A Guide to Customising Your Workwear

Are you tired of feeling like just another cog in the machine at work? Stand out and express your unique personality through customising your work wear. From adding a pop of colour to personalising your uniform, this guide will show you how to elevate your everyday work attire and make a statement without compromising professionalism. Get ready to put your own spin on traditional workwear and step into work in style. 

Choosing the best fabric for you

The fabric of your outfit is one of the most essential elements in customizing your workwear. Depending on what industry you work in, whether it’s construction, office or hospitality you may want to consider materials such as cotton, wool, polyester, reflective and water/windproof. When you’re working for long hours, comfort is a significant factor for workwear as some of the products we offer not only offer comfort but durability. 

close up of customisable workwear

Colours, colours, colours

Don’t forget about colours either! Neutral colours like khaki, navy blue and grey tend to be more professional, while bright colours can bring a pop of personality without being too loud. When customising your workwear, it’s important to understand that the logo we are embroidering onto the garment will need to contrast to make it visible. Here is some great information to help you with your artwork.

Design Details

Once you have selected the fabric for your outfit, it’s time to pick out design details that will make it truly unique. With brands such as Gildan, you are able to pick from a huge selection of colours. This will help you match your company’s branding.  

employee wearing customised apron workwear

Sizing & fit of your workwear

When shopping for ready-made garments, take note of sizing charts available online so you do not end up feeling uncomfortable during the day due to incorrect fit. Additionally, if you have a large workforce, we can offer a sizing service where we can come out to your business and size up your staff. This will ensure the finished product fits perfectly and looks sharp from day one! 

Clean & Care Instructions

When deciding what method of branding you are interested in, consider that embroidery is a lot more durable than print. If your industry requires a lot of hard work and movement this may be the best choice. 

two male workers wearing waterproof workwear

If you are considering screen printing your designs make sure to keep your custom outfits looking pristine over time, always follow the recommended care instructions provided by GoCustom and the manufacturers. This ensures that all fabrics and prints used in your garment stay vibrant and well-maintained for many years down the road. By following these tips for customising your workwear wardrobe, you can create a look that expresses who you are while still adhering to professional standards at work! 

Make your workwear more unique

Let’s say you run a catering business, when wearing aprons, you can get the individual names of your employees embroidered as well as your company’s logo. We also offer a range of services to make your life easier when supplying company workwear. Individual employee packing collates each employee’s workwear together and label them so it’s much easier for distribution upon arrival to your business. A full list of the services we offer can be found here. 

How much workwear do I actually need?

The age-old question you’re always thinking about, how much workwear do I actually need? Whilst each employee and industries are different, we have a rough guide to help you decide on how much to get. If you’re still unsure, get in contact with us and we can use our expertise to help you. 

close up of hi-vis workwear jacket

Let’s talk about budget

If you’re a small business just starting out or a well-established business with a lot of employees, we can supply a great range of products to match your budget. Brands like Uneek are an incredibly versatile brand that offers cost-effective products that cater for a wide range of industries. A favourite for many businesses is the vast range of Regatta Professional products, a trusted brand that’s kind to your pocket. 

Elevating your business with luxury brands like Nimbus will set you apart from your competition. Not only will you look the part but these garments are high quality and durable during your career at the business. 

Conclusion

In summary, creating a unique look for your workwear wardrobe can be done easily with some customisations. Start by selecting the right fabric and colours that fit the style you are going for. Adding company logos and designs can add a stylish edge to your workwear. This also helps with brand recognition. Head over to our workwear section on our website to see the full range of workwear that can be customised. 

'Tis the season to be jolly… warm and customised! | GoCustom Clothing

‘Tis the season to be jolly… warm and customised!

The holidays are upon us and that means it’s time to start thinking about gifts for our loved ones. But why settle for a boring pair of socks or a gift card when you can give them something unique and thoughtful that will keep them warm all winter long? Customised clothing is the perfect solution! It’s personal, it’s stylish, and best of all, it’s sure to keep them toasty warm through even the coldest months. So take a look at our favourites and get started on your holiday shopping today!

Oversized Hoodies

Who doesn’t love a good oversized hoodie? They’re cosy, they’re comfortable, and they make you look like you just rolled out of bed (in a good way). Plus, they’re perfect for layering over other clothing when the temperature starts to drop. Our oversized hoodies come in a variety of colours and styles, so you’re sure to find one that your loved one will adore.

Fleece Jackets

Fleece jackets are another great option for keeping warm this winter. They’re lightweight but super cosy, making them perfect for those chilly days when you don’t want to lug around a heavy coat. We’ve got a range of fleece jackets in different colours and sizes, so you can find the perfect one for you. And with our customisation options, you can add a logo, a design, their name, initials, or even a favourite quote to make it truly unique.

