For some industries and business sectors, a uniform or workwear is something that is absolutely essential. If you’re the owner of a new business or if you want your team to transition from wearing business casual to easily recognizable uniforms, here is a guide on how to choose the best uniforms for your business.
Before you shop for corporate uniforms and workwear online or talk to a corporate wear vendor in your area, take time to analyze the message you want to convey and whether you want to use the outfits as a way to augment your business’ branding and promotion. Uniforms—especially those stylishly designed and are dyed in lovely colours—can turn your brand from boring to easily recognizable and can help set you apart from the competition. One particularly effective way of getting your message across and attracting potential customers is by having your employees wear uniforms. To this end, you can have your company’s name and logo (plus the phone number and email) embroidered or printed on the fabric of the uniform.
A warning, though: don’t make your employees too memorable (in a bad way) by getting ill-fitting uniforms, badly designed ones, or outfits with garish colours.
Consult your employees during the planning stage. Great corporate wear like jackets and business shirts that fit properly and are well designed boost the confidence of employees, as well as the company’s credibility. Your employees will be the ones who will wear the outfit, so it’s important to consider whether they will be comfortable with the uniform’s design and fit. Since a one-size-fits-all approach is simply impossible when it comes to clothing, ask your employees for their sizes before buying uniforms online or in stores.
Before ordering uniforms online, consider the climate in your area as well as the working environment. Fabrics such as wool, leather, polyester, and other synthetic fabrics might be good to look at. But if you live in a part of the country where humidity is the norm and a cool breeze is an exception, then it’s best if you will spare your workers from discomfort and the unbearable heat. Choose practical, breathable, and lightweight fabrics such as cotton, linen and chambray (to name a few) if you live in a hot and humid area. In addition, buy appropriate uniforms when your staff work in colder areas. Materials such as wool, fleece, nylon, and a number of synthetic fabrics are perfect for this application. Another question to ask is whether the uniform’s material meet workplace safety standards. If it does, is the design practical enough so the worker can move comfortably while working and does it facilitate free movement in the event of an emergency?
Look for the right workwear vendors online after consulting with your employees and choosing the right fabric for their uniforms. Bladon WA has a wide selection of uniforms available for different industries. Uniforms are available in different sizes, and business owners have the option to have their company names, logos, and contact details printed on a section of the fabric.