Girlguiding Surrey West badge Shelley Football Club badge Meridian Girls & Ladies Football Club badge Monmouth Rambling & Hillwalking Club badge DUSAGG Midnight Madness 2021 badge

Woven and Embroidered Badges

We supply woven badges and embroidered badges to Schools and Academies, Scout and Girlguiding Groups. We also provide badges for Football Teams, and other organisations. In addition to woven and embroidered badges, we supply wire-embroidered bullion blazer badges and insignia for formal dress wear.

Our ordering process is simple and straightforward. Whatever badges you need, we are here to help you. Supply your own art­work, or, as part of our all-inclusive customer service, we can produce production-ready artwork from your ideas or rough sketches. Our prices include artwork, set‑up and UK delivery

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Woven badges

Girlguiding Grimsby - Lone Guiding 2020 badge British Long Distance Swimming Association badge Cabinet Makers Gold Lion Head badge RSPB Big Wild Sleepout badge

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

Girlguiding Hersham campfire badge 2019 badge BAA Natioanl Aikido Team 2017 badge Ockbrook Gun Club 1971-2021 badge Flight Inspection Badge badge

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

Some recent badges

William Gladstone CofE Primary School badge Birmingham Cathedral badge Christ Church Primary School badge Sir Robert Pattinson Academy badge

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 GirlGuides

Girlguiding North West - Thinking Day 2020 badge 1st Whitehouse Rainbows & Brownies 5th Birthday badge 7th Tilehurst Brownies 50th Anniversary badge Girlguiding Surrey West Night Hike 2019 badge

At Nottingham badges, we specialize 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.

Girlguiding World Thinking Day 2022

World Thinking Day 2022

World Thinking Day, celebrated since 1926, is a day of international friendship. The theme for 2022 is Our World, Our Equal Future, aiming to help and inspire Girl Guides and Girl Scouts worldwide to become environmentally conscious leaders.

The image above is similar to a badge that we have recently supplied. This design can be adapted as required, or we can produce badges from your own design ideas.

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badges for Girlguiding Sussex Central's 40th anniversary

Nottingham Badges | Girlguiding Sessex Central badges

Some recent Home Activity badges

MSF Heroes Virtual Camp 2020 badge 1st Penarth Scouts Virtual Camp 2020 badge Syston Scout Group 2020 badge 3rd Cranleigh Guides Virtual Camp 2020 badge

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Badges for Football Teams and Clubs

Sporting Rebels FC badge Limerick Desmond Schoolboy / Girls League badge Tavern Club badge Woodham Radars FC badge United of Basildon FC badge Barnton AFC badge Catholic United Football Club badge FC Clacton badge

We have provided badges for many football teams and clubs—usually to their own desings and artwork. These badges can have up to 8 colour threads, and are usually finished with an overlock stitched border.
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Latest News Blog

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15th January 2022

A recent commendation

A badge for the 71st Doncaster Hunafa Scout Group, which caters to the local Muslim community but is open to all. The Group Scout Leader wrote:

"The badges have arrived today and they are AMAZING!!! Thank you so much. First class service and product from you as always!".

27th August 2021

Gymnastics badges

Four out of the eighteen different award badges that we have supplied for the re-branding of the IGA - an independent body for the sport of Gymnastics in the UK

20th August 2021

A Scouting Centenary badge

We are pleased to have received a recent repeat order for this stylish badge, which we supplied a number of years ago, for the centenary celebrations of the 1st Cheriton Scout Group in Folkestone.

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Comments from customers

Thanks for your help with the ScoutFest badges. Hundreds of children went home over the weekend, absolutely buzzing with a badge in hand, making them happy.
I will definitely recommend you to fellow Scouters in our District.

District Commissioner, City of Newcastle Scouts : 14th June 2021

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

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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

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

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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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