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How the New York Yankees Logo Became a Bona Fide Fashion Statement

Source: Douglas Greenwood from Highsnobiety. From humbling beginnings in the Bronx the Yankees logo is now being used seen on a Gucci runway in Milan, here’s how the iconic ‘NY’ insignia transcended sport and became recognizable the world over. First, let’s look at the Yankee Insignia’s inception The Yankee logo we know and love has a strange backstory, rooted in New York’s other symboli... read more
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Our Eco Pack

With the New Zealand governments decision to ban single use plastic bags requests for Eco Merchandise or Eco Promotional Products has just gone mental. With that in mind we did some research into the largest sources of plastic, and to counter act those, came up with this Eco Pack. We see our Eco Pack being used as a corporate gift for every day staff use, or as a Christmas Gif... read more
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Colour in Head Bands

A picture says a thousand words on this one, simple product, but we love it. Withers & Co is your source for event and fun run merchandise and apparel. read more
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Bean Bag Toss Game or Corn Hole

This is a game that is growing in popularity in North America from year to year, to the extent I even saw some sort of Corn Hole World Series on ESPN the other day! Withers & Co has had the Bean Bag Toss Game, or Corn Hole as part of our range for the last 6 months. Supply was from the US which meant very low minimum orders, fast delivery times, but pr... read more
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Tab its

Looking for a novel way to get on your clients and prospects desks? Put a Tab it on this idea so you remember it! Branded desk items are making a big come back, which is great as here at Withers & Co we selling branded desk items. The catch is, markers want something different, something cool, and something that will be used & remembered. Enter the Tab it.... read more
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Key Ring Power Bank

The only downside Power Banks is that the times when you really need them, you forget them! So along comes good ole Withers & Co with the solution - Key Ring Power Banks. 500mAh (usual entry level Power Banks are 2200mAh) maybe from ABS plastic the standard colours are black and white. 5V polymer battery and the cable works with iPhone and Android. Min order i... read more
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Moleskine Notebooks – the perfect vehicle for automotive brands.

Little known fact – Withers & Co is one of the biggest distributors of Molekine notebooks in New Zealand. At Withers & Co we zig when everyone else is zagging, focusing on premium brands when others are in a race to the bottom; the work we are doing with Moleskine is a prime example of this. We see the Moleskine brand being a natural fit with the automotive industry as both brand... read more
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Joseph Parker Print on Demand E-Commerce Merchandise and Apparel Site

You might have seen in the media Joe's new social enterprise where for every piece of Team Parker merchandise purchased Joe will donate a piece of sporting equipment to the Pacific Islands. Withers & Co is (one of) the man behind the man on this one and are proud to be helping Joe on this project. Working with Team Parker we have implemented a Print on Demand website, ... read more
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Cultivated Merchandise & Apparel Ranges

The phrase “cultivated” is a real buzzword that we are hearing a lot from our industry peers and suppliers. So what does the word cultivated mean with regard to branded merchandise and apparel I hear you ask…great question… In our industry a cultivated range of apparel and merchandise is when the client and the merchandise company sit down together a... read more
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Word Dice and Dinner Dice

The Python 9 Piece Food Dice Set is for anyone who likes food on an exploratory, “choose your own adventure” course meal that will make Jumanji seem like a trip to the supermarket. Just don’t be surprised if you end up opening a food truck in east Austin or creating the next nasty Jelly Belly flavor to join the lineup. Don’t say we didn’t warn you. For all who played hours of their... read more
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Hive Speaker

Wireless – tick Pair multiple speakers together for surround sound – tick Full Colour digital print – tick That is my Christmas shopping done, and it is only June. read more
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We will be at your Christmas Activation with Bells on

The ringing of a bell traditionally signifies a transition or passing of time, hence the phrase “ring in the New Year”. While that is a nice story, we like how pretty they look! We are always open to client ideas, but where we see these working is retail and FMCG promotions as a gift with purchase (GWP) and/or collect the set. Or used in a Christmas themed activation or Christmas them... read more
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The Rise of Art Gallery and Museum Merchandise

By the looks of it 2018 is the year of Art Gallery and Museum merchandise, and not by halves, it is everywhere! You could wake up and remove your Louise Bourgeois eye mask, take a swig from your Damien Hirst coffee cup, then you check your Ai Weiwei-covered phone before pulling on your Van Gogh leggings. Tea sets, tote bags, dinner trays, model figures, swear boxes, snow glo... read more
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Custom Beer Tap Handles

These won't be the lowest priced beer taps out there, but with full colour printing, no minimum order and custom shapes we think they are the best! Withers and co is your source for craft beer merchandise and apparel. read more
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Nike's Latest Smart Apparel

Merchandise and apparel sales + technology = something pretty sweet here. Nike are selling 1998 Michael Jordan replica jerseys. Each jersey has a hangtag chip that unlocks clips from a soon to be realised 10-part documentary on the Chicago Bulls basketball teams 90's dynasty. The documentary titled "The Last Dance" will be released next year and will be an intimate look ... read more
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Leather Wrist Bands

Not to be outdone by the Crusaders recent 29 point comeback against the Warratahs, leather accessories are also making a comeback. We saw a lot of leather on a sourcing and inspo trip to the US earlier this year. Leather has never been a low cost material to work with, so these leather wrist bands are proving a great way to get around the cost barrier – items that use less leat... read more
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The Presidio Collection

The Presidio Collection (cap not included) is one of the coolest merchandise pieces we have seen in 2018. These images say a thousand words. Withers & Co is your source for matchie matchie merchandise NZ wide. 1. The Presidio Backpack 2. Main Post Personal Organiser 3. Fort Point Dopp Kit 4. Ruckman Roll ... read more
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Fishing Items

Looking for a GWP or just a gift in general for those hard to please Kiwi males? Try these leather fishing accessories. Withers & Co is your source for fishing related gifts NZ wide. read more
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Miami Heat – Vice Collection

In January this year the Miami Heat formally debuted their Vice City playing uniforms. This on court apparel was backed up with a range of other merchandise items including, but not limited too t shirts, singlets, caps, and bobble heads. The look at feel was an tip of the hat to Miami in the 80’s when the vice scene and popular TV Show Miami Vice were synonmus wit... read more
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Fast Food Merchandise

Smart Fast Food brands are marketing in a whole new way in 2018. They are doing whatver they can to stand out from their competitiors, connecting with customers on social media and increasing brand awareness. One of the key drivers in this marketing tactic is branded merchandise. With fast food chains from McDonalds to Taco Bell using branding merchadnise to interact and engage with c... read more