Your uniform reflects on your brand and the people who wear it. That's why it should look unique and inspiring, not like it's off the peg.
Follow these five steps to design custom uniforms that are a perfect fit for your business and your employees.
When you work with a talented design team, you can pool your ideas and benefit from their expertise. The designers will get to know your business and help you to come up with custom uniforms that look amazing while also communicating your brand's values.
A good uniform design takes many things into account, including your work environment, the roles and demographics of your employees and your current uniform design.
Tops, shirts, pants and other uniform items can be made from a wide variety of fabrics, depending on how sturdy or flexible they need to be, your local climate and your budget. Like any investment in your business, it's always a good idea to choose the best quality materials you can comfortably afford, so you can be confident that your uniforms will be up to the task and stand the test of time.
If you have a preferred fabric that's less common, your uniform consultant may be able to source it from their own mills and factories. They may also recommend the latest innovative fabrics if these could benefit your business, such as antibacterial fabrics for health uniforms and breathable materials for fitness wear.
If you already have established brand colours, you might consider extending these to your uniform, although that doesn't work in all cases. Some colours have certain associations that you may wish to avoid, or they might not be appropriate for the type of business you run. You should also consider which colours are flattering to your staff's skin tones and body shapes.
You don't have to choose uniforms in plain colours. If you're feeling more adventurous, you can choose patterns, prints or textures to help your employees stand out from the crowd.
When you've chosen your favourite tops, bottoms and other items in the right colours, you can look into features and accessories. Something as simple as including pockets can be easily to overlook, and you might also have a preference for buttons or zips, collar types, sleeve lengths and other specifics.
The ultimate finishing touch for custom uniforms is to put your name on them, whether that means your logo, a slogan, employee names or other details.
Branding may be done through embroidery, screen printing or other methods, depending on the uniform material and what effects you're after.
Customise your uniforms with Total Image Group
Your staff and customers will love the fashion-forward uniforms our designers create at Total Image Group. We'll work with you to develop unique and compelling workwear that's the perfect match for your brand.
To find out more about our design process, enquire online or give us a call on (02) 8188 6008.