Custom velcro patches are an artistic expression that are an efficient and economical way for people with certain affiliations to notify others of their position in a company, sports team, military, police force, emergency personnel etc. In the early 19th century, the United States military started using patches on soldiers’ uniforms. Different designs had special significance such as rank or division. Medical personnel in the military wore a Red Cross embroidered patch to denote their responsibility for care of the wounded..
Historically, patches first appeared in ancient China in the 3rd century BC. Seamstresses used different types of patches to fix clothing, and these reparative materials were intricate and adorned with precious stones and pearls. All patches were created by hand until the industrialized revolution. Alphonse Kursheedt and Isaak Groebli were responsible for the first textile machines used for the creation of patches.
With modern technology, we now have computerized machines that can mass produce PVC patches. Flex Systems has up to date technology to create any type of patch for you company or business at an affordable rate with minimal investment. Patches have evolved from simple cloth materials, to sturdy pieces of art. Custom patches are made to withstand the elements. They are created with space age materials to prolong longevity. For more information, contact Flex Systems.