Abacus Sportswear adds finishing touches to The Solheim Cup outfits
Story published at 14:12, Friday, August 28th, 2015
As The 2015 Solheim Cup draws closer, Abacus Sportswear, the Official Apparel Supplier to the European Team, is working alongside SymaPrint, a specialist embroidery and printing company, to finalise the garments being sent to Golf Club St. Leon Rot in Germany for the biennial event.
SymaPrint has worked with Abacus Sportswear on the European Solheim Cup team outfits since the 2011 event at Kileen Castle, Ireland, and will spend more than 100 hours embroidering the event’s new logo onto 5,000+ garments, including the 1,608 items intended for the 12 players, captain, vice-captains, caddies, team assistants, officials and guests.
The European Team logo, which includes gold stars on a blue background either side of the crystal trophy, is made up of 9,493 individual stitches and will adorn a variety of garments, including polo shirts, jumpers and jackets.
Chris Mattsson, Head Designer at Abacus Sportswear, commented: “It is a very intricate process to successfully embroider The Solheim Cup logo onto all the garments. The devil is in the detail and paying close attention to the finer points can sometimes make all the difference.
“With the 2015 Solheim Cup set to be the most televised in the event’s history, it is critical all of the players look as good as possible to help best promote women’s golf – and it is our job to ensure that happens.”
European Team Captain, Carin Koch, added: “It is not the deciding factor, but clothing could have an impact on the result in Germany. The attention to detail Abacus Sportswear has had throughout the process has been second to none and will hopefully help give Europe the edge during competition.”
Once embroidered, the 2015 European Solheim Cup team garments will be sent to Golf Club St. Leon-Rot ready for this year’s selected players to wear when the tournament starts on September 18, 2015.
A selection of abacus® garments including rain jackets, windwear and moisture wicking Drycool® polo shirts embossed with The Solheim Cup logo are available to purchase from the Official Solheim Cup online store www.solheimcupshop.com Outfits will also be on sale at the Merchandise Shop at Golf Club St. Leon-Rot, Germany, from September 18-20, 2015.
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