The Polocrosse Association of Australia contacted Captivations earlier the year with a request to design and manufacture their full merchandise range. The brief was
The product range needed to include polos, singlets, stubby coolers and headwear.
Design inspiration was taken from the vibrant logo from the Australian National Polocrosse Championships. The range was developed using four main colours: blue, pink, green and black.
Four colour-ways on each polo style and a range of sizing for men, women and children added to the order complexity. Women’s polos have their own style to fit the female form so the design needed to be reproduced on different styles of polos. (We were not surprised to hear that the polo range was a big selling line and more are required to fill demand.)
The sublimation polo design introduced an abstract diagonal cross that became the main feature of the design. Colour consistency was maintained while the abstract diagonal cross provided a distinctive contemporary look for their sports shirts. The design was sublimated on to the best quality sports fabrics which hold their colour and shape so that the shirts look as good after 100s of washes as they did when new.
For the sublimated run singlets, the strong pink cross was set on a black and grey textured background with the blue and green of the polos incorporated as splashes of colour into the design – taking the contemporary design to another level.
The caps and stubby coolers complimented the range using the main colours of the design in a number of different coloured caps, thus providing the members with a choice of four different designs. The caps are made from our new performance sports mesh which are cool to wear, hold their shape and are fade resistant. Feedback on this headwear is simply: ‘We love the range. It’s exactly what we wanted.’
The order was produced on time and to budget. We understand that the merchandise sold extremely well.
Since developing this range, Captivations’ designers have developed polo ranges specifically for the equestrian, polocrosse and polo markets. Check out the new equestrian-inspired range on our website.
Are you interested in polocrosse, visit the Polocrosse Association of Australia website.