Custom Shirt Spotlight: Bowl Season

Custom Shirt Spotlight: Bowl Season

Picture this: It’s college football season and your favorite team is seconds away from winning their 6th game of the season. When they do, they’ll be bowl-eligible and the crowd is going to go wild. Thanks to Vapor Apparel and Bowl Season, the entity that organizes the college bowl games, part of the locker room celebration is unboxing Official “Bowl Boundcustomized shirts that Vapor Apparel made for them.  

Players wearing Vapor Apparel Bowl Bound shirts

“When teams become bowl-eligible, it is a big celebration for them. It’s a great story to be told about the journey that is their season when they qualify for a Bowl Game,” said Nick Carparelli, executive director of Bowl Season.  

“Adding to that story is our partnership with Vapor Apparel. Using REPREVE (recycled fiber) to make the Vapor Apparel Bowl Bound shirt is a great story. Not only are we celebrating the great accomplishments of these football programs across the country, but we are also celebrating sustainability and the high-quality product that Vapor Apparel provides to these student athletes across the country,” he said. 

Let us tell you, the excitement and energy of the teams opening up and then putting on our shirts is contagious! We’re proud to work with Bowl Season, as well as the colleges and universities on this special merch. 

"Bowl Season is a special time of year for College Football. We are excited to not only be a part of it, but also provide premium sustainable gear to each school that qualifies for a Bowl game,” said Jackson Burnett, president and founder of Vapor Apparel.

Interview with Nick Carparelli, Executive Director of Bowl Season 


Learn more about the Bowl Season X Vapor Apparel collaboration in our interview with Nick Caparelli, Bowl Season's executive director,

Vapor Apparel Makes High Quality Customization Easy

Bowl Season Customized Shirt

Two years ago, Bowl Season reached out to us to customize shirts for their organization, as well as shirts for bowl-eligible teams. Each year, the program has grown and this year, we provided gear for 76 participating teams. It’s been a blast customizing our 100% recycled fiber Eco Sol shirts for them.  

We make every customization process easy because we’re a one-stop-shop. Just select on of our garments as your base, and we can then either use your high-res artwork as-is, add to your artwork, or create something brand new.  

For Bowl Season, we took their Bowl Bound graphic and added specific team logos and colors so they were unique to each team. We do the design work in-house and hand it off to our production team who creates the transfers, hand-prints the graphic on each Vapor Apparel shirt, and then boxes them up and ships them out for game day. 

The teams not only wear the shirts, but we also create a Team Store on our website so football fans like you can buy the Bowl Bound shirts for your favorite teams.  

The end result is a custom shirt that builds awareness for the team, the Bowl Season organization, and shows support for the players as they go into a bowl game. 

Testimonial from Bowl Season

“Bowl season is one of the greatest and longest running traditions in American Sports. It takes place from mid-December through early January and is truly a celebration of College Football,” Carparelli said. 

“I think the thing that surprised us the most about Vapor Apparel was the high quality of their garments,” he said. “When we give a branded Bowl Season item made by Vapor to any of our clients, they’re so excited to have it. They touch it, they feel it, try it on, and they say, 'Wow thank you this is one of the nicest shirts or one of the nicest quarter zips I’ve ever been given.' ” 

Do You Need Custom or Private Label Shirts? Vapor Apparel Can Help! 

Bowl Bound Shirt made by Vapor Apparel

Vapor Apparel can customize shirts with your branding for an event, your employees, your destination, or other need. We can work with your existing designs provided as high-resolution, print-ready files, or our art department can work with you to create something unique. 

We have a catalog full of sublimation-ready garments that can be customized to meet your needs whether your goal is to raise awareness, raise funds. Screen printing also available. 

Vapor Apparel also offers private label services where our products are branded with your heat seals and hang tags for retail sale.  

We’re proud to be your one-stop shop for retail, customization, private-label, and wholesale needs. 

Questions about Custom Printing, Wholesale, or Private Label? Get in touch with our team:

Phone: 843-747-4200



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