Top Products and Trends for 2022 (Custom Ink’s Version)
We don’t know about you, but we’re feeling ‘22. A lot has happened in the last few years that we wouldn’t have expected in our wildest dreams, but if there’s one thing we’ve learned it’s that when we stand together, we’re anything but delicate. That’s why 2022 is all about shaking off the past and expressing your style the way you’ve always intended.
In order to help you earn your style reputation, we turned to our experts to tell us about all the new products and trends you should tune into this coming year. So whether you’re promoting your business, creating custom gear for your teams, keeping your school connected, making someone feel special, or remastering your back catalog, these custom products are sure to help your group conquer the coming year in style.
TOPPING THE CHARTS IN 2022: SUSTAINABILITY
2022 isn’t just about renewing your fashion, it’s also about renewable fashion. Eco-friendly custom gear is the perfect way for your crew to feel great about looking great. These products made with sustainable practices and recycled materials are the perfect blank space for any group to start showing how much they care.
Sustainable Shirts: Allmade Tri-Blend T-shirt
Recycled materials give these styles a chance to begin again. Sustainable t-shirts like the Allmade Tri-Blend T-shirt offer all of the supple softness of a regular tri-blend t-shirt with the added benefit of being partially made from recycled plastic bottles. These shirts are truly the perfect combination of the old and the new.
The Write Stuff: Recycled Notebooks
Keep track of all the great things your group does this year. Whether you’re updating your daily agenda or letting your heart’s lyrics loose, custom notebooks made with recycled materials are a great way to feel great about every story while you’re still writing pages.
Drink in Deep: S’well & Camelbak Renew
Performing hard can make you terribly thirsty, and a reusable water bottle is a great way to quench that thirst. These awesome pieces of custom drinkware are already a great way to cut down on plastic waste, but when your reusable bottle is itself made from recycled plastic like the Camelbak Renew, that’s an added bonus. Plus, S’well is a proud partner of UNICEF, Lonely Whale, and Million Bottle Project to promote clean water and reduce single-use plastic bottles.
Carry On: Recycled Tote Bags
Forget paper or plastic, we’re carrying our favorite custom items into the coming year in our favorite reusable bags. These custom totes and shopping bags are the perfect way to pack more fun into every adventure. Plus they’re just a bit more practical than transporting your most important possessions in a giant box, in our opinion.
Green Gear: Econscious Hoodies
Custom hoodies continue to be one of our favorite items of soft clothes. Whether you’re hanging out with friends on the town or simply hanging out with your lover, when you’re in a custom hoodie, you make the rules. These eco-friendly hoodies amp up that warm-fuzzy feeling even more with recycled polyester that helps you relax even more while you spin your favorite record.
Packed and Ready: Osprey Backpacks
Come on backpack, be sustainable! If you’re looking for a heavy duty backpack made with recycled materials, look no further. Your whole group can feel great about their adventures with this awesome water resistant backpack. Plus the large compartment makes it easy for you to load up everything you need for an adventure out into the woods or anywhere else your squad chooses to explore.
Don’t have time for a whole album? We know that feeling all too well. Check out the best of every category of custom clothing and accessories to see what your group should be tuning into to look your best no matter what you’re doing.
Top T-shirt of 2022: Bella + Canvas Jersey T-shirts
You can wear short skirts, but we choose t-shirts. Bella + Canvas Jersey T-shirts to be precise. These super soft t-shirts feature a comfortable but flattering fit and are consistently some of our team’s top rated shirts and they come in a wide variety of colors to complement everything your crew takes on together.
Softest T-shirt: Alternative Apparel Eco Tri‑Blend T‑shirt
It doesn’t matter how many times we’re told, we literally can’t calm down when it comes to talking about this shirt. Not only is it incredibly soft, it’s also made from recycled materials making it the perfect way to show your love for fashion and the planet.
Best Sweatshirt: The North Face Pullover Hoodie
Surround yourself with softness with a custom sweatshirt of unparalleled comfort. This super cozy pullover hoodie is the perfect layer for staying warm or simply staying comfortable while chilling at home.
Coziest Coats: Columbia Fleece Jackets: Sherpa & Polar Fleece
Search no further for your favorite cold weather custom coat. Columbia comes out on top with a tie between their sherpa and polar fleece coats. The Sherpa jackets keep your whole crew warm with a plush layer of fleece and convenient pockets for your hands. Meanwhile the Polar Fleece jackets give your group a sportier layer to keep them warm and cozy while they’re on the move.
Most Versatile Layer: The North Face Mountain Peaks Jackets: Fleece Pullovers & Fleece Jackets
These cozy custom jackets from The North Face are even more versatile than your favorite cardigan. These knit fleece jackets easily slide under your jacket or give you a warm layer to take with you while the seasons change.
