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Keeping your workers warm with winter with custom workwear

Workwear to stay warm this winter

As the nights draw in and the days are shorter the temperature plunges. It’s important to make sure that your teams are fitted out with the best workwear for the weather and their working environment.

Winter can throw all sorts of weather at us. Generally, the main battle for those working outdoors is to keep dry and warm. Finding the right workwear to meet those demands can be time-consuming and costly if you make the wrong choice. We are here to guide you on some of the choices you could make.

It’s not just about keeping your workforce comfortable, if they are working outdoors they are likely to be seen by the general public, a walking billboard for your brand! So it is important that you choose workwear that can be effectively branded with embroidery or print and that fits in well with your brand colours. In this sense, outdoor workwear should be considered as business uniforms.

The right type of clothing is key to managing comfort, and here we will show you some of the things to consider and the cold weather workwear options available.

Everything about your chosen workwear will affect your comfort in the cold, including choosing the right fabric and construction. We supply garments from multiple brands that are well known for their robust and comfortable workwear solutions, brands such as Regatta, PRO RTX, Russel, Portwest and Result amongst many others.

Windproof & Waterproof:

The outer layer is probably the most important when it comes to protection from the weather. With everything from comfy fleece jackets, to 100% waterproof coats, and even 3-in-1 jackets that are adaptable to all sorts of weather, we will have an outer layer solution that will fit your needs.

Personalised winter jackets are an all important addition to the workwear wardrobe

Protecting the extremities:

The head, the hands and even the feet are all important areas to consider. For the head, we have a vast array of tough and warm hats, often referred to as beanies, they look great when embroidered with your logo. Keep the hands warm and protected with our selection of workwear gloves. We have a selection of comfortable safety boots and shoes to protect and keep the feet warm.

Customised gear for the head, the hands and even the feet are all important areas to consider

Being Seen:

Hi-Vis is important for many workers at any time of year, but during the darker winter months, it’s particularly important. Hi-Vis clothing is critical for the safety of your team and helps to prevent workplace accidents and injuries. For winter we have many warm and waterproof options that will ensure that your workers will be seen by everyone around them.

Customised Hi-Vis clothing is critical for the safety of your team

Customisation:

For all winter workwear items, we provide excellent branding options to help your team look professional. You will have options to either print or embroider them with your logo.

Stay warm this winter, GoCustom Clothing has a large range of customisable clothing suitable for you and your team.

How much workwear do you really need? A question that we often get asked is how much clothing should be supplied to each member of the team. Whilst there's not a hard and fast answer to this, there are some things to take into consideration when deciding. The first thing to remember is that workwear is an investment for your business for many reasons. Good quality workwear that carries your brand gives a great impression to your customers and future clients. Providing your staff with the right clothing for their working environment will keep them comfortable and safe. It's important to consider the environment in which the garments are going to be worn. Will it be a clean office, a dirty workshop or subject to all sorts of weather outdoors? The latter two of these would likely mean that garments need to be washed more often, an important consideration if you want your staff to always have enough clean clothes available. You also need to consider how your chosen uniforms will be branded. Whilst printing is the least costly option, it's not particularly hard-wearing, and lot's of washing will eventually take its toll. The best solution for robust branding is to have your logo embroidered. So what might the ideal employee uniform quantities look like considering all of the above? Here we give a few suggestions for a number of employee profiles: The corporate field sales team 3 x Long sleeve oxford shirts with embroidered logo 2 x Short sleeve oxford shirts with embroidered logo 1 x High-quality softshell jacket with embroidered logo The shop worker 5 x Heavy cotton polo shirts with embroidered logo 3 x Trousers / skirts 2 x Sweatshirts with embroidered logo 1 x Fleece jacket with embroidered logo The care worker 5 x Tunics with embroidered logo 3 x Trousers / skirts 1 x Fleece with embroidered logo The hospitality worker 5 x Polo shirts with embroidered logo 3 x Trousers / skirts 2 x Apron with embroidered logo The outdoor worker 5 x Heavy cotton polo shirts with embroidered logo 2 x Tradesman Trousers 2 x Hoodies with embroidered logo 1 x Body Warmer with embroidered logo 1 x Beanie hat with embroidered logo The above are very basic examples, of course, not all businesses are alike but these should give you an idea of the quantities you should be looking at. For expert workwear advice you can contact our team who will be happy to advise the best options to make your brand shine, your workforce happy and all at a range of costs to suit your budget.

How much workwear do you really need?

A question that we often get asked is how much clothing should be supplied to each member of the team. Whilst there’s not a hard and fast answer to this, there are some things to take into consideration when deciding.

The first thing to remember is that workwear is an investment for your business for many reasons. Good quality workwear that carries your brand gives a great impression to your customers and future clients. Providing your staff with the right clothing for their working environment will keep them comfortable and safe.

It’s important to consider the environment in which the garments are going to be worn. Will it be a clean office, a dirty workshop or subject to all sorts of weather outdoors? The latter two of these would likely mean that garments need to be washed more often, an important consideration if you want your staff to always have enough clean clothes available.

You also need to consider how your chosen uniforms will be branded. Whilst printing is the least costly option, it’s not particularly hard-wearing, and lot’s of washing will eventually take its toll. The best solution for robust branding is to have your logo embroidered.

