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21st Century Punks: Hospitality Staff Uniforms Get a Transformation

1 April 2018 | 0 Comments

New Street Food Concept Restaurant Showcases Punk Uniforms as Antidote to Hipster Culture JSD recently received a brief from a new concept restaurant chain to design a uniform that would both showcase their brand and provide the latest in practical features. Background: The street food scene has been taken over by slick-bearded hipsters who have turned the tradition of hygiene-light, greasy roadside snacks into a corporate niche, taken over by […]
Connected Threads – Fabric Technology and Workwear

9 March 2018 | 0 Comments

E-textiles open up an exciting future for Corporate Uniform Design Smart fabrics was one of the biggest talking points at the recent Paris Fabric shows – Premiere Vision and TexWorld. The upcoming WEAR 2018 conference in New York will also focus on emerging trends in smart fabrics and wearable tech. While these areas are still quite new, they present opportunities for uniform design in the near future. These are exciting […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]