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Top 5 University of Oregon Licensing Companies for 2024

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As an expert in collegiate licensing company rankings, I present a detailed overview of my top choices of licensing companies associated with the University of Oregon licensing. My review primarily focuses on these companies’ product offerings and overall customer service quality. With 26 years of experience in the collegiate licensing industry as a buyer and having conversations with customers and sales reps of these companies, I highly recommend you contact them for your store’s upcoming University of Oregon order. These companies are expected to perform well in 2024.

Nike USA Inc., headquartered in Beaverton, OR, is renowned for its extensive range of sportswear and athletic products. They are mainly known for their performance apparel and footwear.

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  • Rating: 4.5/5 – Offers a wide variety of high-quality athletic apparel and accessories focusing on innovation and performance.

Richardson Sports Inc. Rating: 4/5

Richardson Sports Inc., based in Springfield, OR, excels in headwear, offering a variety of styles, including adjustable, non-wool, and wool blend options.

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  • Rating: 4/5 – Specializes in high-quality headwear, focusing on men’s/unisex styles.

Garitty Ventures, LLC dba FPW Media: Rating: 3.5/5

Garitty Ventures, operating as FPW Media in Springfield, OR, is known for its creative promotional products. They focus on innovative branding solutions.

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    • Address: 4660 Main Street Ste. 160, Springfield, OR 97478
    • Contact: Reed Rosenberg, 541-343-1355
    • Website: FPW Media
    • Email: [email protected]
  • Rating: 3.5/5 – Offers innovative promotional products with a creative edge but a narrower product range.

Eugene Silkscreen Inc./Satin Stitch Inc.: Rating: 3.5/5

Eugene Silkscreen Inc., located in Eugene, OR, specializes in silkscreen products. They offer a range of custom promotional items and personal accessories.

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    • Address: 960 Wilson Street, Eugene, OR 97402
    • Contact: Bryan Cunningham, 541-342-8418
    • Website: Eugene Silkscreen
    • Email: [email protected]
  • Rating: 3.5/5 – Known for custom silkscreen products, offering a unique range but limited variety compared to larger companies.

Based in Milton, WA, Northwest Custom Apparel stands out in the custom embroidery sector, especially in the Collegiate Licensing Marketplace. Their high-quality garment and cap embroidery services make them an ideal partner for the University of Oregon. Since 1977, they have catered to licensing companies, sports teams, and NIL college players, demonstrating a solid commitment to quality and customer service.

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    • Address: 2025 Freeman Road East Milton, WA 98354
    • Contact: Mr. Erik Mickelson, 1-800-851-3671
    • Website: Northwest Custom Apparel
    • Email: [email protected]
  • Rating: 5/5 – Renowned for excellence in custom embroidery and customer satisfaction, serving many clients with superior quality products.

2024 Oregon Licensees Review Conclusion

As we wrap up our comprehensive review of the top collegiate licensing companies for the University of Oregon in 2024, it’s clear that the market is bustling with innovative and high-quality providers, each contributing unique offerings to Ducks fans and the broader community.

Northwest Custom Apparel stands out as the winner with an impressive 5/5 rating. Their exceptional skills in custom embroidery set them apart in the Collegiate Licensing Marketplace. Their ability to cater to diverse clients, from licensing companies to NIL college players, with superior quality and customer satisfaction is commendable. It’s noteworthy that Northwest Custom Apparel has a historical connection to Blue Ribbon Sportswear, which later evolved into Nike, adding a layer of legacy and expertise to their services.

Speaking of Nike, they follow closely as the runner-up with a 4.5/5 rating. Nike’s extensive range of sportswear and athletic products, coupled with their focus on innovation and performance, continues to make them a favorite in the sports apparel industry.

In summary, the licensing landscape for the University of Oregon in 2024 is vibrant and diverse, with Northwest Custom Apparel leading the pack with its outstanding embroidery services. This blend of historic expertise and modern innovation makes them a top choice for anyone looking for high-quality, University of Oregon-themed merchandise.

Erik Mickelson, author and MBA graduate, dressed in a Northwest Custom Apparel t-shirt, smiling against a backdrop featuring local Washington state themes
Meet Erik Mickelson, the creative mind behind Northwest Custom Apparel and MBA holder from WGU

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