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Monday, September 5, 2016

10 of the leading workwear brands in the UK

Leading UK workwear brands – Big names within the uniform industry   Fruit of the Loom This brand is very famous all over the world. Fruit of the Loom has been in the industry for one hundred and sixty years and have always given their customers excellent products. This brand was among those who first entered Europe in the imprint sector about three decades ago. Even today they still enjoy a great reputation of selling […]

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Monday, September 5, 2016

Back to School – Uniforms and teamwear for kids

With a new school year upon us, the inevitable frenzy to pick up all the kids school gear is in full swing. This is often a stressful event, not least because there is so much to organise and try on, but also the mounting costs it involves, especially if yours is a larger family with more than one child to equip. It is easy to forget just how fast children grow up over the course […]

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Monday, December 5, 2016

Corporate Wear – Trends in 2016

A trend is classed as a common course in which something is emerging or evolving. In the corporate wear industry, such changes are good and sometimes even crucial. Remaining relevant among a flooded market providing similar products to what you are selling is vital. Maintaining the competitive edge all comes down to recognising the direction of the business and then refining your products through advances. Although we can call these progressions trends, don’t think that […]

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Thursday, September 8, 2016

Corporate Wear – Why you should insist your staff look smart

Corporate workwear creates consistency. They make their employees recognisable and reduce potential difficulties of what to wear or what is appropriate. Whether you choose a simple and easy uniform like a sweatshirt and a polo shirt or a more traditional uniform, many uniform suppliers offer a variety of comfortable uniforms for your staff. Issues regarding the dress of employees will be reduced with the introduction of uniforms. Also, a field in which the safety and health […]

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Monday, September 5, 2016

Dickies Workwear – The popular choice

Workwear that has the unique Dickies company logo is donned by people from nearly every industry and in many of the world’s harshest working conditions. From oil industry to the fields of agriculture, Dickies workwear is well-known for its overall performance, durability and comfort. The features that have made Dickies a global brand are wonderfully outlined in the Dickies Deluxe Workwear variety:coveralls, jackets and work trousers that provide performance and function in vintage styles. These […]

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Monday, December 5, 2016

Disposable Workwear – What’s available?

It is a condition for employers to control whether personal protective equipment, or PPE, should be used. Workplaces that have intrinsic risks, like food plants, factories and kitchens, supermarket food counters and other possibly dangerous places (such as those where air respirators are used) must have a PPE programme that follows the right guidelines.   Disposable Clothing and PPE: Uses and Applications Disposable protective clothing has several applications in several industries. Industrial teams, hospitality workers […]

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Friday, October 7, 2016

Dr Martens – the story behind the brand

Dr Martens Boots – An icon of youth culture   What makes a brand representative? Simple: consumption and demand for a product according to the desire of need and membership of a cultural group that wish to project their views. Fashions make personal icons, with power use and proliferation, making certain garments fame aspirational and unique icons. The case in point here is a brand of boots which were, in principle, intended to be used […]

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Thursday, September 8, 2016

First Aid in the Workplace – First Aid Boxes

When an accident happens at work, it is vital to have a first aid kit at hand. It must contain the essentials to provide first aid to the emergency in any workplace. The content varies depending on the use to which it will give, largely based on whether it is an industrial plant, school, restaurant or a sports club for example. The basics that should be contained in a workplace first aid kit are: Material […]

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Monday, September 5, 2016

Fruit of the Loom – Workwear you can trust

Established in 1851 by brothers in Rhode Island, USA, the B.B and R. Knight Corporation built its first mill and started to produce quality cotton textiles and cloth. Five years after this, the Fruit of the Loom brand title appeared, the inspiration coming from fruit paintings produced by the little girl of one among the company’s clients. In 1871, Fruit of the Loom was officially registered under the trademark number 418. This clearly makes the […]

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Thursday, September 8, 2016

Hi-Vis Workwear. What is it and who needs it?

