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Celebrating 40 years of AWARD WINNING DESIGN

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12 steps to a sustainable uniform

For forty years Jermyn Street Design (jSD) has helped clients to lead innovation in the design of their uniforms, not least in the critical contribution that clothes can make to sustainability. Here, jSD Founder Susanne Malim outlines 12 simple steps to enable any business to eliminate the operational, cost and other obstacles to sustainability throughout […]

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Exploring the Importance of Ethical Manufacturing

Businesses can have a significant impact on the environment, the lives of their staff, and the community they are based in. For manufacturers, this idea holds significance. While their business can provide essential products for consumers and other businesses, their environmental footprint can be overbearing. But how can manufacturers achieve the status of an ethical […]

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How Workwear Clothing Will Help Healthcare Sustainability

Investments in public health will form the foundation of recovery for a post-pandemic world. The importance of healthcare staff’s well-being and the role of clean and positive healing environments has been key during a period of intense pressure. However, while healthcare staff and facilities recuperate from the difficulties of 2020 and 2021, we must also […]

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Wearer Well-being: How much could work uniforms help staff save?

Matching together work-appropriate outfits to wear Monday to Friday tends to be a rather stressful and expensive process for the most of us- let alone the investments we make for our weekend clothing attire too.  Although having the freedom to choose what we want to wear at work every day is an exciting concept, those […]

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Sustainability in the Fashion World: Will the Pandemic Help Achieve This?

The pandemic has drastically impacted the fashion industry over the course of 2020. With non-essential stores being forced to close temporarily, the relationship between the fashion industry, clothing stores, and consumers has been put to the test. In comparison to 2019, retail sales of clothing decreased by 27 per cent in 2020 according to the […]

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How Reusable PPE Could Save Your Business Thousands

Personal protective equipment (PPE) has become a staple of our everyday lives. More than a year on from the first case of COVID-19 being recorded in the UK, masks and aprons have become the norm. In businesses across the country and the globe, this equipment is providing essential protection for staff and consumers – the […]

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Size Matters

” A functional uniform is now not only a matter of appearance, comfort and productivity but more than ever, safety too”  Self-sizing smartphone apps and motion capture technology have revolutionised uniform manufacturing technology. Trying on a garment ultimately remains the best way for the individual wearer to size themselves accurately. But even this method, which […]

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How COVID-19 Changed Uniforms

COVID-19 has brought many challenges for people and industries all over the world. However, some sectors have had to adapt and reinvent themselves more drastically than others, one of them being the uniform sector. The new normal in the majority of work environments is to be covered in some form of PPE. Customers are no […]

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PPE Positive, Protective and Expressive

PPE needn’t be viewed as a hindrance or an afterthought, saysAnn Dowdeswell, Sales & Marketing Director of Jermyn Street Design, leading provider of custom uniforms and workwear. SMART INVESTMENT in personal protective equipment (PPE) and personal protective uniforms (PPU) help build trust, brand and business value. “We are committed to using our design skills, knowledge […]

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Build trust + protect

The right mask can build brand trust, help protect business and promote the safety and well-being of your staff, customers and the community at large. Don’t let the wrong mask be a business barrier. Talk to Jermyn Street Design [jSD] about our custom masks and snoods designed for the specific needs of customer-facing staff in […]

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The OCADO Award Winning Uniform Features in the PIC Magazine

Delivery personnel are very much the face of Ocado – the online grocery store and one of the UK’s top ten fastest-growing brands [see BRANDZTM THE UK’s TOP PERFORMING BRANDS 2019]. The well-being and appearance of these staff is critical to the success of this high-performance company. The OCADO Award Winning Uniform Features in the PIC Magazine […]

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Week 5: We have insufficient stock (the importance of a first class stock platform)

Whenever a company is buying in quantity there is room for negotiations on the per unit price.  Maximising a company’s buying power so that it has enough on-site workwear is key to being prepared for your company’s uniform needs.  Along with maximising the buying powers, ensuring that they also have a robust inventory platform is […]

