About Us

A reputation for quality, service and integrity since 1978

Since 1978 Southern Monograms has a reputation as the market leader in the “wearable advertising” industry, providing quality custom clothing clothing, screen printing and embroidery throughout the country.

As a business they are committed to supporting client visibility in the market place, and believe that their products and services help to instill a sense of pride within the organisations they work with. Customer service is paramount and they aim to provide custom clothing solutions to fit with the unique image and requirements of each and every customer.

Southern Monograms is family owned and community oriented

Current owner Anthony Barker took over the business from his father, and continues the business’ active involvement with the community, including working with the Local Business and Community Association to help regenerate Christchurch after the recent earthquakes. Anthony also enjoys supporting local rugby and doing a bit of fishing on the weekends. His wife Louise is an interior designer and helps out part time with the business, but his two children Ysabel, 8 and Rocco, 6 will have to wait a few more years before they can join Mum and Dad!

Anthony and Louise are joined by nine other full-time staff, some of whom have been working for Southern Monograms for over 20 years. Like the staff, many members of the local community are loyal and long standing clients.

There’s no client too big or too small

Southern Monograms have been lucky enough to provide New Zealand screen printing and embroidery to a broad range of clients from many different industries, including business, manufacturing, franchise, hospitality, education, sports, club, and non-profit organisations.

The Yukon Dog Mushers Race, Angolan Parachute Regiment, Tongan Olympic Team, Himalayan Expeditions and explorers to Antarctica have all worn embroidery by Southern Monograms. Southern Monograms have also supplied the embroidery requirements to the nation’s great sporting teams at the Olympics, Commonwealth Games, New Zealand Cricket, All Blacks rugby, and the America’s Cup.

Corporate clients include; Pernod Ricard, Air New Zealand, Christchurch Casino, BNZ, DB Breweries, Lockheed Martin Global, Search and Rescue Institute NZ, Macpac, Hummingbird Coffee, Chalkydigits, Southern Institute of Technology (SIT), Lincoln University, Stonewood Homes, Goodman Fielder, Quality Bakers, Rockcote Systems, Fi-Glass, Tohu Wines, Georges Michel Wines, Lake Chalice Wines, Tectra, First Security, Christchurch City Council, Garden City Helicopters, NZ Police, St John, Athletics New Zealand, TelstraClear, Solid Energy, Orion, Christ’s College, St Andrew’s College, St Bede’s College, Shirley Boys High School, Catholic Cathedral College, Business Distributors and international film producers.

We also cater for the smaller customers as well, producing anything from one to thousands of units.

The best technology for the best results

As NZ embroidery specialists, Southern Monograms have their own top-of-the-line embroidery machines. Their technology keeps them ahead of the competitors, with the very latest in computer design, in-house art department and embroidery equipment. They are geared to give clients the best quality at competitive prices with a rapid turn around.

Find out how easy it can be to get quality New Zealand custom clothing

Southern Monograms’ services include NZ embroidery, screen printed shirts and custom clothing for the trade, corporate, hospitality, agricultural, educational and medical industry, as well as t-shirts and clothing for sports teams, promotions or casual wear. Please read more about NZ screen printing, embroidery and digitising services, or get in touch for a friendly chat!