Things to consider when investing in staff uniforms

Between the warmer temperatures and freedom of holiday breaks from work and school, brick and mortar businesses notice an increase in foot traffic during these summer months. Other industries also observe a pre-Christmas business serge which welcome new customers into the database. Their lasting impression and experience with a business could be the difference between a one-off customer and one who returns. First impressions count and staff uniform appearance can be the difference between a professional first impression and one that’s not.

Staff uniforms must serve a dual purpose of functionality and professionalism so staff are comfortable and their job is not restricted, and appearance is top-notch.

Below are three things to consider when looking for a staff uniform for the summer.

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Consider Your Industry

When thinking about the uniforms or apparel requirements of your business take what type of work you are doing into consideration when purchasing. Working in different environments will naturally impact on the type of products required. If you’re unsure it’s best to speak with your local EmbroidMe store about options best suited for your business. Working in the outdoors, food industry, and flammable areas will each require different products in their own right.

Consider the Product Specifications

With a wealth of products available choice can quickly become overwhelming and deciphering the product codes can become confusing. Products have different feature ratings such as breathability and longevity so you’ll want to get this right to obtain the ‘perfect fit’ for your organisation.

Consider the Branding

Your industry and business will impact the type of uniform branding your organisation requires. For example, hospitality may require a high quality embroidered logo on the left chest to be easily recognised, while tradesmen might require a name, role, business logo on both the front and back of each garment so they’re easily identifiable.

EmbroidMe doesn’t only brand shirts but can supply them too, and often at a competitive rate! EmbroidMe is a network of branding solution companies specialising in branded clothing and promotional products. In fact, we’re New Zealand’s largest branded apparel group so we’re confident that we’ll be able to find the best solution for your business to Get Noticed.

For further advice on sourcing the right staff uniform talk to our team today and consider the points above before making your next purchase.

Workwear Promotion

Health and safety laws are being discussed in parliament and will likely bring changes to legislation, so our focus over August and September is all about workwear. Workwear includes more than hi vis, in fact it incorporates retail, hospitality, and trades uniforms. Staff must be comfortable while at work and they require a uniform that perfectly caters for the industry they are in.

Give us a call today to discuss different workwear options to suit your business. Furthermore when you call us, ask about our special workwear offer as you may be eligible!

Visit our website for more information on workwear clothing or to find your nearest store!


Workwear, More Than Hi-Vis Clothing

Workwear is often closely associated with hi-vis clothing and while this is true it does not encompass the breadth of clothing options available for various business industries. Workwear clothing ranges from retail, hospitality, and trades people uniforms, to heavy duty construction apparel and clothing for workers in the great outdoors. Staff need to be comfortable while looking professional, so it’s important to get clothing that’s both functional and smart. With such a range of available products the choices can be overwhelming so this article separates workwear into three categories to help with the decision making process.

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Many industries require durable, professional, and high quality team uniforms that staff can wear while at work. This is essential for hospitality staff working in restaurants, cafes, and entertainment venues such as cinemas. Team uniforms can include shirts, aprons, caps, pants, vests, jackets, and much more.

Smart casual workwear is also ideal for the other services including couriers, cleaners, and other specialist technicians. Across the range of products available we have a style that is perfect for your brand and team.

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The trades industry has high demand on uniforms as staff often navigate confined spaces, operate in dirty environments, and also need to look professional when greeting clients. Each clothing range has different styles, sizing, and colours so is important to get the combination right. We have products that are perfect for builders, electricians, and plumbers. We have a showroom full of garments we welcome you to come in a view.

Warehouse staff and outdoor workers can also have the same demands on staff uniforms as they operate in varying environments and climates. Warehouses can get incredibly cold in winter and hot in summer, so staff require a uniform that caters for both extremes. This is the same for yardmen, school caretakers, and gardeners. Uniforms and outdoor workwear apparel must be easily customised to reflect the weather.

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Construction workwear is more specialist as it must meet stringent health and safety requirements for specific applications. Road worker apparel have different requirements to those operating heavy machinery. Hi vis clothing can include jackets, vests, shirts, polos, and pants, making the apparel options numerous. Health and safety laws are being discussed in parliament and this will likely bring legislation changes. Ensure staff are seen, safe, and compliant. We supply and brand a wealth of different health and safety and hi vis clothing options, so speak to your local EmbroidMe team to discuss options. Construction apparel can be highly durable, waterproof, comfortable, and easily seen. This is vital for operators of heavy machinery including trucks, forklifts, and earthmoving machinery, as they work in the changing climates. Whether working in the cold of winter, the rain of spring, or the heat of summer, there are workwear apparel products suitable for your business!

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Corporate wear, Clothing uniforms and Great Looking Embroidery!

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Every point of contact with customers or potential customers formulates an impression that fits into their broader perception about your company. Since every interaction with the brand can have an influence on the bottom line, embroidered Clothing uniforms and shirts from EmbroidMe are a great way for a company to project a professional and uniformed image.

In today’s competitive marketplace, a good Clothing uniforms image could prove to be the difference in winning out over the competition.

