Description:Another patch company reviewed in Haberdashers Worldwide.
Marilyn ManHoe (June 2018):
A lot of people ask me who I use for patches, and how I get them so cheap.
I use a company called APONIK to stitch my Marilyn ManHoe patches. My contact there is "Nadia" (firstname.lastname@example.org) and the company is fast, well priced, and makes a quality product. Plus, they've always been super good at customer service... responding to my e-mails quickly and 7 days a week.
There's like a $15 artwork fee for a first time order, and then the prices are based on number of patches and thread counts etc. (They often waive this artwork fee if you provide a decent enough piece of art they don't need to touch up too much, I've never paid the artwork fee). I pay just 98 cents for each of my ManHoe patches.
It's a company in Taiwan: their website is www.emblemandpin.com, with examples etc.... they do some neat stuff other companies in the states don't do: for instance my ManHoe patch design has UV color changing thread, glow in the dark thread, and other cool shit... They've also done a few patches I designed for some Tampa hashers (Foozy Balls, Swamp Nipples, and Thumper Humper) and Rock'n Uranus, too. As well as Lotion, and several VA hashers.
I've sent a lot of friends to Aponik for patches, and I've never heard of anyone being disappointed. They are much cheaper, and just as good of quality than any of the stateside outfits I've tried to work with. Plus, they can use Glow-in-the-dark thread which is apparently illegal in the states?
If you decide to use Aponik, they will ask you to e-mail them your credit card info... which some people feel weird about, instead of putting it in a website somewhere. I'll say I've sent them my info dozens of times (they do not save it anywhere between orders, so you need to give it to them each time... a good thing) and in the 10 years they've been making patches for me I've never had any suspicious charges or anything. I trust them.
Haj, Tyrannus Emeritus of the Key West H3
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