SWAG  >  FULLY CUSTOM
Go Crazy Custom
Imagine swag that’s super retail: completely custom items, colors, packaging…endless ways to make memorable merch for your crew. A world of custom possibilities awaits. We can help you get there.

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PRODUCTS  >  FULLY CUSTOM
Go Crazy Custom
Imagine swag that’s super retail: completely custom items, colors, packaging…endless ways to make memorable merch for your crew. A world of custom possibilities awaits. We can help you get there.

Why make merch that’s fully custom?

Built for your brand
Embody your brand colors, mascot and mission within custom swag made just for you. Sky’s the limit when it comes to dreaming up the best items for your brand story and culture.

Built from the ground up
With skilled fashion and industrial designers on staff, and the deep experience of our importing team; we’re ready to create your tech pack so our network of factories knows exactly how to turn your concept into amazing merch.

Built to keep
Thrill your crew with cool custom pieces no one else has, items they’ll get excited to use and keep.

Value built in
If all the customization wasn’t enough, overall value and savings are also a big win for overseas sourcing

Custom Shirts

Custom Figurines

+ More

Custom folding chairs
Build a fully customizable chair to provide lasting comfort and style for any outdoor activity. From beach chairs to zero gravity loungers, all with endless design opportunities, there’s a style for every occasion.

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Custom folding chairs
Build a fully customizable chair to provide lasting comfort and style for any outdoor activity. From beach chairs to zero gravity loungers, all with endless design opportunities, there’s a style for every occasion.

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How Sparkling Ice Revved Up Their Summer Swag

To thrill their fans, Sparkling Ice imports truly unique and custom swag. From pool floaties to pineapple sunglasses, these amazing items can’t be found in catalogs. Learn how Sparkling Ice works with our creative team to engineer new promotional products from scratch and the impact that imported swag has on their retail success.

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THE KOTIS PROCESS
From Creative to Compliance,
we’ve got you covered

1.
Product Engineering
Take your idea to the next level when using Kotis to engineer it for custom manufacturing

2.
Factory Network
Long term partnerships with a large network of suppliers allows us flexibility to make your custom items amazing

3.
Quality Control
We understand what it takes to make quality items done right

4.
Freight Logistics
Ocean to Air shipments we have options with multiple carriers

5.
Compliance 
Doing the right thing matters to us, at Kotis we take compliance seriously

PRO TIP: Plan Ahead
With a bit of early planning, the benefits of building items from the ground up can be at your fingertips. Here’s a chart showing a breakdown of the most common stages and timelines. Your project may vary, but this is a good starting point for understanding how overseas orders are made. For your next project, just start the process a quarter or 2 ahead.

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From offshoring to reshoring: options to make fully custom work for you
When it comes to fully custom, you’ve got choices. Not just about the details of your product, but also about production facilities and logistics. Whether it’s overseas, at home or something in between, there are benefits to each approach. Knowing the choices and understanding the pros and cons are key to making the right choice for your brand.

Offshoring (Asia & the Middle East)
A traditional option for importing fully custom items, generally produced and imported from Asia or the Middle East. There are many advantages in infrastructure to support not only manufacturing but also transit.

Nearshoring (South America)
A great option in terms of manufacturing, although production can take a bit longer and the quantities required are generally slightly higher. That said, transit is much shorter with a significantly lower emissions impact.

Reshoring (USA)
As close as possible to 100% USA-made, which means the materials, finishes, decoration are all made in the USA. This option is great for brands who want to have a fully custom product, while still being made in the USA.

Offshoring Nearshoring Reshoring
MOQ 144 units 300+ units 100 units
Production Time 30 days of production 30-80 days of production 15 – 120 days of production
Duty & tariffs Duty & tariffs on most products Mainly duty free/tariff free Mainly duty free/tariff free
Material selection Large stock material selections Some stock material selections Less stock options/item dependent
Time zone Significant time zone difference Same or similar time zone Same time zone
Labor Lower labor rates
Aging labor force
Higher labor rates
Strong labor force for future
Highest labor rates
Limited labor force
Transit Ocean transit – 30 days Ocean transit – 10 days to west coast Domestic delivery
Emissions Highest C02e emissions
(7-10x more miles)
Lower C02e emissions Lowest C02e emissions

ECO TIPS
How to bring more sustainability to fully custom
When you think of overseas sourcing you may think it’s inherently less sustainable, but that depends on the choices you make. No matter where you decide to manufacture there are additional ways to think about sustainability and reduce your impact.

Polybags
Change to a degradable bag or remove them completely.

Materials
Choose organic or recycled materials.

Hangtags
Move to recycled materials or encourage recycling of tags.

Emissions
Consider where your items are made and the distance they’ll travel.

Looking to sell retail products?
Wanting to create limited edition or special items for the holidays? We can help you create completely custom merch, designed and built for your brand. From ideation to compliance to shipping & fulfillment, if you’re ready to create truly custom merch to sell, we’re here to help.

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