Bella+Canvas: Fleeces four ways

Two of Bella+Canvas’s most popular products for college students are the Unisex . Sleeve Baseball Tee (3200) and the Unisex Poly Cotton Fleece (3739). The baseball tee is now available in 18 colourways, seven of which are new for 2016, and is available in tri-blend and polycotton fabrics. For the cooler months, the fleece is made of soft fabric and comes in 17 colourways, including digital and marbled options. Also available is the Unisex Sponge Fleece Pullover Hoodie (3719), the Unisex Sponge Fleece Raglan Sweatshirt (3901), and the Women’s Sponge Fleece Wide Neck Sweatshirt, all of which feature YKK zips.

Comfort Colors: Laidback garments

Comfort Colors has launched a line of lived-in tees and sweats that are perfect for campus life. The Adult and Hooded Sweatshirts (1566/1567) feature twin needle armholes, cuffs and waistbands, and are made from 305 gsm 80% ringspun cotton/20% polyester. The Adult Tee (4017) features a twin needle collar and sleeve and bottom hems, while the Ladies Tee (4200) adds a tapered fit. All Comfort Colors tees and sweatshirts have a soft feel due to the use of preshrunk cotton in ringspun yarns. The brand uses two unique dyeing processes to create the distinctive worn-in look without the clothes shrinking or losing their shape.

American Apparel: Unisex hoodies

American Apparel’s Flex Fleece Pull Over Hoodie (F498) is a staple on college campuses. This unisex hoodie is made from combed cotton fleece and polyester blend fabric, and features a hood with white finished polyester drawcord and a classic kangaroo pocket.

Just Hoods by AWDis: Retro style

Just Hoods by AWDis’s range includes 23 styles of hoodies and zoodies available in 76 colours. The College Hoodie (JH001) and the Supasoft Hoodie (JH002) are both unisex and feature a kangaroo pocket with a hidden opening for earphone wires. Some of the most popular products include the AWDis Sweat (JH030) and the Baseball Sweat (JH033), both of which are made from a soft, cotton-faced fabric and are designed to have a stylish fit, with the Baseball Sweat displaying more of a retro style. Both styles are designed for rebranding, and come with an easy tear-off label. For a great retro look the Varsity Jacket (JH043) is ideal, and comes in 16 contrast colours.

Colortone: Tie-dye tees

Colortone offers a modern take on the classic tie-dye T-shirt with the Rainbow Tie-Dye T (TD002), a 100% heavyweight cotton top with a double-needle stitched neckline and sleeves. Available in 10 unique colours, this tee will introduce a big splash of colour to any event. The Mineral Wash T (TD003) has more of a vintage style and is available in five shades. It’s also made from 100% heavyweight cotton with double-needle stitched neckline and sleeves, is hand-dyed for superior colourfastness, and is quarter-turned to eliminate centre creasing. For something even cosier, the Tonal Spider Hoodie (TD030) features a pouch pocket, and is hand-dyed with five different colour options.

BagBase: New Campus bag collection

BagBase has launched its new Campus Collection, which includes three bags designed for campus life and inspired by collegiate fashion. The collection includes the Campus Laptop Brief (BG260), the Campus Laptop Messenger (BG261) and the Campus Laptop Backpack (BG265). The bags feature secure, padded storage, spacious main compartments, contemporary metal hardware and flexible organisation options, and are designed with durable materials. BagBase says the bags are designed for modern, on-the-go lifestyles, and are ideal for university life as well as the daily commute.

Epona: Sustainable fashion

The Chunky Zip Hoodie and Chunky Hoodie are Epona’s best-selling products for the college market. The Chunky Zip Hoodie is lined with a Sherpa fleece throughout, while the Chunky Hoodie is a pullover with Sherpa fleece lining in the hood. Both are designed to have a vintage look and are available in three colours. They are also made from Fairtrade cotton, as Epona says that students “prefer to pay a bit more for a sustainable, premium product that looks good”.

To view the entire Collegewear Showcase 2016 check out the July 2016 digital edition