Zhik have launched a new bespoke Teamwear Service to supply customised and branded Zhik products to race teams and yacht crews.
Zhik have two decades of experience kitting out grand prix sailing teams, and their corporate sponsors for on water and apres-sail activities. As part of the new service Zhik has created a Teamwear Range Book containing the most popular crew garments and illustrating exactly where each garment can be branded. The catalogue can be viewed and downloaded from www.zhik.com/teamwear.
With Zhik’s increasing focus on sustainable production processes, the Teamwear Range includes the Elite Polo Shirts, made with e.dye® Waterless Color System™ which uses 85% less water and 90% less harmful chemicals compared to traditional piece dyeing.
For warmer climates the range also includes UV resistant long sleeve and short sleeve shirts, together with Zhik’s popular high stretch Elite shorts and Deck Pants. Each with integrated UPF 50+ sun protection and Zhik’s environmentally conscious XWR™ (PFC-free) durable water repellent coating which protects crews from wind and spray. Zhik’s technical range includes coastal waterproof layers, Cell puffer midlayers made with recycled Repreve® fabrics, and lightweight UPF 50+ Eco Spandex tops and leggings.
The new Teamwear Service is backed by Zhik’s dedicated account team and utilisies specialist branding partners to deliver customised clothing when you need it. Understanding the importance of being able to supply and deliver crew gear on time for regattas around the world, Zhik’s branding service uses advanced heat transfer technologies to ensure each shipment is delivered within four weeks of ordering.
Notable sailing teams and sponsors include AkzoNobel, DHL, Paprec Arkéa, Dongfeng Race Team, the Australian Olympic Team and six of the ten teams in the current SailGP Season 4 Series.