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  1. The Top Five Advantages of Work Uniforms

    If you’re thinking about getting some uniforms for your office but aren’t quite sure if they are right for you, then you may want to look at the top five advantages that workwear can offer you.

     

    1. Smarten your Appearance

    First and foremost, wearing a uniform to work can help you and your colleagues to come across as highly smart and professional.

    It has been argued that in some lines of work, staff who wear distin­gu­is­hable work uniforms are often more trusted by customers than those who do not. Being professional is the key to success, so it’s very important to keep your workforce looking smart and sharp. Whether it’s with a smart-looking buttoned-up shirt, plain polo or a work hat, incor­porating standardised apparel into the workplace will help both your employees and your business look more profes­sional.

     

    1. Managed with Ease

    Sometimes it can be rather difficult to get everyone looking right. Trying to ensure your employees look their best at all times can sometimes seem like a tall order, as what one person considers to be smart, another would see as quite scruffy.

    Employees’ uniforms can help you to banish this problem for good, ensuring that everyone knows exactly what they need to wear at all times. Invest in some work-friendly apparel and you can make sure that you’re spending more time sorting out the issues that matter in your workplace and less time worrying about employees’ appearances.

     

    1. Corporate Identity

    Free branding alert! Alongside profes­si­onalism and manage­ability, work uniforms can also be a source of free advertising for your business.

    If your logo is on staff members clothing and accessories, you will be promoting your company without even realising it. Travelling to work, taking a lunch break, even eating out at a restaurant means that company members will find themselves all across the local area and they will be promoting your company.

     

    1. Sense of Togetherness

    Do you find that sometimes your team members can’t work together? Or maybe they struggle to find some common ground over which they can build on? If so, uniforms could be the answer!

    Workwear can bring people together, giving them something that they can all be part of. This experience can be rewarding and could not only help improve work relations but encourage a happier, more hardworking member of the team too.

     

    1. Keep cost in check

    Finally, it’s great to know that alongside all of these benefits, staff uniforms are incredibly cost-effective as well. When buying workwear in large quantities, you can save huge amounts of money that can be put to good use elsewhere in your business.

     

    So, whatever you are looking for on the uniform front speak to the experts at Logos 4 Clothes on 01400 230 180 or email info@logos4clothes.com.

  2. Work Shirts Explained

    So, you are looking to find the right work shirt – we thought we would come up with a few tips to help you browse through our catalogue of personalised work shirts.

     Most customers tend to buy shirts that are described by the manufactures as “tailored” or “fitted” in the actual hope that it will look more professional and in uniform. What you need to understand is that everyone has a different body shape and only catering for two body types can be a recipe for disaster and can hit you in the pocket!

    If you are buying a uniform for a team – try ordering some samples of different fits and styles such as slim fit, fitted, standard fit and tailored. You might also want to consider short, long and oxford shirts when you order.

     

    Fitted Shirts

    These are designed to hug your chest, arms and waist area. These shirts should feel snug but not too tight. If the shirt is too tight you will start spilling out. This style might not be the best style for you and your team.

     

    Slim Fit Shirts

    Slim fit shirts are designed to fit like a second skin and they are usually better for slimmer, more petite men and women. A slim shirt offers a curved hem, shorter sleeves which in turn makes the garment look perfect when it’s nicely tucked in.

     

    Tailored fit shirts

    These shirts are made for the average person. The garment offers more shape around the shoulder, sleeve and collar. They are usually a good bet for the whole team, but ensure you order the correct sizes for each team member!

     

    Standard Fit shirts

    Standard Fit shirts are made loose, with no darts or curved hems and often do not have collar buttons. This fit is very popular and it often offers a large range of sizes which all the other fits simply do not.

    So, if you are looking for more advice with regards to fitted shirts, slim fit shirts, tailored fit shirts or standard fit shirts please do not hesitate to speak to the team at Logos 4 Clothes on 01400 230 180 or email info@logos4clothes.com.

  3. Ten Ways to Upcycle Your Old Workwear

    Here at Logos 4 Clothes, we understand the impact textile waste can have on our fragile environment.

    As we all know synthetic clothing can take over 40 years to biodegrade, but 95% of textiles are recyclable it only makes sense that we should do whatever we can to recycle and repurpose our older pieces and save them from the landfill.

    1. Safety first

    If you have an article of clothing with reflective bands you can cut off the strips then attach them to whatever accessory of clothing suits you best. You could also sew these strips to jackets or backpacks for a safer stroll in the evenings, or even tie them around your ankles for some night time cycling. Also, you could repurpose an old reflective jacket for your dog to act as a little jacket for those night time walks.

