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Fifi's Custom Designed Colours

Racesafe has been making racing silks and cross country colours for decades. Recently, thanks to an upgrade in printer technology and capability, as an extension to our design-your-own collection of products, we were able to begin offering riders the opportunity to create completely custom designed apparel and accessories. Fifi's custom designed set is a great example of this. 

The Custom Design Process

Select your products. Choose from our selection of hat covers, body protector covers and event shirts (or even scrunchies) in our design your own collection.

Start designing. We can create designs based on you sharing with us your favourite designs or patterns, or instead we can work from your own hand drawn sketches.

Add branding. Perhaps your want to promote your personal brand (like Fifi), or maybe you have a sponsor or business you'd like to advertise instead? Let us know and we can incorporate this into the designs. 

Sign-off and production. Once you are happy with your designs, we will then go ahead and make them. There is no minimum quantity, so this is perfect for indivdiuals ordering one set or businesses/teams ordering multiples.

Fifi's new colours

Cristina, Fifi's Mum, was looking for safety wear that would be comfortable for Fifi to wear, but also that she would enjoy and feel proud wearing. The Racesafe body protectors and custom colours offered the perfect solution. 

"Safety has always been a number one priority for our family and for Fifi’s riding. When we discovered Racesafe and the ability to customise and personalise the body protector cover and hat silk, we realised that not only would Fifi be protected by the best in the industry, but she could bring her own unique style at the same time!"

Used in conjunction with a Racesafe body protector, in Fifi's case the ProVent 3.0, the custom body protector cover allows riders to change the styling of their safety in a matter of seconds. This means you still have a smart, plain black body protector when you need it, and then a fun colourful option as well. 

Collaborative design service. Cristina communicated the rough outline of the design they were looking for, and the team at Racesafe brought them to life digitally. We offer colour matching and samples if desired to get the best possible colour match, however in this case Cristina and the design team were happy with the colour and this project was proofed digitally.  The designs were then signed off and sent to the workshop ready to be made. 

Cristina and Fifi's Top Design Tip. "A top tip for designing your own colours is to be bold! Choose something that speaks to your unique style and if it’s not on the website, you can always ask! Racesafe are extremely accommodating." 

Made in the UK. The skilled team at our Northamptonshire workshop then took the digital designs and through sublimation printing, hand cutting and finally hand-stitching, Fifi's custom satin hat cover, body protector cover and matching satin scrunchy were brought to life. 

Behind the scenes. You can find out more about the process and how we make our custom colours, and get a sneak peek behind the scenes, by reading our article: 'Behind the scenes: How we make Racesafe cross country colours' 

Fifi wearing her new custom colours, riding Cindy

The final product. Once ready, the items were carefully packaged up and shipped to Cristina and Fifi. 

"The customer experience from Racesafe is first class. They take the time to look after their customers on an individual level, understanding the requirements and customising the order to exactly what you need. Once we placed our order, the package arrived super fast and beautifully wrapped - with an unexpected gift and a personalised card! These extra touches provide a lasting memory, that made us feel valued as a customer. The quality is outstanding and we were so impressed by the print quality too!"

In Fifi's words "“I love my Racesafe set because I feel more confident in it and I’m not scared if I fall off. I also love the colours because they make me feel happy when I’m riding and lots of people ask me about my set! I hope lots of other children like me get a cool set from Racesafe”. Fifi, age 5. 

Your new custom set

Would you like to discuss your own custom designs? There really is no limit to what we can create other than your imagination, and with no minimum quantity our custom colours are available to all riders, so please do call us or email us to discuss your designs today. 

Images credit : Fifi & Cindy (

1 comment

  • Katerina May 17, 2021

    I strongly believe all children should wear a body protector. Now with this added option to customise your own, it makes it even more fun to wear one.

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