Thursday, 19 December 2013
No matter what industry you work in, there's not many better ways to give your entire business one big new years lift to drive them into action than with a range of new staff uniforms. Coming back to work after an enjoyable Christmas period to professional and fashionable workwear outfits gives all of your staff and the customers who visit you, one big lift. The staff feel much happier because they look good in their new, branded workwear and customers feel much more comfortable working with your business because of the new professional aura the uniforms enforce.
Choosing The Right Garments
When it comes to selecting your workwear, you need to think about what the uniforms are going to be used for and how long you need them to last. They are going to need to be much more durable and hard wearing for someone working on a building site than someone who would be working in a local high street.
safety workwear, whereas, if you work within the hospitality sector, you are going to want a more formal uniform that consists of shirts, blouses and other items that project sophistication.
However, no matter where you work or what garments you require, there's one commonality that underpins a strong staff uniform and that's personalisation with your business' logo. Your business' logo transforms any ordinary polo shirt, trousers or other item into a professional uniform that enhanced your business' image and reputation. For most businesses, this comes in the form of an embroidered logo but it again depends entirely on what style of uniform you are going for or the occasion that they are required. For some occasions, such a public event or promotion, you may opt for a printed t-shirt as opposed to embroidered workwear. This is a much more informal option that works well in projecting a message through a large print design.
The type of personalisation also depends on the workwear items you have chosen. For example, you can have your embroidered logo applied on polo shirts and t-shirts, but if you have a garment such as a high visibility waistcoat, the logo will need to be printed onto the item as that particular garments can't be embroidered.
Covering All Seasons
In terms of longevity, this requires you not only look at the quality of the garment, but also the quantity of the items you are purchasing. Although we are in a rather harsh winter with cold winds that require extra protection in the form of a coat, hat or other winter workwear, they aren't going to be much good during the warm summer months. When it comes to purchasing your staff uniforms you should look to not only provide your staff with the range of garments they will need all year round, but plan for any added staff that you might employ over the 12 month period. This foresight is going to allow you to cover any eventualities that do occur as well as saying yourself a penny or two through buying in bulk.
For ideas as to the range of garments you can use as your staff uniforms and ways in which you can personalise them with your own customised logo visit: http://www.workwearexpress.com/uniform-solutions-i54
Wednesday, 11 December 2013
Icy roads, harsh winds and generally unpleasant conditions make what may already be a hazardous working environment much more dangerous. However, these hazardous conditions, particularly throughout the winter months, don't just apply to those working within industrial sectors, but could also apply to those who are simply travelling to and from the office each day. No matter what industry you work in, it's important to make sure you have all the safety clothing you require to keep you protected throughout the festive period.
Travelling To & From Work
Foggy morning and dark nights bring low levels of visibility at peak travelling times for those going to and from work. Particularly if you cycle or walk as part of our daily commute, you should make sure you are safe with a range of protective clothing such as high visibility jackets and accessories. These are going to allow you to be clearly visible to all passing motorists no matter what the levels of visibility may be.
However, the onus to stay protected also extends to those who also drive a vehicle. The cold temperatures can cause a number of problems with your vehicle that may cause you to inexplicably breakdown, leaving you stranded at the side of the road. Although this is an extreme scenario, it's important that you have every eventuality covered with high visibility clothing and other protective equipment in your car to help keep you safe until assistance arrives.
Public Sector Work
On top of the much required high visibility clothing, they should look to have steel toe footwear with anti-slip properties to protect their feet and keep them upright, safety gloves to protect their hands when carrying resources and other personal protective equipment to ensure full protection not just through Christmas, but all year round.
No matter whether it's Christmas, Summer or any other time of the year, industrial settings are full of hazardous conditions that require a variety specialist safety clothing to keep you and your staff protected throughout the day. On top of the safety footwear and gloves which are required by a number of sectors, there are also a number of special PPE clothing items such as:
Safety Helmets: These provide all round protection with ear protectors, visors and head protection. Ideal for those working in a loud environment such as working with a pneumatic drill or industrial saw.
