We’ve been working hard behind the scenes to unveil a new addition to our services – a comprehensive range of premium and sustainable workwear.
With this latest expansion, you can streamline your business services and supply purchasing even further. We know how much our customers value a one-stop solution and are delighted to strengthen our offering to you.
The introduction of top-quality workwear aligns perfectly with our commitment to being your trusted partner for all your business essentials. You can outfit your team in professional, durable, and branded workwear and choose from the following ranges:
- Corporate suiting
- Hospitality clothing
- Workwear, uniform and PPE
Our workwear solutions have been carefully curated to ensure they meet the highest standards of quality, durability, and style. So, whether you need protective wear for industrial settings, professional attire for corporate environments, or specialised garments for hospitality, our range is designed to cater to your business requirements.
10 benefits workwear brings to your brand
Introducing workwear for your team can offer several benefits for your business. The advantages range from practical considerations to branding and reputational benefits. Here are some of the key benefits of implementing workwear for your business:
1 Professional Image
Workwear can help establish a professional image for your business. When employees wear consistent, well-designed uniforms, it creates a cohesive and polished appearance that can enhance your company’s reputation and credibility.
Workwear can serve as a powerful branding tool. By incorporating your company logo and colours into the design of the uniforms, you can reinforce brand recognition and create a strong visual identity for your business.
3 Employee Identification
Uniforms make it easy for customers to identify employees, which is particularly important in industries where customer service is a key component. This can improve customer satisfaction and trust.
In certain industries, workwear can include safety gear such as helmets, gloves, and reflective vests. Providing employees with the necessary safety equipment not only protects them but also ensures compliance with safety regulations.
In sectors like healthcare and food service, workwear can help maintain strict hygiene standards. Uniforms can be designed to be easy to clean and disinfect, reducing the risk of contamination.
In some industries, such as healthcare and aviation, uniforms may be required for compliance with industry regulations and standards.
7 Team Unity
Uniforms ensure that all employees present a consistent and cohesive appearance. This can be particularly important in industries where appearance matters, such as hospitality and retail.
8 Marketing and Promotion
If your employees wear uniforms outside of work (e.g., on their commute or during lunch breaks), they effectively become walking advertisements for your business.
9 Employee Engagement
Some employees take pride in wearing a uniform that represents their company. Wearing the same uniforms can foster a sense of unity and belonging among employees and can help to boost morale, create a team spirit and a shared sense of purpose.
10 Cost Savings
Providing employees with workwear can sometimes lead to cost savings for both the company and the employees themselves, as they don’t have to invest in professional attire.
It’s important to note that the benefits of workwear can vary depending on your industry, company culture, and specific goals. While uniforms can offer many advantages, they should be chosen and implemented thoughtfully to align with your business’s needs and objectives.
But how sustainable is workwear?
Traditionally, workwear wasn’t seen as a sustainable option. Yet, in recent years the workwear industry has included a more sustainable clothing range, plus a recycling option for garments at the end of their life.
As a sustainably focused business, we’ve investigated the options to align with our values.
Workwear can be made more sustainable, but whether it is recyclable depends on the materials used and the manufacturing process. As with many things, it’s not all black or white. So, here are some factors regarding the sustainability and recyclability of workwear:
Manufacturers are increasingly using sustainable materials like organic cotton, recycled polyester, bamboo, and other eco-friendly fibres to produce workwear. These materials are biodegradable, renewable, or created from recycled sources, making the workwear more environmentally friendly.
Some workwear can be recyclable, especially if it’s made from materials that are themselves recyclable. For instance, certain types of polyester or nylon workwear can be recycled into new textiles. Some manufacturers even offer recycling programs for their garments.
Durability and Longevity
Durable workwear that lasts longer reduces the frequency of replacement. This decreases the environmental impact. Long-lasting workwear reduces the need for frequent production and lessens the amount of waste generated.
Circular Economy Models
Some companies are exploring circular economy models, where workwear is designed for reusability or recycling. This involves taking back old uniforms, recycling materials, and using them to create new garments, reducing waste and promoting a closed-loop system.
Certifications and Standards
Look for workwear that meets specific environmental and ethical certifications or standards such as Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), Bluesign, OEKO-TEX, or Fairtrade certifications. These ensure that the manufacturing processes and materials used are more environmentally friendly and produced under fair labour conditions.
Repair and Reuse
Some companies promote repair services for workwear, extending the lifespan of the garments. Others facilitate the reuse of old uniforms by donating them to charitable organisations or repurposing the fabric for different applications.
When workwear reaches the end of its life, it’s essential to dispose of it responsibly. Some materials, especially those made from natural fibres, can biodegrade, while others can be recycled if sorted appropriately.
At Total Office, our aim is to always be transparent. Ultimately, the sustainability and recyclability of workwear depend on various factors, including the materials used, the manufacturing process, the company’s initiatives, and the end-of-life practices. If your business is looking to make your workwear more sustainable you should consider these factors when making your selection.
Sustainably focused, cost-effective business solutions
To discuss our new workwear range and your requirements, or to place an order, speak to our friendly team.
Call 020 7536 2345