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The Best Custom Hoodies and Sweatshirts This Year
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The Best Custom Hoodies and Sweatshirts This Year

A list of the best custom hoodies and sweatshirts for this year.

Well, it’s that time again. School buses are running, Starbucks released Pumpkin Spice Lattes, and temperatures are dropping (well, everywhere other than FL). It can only mean one thing.

*Read in Amy Pohler voice* Finally! Sweata Weatha!

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We love hoodie and sweater season here at Real Thread. That said, here’s a list of our favorite hoodies, zip-ups, and sweatshirts for you to print on this year.

The Best Custom Hoodies:

Independent Trading Co. SS4500 | Midweight Pullover Hoodie

The SS4500 Midweight Pullover Hoodie from Independent Trading Co. is about as reliable, comfortable, and timeless of a hoodie as you could hope for.

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Woven with a cotton/polyester blend, this hoodie is soft, has a great fit, and provides a great surface to print your custom designs on.

Available in 25 eye-catching colors, the SS4500 from Independent Trading Co. is a great option for your next print project.

Independent Trading Co. SS4500Z | Midweight Zip-Up Hoodie

Once you perfect the hoodie, you need to make a zip-up version as well. Independent Trading Co. did that with the SS4500Z Midweight Zip-Up Hoodie.

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Made with the same soft material and stylish fit as it’s pullover sibling, the SS4500Z is a great option for anyone looking for company swag to have around the office. Zip-up hoodies are easy to put on and take off, and fit perfectly on the back of an office chair.

The SS4500Z is available in 15 colors.

Independent Trading Co. AFX64CRP | Women’s Lightweight Crop Hoodie

If you haven’t noticed yet, Independent Trading Co. does fleece pretty darn well. The AFX64CRP Women's Lightweight Crop Hoodie is a bit edgier and more experimental, but we dig it. So much so, that it made our Staff Picks earlier this year.

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Half the hoodie and twice the style, the Women’s Lightweight Crop Hoodie is great for anyone aiming for a streetwear or even athleisure look.

The AFX64CRP is available in 4 colors: Bone (pictured), Black, Blush, and Black Camo.

The Best Custom Sweatshirts:

Alternative Apparel 9575 | Champ Eco-Fleece Sweatshirt ♻️ 🇺🇸

When it comes to crewneck sweatshirts, you’d be hard-pressed to find one that beats the Alternative Apparel 9575. It’s stitched together with Alternative’s Eco-Fleece fabric which is produced in the USA and contains organic and recycled materials.

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This sweatshirt has a soft feel, slim but comfortable fit, and features raglan sleeves that give it a unique, stylish look.

The Champ Eco-Fleece is certainly a higher-end sweatshirt option, but once you wear it, you’ll definitely know why.

The Alternative Apparel 9575 is available in 14 beautiful heathered color options.

Independent Trading Co. SS240 | Juniors Lightweight Crew Neck Sweatshirt

The Juniors Lightweight Crewneck Sweatshirt from Independent Trading Co. was designed for year-round comfort and wearability. It’s soft and lightweight, but don’t mistake it for flimsy. This sweatshirt is built to last a long time.

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Given this sweatshirt’s light overall weight, it makes the perfect outer layer for the beginning of Fall, or a great layering piece later into the year.

The Juniors Lightweight Crew Neck is available in three colors: Gunmetal Heather (pictured), Charcoal Heather, and Maroon.

Independent Trading Co. PRM3500 | Unisex Pigment Dyed Crew Neck

The PRM3500 from Independent Trading Co. is one of our favorite new fleece products. Through a unique dyeing process known as Garment Dye, this sweater carries the faded, worn-in look of your favorite worn-in sweater from the first wear.

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Garment Dye’s unique process actually gives each piece a slight color variation, meaning each one is going to have its own individual character.

For a laid back, timeless style, this sweatshirt is going to be a perfect choice.

The PRM3500 is available in 8 light, dyed color options.

Champion S149 | Reverse Weave® Crewneck Sweatshirt

The S149 from Champion is certainly a classic. With its iconic insignia embroidered on your right sleeve, you'll get strong college sweatshirt feels.

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Its heavyweight Reverse Weave fleece resists vertical shrinkage, so the fit stays true. It also has Champion's signature stretch side panels to keep its oversized silhouette. It's made to stand the test of time and give everyone a cozy, oversized fit.

For a youthful, timeless look, select the Champion S149.

The S149 is available in 10 colors.

Known Supply S100 | Unisex Crewneck Sweatshirt ♻️

New from our friends at Known Supply is the S100 Unisex Crewneck Sweatshirt, a unisex crewneck sweatshirt made from 100% organic cotton.

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Known Supply is working to humanize the fashion industry (more on that here!) by sourcing sustainable materials and paying fair wages to everyone who makes their clothing, and that’s certainly a mission we can get behind.

This 100% organic sweatshirt is soft, slim, and plenty durable, so if you print your design on this sweatshirt, know you’re getting a garment that’s going to last.

The Known Supply S100 is available in two colors: Black (pictured) and Heather Grey.

Order Your Custom Hoodies and Sweatshirts

Ready to design your own custom hoodie or sweatshirt? Our team would love to talk to you about what projects you’re working on, and help you find the perfect hoodie or sweatshirt for your brand. Let’s chat!

PS, if you're an Illustrator of Photoshop person, we have a number of hoodie templates in our resource library to help you get your mockup started, such as this 5497 from American Apparel.