ABOUT KONNO

Konno crafts custom cut/sew and sublimated uniforms for thousands of athletes, enthusiasts and organizations at every level of every game. Since the establishment of our Canadian factory in 2007, Konno has continued to experience growth in the team uniform and sports apparel market. Formerly known as Canada Rugby Shop, Konno heeded the requests of our clients and applied our expertise to other sports beyond our original core rugby market – a decision that was met with great success. Today, the Konno brand has an increasing presence in other sports markets such as volleyball, basketball, hockey and soccer, to name a few. Due to the demand for our products and services, Konno relocated to a larger facility and currently operates out of our Mississauga office, located in the Greater Toronto Area.

With the ability to custom design apparel, Konno also produces custom corporate apparel and accessories. With over 100 different products and variations, as well as the ability to modify products and designs on the go, Konno has allowed companies to design and purchase apparel as uniforms, for events, branding and product promotion.

Made with Passion, Worn with Pride.

DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT

What better way to take your look to the next level than with people who understand and live in the creative and sport world. Konno’s in house graphic designers produce thousands of unique and creative looks focussing on the individuality of each club strengthening the team bond with a unified look. From colour matching and pre-production prints and samples, our professional approach to ensuring that your look is the best representation of your idea has brought Konno to the top of the creative world.

Konno’s industry experienced pattern maker and seamstresses continuously our developing the fit and finish of our products. We always respond to feedback from our customers and have advanced our products over the years to establish a vast offering and base. If there is something we do not have, there may be an opportunity to develop it.

DYE SUBLIMATION

Sublimation is a decoration process by which concentrated dyes are printed onto a transfer paper using specifics types of inkjet printers and then transferred to polyester fabrics using heat and pressure. When heat and pressure is applied, the dye becomes a gas and is consequently absorbed by the polyester. Thus, the print becomes a part of the garment and consequently does not have any external texture which makes fading or cracking highly unlikely.

The main benefits of sublimation printing are:

  • Full colour prints with extreme detail and colour range
  • Small minimum order quantity requirements
  • Individual customization and personalization
  • Light weight finished garments as each design element is part of the fabric rather than applied afterwards with decorations like vinyl transfer, embroidery and screen print.
  • Durability- logos cannot peel or fall off

MANUFACTURING

Trust is a key component to our customers. Knowing that an order placed will be produced to the specifications outlined takes immense pressure off a customer attempting to order for an entire club, team, organization or company. At Konno, as industry professionals with experience from various manufacturing backgrounds, we pride ourselves in striving for a 3-star program:

  1. Quality- our hand-crafted products are made to withstand the wear and tear of every day life and some of the rigorous conditions of sports. With 5 quality control stages/checks, issues are minimal. Any manufacturer defects are 100% warrantied.
  2. Turnaround Time- Konno’s manufacturing process is set up to generally produce orders in a 4 week turnaround, depending on quantities. Reorders and add-ons are not a problem and usually can be produced quickly enough for additional players.
  3. Consistency- We keep records of previous order details, colours, sizing and even special requests made by customers.

MERCHANDISING

Don’t have a club house or shop for members to order swag from? No problem! Konno is pleased to offer an easy way for teams and organization to outfit their teams with athletic and spirit wear. Our online store allows members to individually purchase club branded merchandise straight from the source. This alleviates the headache of volunteers and coaches collecting money and taking sizes for each individual player or relative.

Work with a representative to select from a range of products you would like available on your team store page. Our graphic designer will work with your organization to arrange the logos and artwork to be imprinted on to merchandise.

Direct members to order directly from the team store by an allotted window period for purchase. Each purchaser is responsible for ordering their personal size by reviewing available size charts.  Once the end date has been reached, a detailed summary will be sent to the organizer outlining the amounts of club branded merchandise that has been purchased. Production will commence immediately after the window period once all members have had a chance to order. All merchandise will be delivered to the desired shipping address from the club. Each purchaser will automatically receive confirmation and receipt of payment.

PROCESS

  1. Choose your items (see client merchandise catalog)
  2. Choose your decoration options
  3. Submit artwork
  4. Select online window period (start and finish dates)
  5. Establish shipping address
  6. Spread the word to all members
  7. Let the ordering begin
Contact us today for a quotation.