Embroidered badges are a part of our life. We see them on most officials, clubs and sporting teams uniforms, like scouts and police. To make your company stand out have you thought about adding an embroidered badge to your corporate uniforms, shirts or handouts, like backpacks or t-shirts?
They not only look smart, they make statements.
"We have pride in our organization"
"We stand as one organization"
Today, embroidered patches are used by government organizations (including uniforms of military forces, emergency services and other specialized workers), sports teams and companies in the private sector to denote rank, job, specific position or specialized unit. Youth groups, including sports teams, scouting organizations and specialized clubs, often wear clothing emblazoned with embroidered patches. They are also used by space agencies on the uniforms of astronauts to denote the mission.
Patches are collected by enthusiasts as well.
An embroidered patch, also known as a cloth badge, is a piece of embroidery which is created by using a fabric backing and thread. The art of making embroidered patches is an old tradition and was originally done by hand. High-speed, computerized machines have led to mass production.
There are various methods of affixing them to the fabric surface. Embroidered patches can be attached with a pin, sewn on, or affixed with more modern methods such as iron-on, dryer heat-activated adhesive, and Velcro backing.
Other modern advancements include applying a plastic backing to the patch, improving stiffness, and preventing bunching or wrinkling of the design. Patches are often die-cut into specific shapes with a border protected from unravelling by serge stitching. Polyester blend threads are colourfast and have superior durability as compared to cotton thread.