The corporate clothing industry is booming as more and more businesses understand the range of benefits that corporate clothing brings. But with so many options available, how do you know what type of clothing is best for your business? Use this guide to help you decide on clothing features that are essential for your business.
One of the first things to think about is where your employees are going to be wearing their clothing. If your employees spend 50% of their time inside and 50% outside, the clothing you buy needs to be suitable for all weather types. You may have to consider buying one type of clothing for summer and one for winter. Fleece jackets are perfect for cold winter’s mornings or rainy afternoons but in summer, the heat could affect your employees’ well-being and efficiency. Thin waterproof jackets are great for all seasons and buying a couple of sizes bigger than your employees’ need means that they can add extra layers in winter.
Working conditions, i.e. the type of tasks undertaken and the type of materials used, etc. is an important consideration. If your employees are desk-based, they will need clothes that are smart but still comfortable because of the long hours sat in one place. If your employees undertake high levels of manual labour, the clothing must be flexible enough to allow full movement but also tough enough to resist rips or tears. Perhaps you have a mix of job types in your business, in which case you will need to think of each employee group individually.
Is your business committed to being environmentally-friendly? If so, look out for eco-products and fair trade labelling.
The law requires that employees of certain industries, particularly those working with chemicals or machinery, have protective clothing. There are a great number of requirements and so it is best to get expert advice or check with your health and safety officer before you buy. If an accident occurs because of inadequate corporate clothing, the employer may have to pay out thousands in compensation and may face fines or a closure.
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