Embroidery is the best option for workwear branding

So what might the ideal employee uniform quantities look like considering all of the above? Here we give a few suggestions for a number of employee profiles:

The corporate field sales team

  • 3 x Long sleeve oxford shirts with embroidered logo
  • 2 x Short sleeve oxford shirts with embroidered logo
  • 1 x High-quality softshell jacket with embroidered logo

The shop worker

  • 5 x Heavy cotton polo shirts with embroidered logo
  • 3 x Trousers / skirts
  • 2 x Sweatshirts with embroidered logo
  • 1 x Gilet / Fleece jacket with embroidered logo

The care worker

  • 5 x Tunics with embroidered logo
  • 3 x Trousers / skirts
  • 1 x Fleece with embroidered logo

The hospitality worker

  • 5 x Polo shirts with embroidered logo
  • 3 x Trousers / skirts
  • 2 x Aprons with embroidered logo

The outdoor worker

  • 5 x Heavy cotton polo shirts with embroidered logo
  • 2 x Tradesman Trousers
  • 2 x Hoodies with embroidered logo
  • 1 x Body Warmer with embroidered logo
  • 1 x Beanie hat with embroidered logo
How much workwear do you really need? A question that we often get asked is how much clothing should be supplied to each member of the team. Whilst there's not a hard and fast answer to this, there are some things to take into consideration when deciding. The first thing to remember is that workwear is an investment for your business for many reasons. Good quality workwear that carries your brand gives a great impression to your customers and future clients. Providing your staff with the right clothing for their working environment will keep them comfortable and safe. It's important to consider the environment in which the garments are going to be worn. Will it be a clean office, a dirty workshop or subject to all sorts of weather outdoors? The latter two of these would likely mean that garments need to be washed more often, an important consideration if you want your staff to always have enough clean clothes available. You also need to consider how your chosen uniforms will be branded. Whilst printing is the least costly option, it's not particularly hard-wearing, and lot's of washing will eventually take its toll. The best solution for robust branding is to have your logo embroidered. So what might the ideal employee uniform quantities look like considering all of the above? Here we give a few suggestions for a number of employee profiles: The corporate field sales team 3 x Long sleeve oxford shirts with embroidered logo 2 x Short sleeve oxford shirts with embroidered logo 1 x High-quality softshell jacket with embroidered logo The shop worker 5 x Heavy cotton polo shirts with embroidered logo 3 x Trousers / skirts 2 x Sweatshirts with embroidered logo 1 x Fleece jacket with embroidered logo The care worker 5 x Tunics with embroidered logo 3 x Trousers / skirts 1 x Fleece with embroidered logo The hospitality worker 5 x Polo shirts with embroidered logo 3 x Trousers / skirts 2 x Apron with embroidered logo The outdoor worker 5 x Heavy cotton polo shirts with embroidered logo 2 x Tradesman Trousers 2 x Hoodies with embroidered logo 1 x Body Warmer with embroidered logo 1 x Beanie hat with embroidered logo The above are very basic examples, of course, not all businesses are alike but these should give you an idea of the quantities you should be looking at. For expert workwear advice you can contact our team who will be happy to advise the best options to make your brand shine, your workforce happy and all at a range of costs to suit your budget.

The above are very basic examples, of course, not all businesses are alike but these should give you an idea of the quantities you should be looking at.

For expert workwear advice you can contact our team who will be happy to advise the best options to make your brand shine, your workforce happy and all at a range of costs to suit your budget.

Workwear

Workwear to stay cool this summer

It’s getting hot outside, so take off . . . . . . .

No, you really shouldn’t do that, in the heat of summer it’s important to find the right workwear for the conditions.

Global warming is having an impact on the average temperatures in the UK, each year the met office are registering record temperatures. For those that work in the elements, the hot weather can make conditions tough and in some cases even dangerous.

The right type of clothing is key to managing comfort, and here we will show you some of the things to consider and the hot weather workwear options available. Everyone has probably heard that light coloured loose clothing is best, but it’s more complex than that.

Everything about your chosen workwear will affect your comfort in the heat, including choosing the right fabric, the construction and even the colour.

Fabrics:
Cotton and other natural fibres are generally considered best as moisture will evaporate quickly from this material allowing you to cool down quicker. Polyester and other man-made fabrics tend to collect moisture and don’t dry as quickly, causing discomfort to the wearer.

The weave:
The weave of your chosen fabric can have a big effect on comfort. The less-dense the weave the more cooling it will be when in contact with the skin. Many consider an oxford weave a good option for the summer months.

Oxford Shirts

The colour:
You would think that a light blue cotton shirt would be perfect for those sunny days, but think again! If you want to avoid unsightly sweat patches stick to white or darker colours. There have been lots of scientific debates about which colours absorb or reflect the most heat, the fact is that the colour makes little difference and it’s more important to choose something loose-fitting.

Performance clothing:
Performance wear has come on leaps and bounds over the last few years. With fabrics and garments designed to wick sweat away from the skin, be lightweight and cooling to the skin.

Performance clothing

Headwear:
Protecting your head, face and neck from the suns rays is important, especially during the hottest part of the day. Choose a hat that offers UV protection and offers shade for your face.

Protect from the sun with headwear

There’s no denying that the best thing to do is to stay out of the heat of the midday sun, but when that is not possible, GoCustom Clothing has a range of customisable clothing suitable for you and your team.