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Workwear & Uniform

  • What are the Key Benefits of Screen Printing Your Workwear?

    The benefits of screen printing workwear over other decorative techniques are numerous; that is why it is such a popular means of branding clothing, uniforms, hi-vis and workwear items. Below are the 7 key benefits of the screen printing technique. Page ContentsA Clean LookColour ControlSharp Details & ContrastsLightweight AdditionVersatile Use...
  • What Should a Door Supervisor Wear?

    A door supervisor's role involves a lot more than standing in front of a door. Licences require extensive formal training in areas as far reaching as civil and criminal law, health & safety, conflict management and physical intervention. No longer just a "doorman" or a "bouncer", modern day door staff...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Workwear Uniforms vs Casual Dress Codes? Which is best for your business?

    Wondering about implementing a new workwear 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. Specific Workwear Uniforms A...
  • 5 Reasons Your Office Uniform Policy Isn't Taken Seriously

    Do you have that one employee who shows up to work in a torn uniform most days or forgets their company bespoke branded polo once a week? You may have another employee who wears wholly inappropriate shorts with their company branded t-shirt, even though they are supposed to wear a...
  • 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 and Sweat Shirts. You may be wondering what the difference is between Raglan and Set-In, and trying to decide which one is right for you...
  • Should I Invest In Driver Company Uniforms? 8 Benefits To Consider

    From a company polo shirt to a branded coverall suit, it is important to consider these benefits when investing in a driver uniform for your company. Page ContentsBrand RecognitionBrand PromotionPR OpportunityConsistent PresentationDurable Reliability for DriversTeam BuildingBoosts MoraleStaff Retention Brand Recognition Can you think of an iconic uniform? If you need...
  • Why are Cardigans Great for Office Staff?

    Introducing cardigans for office staff to your workwear is a brilliant way to bridge the gap between employees wearing their own clothes and the business gaining the benefits of a uniform. You may wonder why this is the case, read on to find out. How Can Cardigans Help Brand PromotionWhy Staff...
  • Workwear Items Your Event Staff Need

    Event staff wear uniforms for several reasons. Some of these reasons are that it helps the team look professional, stand out from crowds, and increase brand awareness when customised. Here are four workwear items your event staff need: Hi Vis Vests and Jackets GlovesBootsBranded Polos, Hoodies, and Fleeces 1. Hi...
  • Is Customised Workwear Worth It?

    Printed or embroidered workwear benefits your business in many ways. This post outlines various ways customised workwear really is worth it for your business and what your different options are. Image Credit Why Customised Workwear Is Worth It Unity The companies which use uniforms or a range customised workwear items for staff...
  • How To Treat Temp Staff When It Comes To Custom Workwear

    If you understand the wide range of benefits that custom workwear brings to a business, but also have a large turnover of temp staff, here's how to minimise expenditure and treat temporary workers fairly. Why You Should Treat Temp Staff Well When It Comes To Custom Workwear There could be...
  • How Do I Develop Brand Perception Cost Effectively?

    Here is an overview summary of how to develop brand perception cost effectively and how to increase brand awareness, recognition and association to current, future and potential clients. This will help your business grow and succeed. Get A New Message And Live By It Whilst a full company rebrand might be...
  • How to Approach A Dress Code Violation

    That one girl in accounting keeps coming to work with her underwire practically showing and you wonder if she realises. She’s teetering on heels that were made more for a night out than for a day in the office, and then there’s the guy in the IT department with the...
  • 6 Simple Steps To Creating A Staff Uniform Policy That Complies

    When it comes to creating a uniform policy, it's easy to worry about complying with regulation and keeping staff happy in order to avoid any backlashes in morale, productivity or staff retention. For ease, here are our 6 simple steps to creating a staff uniform policy that complies with regulation...
  • How to Develop Respect and Loyalty in the Workplace

    Developing and maintaining high standards of employee respect and loyalty in the workplace is a common struggle that many HR Managers & Business Owners have to contend with all too often. It is easy to identify some issues within the workplace. But we often leave this unaddressed, which can cause...
  • Buying Company Workwear Online - Our Guide To Placing Your Order

    When buying company workwear online, you will understandably have some concerns relating to where to do it, what could go wrong and how it's different to visiting a physical supplier. We've put together this guide to buying company clothing and buying workwear online, so that the whole process can go...
  • Kitting Out Your Drivers in Spring: Outdoor Workwear Checklist

    Now that the long, cold winter is finally coming to an end, it's time to think about spring workwear for your drivers. Just because your drivers aren't as exposed to the elements as outdoor workers are doesn't mean their workwear is any less of a priority. Drivers often work long...
  • Is Screen Printing the Correct Technique to Promote Your Company?

