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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 […]
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 | 1 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 | 1 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 […]