    1. Stay Warm and also Lower those Bills.

     No one likes paying more for their bills than they have to, and one easy way to reduce overall heating expenditure is by using draught excluders. But why not make yours yourself by using an old uniform at virtually no extra cost. Here’s a video of how to do this – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqPcDkAJVbM.

    1. Make Some Extra Money

    If you’re a dab hand at sewing and D.I.Y. you can experiment with all your excess fabrics and create your products to even sell online similarly to the team behind the Bike Project charity (https://thebikeproject.co.uk/pages/mission). Proceeds from products sold on their website go towards helping refugees and there are plenty more ways to support their efforts.

    1. Scrub Up and Save Up

    According to recent surveys, the average UK households spend £125 on cleaning products every year – money they could spend on more exciting items in life! There are some products we can easily avoid buying. Like for example wet wipes and disposable cloths. It’s a shame for them to end up as waste, but it is also incredibly easy to fashion reusable alternatives at home. If you have any old uniforms or clothing maybe in a softer fabric (or other worn underwear, t-shirts you name it!) simply cut them up and into the necessary sizes. Scrub what you need and wash when used.

    1. Help a Creative

    The web is home a vast array of small artists and designers, amongst whom a significant number are involved in what is probably best described as an anti-fast fashion movement. With sites like Depop (described as the creative community’s mobile marketplace) hosting over 10 million independent merchants, these designers are not hard to find. Any many of them refuse to buy virgin fabrics – which is where you could come in.

    1. Pass Them Dove to The Youth of Today

    Remember, you don’t have to completely reinvent hi-visibility wear. If you have enough undamaged, usable fabric, you can simply save the best bits and fashion a new child-size vest. These are always useful for schools and day-care centres that take their kids on field trips. They would appreciate the gift.

    1. Good Things Come in Small Packages

    Why not make a bum bag following the steps and pattern in this inspiring video by the ProperFit Clothing company – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdgOzArP4Xs.

    1. Get Nice and Cosy

    Remember too much fabric for your current bum bag needs. No worries.

    You may want to try a bigger D.I.Y. project like perhaps making a throw blanket or patchwork quilt. All you have to do is to save the best bits of each garment and go crazy with your artistic instincts!

    1. Fun for Your Furry Friend

    If you have a dog, why not create a snuffle mat? Dogs love them and they are simple to make. All you need is a pair of scissors, some old clothes and fabrics and a drain mat. Once you have these materials to hand follow these steps:-

    • Cut your fabric into some long strips. Vary the sizes if you like, but ensure that they are long enough to complete the following steps.
    • Loop each strip through two neighbouring holes in the drain mat. With the long ends facing upwards – away from the ground. Then tie them into a knot.
    • Repeat this until you have every hole filled – going over holes multiple times if necessary.
    • Tie any remaining strips around the perimeter of the mat to hide the rubber edge.
    • Then, the fun starts…let your dog loose!
    1. Reinvent to Look

    For many years the world of fashion has taken a great deal of inspiration from labourer’s uniforms, but we are starting to see it go a stage further now for the sake of the environment.

    Too many used uniforms have been discarded as trash and therefore save them from the landfill and you can do the same. Here are some little tweaks that you can do to transform a look. For example, why not embrace the cargo pant trend by attaching a decorative chain to the belt loops of your work trousers – any colour works.

    Chains can be bought from eBay from as little as £1.39, whereas a brand new pair of carbo trousers can cost up to £45. So even if you’d rather gift this look than wear it yourself it’s certainly worth a try!

    For more great clothing and workwear ideas why not speak to the team at Logos 4 Clothes on 01400 230 180 or email info@logos4clothes.com.

  4. 5 Reasons Why Creating a Uniform is a Great Idea for your Business

    1. It Promotes Trust

    In the same way that a police uniform identifies a law officer to you, a uniform can identify someone which is out in the future making a service call or travelling to visit a customer home. A uniform eases the mind of the customers letting a plumber into their homes, or handing over the keys to a motorbike mechanic when their bike needs servicing.

    1. A sense of belonging

    Employees wearing the same clothes feel a sense of commonness and belonging. This is quite difficult to achieve otherwise and adds a degree of motivation and pride for the employee.