Employees are ambassadors of a company’s brand. We generally notice professionally dressed employees in embroidered or garment printed Clothing uniforms with a company logo. Make sure your staff are well presented when visiting a potential customer’s office. The first or last impression will remain and always help your business make the difference compared to a competitors whose image is poor or his or hers Clothing uniforms lacks any company branding.

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If this is the first point of contact for both companies that are trying to win the customer over, which company is more likely to get the job based on best impressions?

Smart clothing uniforms tend to give an excellent impression that can be perpetuated throughout every point of contact with that customer. It will help develop a positive impression and an overall positive image of the company and brand.

Embroidered clothing uniforms can help build and maintain the company’s image both in the eyes of the customer and within the organisation. Smart uniforms and mens and womens clothing uniforms gives employees a sense of ownership and pride in the company and can contribute to a high level of employee commitment. The investment in company clothing uniforms can be justified by their high visibility and branding impact.

According to a study by the Advertising Speciality Institute, each company clothing uniforms generates an average of 365 advertising impressions per month.

From dress shirts to polo shirts and everything in between, the experts at EmbroidMe can help determine which style best fits the culture and budget of the company. They can help with fabric, colour, and brand selection, along with positioning and sizing of the logo.

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Our Clothing Supplier Biz Corporates have an excellent selection of modern and classic corporate wear. The Biz Corporate range is designed for all types of businesses for example; Corporate wear, Clothing uniforms, Hospitality, Hotels, Bars, Restaurants, Retail uniforms, Casinos, Clubs, Healthcare, Medical, Sales Reps and much more. The range includes mens and womens suits, dress trousers to skirts, shirts and jackets. Create a sleek professional look with this contemporary range.

Here at EmbroidMe, we can show you samples and help you find the best apparel to meet your needs.

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Excellent Reasons to Purchase Embroidered Polo Shirts

Do you need to improve your professional image? Custom Embroidered Polo Shirts look professional and will help to advertise your company all year round. Perfect for all types of businesses, sports clubs and organisations. Present your brand in style with custom embroidered polo shirts.

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For corporate and promotional events and for your staff to wear at work and home. There are many reasons to purchase excellent quality embroidered polo shirts.

Promote Your Corporate Logo and Message – To make sure you get your business brand noticed with signs and printing make sure you also use clothing and apparel you and your team will be proud to wear. Embroidered polo shirts can be worn at work or at home on the weekend. Promotional advertising all year round. Whatever your business or industry, custom embroidered polo shirts can increase your brand awareness by establishing your corporate logo on all your employee uniforms.

Look Professional at all times. When your employees wear a uniform, it represents your business as a winning team.

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First impressions count! Make sure your employees look professional with a sense of pride and excellent company service values. Always essential in promoting your business reputation for high standards of excellence. If your employees are out and about meeting customers it helps to maintain your professional image when they all sport the same trusted company logo.

We also have embroidered polo shirts for kids. Are your kids always losing clothing items from school? Have their name embroidered on polo shirts and t shirts and you could help them to make sure they keep their sports gear.

Sports days will be more fun when you and your team all wear fantastic looking uniforms and casual wear before and after the game. Embroidered polo shirts look great!

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For work or leisure events – Look great for work day outs, like golf or a BBQ. Or motivate your staff to sign up for a fund raising marathon or 10 km challenge. You could rally your employees and friends with embroidered polo shirts for every member of your team. From personalised sports wear 100% polyester to embroidered logo t shirts, you can get everyone in the winning team spirit.

If you are looking for high-quality custom embroidered polo shirts, you can find a range of custom clothing and accessories from our seven EmbroidMe Showrooms through out New Zealand. With an excellent range of quality apparel to match all budgets, EmbroidMe can dress the best in the business! No order to tall or small for this trusted printing and embroidery specialist.

EmbroidMe offer a fantastic range of Polo Shirts, including short sleeved, long sleeved made of 100% cotton, cotton / polyester mix or 100% polyester. We have many different colours and a wide choice of fashion styles. Call today for a free no-obligation quotation.

Here at EmbroidMe, we can show you samples and help you find the best apparel to meet your needs.

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Cold Weather Apparel

Are you looking for clothing to keep you warm?

Water proof-breathable fabric has become very popular in the area of protective clothing and sportswear in cold weather. For these materials, the protection level against water is known to have an inverse relationship with the vapour permeability, or breathability.

In other words, textile material of more open structure would show high air permeability and low water resistance, while that of compact structure would show opposite characteristics.

There are three types of waterproof fabrics including impermeable fabrics that prevent all permeation of aerosols, liquids, vapours and gases. Another is water repellent fabrics that repel splash of liquids and permeate gas or vapour.

The other is water-proof/breathable fabrics which can prevent liquid phases and permeate gas or vapours.

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Both the water resistance and the vapour transmission are very important for user comfort. The water resistant fabric with low vapour transmission would build up humidity and sweat under the garment very quickly, possibly causing the hyperthermia.