Constant exposure to heavy machinery can cause long term damage to your hearing so it's important to always have the highest levels of protection.
Respirators: Industrial working condition brings plenty of high concentration, dust, water based mist and fumes. Whether you're working on a building site, chemical plant or any other industrial setting you will find that respirators are paramount in keeping people safe and healthy.
No matter what job you carry out it's important to have all of the necessary safety clothing that is going to keep you protected against poor visibility and hazardous conditions to ensure that Christmas is the most enjoyable time of the year.
View our range of high visibility bundle deals: http://www.workwearexpress.com/printed-hi-viz-offers-i477
All of our clothing items are available with personalisation in the form of a printed or embroidered logo, allowing you to not only stay safe, but create a professional business image in the process.
Monday, 9 December 2013
We at Workwear Express want to help you compete all of your Xmas shopping well ahead of the big day and all in one place by providing a wide range of items as part of our Christmas Gift Collection. Our collection has something for everyone with a variety of t-shirts, polo shirts, coats, hoodies and many other garments. Whatever your clothing requirements you can be sure that we will have something that will serve as the perfect stocking filler.
What's more, to give your wallet that extra boost we are offering 15% off all of these products for a limited time only with the discount code XMAS15. Whether you're looking to pick up a range of workwear presents, golf clothing & accessories or a range of ski & winter apparel we have a wide choice of styles, colours and sizes to tick off a number of Christmas list requirements.
Don't forget to check out our many Christmas themed items such as a Santa hat & Santa onesie as a sure fire way to give your home or office that festive boost.
Order items from our gift collection today to ensure they are under the tree in time for Christmas Day. Place your order now at: http://www.workwearexpress.com/christmas-gift-collection-c2414 and use the discount code XMAS15 at the basket to get 15% off these items.
Tuesday, 3 December 2013
The competition had a fantastic response with over 1,100 people entering the competition, all vying for a chance to pick up this early festive gift. Yesterday the competition came to an end and we are pleased to announce that Lisa J Holroyd was the lucky winner, chosen at random to receive this fantastic prize.
This is just one of many competitions we have run over the last few months, giving away a range of products such as a Wimbledon tennis collection, printed football kits and of course, our winter clothing bundle pack. Be sure to keep an eye on the Workwear Express Facebook Page for the next Christmas competition we will be starting within the next few days.
In addition to great gifts we are giving away through our competitions, we also offer a range of bundle offers, giving businesses of all sizes the chance to pick up some great deals of high visibility clothing, winter workwear and other industrial workwear. What's more, these bundles all come with free logo application, allowing you to personalise the garments with your own embroidered or screen printed logos.
For more information on range of bundle deals offered here at Workwear Express, including a very festive Santa Hat offer to give your staff and customers a bit of Christmas cheer visit: http://www.workwearexpress.com/free-logo-bundle-deals-i448
Thursday, 28 November 2013
The Children in Need event has become one of the most popular yearly telethons, raising over £31.1 million this year, the highest amount that the event has ever raised. The money raised through the event goes towards a number of different initiatives, helping organisations up and down the country empower children and provide them with more choices in life. This helps to enforce Children in Need's vision of keeping young people safe, happy, secure and giving them a chance to reach their potential
We at Workwear Express are always keen to help raise funds for any great cause and have previously worked with a number of fantastic organisations such Cancer Research UK, Race For Life and Movement for Hope in providing them with a number of personalised products to help with the various events and functions they run throughout the year.
All of the staff here at Workwear Express had a great time wearing casual clothing for the day while raising money for a great course and look forward to building on it for next years event!
Take a look at the special Children in Need t-shirts we printed for Greggs The Bakers: http://www.workwearexpress.com/printing-t-shirts-for-greggs-children-in-need-2013-i2320
Tuesday, 26 November 2013
No matter what type of business you run, there's no denying that personalisation, in whatever form, greatly enhances the look of your business as a whole and the professional image it projects. None do this more so than the staff uniforms worn by employees.
