We’re thrilled to announce that the eagerly awaited leisurewear collection from the National Youth Brass Band of Scotland (NYBBS) is now available for order at Polkemmet Embroidery.
🌟 Explore the fantastic range of high-quality NYBBS merchandise, perfect for showcasing your support for Scotland’s talented young brass musicians. From stylish polos to comfy hoodies, there’s something for every NYBBS enthusiast.
🛒 To get your hands on these exclusive items, simply visit our NYBBS Shopand place your order today!
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to wear your support proudly. Order now and join us in celebrating the National Youth Brass Band of Scotland!
We are thrilled to announce that Polkemmet Embroidery is now the official leisurewear supplier of The National Youth Brass Band of Scotland!
You can now purchase the band’s official leisurewear from our website at https://shop.polkemmet.uk/nybbs. Our team is excited to work with the band to create high-quality, comfortable, and stylish clothing that will make you stand out from the crowd. Whether you’re a musician, a fan, or just someone who loves great fashion, we’ve got you covered.
Stay tuned for more updates on our collaboration with The National Youth Brass Band of Scotland. We can’t wait to see what the future holds! 😊
We’d like to wish our valued customer, Bathgate Band, the very best of luck at the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain this weekend, alongside all the other Scottish Bands attending. Sporting their new exclusive Cheltenham hoodies, the band are certainly dressed for the journey.
4th July Price Increase So that you can plan ahead, we want to let you know that we are expecting price increases on the 4th July. The majority of our brands have indicated they will update their prices on this date.
We’ll share the new pricing when we have received all the relevant information from our suppliers. We’ll confirm when the updated Price Lists are available to download.
Thank you for your continued support.
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Shipping challenges We know that there may still be issues with some stock levels and understand the frustration this can cause. There’s a ‘perfect storm’ with the ongoing effects of the pandemic combined with the more complex supply chains post-Brexit which continue to pose production and shipping challenges for many of the brands. High infection levels in garment manufacturing countries means that production has been interrupted and Covid closures have again been affecting capacity at ports, causing a backlog of container traffic.
Logistics shortages Exceptional demand globally for containers has meant everyone is fighting for capacity, and escalating costs are also making it harder for brands to plan shipping. Additionally, once the goods reach the UK, many suppliers are still limiting volumes to their customers, which, combined with staff shortages due to self-isolation and difficulty recruiting post-Brexit, is leading to an increase in lead times.
What is Polkemmet Embroidery doing to help the situation?
Our suppliers are investing heavily to build and maintain stock levels Generally our suppliers have a good level of stock on most styles, however there are still gaps. They’ve made significant stock orders with the brands to fill these gaps as quickly as possible and are continuing to monitor levels and order accordingly.
Working with our brands Our brand partners are keeping us updated on their stock levels, but unfortunately there is a lack of visibility for both us and the brands on delivery dates due to the shipping issues mentioned before. We’re working together to get the most up-to-date information available.
How can you get ahead with these challenges?
Place orders early on items you know you’ll need Ordering earlier than you usually would is advised.
Use similar products We may offer similar styles for products, so if something you need to order isn’t in stock, there may be alternatives that we can offer.
Get your hands on our fabulous February bundle. For just £120 you’ll get 3 polo shirts, 2 hoodies and a softshell jacket or gillet, plus we will throw in a beanie hat, all embroidered with your company name or logo. Offer valid until 28th February 2022.
Unfortunately, we have been advised by a number of our suppliers of further price increases due to come into effect from 4th January 2022.
The rationale for these changes are detailed below.
Further increases to the cost of raw materials
Raw cotton has continued to rise and has now risen another 17% since September 2021 and 42% since January 2021. Polyester has again continued to rise by a further 19% since September 2021 and 24% since January 2021.
Garment production and new COVID-19 variants
Garment production prices are starting to rise, due to a number of factors. COVID-19 lockdowns were imposed in manufacturing countries such as Bangladesh and China, due to the spread of the Delta variant earlier in the year, causing slowdowns and even stoppages in production and deliveries in these regions. Many factories in Myanmar (Burma) have also been closed down since the military coup in February, leading to higher demands from factories in Bangladesh and China. The new Omicron variant could further add to these issues.
General inflation in the UK economy
Inflation has continued to rise within the UK, in 2021. In September, the RPI was 3.9%; and in October, it was 6%.
There is also the extra pressure of the value of GBP vs USD. Since September, GBP has fallen from $1.38 to $1.32 – a fall of 4.3%. As goods and freight are paid in USD, this increases the landed price.
If you have any further questions about these price changes, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
We have been informed from a selection of our brands of their intent to increase their pricing. Inflationary pressures relating to numerous factors, the most significant being the exponential rise in the costs of raw materials and the container shipping costs out of China & Southeast Asia. Consequently, there are some important price changes coming into effect on Friday 1st October 2021.