    Screen Printing creates a professional and clean result however this design technique may not be suitable for your business. Before choosing Screen Print to customise your garments, you need to consider how your design will look and if it is suitable for your work environment. What is Screen Printing?What Garments...
  • How to Weatherproof Your Outdoor Event

    If you are organising your own outdoor event, you know that its success can depend on the weather. It is even harder when you are planning it in spring. This unpredictable season can give us all a glimmer of hope that the frosty conditions are behind us. Then, minutes later...
  • How Often Should I Replace Staff Uniform?

    The length of time a staff uniform lasts before needing replacement will vary widely depending on the industry or sector - but wearing out is not the only consideration for change - perhaps you are having a rebrand of your business. Typically, roles within manual industries with a uniform policy...
  • Coveralls vs Overalls: What's the Difference?

    Coveralls vs Overalls: What is the Difference? There is a common misconception that the only difference is regional: a British word versus an American one, but there ARE true definitions: What are overalls? - trousers with a bib, holder, and loose straps for use over your normal clothes - they...
  • How to Find the Right Equipment for Show and Event Security

    No matter how big or small, if you’re holding an event or show, then you’ll need to consider security. The health and safety of staff and visitors is your responsibility so you’ll have to take important steps to keep everyone protected, like installing security equipment.   Here are some of...
  • Neutral Or Bold? 1 Simple Way To Pick Your Company Workwear Colour

    With a little reliance on science and a heavy dose of logic, here is how to choose your company workwear colour in one simple way. Use these two questions to decide on the best colour uniform for your business: Neutral or Bold?   Q. Does Your Business Use A Bold Colour As...
  • How Company Uniforms Improve Teamwork And Increase Brand Awareness

    If you want to improve teamwork and increase brand awareness, a new company uniform will help. This post outlines why in one easy 2 minute read. How Company Uniforms Improve Teamwork The principle of how company uniform or branded clothing helps to improve teamwork hinges visual cues. There's an old...
  • What To Avoid When Choosing Company Uniforms

    We've put together the following list of what to avoid when choosing company uniforms to ensure you get the most from your budget. Image Credit Choosing company uniform is a major decision in any business and getting it right is a huge priority. With the increasing difficulty of getting approval and budget...
  • Corporate Branded Clothing For A Company Event? 10 Tips For Budget Sign-Off

    If the powers that be think that Corporate Branded Clothing is a needless expense and you need tips to get budget sign-off, try these 10 top tips. Some are points you can make and some are things you should do to help your cause, but read more to see the...
  • How To Get Real Value For Money Out Of Printed Workwear

    If you aren't careful, printed workwear can be an unnecessarily expensive way of customising clothing - but if you choose the right print technique, it's easy to get real value for money.  Image Credit If you're ready to commence a printing run on your next workwear order, make sure you've considered...
  • Are You Missing Out On Branded Workwear?

    Some of the biggest companies in the world, such as Amazon and McDonald’s, all have a branded uniform which makes them recognisable. If you want the public to recognise your company, ditch the plain workwear for branded clothing and stay ahead of the competition.  By developing or purchasing a well-designed...
  • The Law & Company Uniforms When It Comes To Religion

    We are in a respectful, multicultural and non-discriminatory age. Everyone is expected to be kinder to each other, and those that refuse to be, are taken to task by the law. This is no bad thing - we are moving towards a better world with a brighter future - but...
  • We've Changed The Way We're Packing Orders - Here's Why It's Important

    Packaging waste in the UK is a major cause for concern. That's why, here at Xamax, we have decided it's time to put an end to this and it's time for a change. We are going from bagging each individual item to using a single box liner bag. Our new...
  • How To Refresh Your Uniform Policy in 7 Easy Steps

    So you implemented a staff uniform policy a little while ago and are considering updating it. You want to make sure your employees look their best and feel their best when they're at work but you've either outgrown your policy or your dress code just doesn't sit right. So, whether...
  • Workwear Supplier Vs. Sourcing Solo: Which Is More Cost Effective?

    When it comes to buying workwear, you'll understandably have concerns about where to buy from. After just a few minutes of research, you'll have found there are two main options: going through a workwear supplier or organising everything yourself. To make a decision, you'll likely choose price as the determining...
  • Increase Your Sales by Branding Your Construction Site

    Your construction site is the prime setting to go all-out and make your brand recognisable whilst following construction site regulations. It might not be as simple as placing vinyls and ads in shop windows, but there are plenty of ways of branding a construction site to increase sales. Although customisation...
  • What's The Law On Company Dress Codes?

