Retail Giants vs Sharon Lee – The comparison blog.

Published - 23rd June, 2017

Can you tell the difference between these retail icons and our stock?

There are many retail giants such as Franklin and Marshall, Topman and Converse, who are go-to clothing brands for people looking for headwear.

Being a hat supplier we have a diverse selection of stock that closely replicates retail branded products. So read on to find out about six …

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What makes activewear so popular?

Published - 12th June, 2017

Activewear has taken over two massive portions of the clothing world – sports and casual. What is activewear?

Activewear is simply informal and comfortable clothing suitable for physical activities. Essentially designed as clothing to wear for when you’re in the gym or doing other exercise, activewear has almost become a missing link between sports apparel and casual fashion clothing. Becoming …

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What can our new bamboo cap do for you?

Published - 2nd June, 2017

PREPARE TO BE ‘BAMBOOZLED’ WITH OUR NEW ECO, BAMBOO PRODUCT. THE HERITAGE OF BAMBOO TEXTILES.

There are few materials more diverse than bamboo because it is used in the making of such a wide variety of items. Bamboo is used in the making of musical instruments, food sources, construction products, writing surfaces and now textiles.

Traditionally originating from Asia centuries …

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Are you looking forward to summer – everyone’s favourite season?

Published - 19th May, 2017

The guide you will need this summer. There’s a lot to love about summer.

The warm weather, longer summer nights and countless outfit options are all a welcome change from the colder seasons of the year. Gone are the oversized jackets, woolly jumpers and double layered socks, destined to be banished to the back of the wardrobe for another year.…

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Everything you need to know in our platinum year

Published - 15th May, 2017

10 new styles, 2 new machines and even a new floor! In our 70th anniversary year we have experienced many changes with our stock, employees and even our building, making our platinum year a memorable one.

You may be a long standing client or completely new to Sharon Lee and whatever the case, this blog will tell you everything you …

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INNOVATIVE

7 innovative ideas for hat lovers.

Published - 3rd May, 2017

7 innovative ideas for hat lovers that can make your brand stand out. “Innovative designs can mean the difference in getting your brand seen or blending into the background”.

The high street has huge shifts in both trend and style, so the clothing brands that we have come to know and love constantly need ways to remain bold, original and …

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Appliqué

ANOTHER GREAT BRANDING TECHNIQUE ADDED TO OUR ARSENAL – APPLIQUÉ

Published - 21st April, 2017

“APPLIQUÉ” – “noun” – a decorative design made of one material sewn over another.

In the past 3 years we have gone from ZERO in house production to an impressive 68 heads of embroidery, a single head sampler and the latest DTG (Direct to Garment) Rhinestone application machine.

With all this in place we are in a position to test …

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How to Build a Company you can be Proud of.

Published - 16th March, 2017

What everybody should know about the headwear industry, and how this company keeps growing! It all started in 1947.

In the foundation days of the business, Woolf Davis (Sharon Lee’s founder) sold novelty hats to holiday makers on Southend pier. Although the company hasn’t moved too far geographically, now being located in Braintree, it’s clear to see we have evolved …

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FUNDING NEURO

Giving something back for our 70 years in business with Funding Neuro

Published - 8th March, 2017

Celebratory years are always a very grounding moment in anyone’s, or any business’s life. One will often take time to consider the privilege of meeting the people we have met, the experiences that we have experienced and more importantly, giving thanks for everything and everyone that we are surrounded by, and this is where Funding Neuro comes in.

So by …

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7 New Hats Styles to blow your mind in 2017 – PART 1

Published - 2nd March, 2017

Our Product range just keeps expanding in 2017 – Our 70th Anniversary Year. The world we live in today is forever changing.

Everything moves at an amazing pace these days. Keeping up with the continuous changes in everything from fashion to technology in 2017 is a full-time occupation.

Not to be left behind we are breaking new ground with new …

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How Sharon Lee’s sales team drives the company forward.

Published - 17th March, 2017

‘A salesman minus enthusiasm is just another clerk’ Henry F. Banks

Every company needs to make money to survive; that is the one constant rule of any business. So it is vital that the sales team is hardworking, dynamic, motivated and functional. That’s precisely what we have at Sharon Lee:

Danny: Sales Director

Lorraine: Sales Office Manager:

My name is …

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NEW STYLES PART 2

PART 2 of the 7 New Styles for 2017

Published - 13th March, 2017

Our Product range just keeps on expanding in 2017 – our 70th Anniversary!

If you couldn’t tell by the title of this blog we are adding 7 new styles in 2017 (on top of the 4 we have already added). Read part one of this blog to see the other styles that we are introducing to Sharon Lee in 2017.…

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The past, present and future of our embroidery department.

Published - 17th March, 2017

Quick turnaround, in-house digitising and the most advanced embroidery in the UK.

The youngest department in the company (being re-introduced just 3 years ago) may just be the most intriguing. Starting out relatively small having only 5 workers and 3 machines in one room. We have since expanded to have 7 machines, 12 workers in two different rooms: this is …

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PPEXPO

THE POST MATCH ANALYSIS PPEXPO 17

Published - 7th February, 2017

Well what can we say about PPEXPO 2017?

Other than it was another fantastic show it was also the end of an era for Sharon Lee. Having exhibited at the formally named Trade Only show and more currently PPEXPO for many years you will see things have evolved somewhat. Just check out how we looked back in 2011 compared to …

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The Sharon Lee Warehouse – the first and last point of delivery.

Published - 17th March, 2017

Clean, compact and unquestionably organised.

Organising and keeping the best-stocked headwear in the UK is no easy task, and it requires a team of hard working people to maintain it and this is where the warehouse steps in.

Meet our long-standing Warehouse manager:

Whether controlling stock levels, quality checking inbound/outbound orders or unloading containers, it’s clear that the warehouse needs …

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Our Range is expanding!

Published - 30th January, 2017

We are only a few weeks into 2017 and already our product range is expanding!

We have introduced two very different caps into our current stocked range, both of which have taken styling cues from the current trends on the high street.

The first of the caps is our C6723 – Melton Wool/Cotton 6 panel cap.

The C6723 is a …

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Discover the Sharon Lee Marketing Secret:

Published - 17th March, 2017

The best marketing doesn’t feel like marketing! Tom Fishburne Our main three aims are a healthy mixture of:

1) Directing traffic to the sales team via various marketing techniques.

2) Creating striking hat designs.

3) Building strong relationships with our customers.

This means the department has to create relevant and worthy content across multiple platforms. From mailers to website text, …

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TRADE SHOWS

TRADE SHOWS – Why are they so important?

Published - 23rd January, 2017

There are trade shows for everything!  from Nuts & Bolts through to Executive Yachts and everything in between. Some are B2B and others are End User shows,  but what are the benefits and risks? Benefits.

Trade shows are generally targeted at an industry and the people involved or interested in that industry. Exhibiting at a trade show can be a …

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Celebrating 70 Years of selling headwear.

Published - 16th January, 2017

2017 is a big year for Sharon Lee, with the celebration of their 70th Anniversary selling headwear. In those 70 years there has been a huge change, not just in the business but also in the wider world.  Sharon Lee has seen the passing of a King (King George VI), a World Cup victory, the first female Prime Minister (Margaret… Read more

SUPERCHARGE YOUR WINTER PROMOTIONS!

Published - 31st October, 2016

As winter rolls in and the weather changes, so do the promotional products that your clients buy.

A beanie is a great winter promotional product, not only do they keep your head warm, but they can also show off your clients brand, event or product.

Did you know that we had both a Promo Ready range as well as Retail …

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