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Workwear & Uniform - Supply, Embroidery & Print

Quality Custom Workwear with Tiered Pricing Structures

The bigger your order, the more you save. Our tiered pricing covers your entire basket of customisable product. A simple, easy way to budget your workwear, uniform and workplace safety procurement.

T-shirt and Hoodie Printing

DTG and Transfer print for short run, fast turn around orders - screen printing - XAMAX® have your needs covered.

Embroidered Polo Shirts, Officewear and Jackets

Our embroidery department can make any company logo look fantastic on almost any garment.

Workplace Safety & PPE Supply

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Workwear & Uniform

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Why You MUST Wash Your Workwear Before You Wear It The First Time

So you received your new company uniform. Looks good right? All bright and new and clean... but is it? No, not really. There are a lot of industrial processes that go into getting your workwear onto your back, and the very last one, washing it, is your responsibility. Here's why you should NEVER wear workwear, […]
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How Workwear Bundles Save You Time And Money

When making your first uniform or workforce workwear order, it's common to think your budget won't allow you a good quality of product for your staff. Another common worry is ordering the wrong quantity of sizes. Many companies simply ignore customising their workwear and miss out on the benefits that it will bring. What if […]
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Creating Branded Workwear With Your Company Logo

Here is an outline and "How To" guide to creating branded workwear and uniform with your company logo and other features (which also includes advice on items, colours and customisation techniques). We have broken this 'how to choose workwear guide' into four simple steps. They're listed here and if you scroll further down, you will […]

Work Uniforms vs Casual Dress Codes: What is best for your business?

Wondering about implementing a new work uniform policy into your business? Or simply just thinking about changing your current one? This article outlines the benefits and drawbacks of kitting your team out in uniforms or introducing a casual dress code. See which one works for you. Page Contents Specific Uniforms Professional Unity Productivity Branding Safety […]

Should I opt for a Raglan Sleeve or a Set-In Sleeve?

There are 2 main types of sleeve used on upper body garments: Set-In and Raglan. You'll find both styles on garments such as T-Shirts, Polos, Sweat Shirts and even jackets. You may be wondering what the difference is between Raglan and Set-In, and trying to decide which one is right for you. Below we explain […]

How To Encourage And Manage Employee Uniform Responsibilities

When you issue uniform to your staff, employees will have a responsibility towards the uniform garments you provide, Whether that responsibility is specified within their employment contract, within the uniform policy itself or simply implied. A main responsibility is that employees must treat, handle, and launder their uniforms properly, so that uniforms last a minimum […]
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Is Customised Work Uniform REALLY Worth It?

What is the point of buying a custom uniform for your staff? Is it just an extra expense and a hassle you could do without? There are actually many benefits to kitting your staff out in a uniform that will positively impact on your business and deliver a genuine ROI. And it doesn't need to […]
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Staff Uniform: Policy Guidelines For Employers

Don't get caught out when providing your staff with work uniform. There are policy guidelines that you should follow relating to reporting, National Insurance and tax to avoid contravening any government regulations. PLEASE NOTE: This article is for informational purposes only. This article is not Tax advice, nor are your tax affairs part of the service […]

Health & Safety

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Dust Mask Ratings: FFP1 vs FFP2 vs FFP3 – The Ultimate Guide

PLEASE NOTE: This guide is not aimed at the general public and does not constitute advice to use a dust mask or respirators to protect from viruses. Here is everything you need to know about dust mask ratings - the same safety standards are used for respirator ratings and the specifications of face masks. After […]
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Safety Footwear Ratings: The Ultimate Guide

Style and colour may be your first thoughts when choosing new safety boots or shoes, but it should be the fit, suitability for your job and the protection standards (aka: Safety Boot Ratings) that are at the forefront of your mind. This is a guide to the safety standards, classifications, ratings and codes for work […]
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What Are The Health & Safety At Work Legal Obligations For Employers?

With the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) reporting that there were 581,000 employees sustaining non-fatal injuries at work in 2018/19, it still seems that not enough is being done to protect workers. But what are the legal obligations faced by UK employers? What can be done to mitigate risk, and what are the consequences of […]
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Hard Hat Colour Codes: What You Need to Know

As of January 2017, Build UK, who represents some of the UK's biggest contractors and trade associations, has mandated new hard hat colour codes. Do you need a Hard Hat or a Bump Cap? Bump caps are not covered by these changes. Excepting Network Rail workers, whose sites only permit white and blue safety helmets, […]

How To Pick Glove Ratings: Our Guide To EN-Standards

There are several types of gloves available to purchase for a reason. You should avoid making the mistake of assuming that any type of glove can be used for any type of work you undertake, as this can bring its own set of dangers. That's why gloves are rated into three separate categories and all […]
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Are Rigger Boots Banned On Construction Sites?

Rigger boots are an attractive option for those who work on a construction site. They are a slip-on safety boot between a lace-up and a wellington. Compared to traditional safety boots they have a looser fit and their added waterproofing makes them an appealing choice. However, are riggers safety boots banned from being worn on […]

3 Steps to Hand Safety in the Workplace

Hand safety in the workplace is one of the most important aspects of Health & Safety. 40% of workplace accidents involve a worker's hands and 70% of hand injuries occur because the worker has removed their safety gloves. Staggering, isn't it!? Keeping your workforce's hands safe is everyone's responsibility, and it can make a huge […]

How Often Should You Replace Your Hi-Vis Clothing?

The frequency of replacing your hi vis clothing is not determined by a period of time, but how it is used and cared for. Having a physical job makes your workwear more susceptible to wear and tear, meaning it needs replacing sooner. If you take care of it, it will not only last longer, it […]
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Safety Wellies – The Benefits Of Safety Wellington Boots

Safety wellies have a range of benefits for people working in different settings, so we thought we would write about 10 of the main benefits of a safety wellington. Page Contents Toe Protection Slip Resistant Watertight Full Safety Features Easy Removal Clean Look Ease Of Cleaning Hygiene Friendly Comfortable Affordable Clean Look If you need […]
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How To Choose The Right Hearing Protection PPE

In a noisy work environment, having the correct PPE to protect your hearing is essential. There are several consequences if you do not have the right equipment: Tinnitus, Acoustic Trauma, Temporary Hearing Loss, Industrial/Occupational Deafness, even Complete Hearing Loss How do you choose the right personal protective equipment for your ears for your particular industry?  […]
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5 Types of Occupational Diseases and How to Prevent Them

Daily contact with hazardous materials at work can lead to serious health problems later on in life for your or your staff. Occupational diseases can be horrific and fatal, so it is always worth educating yourself on how you can prevent them. As an employer - it is your responsibility to make sure you control […]
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Rigger Gloves – everything you need to know before you buy

It is possible that rigger gloves are not the best option for you or your staff, so here is what you need to know before buying rigger gloves. Construction workers, landscapers, forestry workers, warehouse operatives, engineers and even road-workers need different types of gloves due to the safety elements featured in each one. This is […]

Bump Caps or Hard Hats: What is the difference?

Head injuries are often serious and all too often life threatening. It is important, when working in hazardous industries, you and your employees are protected with some form of head protection such as a Hard Hat or a Bump Cap. Hard Hats are very different pieces of PPE from Bump Caps and they both perform […]

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