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Modernising the Most Recognisable Uniform of All!

12 December 2017 | 0 Comments

JSD Called in to Modernise the Most Recognisable Corporate Uniform of them all! This winter the JSD uniform design elves have been busier than ever.  We’ve been called on to redesign the most iconic set of staff uniform ever, or at least we thought it might be time for an upgrade and decided to have a go. Since Thomas Nast drew Santa for Harper’s Weekly in 1881, and Coca Cola […]
Gender Neutral Fashion: Should it Influence your Uniform Design?

28 October 2017 | 0 Comments

Can Uniform Designs Really Be Gender Neutral? As Retail Week asks whether retailers should abandon gender labels, we examine how gender fluidity translates to corporate uniform design. Societal norms are changing. As part of a drive for gender equality, there is growing demand to break down gender stereotypes and for children, not assign them in the first place. One obvious place to start is what we wear. When couture fashion […]
Premiere Vision: A Designer’s Perspective

9 October 2017 | 0 Comments

Twice a year, JSD’s uniform design team head to Paris for Premiere Vision – a global event for fashion professionals that attracts over 60,000 leading fashion designers and buyers. While there, they also spend some time at neighbouring Texworld, with a heavier focus on mills from Asia and Far East. Last month, armed with a shopping list, the JSD corporate clothing design team spent two days scouring the 5,000 sqm […]
Bespoke Uniforms – Craft and Cut of Tailoring Corporate Workwear

14 August 2017 | 0 Comments

Bespoke corporate uniform supplier JSD combines both the style and craftsmanship of Savile Row and the technology and processes of fashion retail. Bringing High Quality Craftsmanship and Design to Corporate Uniforms It’s no coincidence that JSD stands for Jermyn Street Design. Owner Susanne Malim’s vision was always about bringing the high quality craftsmanship and design of bespoke British tailoring to corporate uniforms. While Savile Row and Jermyn Street are synonymous […]
Designing Individuality into Corporate Uniforms

17 July 2017 | 0 Comments

With Wimbledon officials strictly enforcing the players’ “all whites” dress code, you’d be forgiven for thinking that here in the UK, we are still sticklers for formal attire at every level of society. However, times are changing! How  are corporate wear designers bringing laid back style and individuality to uniforms? In the workplace and in the retail space, corporate wear and uniforms are dressing down and becoming more relaxed. In […]
Understanding the Modern Slavery Act and your Supply Chain

20 June 2017 | 0 Comments

With the Modern Slavery Act of 2015 (MSA), the UK led the way in the fight towards eradicating modern slavery around the globe. The fashion and apparel industry has been among the worst offenders, and it is now under pressure to remedy this. But how can fashion suppliers build more transparency into their supply chain so customers feel reassured? What is the Modern Slavery Act? With 21 million people in […]
Dressing for Success? Decoding a Politician’s Wardrobe

23 May 2017 | 0 Comments

Seems only a year ago we were at the voting booths and here we are back again! With election season in full swing, we thought it would be a good time to train our eye on the world of political workwear. Like it or not, what you wear speaks volumes about you. In many ways, politicians dress like office workers. They don’t have a uniform but like many offices, the […]
How to successfully manage your uniform budget?

20 April 2017 | 0 Comments

Great news! You’ve got the go-ahead for the new uniform rebrand and your team is bursting with ideas. So what next? How do you make your ideas a reality? And how much should it cost?   You might be surprised to discover that often the people tasked with managing a company’s uniform project don’t usually deal with uniform suppliers and don’t really know where to start. The project lead might […]
Design Trends in Corporate Workwear Part 2

6 March 2017 | 0 Comments

In part 1 of this blog, we looked at which design trends we can expect to see in corporate workwear in 2017. There’s a return to 80s styling for women and 50s styling for men. Last year’s athleisure and utilitarian high street looks are set to continue and are spreading to uniform styles. The desire for more expression of individuality came through in more hand-finished, customised embellishments.   In part […]