We love making uniforms for roller derby teams, and it's all done at our base in Plymouth. We aim to make the process as stress-free as possible. No minimum order, sizing from 2XS - 6XL as standard (and we can make larger and smaller too!), free design, and a swift turnaround. Our fabric is sweat wicking, lightweight and velcro resistant. Want to know more? Read on, or get in touch with us to talk uniforms for your team.
How do I order uniforms for my team?Get in touch with us and we'll ping you over an order form for you to tell us your names, numbers and sizes. You can check out our sizing guides here or we can send you out a sample pack for your team to try on so they can be totally sure before ordering. There's no charge for receiving samples, and we'll even ship them for free in the UK. If you're outside of the UK, there's just a shipping fee of £9.95.
Once you've completed your order form, let us know and we'll send over an invoice, and once you've paid we'll go into production.
What about the design?We can design your uniforms for free – or you can send us your own design.
If you'd like us to design them, then you need to tell us your colours, and any accent colours you'd like included, your team logo and anything else you'd like to see. We'll then send you back some ideas and we can take it from there.
If you'd like to design your own, then just ask us for one of our uniform templates and you can get creative! We will need your designs in either a vector file (eps or ai) or a high res psd file. Please use the colour profile CMYK as this is what our equipment is set in and will give you the best colour match.
We've had our uniforms made by another company – can you match them?If you own the artwork i.e. you originally designed the uniforms or you have permission to use the artwork, then send it to us and we can use it to create uniforms to match your current uniforms. It's usually helpful for you to send us a physical sample as well so we can be sure of the best colour match – even if your previous supplier sends colour codes, their equipment can be calibrated slightly differently so a physical sample really helps.
How much does it cost?For your first uniform order, here's how it works out:
> Uniform orders of up to 10 garments, £38 for vests, £43 for t-shirts
> Uniform orders of 10+ garments, £35 for vests, £40 for t-shirts
> Uniform orders of 20+ garments, £30 for vests, £35 for t-shirts
What's the minimum order?There's no minimum order – you can order just 1 top, perfect if you have skaters join you mid-season or a team skater wants to order a spare.
How long does it take?Once you've paid for your order, then production usually takes 6-8 weeks, however as we make our uniforms right here at RDC, we can somtimes get uniforms out faster, so if you have a game coming up sooner than 4 weeks or need your uniforms urgently then just let us know and we can usually make them quicker.
What sizing and styles do you make?Our uniforms come in sizes 2XS – 6XL, in and you can check out details on our size guides, or we can send out sample packs for your team to try on. We also offer small and tall sizing too, so if you want length added or taken off just let us know. Our uniforms are available in tanks (racer back, standard backs) and t-shirts (round necks and v-necks). Our t-shirts are unisex (straight sided) and run from from 2Xs – 6XL, our tanks are available in a women's fit racer back, and unisex round neck.
Where are your uniforms made?We make our uniforms right here at RDC in Plymouth, Devon, in the UK. This means you can be sure there's no sweatshop or child labour, our turnarounds can be pretty swift, if you need your uniforms urgently and we're available during our opening hours to answer any questions you have. Bringing our uniform production in-house means we can develop new products pretty quick and tailor our uniforms to meet your heart's desire – so if you're looking for something you can't find on our web store just get in touch!
What are your uniforms made of?Being skaters ourselves, we wanted to make sure our fabric is ideal for roller derby, so after copious testing with Velcro wrist guards in the office and skating in sample tops at training sessions and scrimmages we found a fabric we're pretty impressed with. Our fabric is blend of polyester and elastene, which is ideal for roller derby – it's lightweight, sweat wicking and, most importantly, resists Velcro. Elastene gives our uniforms stretchiness for improved fit and comfort without being super tight.
How are your uniforms made?We make our uniforms 100% in-house from design (if required) to fabric printing, to sewing together.
After designing your uniforms, we print them out onto heat resistant transfer paper, using a large format ink-jet printer. The printer has 4 ink reservoirs, cyan (c), magenta (m), yellow (y) and black (k) at different quantities to create the full colour print. Using this kind of printer means there's no limit to the number of colours, logos or details in your design. Whatever we create on the computer screen will get printed out directly onto paper.
We then press the the paper onto the fabric in our mega heat press, and this permanently dyes the fabric, which gives really vibrant colours that won't fade/flake off. This kind of printing is often called 'sublimation' printing. We then cut out the pieces and stitch them together – 3 sewing machines are used to make a vest (hems, seams and binding all use different machines), and 4 are used to make a t-shirt.