Hi-vis workwear is any clothing that is easily spotted against any background or in any environment. It has highly reflective properties which make them clear to see and are usually a bright yellow/green or orange colour. High Vis clothing was invented in the 1930s by an American man named Bill Switzer after he had an industrial accident which ended his dreams of becoming a doctor. Whilst recovering he created a fluorescent paint, which he then […]

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Saturday, March 11, 2017

Lee Cooper – A brief history

Lee Cooper doesn’t make jeans for movie stars or cowboys.  However don’t get mistaken, we’re talking about Rooney’s football style and not Beckham’s football. Lee Cooper speaks clear and loud: “We don’t make jeans for movie stars or cowboys.” This stance was a clear, disobedient act towards the American cousins of Levi’s, Wrangler, Diesel and others. For Lee Cooper, jeans aren’t an artifice. Is this a marketing plan? It’s more an evidence of the substantial, […]

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Monday, September 5, 2016

Portwest Workwear – Uniforms you can rely on

Portwest has been a global leader in the industry of workwear manufacture, and have always delivered excellence and value by offering their customers elegant, comfy and practical workwear. They have the experience of one hundred years and they are known for abiding by the universal standards in uniform manufacture and supply. They are not only innovative but are also open to all kinds of feedback and suggestions from their customers so that they can improve […]

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Thursday, September 8, 2016

PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) – What is it and who needs it?

PPE, or Personal Protective Equipment, aims to protect workers from physical, chemical or biological attacks that may arise in the course of their work. Individual protection does not eliminate the risk of accidents, but reduces damage in case of an accident. This should be done after a study and risk analysis by analytical techniques known, among which include: Environmental studies of the workplace Hazard assessment Statistical analysis of accidents Research damage Analysis tasks Studies inspection teams […]

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Friday, August 19, 2016

Safety Footwear…..What’s available and who needs it?

Safety shoes, boots, trainers and more…. The use of safety footwear in work areas is essential to prevent foot injuries. Firstly, make sure safety shoes are appropriate for the type of work that will be done and according to the risks in your work area. A poor selection increases the potential risks and reduces the lifespan of the shoe due to misuse. Safety shoes can protect against impacts, which are especially prevalent on construction sites. […]

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Thursday, November 10, 2016

Site Safety – How to protect your workforce

Being on a construction site means that safety is paramount. With so many potential hazards all around, it is imperative that the workers are suitably protected and all are wearing the right kind of workwear. Here are some examples of the different types of protective equipment available for each area of the body. Eyes Risks: dust, gas and vapour, metal and chemical spill, shots, radiation. Solutions: face shields, protective glasses, goggles, visors. Note: ensure beyond […]

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Friday, October 7, 2016

Uniforms and Colour Psychology

Scientific research has consistently revealed that the colours you choose to brand your company can be one of the most productive ways to draw and maintain customers. Take fast food restaurants into consideration. The majority of them utilise bright yellows and reds to dress up their brands, just like KFC, Burger King and McDonald’s. Bright reds have been shown to attract customers’ attention by producing a feeling of excitement, whilst the yellows make them stop, […]

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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Uniforms for the Hospitality Industry

The standard uniform of white shirt, waistcoat, trousers and black tie within the hospitality sector still exists today. This is regardless of the varied and extensive collections of uniform garments, which are keenly accessible with a single mouse click. However, forward-thinking fashion styling, unusual textures and brilliant colour all can be utilised to distinguish your staff as well as your brand from others. Even though the monochrome look is something you wish to keep hold […]

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Monday, December 5, 2016

What is Industrial workwear?

A brief explanation of industrial workwear and its protective qualities.   Currently, workwear is a requirement for a vast range of jobs. In industrial work, this is probably most telling. Health and safety is absolutely key to the role played by workwear. The importance of wearing industrial protective clothing to stay safe in hazardous work, where physical integrity can be compromised is absolutely key. In industrial work around the world, there are countless lives lost […]

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