he was at Intermediate School and still looked great. It was then worn by his sister for her two years at Intermediate. My youngest son started at the same school, and I bought a new sports top. Due to a small price variance they had changed sports uniforms to an imported uniform option. Six months later, it is showing signs of wear, and while it will do for this year, I expect he’ll need a new one next year.’
With local New Zealand manufacture we can make any size you need. You don’t have to squeeze your sports or school team into a pre set size range. If there are particularly large or small players (or tall or short players!) we can cater for them.
Often with imports it is a struggle for the supplier to provide top ups in subsequent years - imported styles and colours change. The importer has very little control.
With New Zealand manufacture of sportswear and sports uniforms we select fabrics and colours that we can reproduce for years. Therefore, top ups can be done.
Often in the rigours of the playing field sports uniforms need repair. We are happy to provide this service to our customers.
Before you buy consider all the options available. We are biased towards local manufacture. We have a factory and staff in Dunedin we are passionate about.
However what is most important to us is to provide you, our customer, with exactly what you want.
EVERYDAY CLOTHES THAT WORK AND PLAY