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What Design Trends Will We See In Corporate Workwear in 2017?

30 January 2017 | 0 Comments

Office dress codes are dressing down. Expect uniforms to follow suit… In May last year, an article in the New York Times proclaimed the “end of the office dress code”. Its author Vanessa Friedman said, “We live in a moment in which the notion of a uniform is increasingly out of fashion, at least when it comes to the implicit codes of professional and public life.”  She cited several examples […]
How do you incorporate diversity into uniform design?

14 December 2016 | 0 Comments

Corporate workwear is no longer uniform and requires strategic thinking   Uniforms have always had the dual task of being both homogeneous and conspicuous. On the one hand, they serve to create a standard corporate image across all staff and on the other, they are an exercise in branding and ensuring your organisation is distinguishable from competitors. Within this, uniforms often need to be differentiated to reflect rank and seniority […]
Allergy Friendly Uniforms: Don’t let your new corporate wear give your employees a headache

16 November 2016 | 0 Comments

Why be sensitive to sensitivities? So your company re-branded and decided to invest in a new corporate uniform. It’s the first new uniform in decades and it’s been three years in the making – designing, producing and testing -with an established uniform supplier. Finally, the highly anticipated uniform is released amid great excitement… and then, 400 staff break out in hives, complaining of itching, headaches, swollen eyes and other allergy symptoms. […]
The Recycled Uniform: Sustainability in Practice

31 October 2016 | 0 Comments

How can you make sure your uniform is manufactured ethically?  Exciting developments in eco textiles and recycled fabrics have allowed corporate wear suppliers to showcase a wider range of sustainable design possibilities for customers, but these materials are often expensive and not easily mass-produced. In the UK, around 90% of old corporate uniforms still go to landfill or are incinerated. That’s around 30 million items or 15,000 tonnes. The Holy […]
8 things you need to know about colour when designing a uniform

13 September 2016 | 0 Comments

Here’s a hint: it’s not colour by numbers Coco Chanel once said, “The best colour in the whole world is the one that looks good on you.” So how do corporate uniform designers find one colour that looks good on everyone? Well, the colours used for corporate wear and uniforms are often already pre-defined by brand guidelines. If you think that means one less thing to consider, think again. To […]
Styling Up Corporate Wear for 35 years

22 August 2016 | 0 Comments

We talked to Susanne Malim, founder and MD of JSD, to find out how she became a successful entrepreneur in corporate wear and how the uniform supplier industry has changed since she set up JSD nearly 35 years ago. You started out as a fashion model. Before you were scouted, what had you wanted to do as a career? I was so young, I hadn’t really thought about it. I […]
Behind the Seams with the Olympics’ Corporate Uniforms

12 July 2016 | 0 Comments

We’ve barely had time to recover our voices from Euro 2016, but now the the next big event is upon us – the Rio Olympics! As the 207 participating nations make their final preparations, the launch of Olympic team and staff uniforms are a big part of the hype in the run up to the Games. Here we take a look at what happens to bring these uniforms to fruition. […]
JSD Wins Big at the Professional Clothing Awards

28 June 2016 | 0 Comments

Jermyn Street Design has won two major industry awards at the prestigious Professional Clothing Awards, held this week in London. The JSD team won the headline award of Business Manager of the Year for the company’s exciting new range for Eurostar, as well as a Highly Commended in the Best Managed Boutique Contract category for the new uniform for Guinness World Records. The Professional Clothing Awards attracts entries from around […]
10 Questions Every Buyer Should be Asking Their Uniform Supplier

21 June 2016 | 0 Comments

When looking for a uniform supplier, the most commonly asked questions tend to be: how quickly can you design and produce a new range? What will it cost and what do I have to do to make it happen quicker? While cost and speed are undeniably important considerations, digging a little deeper about your uniform supplier could lead to better results, a more satisfying experience and a good long-term partnership […]