We all know that matching business uniforms and personalised company uniforms make a great impression. If you’re looking to make a fantastic first impression on visitors or customers, the best way to do that is to invest in providing your team / staff with high quality, matching workwear.
It makes your employees look smarter and more sophisticated – and it gives your business a more professional appearance too. It’s also a fantastic way to get your brand and logo more visible… so we always recommend putting your brand name or logo on your workwear t-shirts using our personalisation design tool.
If you’re planning to update your company uniform and workwear, you’ll want to make sure your staff feel confident and comfortable in the items you choose. After all, the more happy they feel in their new workwear, the more likely they are to wear it! Here’s what to look out for when choosing workwear, and how to ensure you staff will love your selections.
Tip 1: Ensure there are plenty of sizes available
The first thing you’ll want to look at, is the sizes available in the t-shirts you’re ordering. At Garment Printing we offer a wide range of sizes (in both men and women’s sizes) and this means you can ensure all members of staff find a t-shirt that fits them well. Remember, being comfortable at work is an important thing, and you don’t want to make your staff feel self-conscious of their appearance because they’re having to wear t-shirts that are too big or too small. Looking for a company that offers a variety of sizes is crucial for this reason.
Tip 2: Go for quality
For many workwear uniforms you’ll want to ensure they’re hard-wearing and long-lasting too. Especially in hospitality industries, where your staff will be moving around a lot and doing a lot, you’ll want to make sure the t-shirts last longer than a few weeks. We always seek the highest quality t-shirts at Garment Printing, because we know quality is important to businesses, especially when it comes to uniforms and branded clothing.
Tip 3: Ensure the items fit well
At Garment Printing, our t-shirts are all designed and style to fit you comfortably. This is something that’s really important when looking for workwear because you don’t want your staff in ill-fitting or badly designed items.
Tip 4: Consider the style, and what activities your staff will be doing
When you choose workwear shirts, keep in mind the activities your staff will be doing, and the kind of environment they will be in. For example, waiters and bartenders don’t necessarily want long-sleeved t-shirts or white t-shirts – these can get dirty quickly in food-focussed environments. If your staff are often outdoors (for example, promotion leafleting) maybe look at getting branded hoodies instead of t-shirts? That way, their top layer will always show the brand logo, and they’ll always be identifiable to your business.
Tip 5: Ask about allergies
It’s rare, but it’s always worth asking if any of your staff have any allergies to particulate materials. If so, you’ll want to make sure your new workwear is safe for that person to wear. Allergies to materials aren’t overly common, but it shows a lot of thoughtfulness if you ask ahead of time, just in case.
Tip 6: Do they wash well? Make sure they’re easy to maintain
If your staff will be expected to wash their own workwear at home, you’ll need to make sure you choose a material and product that washes easily and is easy to maintain. The easier it is to wash, iron and look after the t-shirts, the more likely your staff are to embrace the new changes. T-shirts make a great choice because they’re easy to iron / steam and they’re easy to store too.
Tip 7: Make them fun!
If you can, inject a little fun into the workwear or t-shirts. Maybe get your staff’s names printed onto them, or ask someone to design a slogan or a fun logo. The more fun you can make the process, the better. You’ll want staff to feel excited about their new workwear, rather than dreading the change!
If you’ve got any questions about ordering workwear for your staff, don’t hesitate to get in touch. We’re always on hand to help answer questions, and we’d love to help! You can often receive a quote during the same day.