Having returned from a holiday in New York, my wife and I saw a huge opportunity to create innovative designs in the London souvenir clothing sector. I had friends in the retail souvenir sector and they were very vocal about the poor selection of t-shirts designs and abysmal customer service independent retailers seemed to receive from UK suppliers and printers. There had to be a better way.
Thirty years on, unbelievable I know, we have retained Spike Leisurewear’s independence and are not financially linked to any worldwide conglomerate or generic clothing brand. Today, we continue to do what we have always done best – design, source, print and distribute quality, innovative t-shirts to our many valued customers throughout the UK. Our focus is our customer, their needs and the best value we can possibly offer.
Apart from the souvenir sector we have continued to forge strong relationships with established licensors, such as Disney and Apple Corps and develop successful licensed character t-shirt ranges – who doesn’t love Wallace & Gromit or Harry Potter?
Our larger customers frequently ask us to develop customised t-shirt gifts for prime retail outlets such as Tower Bridge Gift Shop, The Beatles Story and London Transport Museum – a major growth area and we are particularly good at it. Mail order groups and of course, many independent gift outlets throughout the UK continue to be regularly serviced with new and innovative ranges.
If you are an existing customer, thank you for your continued support. If you are a new customer we look forward to having you on board. To our loyal team at Spike, thank you for your dedicated support, suggestions and hard work.