When a customer visits a business, they want to feel like they are being served by someone who knows what they are doing, will give them the highest level of service and just make it a great memorable experience. The uniform they are wearing plays a major role in this, instantly reassuring the customer that they've made the right choice and their needs are going to be met.
However, while many businesses know they want to have their garments personalised with their own logo, slogan and other branding, determining the right method of application for a specific garment can be a tricky decision. Applying the wrong garment with the wrong type of personalised logo can result in the garments looking rather cheap and of poor quality, the complete opposite to the professional image you initially wanted to establish.
When it comes to this personalisation there are 3 main methods of personalisation you want to consider, each with specific garments that fit them perfectly.
Screen printing works by breaking down a design or logo into the specific colours it contains with each screen holding a colour. The garments then pass through each of the screens until the entire design has been applied to the garments.
Screen printing is a popular method for people looking to create garments to help promote events, charities, product releases and many more. In addition to the high quality prints that this method provides, the other positives are the various products that can be printed. While many people tend to screen print t-shirts, you can also print on hoodies, polo shirts and even bags.
You should avoid printing on garments such as jumpers, cardigans and anything else that would be considered knitwear. The fabric wouldn't allow the screen printed design to sit correctly, causing it to appear disjointed and not hold against the fabric, resulting in it coming away at an alarming rate. This also applies to a large number of bodywarmers as the raised padding would also cause an incorrect application. These garments are best suited to being embroidered.
For the majority of businesses looking to create their staff uniform collection, embroidery is the way to go. Especially if you are having your business logo applied to the garments, embroidered workwear provides a detailed, high quality and long lasting application that definitely projects that professional image you are looking to create.
While most generally of logos sit on the left or right breast of the garments, they can be as big or as small as you require. The back can also contain your business name and contact details. You can pretty much have anything you want anywhere However, embroidery isn't just an ideal choice for staff uniforms, it can also be used for school uniforms, on hats, bags, pretty much any garment you can think of can be embroidered. For many businesses looking for their own range of personalised workwear embroidery is probably the best choice.
Heat Seal Transfer
Even though a transfer may be the most cost effective method out of the 3 application methods, for certain types of garments it can be the best. Transfers work by creating the design and then using a heat press to apply the customisation to the specific area of the garment.
Although this method won't be used on all garments, it is a good choice when looking to personalise items such as high visibility waistcoats and football shirts. The application process is easy and much cheaper than other methods, allowing your design to be bold and clearly visible at great distances.
Whatever business you run or reason for the personalisation, there is a method that can provide you with the highest standard of finish to make your staff uniforms or promotional workwear as professional as it could possibly be.
Monday, 25 November 2013
In recent years, formal workwear has been replaced by more casual attire in many workplaces. Yet, for the most part, those working in ‘front of house’ roles still dress formally. This is because smart, formal workwear gives your operation a professional look that instils confidence in your visitors or potential clients visiting your workplace – and in business you only get one chance to make the right impression!
Imagine arriving at a company for an important business meeting and being greeted by a receptionist in jeans and a crinkled, un-ironed shirt. You wouldn’t feel confident that the firm was as professional and reputable as you had hoped. We all make snap judgements based on the appearance of people and situations, and this is why it’s so important to ensure that your front of house staff are dressed smartly and formally.
Branded workwear complete with your company logo creates an instant professional appearance, and can help to give employees a sense of identity at work. A branded shirt teamed with smart trousers or a skirt is the ideal way for front of house staff to promote your firm whilst greeting visitors. However, it’s important to ensure that front of house staff are comfortable and that their uniform is practical for their role – for example, in a restaurant or bar setting, a polo shirt may be more practical attire than a formal shirt, as it is cooler and more flexible.
Make an effort
Formal workwear makes a great first impression; just think about interviews as an example. We all form opinions of people when we first set eyes on them, and a candidate who has made an effort with their appearance seems more competent and fit for the role than somebody who has arrived in a stained top and baggy jeans. This same rule applies to uniforms for front of house staff. Clients or visitors arriving on site want to be greeted by somebody professional who represents your firm. You want to create an impression that stays with clients and visitors long after they have left your premises – and you want it to be the right one.