So, you’ve finally decided to invest in a corporate uniform. You’ve got some good ideas regarding the colour scheme and design. You’ve talked the plan through with all of your employees and made sure that they’re happy with it. You’re ready to embark on the next phase of your business. The only question left to ask is – where do I get a company uniform from?
Fortunately, the answer is simple. However, you shouldn’t
assume that the process is similarly simple. It is absolutely vital that you put the right amount of time and effort into finding a quality uniform manufacturer, says Business Seek journalist Andrew Black. There are thousands of them out there, but there are also thousands of sub standard ones too – it’s your job to distinguish between the superb and the merely average. Here’s a handy guide that you can use to learn just how to do this.
Compare & Contrast
Take a good look at the company uniforms that already exist in your area. Do a little bit of research and find out which companies have a great uniform and which have a uniform that fails to impress. If you share good corporate links with the companies in your area, this shouldn’t be too difficult. There are few things as useful as peer to peer information, so use this kind of advice wisely. If there’s a well designed company uniform in your area that you’re really very impressed by, find out who manufactured it and give them a call. Let them know that you heard about their services through word of mouth or the recommendation of another company and you might even get a discount.
Talk It Out
It is vital that you are able to communicate efficiently with your uniform manufacturer. Its job might be to advise you on your uniform, but it does not have the authority to decide for you. As the head of the company, you should feel free to ask a manufacturer lots of questions regarding the design and creation of your uniform. You should, in turn, be asked a lot of questions about what it is you want and what it is you are expecting from the process. Before deciding to work with a manufacturer, you should talk to the individuals responsible for the creation of your uniform. If communication is guarded or actively discouraged – find another manufacturer.
Go For Assured Quality
One of the very best ways to distinguish between the average manufacturers and the top quality ones is to look at what they create, says Impego.com. Manufacturers like Matrix Uniforms who are responsible for the creation of high priority uniforms like nurse’s scrubs, doctor’s coats and school uniforms tend to work to much higher standards. It makes sense – if a company can create suitable medical uniforms, they must be able to produce high quality items. If it comes to a choice between a manufacturer that only creates commercial uniforms and a manufacturer that is also responsible for medical wear – you’re probably best opting for the latter.
Look For Accreditation
According to Entertainment Media journalist Keira Rose, all credible manufacturers should have their policies readily available on their websites. It is important that you look for and carefully read through this policy – it is the only document that outlines a manufacturer’s promise to uphold ethical practices. If you cannot find a policy on a manufacturer’s website, ask them for a paper copy. If you are refused, you are advised to find another manufacturer as soon as possible.