Our top tips that will help you save money and get you to your final decision in the most profitable and successful way.
1. DO NOT RUSH YOUR CHOICE
What may be ideal for one type of business may be totally inappropriate for another.
Work uniforms are the image you convey to your customers, which is why it is very important to take the time to choose the work-wear that best suits your needs. You must ensure that the work clothes you've chosen are consistent with the image you want to portray.
2. WORK CLOTHING IS AN IMPORTANT PART OF YOUR COMPANY IMAGE
The right uniform must achieve two things. It must convey the right image, and 2 it must work with the nature of your job, for example be practical. Choose professional uniforms that are in line with the approach of the company and its corporate image. As far as possible, the range of colours must match the colours of the company. This small detail can help win future customers because your business will look like a real organisation.
3. FUNCTIONALITY OF THE CLOTHES
You have to consider what work your employees do. Analyse the specific functionality of each job, as you may need extra pockets to carry things, trousers with knee pads, high visibility wear and so on. These small details can be the most important points you have to take into account when buying work clothes.
4. LISTEN TO YOUR EMPLOYEES
As mentioned above, if you are looking at uniforms for staff working in your business, you must ensure that your employees have the right clothes. To succeed better in this decision, we recommend that you always have in mind the opinion of your employees and ask them what they need.
5. THE CLIMATE OF THE WORKPLACE
Do your employees work outdoors? If so, you may need more warm clothes in winter, such as fleeces, and jackets to keep warm. The work clothes must be appropriate to the climate and the temperature where employees perform their work. This detail provides comfort, security and confidence to your employees when performing their work.
6. CHOOSE QUALITY GARMENTS
It is very important to look for high quality uniforms, so you will increase the durability of them. Although at first the cost is higher, this will result in significant long-term savings. Low quality garments also tend to deteriorate faster, conveying an unwanted image by the company employees. High quality garments will make the image of your company look better in the eyes of the public.
7. USE WORK CLOTHES TO MARKET YOUR COMPANY
If you customise your work clothes with your logo, company name and other information of interest, you are also taking advantage of the work-wear to publish and promote your business. It's a smart way to advertise your company and your employees on their way to work or back home will be a form of promotion too. This method of advertising like this is very effective.
8. MAKE PROVISIONS FOR SAVING AND PURCHASE VOLUME
Sometimes you pay more than you should when purchasing work uniforms. One of the main reasons is the lack of foresight. If you buy in large volume, you may benefit from significant savings by reducing the costs for your company.
Can we start by CONGRATULATING these four incredible chaps who have just managed to complete the Laugavegur Ultra Marathon in Iceland on Saturday in just under 8 hrs. It was an absolute pleasure to be able to help them out with some embroidered polo's for their mammoth venture.
Richard Ross, Richard McBride, Ralph Mercer & Andrew Topping are 4 unhinged friends with a history of signing up for some challenging mountainous adventures. Their latest challenge took them to Iceland to take part in the The Laugavegur Ultra which was a 55km (34 mile) off-road ultra marathon that took place in the highlands of Iceland on Saturday (14th July 2018). For a little insight into what these guys would have endeavored I have attached a link from last years Ultra Marathon.
The team of 4 ran in aid of two special causes. The Air Ambulance NI and Claire Robinson, working with SIM in Zambia in education.
Richard Ross (Second from the left) commented:
" The scenery was absolutely breathtaking, with lunar landscapes dominant. "A challenging day out!" "The weather on the 55Km/34miles off-road course was around 13 degrees with some fog on the highest mountain section, but otherwise kind. Their route had a number of sections over snow (approx 8km), alongside volcanic ash and rope-assisted river crossings."
Not a easy feat for them to overcome. They have financed all of their own travel, accommodation & entry costs, so every penny raised will go to the charity. If you can help and support these two amazing charities you can do so via the below links:
Air Ambulance NI:
Claire Robinson, working with SIM in Zambia at:
If you have been a part of building a successful business, chances are you didn’t do it by doing things the same way as they’ve always been done. Today’s most successful businesses achieved that success by doing things differently, against the status quo.
If your business has been successful at differentiating itself from the competition, your embroidery should reflect that. Rather than ditching the stitch here is our top THREE tips for differentiating your garments with that all important embroidery:
One of the greatest compliments we receive from our customers is when they give us the freedom to adjust the colours' of their logo to complement the garment in question.
