Additional Craft Information:
Custom embroidered patches are used in many aspects of society worldwide, ranging from police and firefighters to motorcycle clubs and schools. The versatility of the embroidered patch enables it to be used for many purposes.
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Embroidered patches were originally a military concept, used to identify members of specific troops. Today, they're still used for that purpose, as well as to identify rank and specific unit members and missions. Police departments, sheriff's offices and other law enforcement agencies at all levels also use embroidered patches to identify their members and rank.
Motorcycle clubs also use custom embroidered patches as a major part of their identification. The large patches displayed on the back of members' jackets are typically hard to achieve and are worn for a lifetime. Smaller embroidered patches also can commemorate particular rides, memorialize fallen riders and identify other aspects of biker culture.
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Athletic teams also depend on embroidered patches to identify their teams and mascots. Patches can be applied to just about any article of clothing, including caps, jerseys, jackets and uniforms.
For businesses, embroidered patches serve a double purpose. They promote the business with a visible logo, and can serve as identification for the business employees when they are dealing with members of the public.
The key to a successful patch is to make it distinctive. A company logo or name, a school mascot or even a unique phrase can be incorporated into a custom design created by computer graphic artists to be as unique as your organization. The one of a kind embroidered patch design will make your message stand out.
Scouting groups depend on patches to showcase achievement and accomplishment of Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts and Brownies. Embroidered patches are available in a broad range of categories including outdoor events, science and crafts.