Features

Tough, co-ordinated workwear

Work-Guard and Safe-Guard entered the market five years ago and to this date remain strong players in the workwear market. Here, Sara Sanders-Smith, director of Result Clothing, provides insight into the brands and what they offer printwear professionals. Q. Can you explain the inspiration behind the development of Work-Guard and …

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What goes into creating the perfect uniform?

Award winning designs don’t appear overnight, they’re a combination of hard work, dedication and talent. Dimensions’ senior designer Sally-Anne Roe discusses how uniforms are created. All great designs start with a brief and uniforms are no exception. This could be a written brief, a face to face meeting or a …

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Fashionable chefswear

An estimated 3.2 million people are employed in the UK’s hospitality sector, which makes it a big market to target. Think hotels and accommodation, pubs and bars, attractions and leisure. Here, we take a look at chefswear. Traditionally a chef’s uniform (or chef’s whites) consists of a toque blanche otherwise …

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Bringing it back home

CMYUK’s commercial director Michael Crook on the latest trends in digital textiles, reshoring, and what’s coming next… Michael Crook sits in the quiet eye of the storm. commercial director at CMYUK for the last six years, he is responsible for the consumables side of the business. As such, he is …

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95 years of the sweatshirt

According to Merriam-Webster’s dictionary, the first use of the word sweatshirt appeared in 1925, while the hooded sweatshirt first materialised in the 1930s. Here the experts explain why as a nation we love the sweatshirt and hoodie so much. As the sweatshirt approaches its 100th birthday, Kirsty Macdonald, brand manager …

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The pride of the hand-me-down school uniform

With The Schoolwear Show just around the corner (Sunday, October 13 to Tuesday, October 15) and awareness of sustainability high on everyone’s agenda, one of the exhibitors Matthew Easter, managing director of Trutex, takes the opportunity to discuss the supplier’s new manufacturing processes. Research from Wrap has found that six …

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Jackets & Fleece

Outerwear… whether that’s a coat, jacket or fleece, we all need one in our life. Otherwise the wet and windy autumnal weather and the cold winter months soon get the better of us. In our bumper look at outerwear this month, we showcase new styles, retail trends and old favourites. …

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The king of customisation

Today’s world of fashion and retail is heavily influenced by a culture of individualism.  Leading the way in this field is YR Store with its unique approach to in store and online customisation and personalisation. P&P editor Melanie Attlesey sat down with co-founder Tim Williams to find out more. Situated …

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Take your hat to the next level

In a first for the printwear industry, Atlantis has released a collection of caps that integrate NFC technology. Here P&P editor Melanie Attlesey speaks with Nadine Poletto, Atlantis’ marketing manager, to find out more about the breakthrough that transforms a hat into a real interactive object. If you’re stuck a …

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