We extend our very grateful thanks to the following contributors for their kind permission and invaluable assistance enabling our new website to emerge:
Chelsey Culliford and her Team - for her amazing 'Dream - Achieve' video and great photography
GloverSure Limited - for their vision and skilled design experience in creating our fresh, innovative and customer friendly website. They came highly recommended - now we know why.
Mark Shearman - for his kind permission to use his fantastic photo of the 1997 AAA Ladies 100m Final at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham for our Home Page - all finalists are wearing WASP manufactured kit
Sussex Sport Photography - for their kind permission to use their photo of Corey
Simon Burt Photography - for his kind permission to use his photo of Steve Way
Flood Print Ltd - for their constant attention to detail that truly makes all the difference
All our wonderful customers without whom we would not still be here 30 years on
Extra Special Thanks to Corey, Lili Jones, Ben Jewkes, Charley, Dylan and Mum Karen
Chelsey Culliford - Dream Achieve - The Full Story www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRrrhGTR8Mg
Mark Shearman - www.athleticsimages.com
Gloversure Limited - www.gloversure.co.uk
Alan Groves - www.artdinouveau.com.au
Bold Beanies - www.boldbeanies.com
Flood Print Ltd - www.flood-print.co.uk
WASP LOGO APPLICATION All Wasp manufactured garments will display either of our two Registered Trade Mark logos shown above. We do not supply garments without our trade mark logo unless undertaking commissions for already branded suppliers and manufacturers.
LYCRA®: is the registered trademark of Dupont plc. and is the preferred brand for all WASP stretch Lycra kit. This quality fabric is a knitted monofilament of blended composition comprising 80% Nylon Polyamide and 20% Dupont Lycra. All colours are tested in water, acid perspiration, alkaline perspiration, seawater, chlorinated water and washed at 40°C using ISO standard tests. Fabric weight is 185 gms per square metre.
Lycra Garment Styles: We hope the following shapes give you an idea of which style to choose - photographic images of actual garments being worn are on our Lycra pages. If you have any queries, please give us a call any time.
MICROPORE: The fabric is 100% Polyester multifilament of a knitted construction. The inner surface is solid to absorb perspiration, the outer surface is completely perforated to allow fast, wicking evaporation. This finish is ideal for screenprint application as the ink ‘keys’ into the outer perforations avoiding any harsh scratchy finish next to the skin.
Fabric weights: Featherweight - 110 gms per square metre Standardweight – 140 gms per square metre.
Click here for THE VEST TEST - just how well do your vests shape up?
LEISUREWEAR HOODIES & SWEATSHIRTS: As a service to our customers we offer well known quality brands of Hoodies and Sweatshirts printed with club names and logos, thus utilizing current screens. Garment Specifications for this range are as follows:
Sizes to Fit: These are for guidance only - please contact us for more precise information:
Juniors: YS (5/6yrs), YM (7/8yrs), YL (9/11yrs), YXL (12/13yrs)
Adults: Small - 34/36", Medium - 38/40", Large - 42/44", X.Large 46/48", XXLarge 50/52"
SCREENPRINT INK: ‘Plastisol’ flexible inks are used throughout our garment ranges. However, the level of ink flexibility does not match that of our stretchy Lycra® fabric. Cracking will occur if the ink application is overstretched or where it has been subjected to abrasion during wear or washing. Please read our 'Garment Care' section to minimise this.
As this range is generally all made-to-measure, we do need your completed order form (online PDF) which can be downloaded from the appropriate garment page. If you wish to pay via BACS Transfer, just scan and e-mail your order form (no photographs please) as a document and we will reply confirming receipt of your order and giving you our bank details and unique Order Number for you to quote when paying on line. Alternatively, a cheque with your completed order form via the post is also acceptable. We include a receipted invoice with your order on despatch. Any queries, don't hesitate to contact us.
As all your current details will be on file, we'll be delighted to receive an e-mail advising your next order, so there is no need to submit a full Order Form. However, if you require any changes or adjustments to your current garment details, e.g. different logo, colour change etc., a completed order form setting out your instructions would be helpful to ensure the changes are made. We will reciprocate by confirming your order with an e-mailed pro-forma invoice including our bank details if you wish to pay via BACS Transfer or alternatively, just pop a cheque in the post quoting your Invoice No. on the back. We include a receipted invoice with your order on despatch. Any queries, don't hesitate to contact us.
COLOUR DESCRIPTIONS for general guidance only
Actual fabric swatches are available on request
1. White 2. Lemon 3. Yellow 4. Amber
5. Orange 6. Red 7. Claret 8. Maroon
9. Emerald 10. Bottle 11. Jade 12. Turquoise
13. Purple 14. Sky 15. Royal 16. Wedgwood
17. Navy 18. Brown 19. Black 20. Silver Grey
Made to Measure
All ‘one-off’ garments are custom made to the measurements supplied on our Personal Profile Order Form which, with our unique formula, will provide a light (rather than tight) tensioned fit allowing freedom of movement without restriction. Provided the measurements have been correctly taken using a tape measure, the fit should be perfect. However, there are occasions when our particular garment shape and styles do not suit everyone's build for whatever reason.
From our comprehensive library of personal profiles we can achieve a better fit in Standard Sizes for clubs wishing to hold mixed quantites for stock and offer the following garment ranges with other size categories available on request.
Hot Pants - Inside Leg Lengths approx. 3" as standard
Shorts - Inside Leg Lengths can be cut to customers choice
Sports Vests & Singlets:
These are generously cut and designed to finish 1.5- 2" larger (depending on size) than Chest size stated providing an easy, relaxed fit which can be worn over a similar thickness layer. For a closer fit, we recommend a smaller size.
Designed as an outer layer in a square cut T-Shirt style, they offer a roomy fit and finish approximately 2"- 3" larger (depending on size) than stated chest size. Again, downsize for a snugger fit.
NB If you want to adjust body or sleeve lengths in any particular size, just let us know on your Order Form.
An easy fit garment for both genders with flexible rouched waistband and shaped inner brief.
We manufacture our garments to the highest standard using the best possible materials available which results in real value for money over the extended lifetime of the garments. All our garments carry the appropriate sew-in information labels advising fabric content and general recommended washing instructions for the fabric. To ensure you enjoy your Wasp clothing for as long as possible we offer the following ‘after care’ recommendations:
Wasp Sports was established in 1981 with the specific mission of introducing into British Athletics the innovation of Stretch Lycra® sportswear, made to customers' personal measurements on a one-off basis in their own club colours. After developing and marketing the ‘One-Piece’ Athletic Skinsuit, we were delighted when this garment was chosen by the sponsors of the British Athletic Team to be worn at the 1988 Seoul Olympics. It’s unrivalled success was followed with Commonwealth patronage for England in 1990 in Auckland. As a result of these two high profile events, stretch sportswear for athletes worldwide had arrived with spectacular results, endorsing the benefits afforded by close-fitting, flexible clothing for maximum performance. “The rest” they say “is history”.
We continue to supply individual teams at national and international level, for both able bodied and disabled competitors alike, who look for a personal one-to-one service. The continued success of our business has laid a sound foundation towards an expanding product range we will proactively develop, based on the continued demand for quality sportswear at affordable prices.
Mike, Jennie and the WASP Team