Best Group T-shirt: District V.I.T. T-shirts
Make more hits with your entire crew. This comfortable t-shirt comes in a range of colors that make the perfect pairing for any design, and with complimentary styles in kid’s sizes and women’s fits as well, there’s no better centerpiece for any group’s next event.
Trendiest T-shirt: Tie Dye T-shirts
Come together in a concert of color. Tie-Dye tees continue to top the charts as one of the most popular styles. Stand out from the crowd and be seen from the stage with your squad’s design on these fan favorites.
Favorite Hats: Econscious Baseball & Trucker Hats
The right hat makes a powerful statement in every situation. Keep your crew’s message top of mind with these popular eco-friendly styles that are sure to help you stay ahead of the trends.
Top Tech Accessories: JBL Headphones & Speakers
Jam out to your favorite hits the way they were meant to be heard. Whichever version of your top songs you prefer, these custom headphones and speakers are the best way to add a little of your own message to all of your music.
Most Popular Brand: Champion
When it comes to the most popular brand of 2022, it’s truly all in the name. With popular styles from backpacks to t-shirts, all designed for your active lifestyle, Champion proves time and time again why it’s the most popular brand in custom products.
We’re going to let you finish reading, but these were some of the top contenders for best products that still deserved an honorable mention.
Nalgene Water Bottles
These reusable water bottles have stood the test of time as one of the most popular custom styles. Keep your whole crew hydrated with custom drinkware you can feel good about.
The North Face Backpacks
Add a pop of color to your carrying solutions. These durable custom backpacks are built to carry your crew through every adventure in unrivaled style and comfort.
Leave your design wherever you go (within reason, of course!). Custom stickers are a popular product to help you celebrate your brand or business.
No matter how you hold your pen, never be left without a means to write down your best ideas or most inspiring lyrics. Plus custom pens make a great way to share your company’s logo at the next tradeshow or conference.
A simple scarf can send a powerful message. Make this classic accessory even more personal with your group’s favorite design on a custom scarf you’ll never want to leave behind.
THE WORK FROM HOME SESSIONS
Working from home is all about remastering your classic comfortable favorites. We’ve all learned the difference between hard clothes and soft clothes these last few years, and these hybrid office essentials are the perfect way to keep working in comfort no matter where you’re performing from.
Outfit the Home Office
Adjusting to working from home can be a challenge, but with the right custom products you can help your whole crew make their home offices feel just like home base. Keep everyone tuned into every meeting with your logo on custom Skullcandy headphones & earbuds that combine style and function. Your whole team will rise and shine with a smile with custom camper mugs, and they’ll be comfortable no matter the state of their thermostat with warm and cozy sweatshirt blankets.
As we adjust to the new normal, many workers are finding their team split between home and the office. Make sure your mobile team is well supplied for every situation with branded custom notebooks & pens that keep them on top of every agenda. Custom travel mugs & tumblers are the perfect accessory to help keep your early risers on top of their game, while custom soft shell jackets help your whole crew dress for success in all kinds of weather. Finally, custom computer backpacks are the perfect way to help your hybrid heroes carry everything they need to perform at their peak.
Comfort at a Comfortable Price
When it comes to the remote work dress code, comfort is just as important as style. These custom hoodies & crewnecks ensure your whole team can look their best while also feeling great, while custom joggers give your whole team a secret source of casual bliss.
2022 FABRIC TRENDS: IT’S ALL ABOUT THE COMFORT
Tell your hard pants that you are never ever getting back together. 2022 is all about the most comfortable custom gear you can find and we have just the styles for you.
Soft T-shirts: District Tri-blend T-shirts
When it comes to soft custom t-shirts, tri-blend reigns supreme. These popular custom shirts from District come in a variety of colors and styles to fit every member of your group so you can all come together in comfort for any big event or adventure.
Layer on the Love: Bella + Canvas Ultra Soft Sweatshirts
What’s better than a soft t-shirt? An even softer sweatshirt to complement it. These cozy custom hoodies and sweatshirts from Bella + Canvas give your whole group a custom layer that feels just as good as it looks.
Undercover Comfort: Plush Blankets
Write a new love story with your group’s design on these warm blankets that no one can say no to. When it comes to comfort, we’ve literally got you covered here.
COLOR OF THE YEAR – VERY PERI (PERIWINKLE)
After all of this it might surprise you to learn that the color of the year for 2022 is not red (at least, not just red). Instead, this shade of periwinkle combines the steady tranquility of blue with an energetic fusion of red (see, it’s in there) to create a brand new color. While Pantone has never made a new color for the color of the year before, they’ve altered that tradition slightly this year to help capture how this new color symbolizes “a very new vision of the world.”
Hanes Comfortwash Garment Dyed T-shirt
Foldable Neoprene Can Cooler
Medium Midweight Pigment Dyed Canvas Tote Bag
2022 is truly the year of reinventing the classics and creating something new out of our old favorites. Whether you’re celebrating your group with custom gear or releasing the definitive version of your artistic vision, Custom Ink will be there with you every step of the way.