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01 02 03 01 When you sell cleanliness, it starts with a clean, professional-looking wardrobe for your team. Photo: DBL 02 A logo on professional clothing boosts the outward impact of the employer’s company image. Photo: Pionier Workwear 03 Besides design, on-the-job practicality and the available range of variations are key factors in the employees’ acceptance of workwear. Photo: CWS-boco workwear concept. Usually, several proposals are submitted, each these are just some of the key aspects that need to be sorted as with fabric and color swatches. Once the client has chosen, sample well. Adequately addressing these points is key to living up to clothing sets are manufactured and supplied to the customer for the promise of cleanliness and tidiness that a contract cleaning extensive testing as to functionality and wearability. If the test is services provider makes through the staff uniform. successful, the bespoke company workwear collection goes into Here, textile rental service providers can be of invaluable help. In production and is then delivered to the customer in the specified addition to delivering professional care specifically designed for sizes and quantities. work clothing, they can also assist with workwear selection when it comes to image aspects. With apparel rental companies, customers There are limitations – sometimes can choose the desired items and colors from a catalogue of general Going for custom apparel involves several important consider- clothing lines, which also include some specialized items. This ations, however. For one thing, you want to make sure you are also makes it easier to understand workwear characteristics and working with the right clothes manufacturer. Next, be aware that determine which type of functionality is actually required. What costs vary widely depending on the quantity of items you order. follows is an intensive wearability test to validate the workwear Lastly, the time factor cannot be ignored. If, for instance, you want choice. The next step is to determine the required sizes and fits your outdoor workwear to be waterproof but breathable, you will and address any specific alterations that might be necessary. need to source a supplier specialized in this area. Workwear Finally, the company logo and other emblems are applied to the featuring a Gore-Tex membrane is only available from licensed clothing. Locations that stand out – such as on the upper sleeve manufacturers. Another potential obstacle to company-specific or the side of the leg – are becoming quite popular. The important work clothing is the minimum order quantity. Very few vendors thing is to clarify well in advance to what extent a rental service spring into action for orders of less than 800 items. And it takes provider can offer these extras because the industry works with patience. Several months can pass between the needs analysis and standardized processes in many areas. In short, if you are looking the first wearability test. The same holds true for the time between for a very special design or special colors for your staff wardrobe, final approval and production. Since manufacturing, depending a specialized supplier will be your best bet. N on the manufacturer, is mostly done in Eastern Europe and Asia, Dipl.-Ing. Sabine Anton-Katzenbach | delivery times can easily exceed 16 weeks. markus.targiel@holzmann-medien.de Cleanliness sells cleanliness In practice it quickly becomes clear that ordering neat and professional-looking workwear is only the first step in enhancing Sabine Anton-Katzenbach the company’s image for the long term. Ensuring proper workwear Technical Textile Consulting |is a graduate textile engineer and freelance journalist. care, replacing clothing items and repairing damaged clothing – Phone +49 (0)700/72246326 | kontakt@sabineanton.de GLOBAL CLEANING | ISSUE 2016 63


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