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Category: Corporate Clothing

The History of Corporate Uniforms

29 May 2019
The concept of uniform originated centuries ago as a way to create identity and unity between individuals that belonged to certain institutions. Today, companies all over the world have a strong brand representation through their corporate uniform design. Company goals, the availability of fabrics, fashions and other influences of different eras have all impacted uniforms over the years.

Why a Work Uniforms Policy Is Vital for UK Businesses

14 May 2019
Jessica Anderson is a nurse who hit the headlines recently because she was initially denied a new Guinness World Record (GWR) for a nurse running the London marathon due to her choice of uniform. The decision has since been overturned and the GWR admitted that their policy was outdated. This news story highlights the importance of having a fair and up-to-date uniform policy. We discuss who needs a uniform policy, why it’s important and what to include.

The Importance of Branded Clothing for Charities

15 Apr 2019

Successful charities know the importance of establishing a brand and engaging their people and supporters, in order to achieve the great things they're striving for. Branded clothing and uniform play an essential part, by combining the power of the charity's brand with the human touch, to inspire trust, drive engagement, assist with fundraising and boost loyalty.

10 Steps to Choosing the Perfect Bespoke Company Uniform

14 Mar 2019

Bespoke corporate clothing is great option for larger organisations who are looking for a truly unique uniform. In this article, we explore the pros and cons of opting for bespoke uniform, and how to design and plan your uniform in our clear step-by-step guide.

How Ethical and Sustainable is Your Workwear?

28 Feb 2019

Those responsible for purchasing the corporate uniform and workwear in your organisation have a duty to take care of those wearing it by providing quality garments that are comfortable, durable and fit for purpose. But there are also other responsibilities; to those that manufacture the clothing and to the environment.

How to Choose Uniform for Security Staff

15 Feb 2019

Those working in a security role are there to protect visitors, customers and staff or for the secure handling and transportation of cash and valuables. This means they’re automatically in an authoritative and high-risk position and should be dressed and protected accordingly.

Should You Enforce a Staff Uniform Policy?

28 Sep 2018
Millions of employees in the UK are required to wear a corporate uniform, often to promote professionalism and portray a consistent brand image of the company. But is a uniform policy always necessary? We decided to explore the pros and cons of implementing a policy, as well as how you can go about writing your own.

Extending the Life of Workwear and PPE

19 Sep 2018

Taking care of workwear is essential if you want it to retain its protective properties and last for as long as possible. By choosing quality garments, following the manufacturer’s maintenance instructions, storing correctly, and repairing damage, you can extend the life of your uniform and PPE significantly.

Should Charities Provide Uniform For Their Volunteers?

13 Aug 2018
It’s critical that charities continue to inspire and look after their volunteers in order to achieve their ongoing goals. One of the best ways to do this is to provide branded clothing, workwear or protective equipment, even though it is not actually a legal requirement.

How to Select the Right Garment Sizes When Ordering Workwear

20 Jul 2018
Choosing the right sizing for workwear and PPE is essential to providing a comfortable fit and suitable protection. Inaccurate measurements or assumptions about sizing can waste both time and money, so it’s best to get it right first time. Wearing uniform that doesn’t fit correctly affects comfort, functionality, safety, appearance and durability.