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Uniforms and cultural identity (embracing diversity in the workplace)

The religious and cultural identity of an employee can have a direct impact on their productivity and performance at work.  A failure to recognise these aspects of an employee’s life can easily transmit to a lack of thought or a lack of acceptance of the employee’s heritage.  Progressive employers in today’s market embrace the religious […]

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Week 3: My Uniform Doesn’t Allow Me to Express Myself (uniforms with choice)

In the 21st century, the importance of the individual and freedom of expression has been drummed into our heads from a very young age. Our differences are something to be celebrated, not hidden nor denied. To that end, a uniform may appear to be, on the surface, the very antithesis of individuality. A company seeking […]

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Week 2: My Uniform Is Uncomfortable (the importance of designing for size and body shape)

Well Designed Corporate Uniforms can deliver a major brand boost to your business and create pride in the wearer. However, if they’re poorly designed and not fit for purpose, the effect can be equally as damaging to your company’s reputation. An ill-fitting uniform can cause limitations to work performance and productivity, reducing the level of company […]

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jSD blog series: Common Complaints About Corporate Uniforms

“During our 40 years in the Corporate Wear Industry, JSD has been faced with challenges of every size and shape. No question the Covid crisis has required us to take special measures  to come up with a fit for purpose response. With such a focus on safety in everything we do as we come out […]

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Designing Re-useable Facemasks

At jSD, as an established supplier of PPE to NHS and other frontline workers, we have been pioneering PPU (Personal Protective Uniforms).  As part of the initiative to incorporate protective elements into our bespoke corporate uniforms, we have tasked ourselves to find the most effective and durable materials that will protect our clients staff, while […]

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PPE & Your workplace

It’s a well-known fact that PPE will not only provide protection for your staff, it also makes them feel valued and increases morale.  That confidence in our employers has never been so necessary as now, as we contemplate returning to the workplace in a post-Covid market.  Since the 1992 legislation passed requiring employers to provide […]

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Designing PPE for Real People at Work

The BBC website has been highlighting a cause close to our hearts at jSD – how to design clothing for real people at work. Clothes that are fit for purpose and fit all shapes and sizes. PPE ‘designed for women’ needed on frontline PPE is no different – one size does not fit all. No-one […]

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Charlotte McHardy talks complexities of PPE sourcing & distribution on CNBC

With the challenges of the Corona pandemic widening, at jSD we took the opportunity to evaluate where our global supply chain could potentially meet the growing demand for personal protective equipment (PPE). As a company, we fully audit all of our supply partners across the globe to ensure they meet our high standards, both in […]

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David Lloyd Offers Up It’s Largest Gyms as Hospitals

David Lloyd Health Clubs are joining the frontline of assisting the government in their preparation for further COVID-19 patients. Having worked with David Lloyd for over 12 years, we weren’t surprised to hear that they are in discussion with the government to open up their larger health clubs as field hospitals to help combat the […]

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Dyson Rises to National Challenge with New Portable Ventilator

British companies have historically risen to the challenge of national crisis with resolve and inventiveness.  This statement could not ring more true than when applied to [jSD]’s new global client Dyson who have, in a matter of days, designed and developed an entirely new portable ventilator specifically for COVID-19 patients. The new ventilator, aptly named […]

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COVID-19: CONTACT US IF YOU ARE ON THE FRONTLINE & NEED PPE

As a London-based designer and manufacturer of uniforms for international clients, Jermyn Street Design [jSD] is doing all we can to help address the shortage of Personal Protection Equipment [PPE] within UK hospitals and other frontline health services. Many of our clients have been working selflessly to help tackle COVID-19. Our own resources, supply-chain and experience […]

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IHG Offers Hotel Rooms to Homeless

At Jermyn Street Design, we know that clients come to us because of our quality business values and our emphasis on sustainability.  That’s why it is always a joy for us to highlight a long standing relationship with a client who goes above and beyond the call of duty in these precarious times. We have […]

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