    In short, all people who work at your company must be treated equally in terms of dress codes. That covers differences in gender, physical attributes, age, religion and anything else covered under the Equality Act 2010. Read on for further explanation on the law on company dress codes. Image Credit...
  • How Embroidered & Printed Workwear Bundles Save Time And Money

    When making your first uniform order, it is common to think your budget will not allow you to gain a good quality uniform for your staff. Also, another common worry is ordering the wrong quantity of sizes. Many companies forget about customised workwear and miss out on the benefits that...
  • The Benefits Of Having A Solid Workwear Policy

    Whilst some policy choices in the UK have recently been brought into question for seeming archaic and sexist, the decision to create or review your current workwear policy could well have landed on your desk. Whether a note from your manager or something you feel really needs to be looked at...
  • Your Workwear Supplier Should Ask You These Questions Before You Order

    Companies can feel disappointed if the workwear they have ordered is not what they expected. Often, this is the fault of the workwear supply company, not the personnel manager who ordered. This means your workwear supplier did not ask the right questions. It is important to let your supplier understand...
  • Staff Uniform Policy: Where Do I Start?!

    You may be responsible for developing and maintaining HR processes, hiring new staff or are in a role where understanding employee needs at a high-level are essential. If you work in HR or personnel, you may have considered developing a staff uniform policy for your organisation at some point - but...
  • Why Are Thermals Beneficial? A Guide To Buying Base Layers

    Who needs thermal base layers when you can just add an extra jumper? If you notice an increase in sick days from your workforce, your employees may be unknowingly causing their own colds and illnesses by adding on those extra layers in the winter months. Extra Layers Causing Colds and Flu...
  • Embroidered or Printed Branding on Your Workwear - How To Decide

    There are many factors to consider when choosing between the embroidery and printing techniques for custom branding your workwear. Printing allows for complicated designs but embroidered workwear can add a touch of class to the branded look of employees. After giving this careful consideration, and with the wealth of experience...
  • Which is More Expensive, Embroidered Uniforms or Printed Workwear?

    You are at the stage where you are looking to introduce a uniform or update your current one. However, there is the age-old question. Should you choose printing or embroidery? The argument swings both ways and is influenced by your budget, the use of the workwear, and even the uniform...
  • The 5 Most Creative Uses For Embroidered Overalls

    Embroidered overalls. To some they’re a necessity, but to others they’re a “nice to have” item for which “we just don’t have the budget”. However, what if we said there was more to embroidered overalls than just everyday uniform? Interested? Read on. Image Credit The common view of embroidered overalls...
  • How to Choose the Correct Outdoor Work Clothes for Your Team

    When you have been assigned the job of choosing the right PPE for your team, it can be difficult to know where to start. Do you buy summer clothing, warm clothing, or waterproofs? By answering these 3 questions, you will be able to choose the right outdoor work clothes for...
  • How To Use Screen Printing Techniques On Custom Workwear

    This post looks to show you how to use screen printing techniques on custom workwear so that you know the strengths and weaknesses of the process. From how screen printing works, to when to use it so it's most cost effective. And more. The questions we'll be answering in this...
  • Buying Your Workwear Online in Bulk - What You Need to Know

    It has never been easier to find and order workwear for your staff online. With the vast amount of product and styles available, not to mention the economies of scale available by buying bulk workwear packages, it is both simple and cost-effective to order your company uniform & work clothing...
  • How to Spot Reliable Workwear Uniform Suppliers - 5 Signs

    There are so many different workwear uniform suppliers, how do you know which ones are good and which ones are bad? No one should have to deal with bad suppliers as it can lead to both money and time being wasted. We’ve put together a few signs to look out...
  • 7 Things To Consider When Buying Security Workwear

    Boost your team's authority and keep them comfortable when you bare in mind these factors, whilst choosing security workwear for your team.     Clearly Identifiable Your security team needs to be clearly and easily identified at all times. Whether it be in case of emergency, such as in the...
  • Workwear Supplier vs Going Solo: Which is More Cost Effective?

    When it comes to ordering workwear, we know that pricing is a huge influence in the buying decision. As a business owner about to place a fresh order for company workwear in 2018, you may be considering going it alone and branching out into the world of workwear solo. Surely...
  • Keeping Your Campaign "On Message": The Benefits Of Company Uniforms

    Maintaining the effects of a branding campaign is just as important as planning one if it is to be successful in the long term. So, who's to say that your company uniforms cannot help with that?   In short, branded workwear goes hand-in-hand with your campaign's effectiveness and can provide the following...

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