Supplier Introduction: Pacific Sportswear & Emblem Company

Q: Can you tell me about the background of your company? Why did you start it? How has it changed since you started it?

A: In 1983, bought a mailorder biz making hats with Airline patches for $5,406 (while in my last year of SDSU Marketing and then sold in 1985 for $15K and started Pacific Sportswear & Emblem Company).  Developed our custom patch program through Telex, Fax and now email (Thank God) We work with major clients like Upper Deck, Minecraft, Honda, Yamaha and many others in the apparel, auto and fast food industries.

Q: How has growth in the craft been industry changed the way you do business?

A: We are just breaking into the Craft Beer market even though we have some jobs for Anheuser-Busch, Rolling Rock and others, but focusing on the smaller brewery with 144 piece hat and patch minimums.

Q: What sort of clients do you work with and how do you adapt to their needs?

A: Many clients and very focused on getting them what they want (i.e. Rubber or Reflective or LaserCUT or more) not to mention the incredible styles of hat options we have.  We have technical companies that require special shapes, processes, sizes and we are the ones to go to!  We are the quiet FORCE in Custom Headwear, Patches and Accessories!

Q: Do you have a client story to share? Something that you are excited to be a part of their success?

A: Yes, our LaserCUT patch process saves customers over 300+% vs. direct-embroidery and we developed that in the 90’s . Customers can buy 100-1,000,000 LaserCUT (die cut to shape) patches for their events, apparel, etc and apply only as needed vs. having their embroidery company produce all garments that might sit on the shelf for awhile. LaserCUT is the solution. We have also developed (and was close to getting on Shark Tank in the past) a product called the uZAPPit® Smart Tag, perfect for Craft Breweries to give away to retail customers to keep them in tune with new batches, flavors, apparel and even connect to their online store. Take a look at

Q: What are you working on right now that you think is forward-thinking and going to help boost a brewery’s growth and innovation?

A: Fast turn times (in 2 weeks) for patches and 3 weeks for Patch/Hat Programs as well as keeping the highest quality up without robbing their bank!

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