Hoodies

Hoodies are always a popular choice, whether you’re looking for a gift for him or her. They’re ideal for throwing on when you’re heading out for a walk or after a run, or just relaxing at home. And with our customisation options, you can make them even more special by adding something to make a unique gift.

Pyjamas

There’s nothing better than snuggling up in bed in a cosy pair of pyjamas on a cold winter’s night. Our pyjamas are sure to keep your loved one feeling snug as a bug all season long. And by adding your festive designs, they’ll be getting into the holiday spirit in no time! How about ordering matching pyjamas for the whole family? There’s nothing better than sitting around the tree on Christmas morning in matching pyjamas for that perfect family instagrammable moment.

Beanies

Looking for the perfect holiday gift? Why not consider a beanie hat? Beanies are cosy and comfortable, making them ideal for winter weather. Plus, they can be customised with your recipient’s favourite colours, patterns, and even their initials. So if you’re looking for a unique and personalised Christmas gift, beanie hats are a great option.

Conclusion

So what are you waiting for? Get customised clothing this Christmas and stay warm with oversized hoodies, jackets, fleece jackets, hoodies, beanies and pyjamas! Your loved ones will thank you for it!

Design your own clothing products for the Qatar 2022 Football World Cup

Your designs for the 2022 Football World Cup

This year’s Football World Cup is certainly going to be different, instead of being held at the height of the British summer, it’s taking place in the heat of Qatar and so it’s taking place in late Autumn when everyone is getting ready for Christmas. The average temperate for November in Qatar is 25.6°C so whilst the players and those travelling to Qatar will be sweltering in the heat. At home we could be up to our necks in the snow with average temperatures at Wembley stadium being a low of 4°C.

The weather is going to be rather cool whilst supporting at home, instead of T-Shirts, what about creating World Cup hoodies?
The AWDis Just Hoods Varsity hoodie comes in a range of contrast colours to suit almost any team.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

If you’re looking for a way to pay tribute to your squad this winter, think about the time of year first. Avoid thin t-shirts and go for warm, cosy, comforting products such as sweatshirts and hoodies. The World Cup final will be held on 18 December, exactly one week before Christmas Day, so if you have ideas for a festive crossover, go for it! A world cup themed Christmas jumper would make an excellent wardrobe addition that can continue to be worn well into the festive season.

How about creating your own World Cup themed Christmas Jumper?
The JH030 is a sweatshirt that makes a great canvas with a large print area

We can’t print that!

So if you are looking to create some designs that celebrate the tournament ahead, whether you are creating one-off items for personal use or a range of merch you’d like to gift or sell, tread carefully around copyright limitations. 

Off-limits: Qatar 2022, FIFA, 3 Lions, England Football

Football is a global industry full of tightly regulated and vigorously protected trademarks (England FootballFIFA and Qatar 2022 for example). No matter how frustrating it may feel, you just can’t put the Three Lions logo or World Cup iconography on your garments. 

Essentially, you need to make sure that you couldn’t possibly be accused of ‘passing off’, or fraudulently claiming endorsement. Passing off is where you make a product that could be misinterpreted as official England Football or World Cup merchandise (in other words, avoid knock off and lookalike products). You also can’t suggest that your products have been endorsed by England Football, FIFA or the World Cup in any way. 

What we can print

As a rule of thumb, when you’re designing your garments, you can use national flags and generic iconography (footballs, goals, boots and so on). 

England’s flag — a simple St George’s Cross (red on white) — is not a copyright-protected design, nor is that of the Welsh flag. 

Using flags and team colours is a great way to create an expressive design

There are also plenty of royalty-free football-themed illustrations that you can use. Goals, footballs, gloves, pitch markings, gloves and boots are all staples for football-themed clothing and accessories. Once again, the golden rule is that you are up-front and honest in how you design your products. There should be no risk of consumers misinterpreting your goods as official England Football merchandise. 

Accessorise with team colours

Stay even warmer by adding scarfs and beanies in your team colours

So what are you going to create for this spectacular event?

Kick-off is on Sunday 20 November. England play their first match against Iran on Monday 21 Nov at 13:00, followed by Wales playing the USA at 19:00 the same day. 

For businesses like ours, it’s already the busiest time of the year, with the added expectation for world cup related orders we suggest you get your products designed and orders in as soon as possible.

Get behind your favourite teams, enjoy the event and let’s hope we can bring it home.

GoCustom Clothing layers for Autumn

How to layer this Autumn

As the summer becomes a distant memory and the days start to become shorter and cooler, it’s time to think about how you should be dressing for autumn. The answer lies in layers!

