Yes, grown men and women will compete to get a logo T-shirt, as you probably already know. That is why many companies use T-shirts as incentives and why EmbroidMe San Diego has made it their business to supply the highest quality embroidered, and custom printed T-shirts possible for their clients.

T-shirts as an Incentive

a team of workers competing for a t-shirt in a competitionKeeping morale high in a business setting is a very delicate task. Sometimes, what might seem like a small gesture, can be the very thing that makes an employee feel good about the work he or she has accomplished. If a salesman, for example, is asked to improve his contact list by 20% during a specific month, a T-shirt is a symbol he can use to show others he has accomplished the challenge. His enthusiasm will be contagious and could spur on others to join the competition more eagerly when the next gauntlet is thrown down.

Spirit Equity

According to Michael Sheldon, writing for The Hartford:

Effective incentives include plaques and trophies or t-shirts and hats that feature your company's logo and may be customized for the individual's achievement. 

The camaraderie, the team mindset, and the friendly competition that results from these types of encouragement symbols is bound to occur when individuals are recognized for their accomplishments.

Spontaneous Rewards

Fulfilling an upcoming goal is not the only reason to consider having logo T-shirts available. A custom printed T-shirt could also be given to a worker who:

  • Becomes "employee of the month"

  • Has a hire-date anniversary

  • Comes up with an excellent idea

  • Meets a production goal

  • Goes the extra mile

  • Volunteers for "Company Clean-Up Day"

Maggie McCormick of noted:

A good employee morale is essential to your success as a business. You can use incentives to help encourage employees to do their best. You can approach this from many different angles. For example, you could offer incentives for when employees meet certain goals or you can offer general incentives on a regular basis, which help to improve employee morale.


Back to that idea of raising morale in the workplace, consider casual Fridays in a little different way. On Fridays, instead of just being comfortable, ask employees to wear relaxed jeans or slacks and a company T-shirt. The results will reasonably include:

  • A sense of being a part of a team

  • An informal and friendly atmosphere

  • A unified outlook

  • Impressed customers

Company Benefits

Yes, your employee will be pumped when he or she receives a T-shirt for a job well done. But, that same T-shirt will serve double duty as a business decision that keeps on giving.

  • T-shirts may be the most uncomplicated and most inexpensive investment your business has ever made.

  • Production is affordable

  • Design possibilities are practically endless

  • Turn-around is fast

  • Comfortable employees are more productive employees

  • T-shirts are portable advertising for your business (marketing's best friend/walking billboard)

  • T-shirts can be less distracting than other office-wear

  • T-shirts will become a part of your business' branding

  • New technology and improvement in the fabrics used make T-shirts more sustainable

Customer Incentives

  • Customers also love getting a T-shirt. You might consider giving a customer a T-shirt by way of a raffle, as a prize for winning a contest, or when he or she spends over a certain amount at your business.

  • You could also sell company T-shirts to your customers and give a customer a discount if they come into your business wearing your company's T-shirt.

  • You might add a free T-shirt to a customer's order if they spend more than the amount you have set up on a particular day - $100, for example.

Contact EmbroidMe San Diego to request a quote, use our online design tool, and join the many other San Diego organizations that have their embroidery and screen printing done right here at EmbroidMe San Diego. We're ready to help you with all your embroidery and screen printing needs.