This request implies a trust that we will create a logo scheme that enhances their garments and will not produce embroidery that clashes with the garment. It is a great honour to have the trust of our customers in this way, and one that we do not take lightly.
This embroidery method is more subtle than in-your-face, but it produces very striking results that people will remember. It involves using thread in the same colour family as the garment, either slightly lighter or darker. If your logo is customarily multi-colour, this method will render your logo all in one colour giving it a different look.
Location, Location, Location
Whereas embroidering company logos on the left chest is still the standard in the corporate world, switching up the location a bit will catch people’s attention. In addition to their left chest logo there are some great location choices such as shoulder, back or sleeve embroidery. People notice your brand whether they see the wearer from the front or the back. Why not try this for your company's garments?
Do you always embroider your logo in the same colours? Without sacrificing the integrity of your logo, try switching up your logo colours to coordinate with the garment. The difference will be noticeable both to you and people who see you!
Three simple tips that can really help differentiate your company from the rest.
For a lot of companies, a strong logo is what customers associate with your brand. A successful logo can act as a recognizable symbol for your brand and helps your customers identify your products and services. Your logo is what can set you apart from your competitors and can get you noticed in an already saturated market.
It is also likely to be the first contact potential customers have with your business and will judge you on, whether that be on a business card, website or custom work-wear. A good logo will represent your brand and stick in the minds of customers, whereas a poor design may be confusing, forgettable and could cost you business. As a customer will often form an opinion of you based on your logo (the first thing they see) so it doesn’t matter if you offer the best service or product around, if your logo is sloppy, you’ve already been judged.
Focus on Simplicity.
The most memorable logos are often the simplest. Think of some of the biggest brands in the world and consider how many of them have incredibly simple logo designs, these are businesses with millions to spend on branding so if busy, intricate logos really were the best way of getting a customer’s attention don’t you think we would be surrounded by these designs? More isn’t always better, so resist the urge to include everything and the kitchen sink in your logo design.
The first and most important thing a logo should be is memorable, as no matter how well it may be designed or represent your company, if it doesn’t stay in people’s minds it is worthless. The job of a logo is to make your brand instantly and quickly recognizable to consumers across a variety of situations, a forgettable logo is as good as no logo at all. Luckily, following a few guidelines can ensure your logo is easy to recall.
In order for your logo to be memorable it needs to be uniform across all the mediums it is used in (print, web, work-wear, signage, etc.). Altering your logo, even slightly, for each different use will only confuse customers and undermine the memorability you’ve worked hard for. If your logo won’t translate intact to all mediums go back to the drawing board. This is another reason simple designs work so well, they are easy to replicate in a variety of formats.
Update the design over time.
Unfortunately even the best logos don't last forever. In order to stay up-to-date and timely, it is important to consider small tweaks to keep your logo current. Sometimes a simple change of type face or using a cleaner icon can do a lot to make a logo fitting with the times.
Lastly your logo should be unique. It is somewhat inevitable that your design will have some similar elements to competitors (and that’s not necessarily a bad thing).
We really hope these top tips help you in creating that all important brand identity.
This week has seen us working alongside St. Louis Grammar School & Cambridge House Grammar School on some customised t-shirts for their annual trip to Brasov, Romania later this Summer.
Friends for Romania is a cross-community charity which was established in 2004. The charity’s purpose is the relief of poverty in Romania. Friends for Romania receives donations from contributing schools and applies funds to carry out the work of the charity within Romania. The charity assists children’s homes, schools, disabled centres and poor families in Brasov, Romania.
The charity is run by teachers and former teachers from schools which contribute funds to the charity. Schools currently contributing funds to Friends for Romania are Cambridge House Grammar School and St. Louis Grammar School Ballymena. Such a great cause you guys are all involved in, we wish you all every success with your venture!
Trevor and his team at Sewpro have been supplying hoodies, sweatshirts and t-shirts to Friends for Romania for five years. I have always found Sewpro to be fast and reliable, offering great value for money. Embroidering and printing on garments has always been of high quality. I can recommend Sewpro without hesitation."
Don't forget if we can help your school with any garments for your school trips, drop us an email or contact us on 02825642446 or 07814033338 where we can provide you with a quote based on your individual needs!