As the temperature starts to drop, selecting an outfit can be a tricky chore as you’re often tackling chilly mornings, warm afternoons, and showery evenings. How are you supposed to get it right? In this quick guide, we will explain to you how to layer in Autumn with clothing that is customised with your branding or designs.

Autumn Base Layers

This is probably the most important layer of all, especially as it’s the layer that stays on no matter how warm or cold you are! Base layer tops and T-Shirts are the perfect lightweight and breathable options to go under your other garments. The ultimate choice will utilise a moisture-wicking fabric which helps to regulate your temperature and will keep you feeling comfortable the whole day.

Long sleeve T-Shirts are excellent as a base layer, they are easy to add your brand or design to and look great when you decide to remove your other layers.

TriDri® Performance baselayer
Product Code: TR016
TriDri® Performance baselayer
Product Code: TR016
AWDis Just Cool Women's long sleeve cool T
Product Code: JC012
AWDis Just Cool Women’s long sleeve cool T
Product Code: JC012

Autumn Mid Layers

Once your breathable base layer is in place you’ll want to think about the second layer of clothing. In most cases, this is the garment that is most likely to be on show throughout the day, so you’ll want to make sure that this is the best choice.

There are multiple garment types that suit this layer, it really depends on what you are doing, and how you would like to be perceived – especially if the garments are being worn as workwear.

Shirts come in lots of styles and are perfect for embroidery. The right shirt can create a formal or more relaxed look, depending on what you are going for.

Premier Women's Mulligan check cotton long sleeve shirt
Product Code: PR350
Premier Women’s Mulligan check cotton long sleeve shirt
Product Code: PR350

Sweatshirts make the perfect personalised garment for any staff uniform, event or leisurewear.

Stanley/Stella Stanley Stroller iconic crew neck sweatshirt (STSM567)
Product Code: SX010
Stanley/Stella Stanley Stroller iconic crew neck sweatshirt (STSM567)
Product Code: SX010

Our range of customisable hoodies are perfect for work or team events and come in a wide range of colours & styles.

Anthem Men's Anthem hoodie
Product Code: AM001
Men’s Anthem hoodie
Product Code: AM001

Autumn Outer Layers

It’s not a quite heavy jacket weather in autumn but a lightweight jacket may still be necessary when the temperature starts to drop or the clouds start to rain down on you.

Lightweight jackets offer wind and rain protection whilst allowing maximum movement and comfort, the ideal top layer.

Regatta Professional Asset lightweight jacket
Product Code: RG029
Regatta Professional Asset lightweight jacket
Product Code:  RG029

Perfect for chilly days, our custom body warmers and gilets can be personalised to your requirements.

Result Core Bodywarmer
Product Code: R208X
Result Core Bodywarmer
Product Code: R208X

Fleece Jackets are cosy and warm in Autumn, perfect to pop on for those chilly days.

Regatta Professional Thor III fleece
Product Code: RG122
Regatta Professional Thor III fleece
Product Code: RG122

Softshell Jackets are lightweight, breathable and generally windproof and water-resistant, too.

ProRTX Women's Pro 2-layer softshell jacket
Product Code: RX50F
ProRTX Women’s Pro 2-layer softshell jacket
Product Code: RX50F

TOP TIP:
Make sure each layer works well on its own as ever-changing weather conditions will mean you’ll be forever removing or adding layers.

Autumn Accessories

Once you have your layers sorted you may also need to think about accessories such as beanies to keep your head warm, or hi-vis items to keep your outdoor workforce safe.

We have the perfect fitting Beanies whether for comfy workwear or to make a fashion statement

Beechfield Original cuffed beanie
Product Code: BC045
Beechfield Original cuffed beanie
Product Code: BC045

Be safe and be seen with our vast range of high-visibility clothing, very important for your outdoor workforce as daylight fades.

Result Safeguard Reversible soft padded gilet
Product Code: R332X
Result Safeguard Reversible soft padded gilet
Product Code:  R332X

Gloves help to protect hands from the cooler days but also from the rigours of tough manual work.

Stanley Workwear Stanley extreme performance gloves
Product Code: SY105
Stanley Workwear Stanley extreme performance gloves
Product Code: SY105

Footwear, is not so much an extra layer, but they complete the outfit nonetheless. We offer an extensive range of stylish safety boots, shoes and trainers.

Result Work-Guard Hicks safety trainer
Product Code: R458X
Result Work-Guard Hicks safety trainer
Product Code: R458X

Conclusion

Layering is an important strategy during the Autumn months, and by adorning each layer with your brand you can be assured that your teams will stand out, whatever the weather. Above is just a small selection of the items available, we have thousands of customisable garments that are perfect for making up your autumn layers.