    1. Corporate Branding

    When you ask employees to wear uniforms in your distinctive colours this can have a real effect in cementing an impression in the mind of the customer. Uniforms act as a further distinguishing mark from competitors and therefore helping to reinforce your brand. Furthermore, consistency in your employees’ appearance with the overall branding effort will have a very positive impression on the customer and enhance the corporate image you portray.

     

    1. No need for a dress code!

    In today’s workplace trying to enforce a dress code is very problematic at best. Often boundaries are hazy and this can lead to resentful feelings from the employees who are told their attire is not appropriate for the workplace. Some employees often see receiving a uniform as a perk of the job. Often it can encourage people to apply for a job and represents considerable conservation of effort and time for the employee who doesn’t have to foot the bill for their work attire.

     

    1. Projecting Professionalism

    In customer-facing businesses its important to look professional, uniform and ready to serve. Uniforms make staff identifiable, letting customers seek out help in a store if they need it. Staff wearing uniforms inspire confidence by letting customers know that the person is professional and with product knowledge and also keen to help. With uniforms, employees take on the reputation of the company making them look trustworthy as the company you have built.

     

    For all your uniform requirements speak to the team at Logos 4 Clothes on 01400 230 180 or email info@logos4clothes.com.

  5. Wear a beauty tunic and stand out from the crowd

    When you work in the beauty industry, should you wear a Beauty Tunic, as this is the first impression that anyone will judge. If you don’t look professional why would someone continue to use your services, no matter how good a job you have done for them. Here we’ll explore why our personalised beauty tunics can help your business to give the right impression.

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  6. How branded clothing can help at exhibitions

    The average attendee spends 8.3 hours viewing trade show exhibits – that’s plenty of opportunity to connect with your audience and raise awareness of your brand.

    There’s a simple solution to make sure your people become an extension of your company; branded clothing.

    While a flashy stand or efficient product demo can do wonders, it’s your team that do the heavy lifting at these events. They make the connections and add personality to your business – but are you fully capitalising on their effort?

     

    Connect with customers

    When you’re discussing your product with a visitor to your stand, you’re not just rattling off a list of ‘features and benefits’. You’re making a connection.

    You will actively build a relationship with that person; listen out for genuine opportunities to click together and go on tangents about sports, holidays, and who had the most eventful commute.

    If nothing else, it makes these events more enjoyable when having real-life conversations, and not a barrage of sales pitches. So when you’re connecting with people, make sure you’re not only connecting as individuals, but also representing your brand.

    Stepping away from your stand and going to mingle? With branded clothing, you take your company with you. Make connections and show the exhibition that your team are friendly, personable and professional.

    Raise awareness

    How do you get your brand in the mind of your potential customers? By putting your name and image out there. With branded clothing, your team become an extension of your logo, your website, your adverts. The image of your company is consistently placed in the mind of those who see it.

    It’s important to put as much thought into getting high-quality, branded clothing as you would into designing your logo or putting together your stand. Your clothing will represent you professionally; so make sure it makes the right impression.

    If you position yourself as knowledgeable, friendly, helpful… you want these attributes to carry through. By making your team an extension of the brand, you raise awareness of what it means to be part of your company.

    Boost sales

    81% of trade show attendees have buying authority. Which means more than 4 out of 5 people walking the aisles are potential customers for exhibitors.

    While companies may be attending exhibitions and trade shows to raise awareness, gather leads and build relationships, fundamentally, we’re looking to boost sales.

    What happens if you didn’t get a chance to hand out a business card or take someone’s number? If you’ve had a valuable conversation with someone, and you’re stood in original, branded clothing, you’re much more likely to be remembered as a company.

    Most attendees will spend more time having conversations than staring at your stand – so make sure your logo is on you as a reminder for those decision-makers once they get back to the office. By imprinting your brand in the mind of a potential customer, you’ve made the first step towards that sale.

    Conclusion

    By wearing branded clothing at exhibitions and events, you take on additional responsibility – each team member becomes an extension of the brand.

    It means you’ll have to be on your best behaviour, but the result is creating long-lasting connections, raising awareness and improving your sales.

    If you’re an event exhibitor looking to boost your branding, give us a call today and we’ll see how we can help!

  7. Why Use Branded PPE?

    Why Use Branded PPE?

     Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is vital to the wellbeing of many businesses and their staff and customers. PPE is a huge category with a vast range of product encompassed; from items like helmets and hi-vis jackets to face masks, gloves and goggles. A ll of these items can be customised with your business name or logo. Some businesses already do this but a lot provide unbranded equipment as standard.

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