Hence, there is need of developing a waterproof-breathable fabric that can block water while exhibiting a certain level of vapour/permeability.

Here at EmbroidMe, we can show you samples and help you find the best apparel to meet your needs.

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Winter Jackets Promotion at EmbroidMe

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Contact our EmbroidMe Showrooms in Albany Auckland, Auckland City West, Newmarket Auckland, East Tamaki Auckland, Hamilton, Rotorua and EmbroidMe Dunedin.

Call today on 0800 773 330.

Don’t miss out on our latest promotion for winter jackets!

Now until 31 May, while stocks last.



We have an excellent selection of quality jackets for work or leisure. If you need to replace an old jacket or update your uniform for your staff, make sure you speak to our friendly and experienced staff. Keep dry and warm with our corporate casual jackets, fleece jackets, rain proof jackets, sports jackets, vests, wet weather active jackets, polar fleece and winter jackets range. Promote your business and brand with your jacket with your company logo! We use the latest Embroidery technology to embroider your company logo on any winter jacket, fleece or vest jacket. Call us today!

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Do you wear High Visibility Polo shirts or Fluoro work wear?

safety wear clothingEmbroidMe is one of the largest computerised embroidery for apparel franchises in the world with over 300 locations in 10 countries.

Are you in-line with the new High Visibility standards? Do you wear High Visibility Polo shirts or Fluoro work wear? Then this new high visibility standard affects you. Many High Visibility shirts will no longer be compliant as of 31/08/2012, so how can you be sure that your work wear is still safe? Check with your local EmbroidMe store to confirm if it meets the new standards. The principal change from old the version of this standard is the more rigorous specification in the amount of high visibility material required on a garment for daytime visibility. 3 things you need to know to keep you safe! Read More…

3 things you need to know to keep you safe!

1. Is your work wear compliant to AS/NZS 4602.1:2011? This standard relates to the design of the garment and specifically the amount of high visibility material on the front and back of your gear. Check the garment labels to see if it is compliant to the new standard AS/NZS 4602.1:2011 for high visibility safety garments.

2. Is the Fluoro colour compliant to AS/NZS 1906.4? This standard relates to the specific colour and material of your work gear.

3. Are you sun safe? Does your work wear comply with AS/NZS 4399 standard for sun protective clothing? Check with your EmbroidMe store on the UV rating of the garments.

Here in New Zealand the first EmbroidMe Store was opened in 2006 and to date we have seven EmbroidMe Stores providing professional embroidery services throughout the country.

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New AS/NZS standard: high visibility safety garments

The new Australian and New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 4602.1:2011 High visibility safety garments — Garments for high risk applications supersedes the 1999 standard and does not have any reference to particular types and styles. This has been done so as to give the designer as much flexibility as possible in selecting a suitable garment design to meet different needs as regards weather conditions, type of work, and to be innovative in devising means of encouraging users to wear the garments properly.

The new standard calls for garments to have an unbroken area of fluorescent fabric across the torso, and although the total area of fluorescent fabric is the same as the previous standard, no non-fluorescent fabrics or design features can cut across the torso area. The fluorescent fabric must be used right round the chest area, covering an area of 0.2 square metres at both front and back when measured from shoulder to waist.

The new standard also recommends the use of extra reflective tape on high visibility areas such as wrist, elbow, knee and ankle, because it makes it easier for drivers to distinguish wearers where there are also reflective surfaces on road cones and signs. The new Standard is intended for situations where visibility is critical, usually because of the presence of moving vehicles or machinery. Source: Standards New Zealand. *The new high-visibility standards AS/NZS 4602.1:2011 become effective August, 2012.

All our EmbroidMe Stores are 100% New Zealand owned and operated and know the importance of brand awareness, corporate identity, branded apparel and the importance it has on the business bottom line.

You can order one t-shirt as a gift with personalised embroidery or t shirt printing to hundreds of promotional t-shirts, branded uniforms, caps hats and business clothing.

EmbroidMe business owners and staff are committed to providing exceptional embroidery for apparel and t shirt printing services for each and every customer.

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Gifts for the Festive Season. Barbeque time is almost here!

Friday, for the last post of the week and to get you into weekend mode, lets talk about a Kiwi Tradition, “The BBQ!”

All the EmbroidMe Showrooms can supply you the Grill Mate BBQ Apron from The Range which includes an apron, detachable bottle opener, padded oven mitt, accessory front pocket, beverage holder pocket to hold a can or bottle for the thirsty masterchefs. The Range also supplies the Stainless Steel BBQ Set Case including Stainless steel BBQ utensils with rubber grip handles for easy use. The aluminium case is supplied with a metal badge suitable for engraving.

A must for that Kiwi Man or Woman who are the barbeque connoisseurs amongst us!

The Source apron range is also ideal for restaurants and in the home. Why not have your own aprons for all the family with custom embroidery with your names! Also ideal for your hospitality business and as a promotional gift for your customers!

Here are several examples of what you can find at our EmbroidMe Showrooms.

Here at EmbroidMe, we can show you samples and help you find the best apparel and promotional products to meet your needs.

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