Corporate uniforms can ensure the comfort of your employees and also ensure you know what they will be wearing to work every day; there is no risk of an employee offending someone with a graphic t-shirt or overly casual dress when you provide uniforms. The right uniforms can also help to create brand awareness with customers, as they can stress your company's color scheme and display a logo, trademark, slogan, or other information emblazoned on the front or back of a shirt. When you're ready to choose corporate uniforms, note a few tips for ensuring you make the right selection.
1. Consider ease of movement
Employees who sit behind a computer all day may not be worried about ease of movement, but for wait staff at a restaurant, mechanics, or people with any type of job that involves a high level of movement, you definitely want to think about features on uniforms that aren't binding or constricting. Look for stretchy materials like cotton versus materials without much "give," such as polyester or nylon. Choose short sleeves versus long, and avoid a hem around the sleeves which can cling to the arms every time an employee reaches forward. Fitted shirts may look flattering but they can also make movement more cumbersome, so choose a square cut that won't sit so close to the body.
2. Think about durability and shape
Note that corporate uniforms will need to be laundered quite often, so choose durable fabrics that hold their shape over time. This can include cotton and silk blends, or you might choose fabrics with a bit of Lycra or spandex mixed in as this allows fabrics to snap back into shape even after many washings and constant wear. A material like wool might easily stretch out over time, so consider this choice very carefully.
3. Choose color carefully
You'll need to think seriously about the color of the uniforms you choose; you may want something that coordinates with your logo, but remember that colors like yellow, red, or purple may not seem very professional. You might choose these colors as accents that are included with more subtle, professional colors; a shirt might have a grey or white background with a slight yellow or red stripe, as an example. If you do want a bold color for your uniforms, tone it down just a bit by choosing black or grey trousers to match a red or yellow shirt.
Get in touch with a representative from a company like Hot Cotton for more options or to order your corporate uniforms.