Hatswork Round-Up: May 9, 2019

May 9, 2019 - By Emily Potter

In today’s Round-Up, we’re looking at the latest piece of promotional materials from Elon Musk. We will also help decorators get the most out of their custom apparel and discuss Minor League Baseball Caps.

Promo Marketing

Tesla’s $1,500 Promotional Surfboards Sold Out Immediately

We’ve spoken extensively about Elon Musk and his various promotional products including The Boring Company branded hats, life-sized Lego bricks and flamethrowers. This time, he sold 200 surfboards with the Tesla logo at $1,500 each.

According to a quick Google search, surfboards run between $400 and $600 on average, so this is a significant price increase. But like everything else Musk releases, they sold out almost immediately despite their lack of advertisement.

Surfers on Reddit pointed out the fact that the dimensions of the surfboards are also incorrect, so my guess is the 200 buyers are Tesla fans first and perhaps water athletes second.

Sentinel Source

Three Back to School Custom Apparel Opportunities

We have also spent a lot of time looking at the education industry from all angles: college, high school, elementary, and education outside the classroom.

This article teaches promotional product professionals and local decorators how to make the most out of custom apparel for their school accounts.

  1. Colors
  2. Diverse Product Lines
  3. Time


Minor League Baseball Merch Sales Reach New Record

Minor League Baseball began their licensing program in 1992. In 2017, MiLB’s retail sales topped $70 Billion, an all-time annual high for the league. Hats with kooky mascots work.

Have you decorated any custom apparel for schools beyond t-shirts and hats? Tell us about your favorite pieces in the comments below. You can also follow us on Instagram and Facebook using the hashtag #hatswork.

Emily Potter

Emily is the Content Marketer for Outdoor Cap Co. She holds an M.A. in AD & PR from the University of Alabama and a B.B.A in Marketing. Emily is an avid Crimson Tide football fan. She has a golden retriever named Opie Winston, and a cat named Tide.


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