Apparel Fabrics for Collegiate Wear & Gameday Gear

The key to successful collegiate wear and sports apparel is the fabric that clothing is made from. For these project needs, make sure you partner with a supplier who specializes in premium fabrics made from high-quality materials. Next Level Apparel (asi/73867) has got you covered with three fabric options perfect for fans and athletes alike. 

On Trend: Soft Wash
Soft, broken in and slightly faded in all the right places, NLA’s soft wash fabric is sure to score points with trend-conscious consumers. With nostalgic fan gear taking over retail (case in point: the NFL’s successful line of throwback jerseys), vintage-inspired fabrics are a savvy sell for college sports spiritwear, professional sports merch and adult pickup leagues.

NLA Fabric Spotlight: Soft Wash
There’s just something familiar about this soft wash fabric. Not only does it feel like you’ve been wearing it for years in all the best ways, it’s also preshrunk so your clients can order confidently knowing they’ll get accurate sizing.

Unisex Soft Wash Cotton T-Shirt (3600SW)
Unisex Soft Wash Cotton T-Shirt 

Soft & Cozy: Fleece
Ahh, tailgate season. The time of year filled with sports, cold drinks and soft and cozy fleece. From plush and premium to lightweight and layerable, NLA has got you covered with three beloved fleece formulations that are made for the college and sports markets.

NLA Fabric Spotlight #1: Santa Cruz
Made with 80% cotton, 20% polyester and featuring 100% cotton facing, this fleece formulation is a printer’s dream. Not only does this fabric collection offer versatility for printing, they’re also available in a wide range of styles, from sweatshirts to sweatshorts to youth hoodies too.

Unisex Santa Cruz Sweatshirt (9003)
Unisex Santa Cruz Sweatshirt

Unisex Fleece Sweatshorts (9903)
Unisex Fleece Sweatshorts

Youth Fleece Pullover Hoodie (9113)
Youth Fleece Pullover Hoodie

NLA Fabric Spotlight #2: Malibu
Heathered colors which are always in season, which is what you’ll find in this NLA fleece collection. Both the trendy loungewear sweatshorts and youth pullover hoodie are available in this versatile heathered colorway that lends itself perfectly for branding in any team or school colors.

Unisex Fleece Sweatshorts (9903)
Unisex Fleece Sweatshorts

Youth Fleece Pullover Hoodie (9113)
Youth Fleece Pullover Hoodie

NLA Fabric Spotlight #3: Laguna
Lightweight and perfect for layering, this fleece fabric is an ideal choice for ready-for-anything spiritwear, no matter if it’s a sunny day at the stadium or a frigid day on the field. Highlight to clients the ultra-soft fabric blend of 60% combed ring-spun cotton and 40% polyester French terry fleece, as well as the luxurious “peach fuzz”-like texture of NLA’s sueded styles that boast premium appeal fans will cheer over.

Women’s Laguna Sueded Sweatshirt (9084)
Women's Laguna Sueded Sweatshirt

Women’s Laguna Sueded Sweatpants (9884)
Women's Laguna Sueded Sweatpants 

Cost-Effective: Cotton, Tri-Blend & CVC
We can’t forget about the classic gameday cotton tee. NLA has your VIP ticket for easy shirt sales by offering three of their best-selling T-shirt styles at reduced pricing in an effort to combat inflation and price increases – score! Perfect for creating cost-effective jerseys for youth and pickup leagues or shirts that can be sold by booster clubs to raise funds for teams and clubs, these fan-favorite tees deserve a spot on your sales roster. 

NLA Fabric Spotlight #1: 100% Combed Ring-Spun Cotton
Ring-spun to remove more impurities than unprocessed cotton and grown and harvested in the U.S., NLA’s cotton provides you with premium quality without a high cost.

Unisex Cotton T-Shirt (3600)
Unisex Cotton T-Shirt

NLA Fabric Spotlight #2: Tri-Blend
Silky smooth with excellent drape, stretch and recovery, NLA’s tri-blend fabric offers premium value at a price any client can afford. Remind clients how for branded apparel to be effective, it needs to be worn often – and you can bet shirts emblazoned with team logos and school mascots that feel and look this good will be worn all season long.

Unisex Tri-Blend T-Shirt (6010)
Unisex Tri-Blend T-Shirt


NLA Fabric Spotlight #3: CVC
This T-shirt will be a star player in your starting lineup. After all, it’s NLA’s #1 selling tee and it’s easy to see why. Affordable, durable and comfortable, this price-friendly fabric has it all. Best of all? NLA’s CVC tee comes in a huge assortment of colors, making it easy to match team colors without extra color matching fees.

Unisex CVC T-Shirt (6210)

Unisex CVC T-Shirt