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Woven and Embroidered Badges

We supply woven and embroidered badges to Scout and Girlguiding Groups, Football Teams, Schools and Academies, and other organisations. Supply your own artwork, or, as part of our all-inclusive customer service, our studio can produce production-ready artwork from your ideas or rough sketches.
         Our ordering process is simple and straightforward. Whatever badges you need, we are here to help you. With our more than forty years’ experience in supplying badges to a wide range of customers, you can count on a first-class personal service from Nottingham Badges.

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Our prices include artwork, set‑up and UK delivery
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Woven badges

Woven badges are ideal for designs with small lettering and detailed artwork. The design is woven into the cloth, a backing is applied, and the badge is finished with an over-locked edge. For intricate shapes, the badge is hot-knife cut to shape. This prevents threads from fraying and results in a flatter border.
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Embroidered badges

Your artwork is embroidered onto a backing material, creating a raised look and tactile feel. The embroidered badge is then laser-cut to shape and finished with an over-locked edge. Alternatively, the badge can be hot-knife cut, leaving a border around the badge. A heat-applied backing is also available for embroidered badges.
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Wire-embroidered badges and insignia

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These blazer badges and insignia for formal dress wear are embroidered using gold- and silver-plated wire in addition to coloured threads. These top-quality badges and insignia are worn mainly by clubs and servicemen's associations.
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Badges for Schools and Academies

We supply badges to a number of Schools and Academies. In addition to blazer badges, both woven and embroidered, we provide house patches and other badges for sewing on to students' uniforms.
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Badges for Scouts and Guides

Some recent Home Activity badges

1st East Preston Zulu Cubs Camp at Home 2020 Whitsun 2020: camp at home badge Girlguiding Exeter - Great Indoor Challenge 2020 Syston Scout Group 2020

At Nottingham badges, our design studio specializes in producing badges from your own design ideas, but we are happy to work with your own camera-ready artwork. In addition, we are happy to adapt or customize badges to meet your requirements.
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Latest News Blog

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13th June 2021

Campsite badges

A clutch of recent badges for Wickwood campsite in Windsor Great Park. The site provides facilities for Guides and Scouts for camps, sleepovers, and environmental and conservation studies.

21st April 2021

School house badges

We have just completed this order of colourful and stylish house badges for Parkdale Primary School. The badges will show clearly which school house pupils belong to when sewn onto uniforms. Contact us for a quote for similar badges for your school or organisation.

19th April 2021

A recent commendation

We recently supplied this woven badge to Cambridge’s Moffett/Turco Laboratory for the 2021 Cambridge Science Festival, and received this commendation: "The badges arrived safely thank you. They look really great! I’m very pleased with them indeed and will definitely recommend your company to anyone else looking for such products."

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Comments from customers

I have received the badges, and think they are great. Thank you again for your service and excellent turn-around time. I will not hesitate to contact you for any future orders that we may require.

District Youth Commissioner - Leicester South East : 12th October 2020

The badges arrived this morning. They’re amazing; thank you so much! We'll definitely recommend your services and be back again in the future. Again, thank you so much.

1st Oakham Guides : 23rd May 2020

With being busy and the recent happenings I don’t think I let you know that the star wars badges were amazing. The cubs and leaders absolutely loved them. Thank you once again.

1st Weston - 10th Widnes - 1st Weston Scouts : 4th April 2020

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The badges have arrived and they are fab. I’m really pleased with them. Thanks so very much for all your help.

Clogher District Scouts, Northern Ireland : 20th February 2020

Many thanks for an excellent job and for your patience and help in finally getting this long-drawn-out project achieved.

9th Worcester Scout Group : 4th May 2019

The badges are wonderful! We’ll be recommending your company to anyone who is thinking of making badges. You have been great and we’ll certainly be using your services again. Many thanks.

Girlguiding Hersham District : 22nd April 2019

We have received all the badges and are sure our Beavers and Cubs will love them. We are really pleased with the result. Many thanks.

20th Durham Scout Group : 20th March 2019

The badges have arrived safely and they look stunning—I'm really pleased with them. Many thanks for the support you gave me in finding the most appropriate colour combination; I certainly could not have achieved this without your help.

Woburn Trefoil Guild Handbell Ringers : 25th February 2019

The blanket badges are great and I'm sure the children will love them. Thanks again for your help and for updates on the progress of our order. I look forward to you making future badges for our group.

1st Northwood Scout Group : 4th September 2018

Everyone really loves the badges. We like the quality of the badges very much—and communication with you has been fantastic—so thank you again.

Muslim Scout Fellowship : 30th July 2018

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About Nottingham Badges

Nottingham Badges began trading over 40 years ago in the historic Lace Market in Nottingham, supplying screen-printed tee-shirts and sweat­shirts. As the company grew, sales of garments and badges were formed into separate businesses; today, screen-printing is provided by our sister company, Nottingham Screen Prints, while Nottingham Badges continues to supply bespoke woven and embroidered badges to a wide customer base.

As a small, family-run business, we provide prompt and personal service and aim to supply quality products at com­petit­ive prices. Our design studio produces the final badge design for your approval but, with recent advances in computer technology, we now out-source pro­duction to an overseas supplier whose state-of-the-art equipment enables us to supply badges at very keen prices.

Our ordering process is simple and straightforward. Supply your own artwork, or we can produce artwork from your ideas or rough sketches. With our decades of experience in the badges industry, you can count on a first-rate personal service from Nottingham Badges.

We are confident that our prices are competitive when compared with quotes from other suppliers of top quality cloth badges, and we are proud to continue to offer our customers a friendly and personal service.

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