Built2Win is an Upstate New York based sportswear brand focused on delivering top quality sportswear and apparel for athletic programs nationwide. We use the best and latest in fabrics and garment construction for peak performance during competition. Built2Win provides a VIP customer experience with full customization of uniform design, team branding, and team fittings for a professional look and fit.
At Built2Win we believe its not just about selling uniforms, it's about helping programs grow, building community pride, and continuing all the things that make team sports great. We're the best kept secret in team sports right now, but not for long...
B2W teams up with the ValleyCats to bring the 518's first High School All-Star Game
The Tri-City ValleyCats have partnered with Built2Win to showcase the best high school baseball talent across New York's Capital Region, as Joseph L. Bruno Stadium will play host to the Inaugural 518 Futures High School Baseball Classic on Saturday, June 8 at 6:00pm. Tickets will be $5.00 each, and are general admission.
Each team will consist of players from schools within each of the five classifications across New York's Section 2. The rosters will be selected by a committee comprised of coaches, officials and local media.
Built2Win is providing each team with uniforms, and is the designer of the 518 Futures High School Baseball Classic logo.
Stay tuned for the announcement of teams!
The BUILT2WIN experience
ITS IN THE DETAILS...
Your B2W Custom Apparel is designed to your specifications. From team uniforms to offseason training gear, let us give your program a look of your very own.
QUALITY MEETS DESIGN...
B2W Apparel is made from the best and latest in fabrics and garment construction. Custom designs that will separate you from the pack.
MORE THAN JUST UNIFORMS
Rep your squad on and off the field with fully custom team gear and apparel from Built2Win. Backpacks, Duffel bags, Bat bags all available in full sublimated styles.
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Jermaine - AAU
Professional, prompt and great pricing..also the best quality I've come across in my many, many years of being involved in sports!!! A+
Joe Viv - Ballston Spa Bearcats
The folks at B2W sized my entire program and delivered our in season alternate jerseys in a very quick manner at a competitive price. Angel was a pro to work with, and the feedback we've gotten on the new jerseys has been all positive. Highly recommended for any custom sports jerseys.
Why Sublimation ?
Many people ask what the advantages of sublimation are compared to more traditional imprint method such as silk screening, embroidery or heat transfer. There are certainly many advantages of sublimation and a couple of drawbacks that are outlined below.
Advantages of Sublimation
Sublimated uniforms are NEVER out of stock !
They are made from scratch when you order so fill-ins and exact reorders are possible forever. Adding new players or replacing uniforms that are damaged are a normal part of the coaching experience and without question the most frustrating component of sourcing uniforms. The ability to fill-in for many years to come both at the beginning of the season and in mid-year allows you to significantly extend the potential life of you uniforms. As a matter of reference major brands such as Nike, Under Armour and Adidas change patterns and designs every 2 or 3 years. If you order uniforms in last year of design cycle you will not be able to fill-in at all. Manufacturers love this “planned obsolescence” forcing you to buy complete new uniforms.
Sublimation will never crack, peel or fade !
This is a really big deal and one that people do not realize how important it is. Sublimation literally bonds with the fabric so your design and logo is permanent. Alternate decorations such as silk screening or heat press are applied on top of fabric and will degrade significantly with time and washing. They are very susceptible to improper application and laundering which will cause the image to peel, crack or come off completely which ruins the garment. Sublimated garments are much more robust when it comes to repeated laundering.
Sublimation is the only decoration method that does not interfere with the performance characteristics of the fabric.
Everyone is interested in getting uniforms and apparel that use today’s high tech fabrics which offer outstanding moisture management, range of motion and comfort. There is no point getting moisture management and high stretch fabrics if you are covering them up with silk screen or heat transfer graphics. These other methods completely destroy the breath-ability of the uniform or garment and significantly reduce the stretch wherever they are applied.
Sublimated uniforms and apparel are the only true “custom” options available.
With sublimation you have no restrictions in designs, color, name, numbers or logos. If you can imagine it, we can make it! This is why we say that sublimation is the only true “custom” uniforms available. Every major manufacture says they offer custom but it is limited to changing colors on a pre-set design. The logos, names and numbers are restricted to their locations, styles and sizing. By doing custom uniforms and apparel it allows you to create a brand identity at your school or team that enhances team and school pride. By creating multiple versions of popular items such as hoodies or t-shirts you can create a series of “limited editions” that become collectible and enhance sales and fund raising.
Disadvantages of sublimation !
Potentially longer lead-time !
If you have a new player that needs a uniform or have a damaged uniform that needs replacing you do not want to hear about lead-time. You want your uniform yesterday. If you are lucky enough to find a supplier that stocks blanks of your uniform then you potentially could get fully decorated uniforms in less than a week. The reality is that many uniforms need to be ordered in and if it is out of season and manufacturer is out of stock this is a problem. Nevertheless, stock garments have the potential to be delivered faster than sublimated garments.
Susceptibility to “picking”
This is a legitimate issue with all polyester fabrics but in particular knit polyester fabrics. Polyester whether it is sublimated or not does not like abrasive or sharp objects to be brushed against them. This is highlighted by the fact that polyester should NEVER come into contact with any Velcro. The fibers will be attracted to the Velcro and pull and picks will occur. While Velcro is the worst offender other issues such as belt buckles, keys, etc that is accidentally washed with garment can cause damage. This issue applies to virtually every uniform whether it is a “stock” piece or custom sublimated as almost all are made from polyester today. Sublimated garments, while not more prone to picking, are more prone to this phenomenon being visible. Sublimated garments all start out as white and then the sublimated design is applied to fabric and it permeates part way down the fabric. If you have a dark design that gets a pick the white underlay will be enhanced and highlighted against the dark color. This issue is not as noticeable on dyed thru fabrics that stock uniforms are made from. This issue can be mitigated by designing high abrasion areas in lighter colors to make issues not as apparent.
Cost – An Advantage and Disadvantage
The cost of sublimated garments compared to simple “stock” garments with one color silk screen logos is definitely higher. While we might list this as a disadvantage it can quickly turn to an advantage as additional colors, logos, numbers and names are added to the simple stock garment. When multi-color logos or numbers are used the difference between sublimated and stock garments is reduced. If you take this further and factor in fill-in costs and durability then sublimated garments become far less expensive in the long run.