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Build Positive Brand Awareness with Plastic-Free Workwear

Sustainable workwear is entering the business space as more and more employers are seeking ethical choices. Eco-friendly uniforms not only reduce the use of plastic but also promote fair working conditions and a sustainable supply chain. They are more durable and have an extended lifespan that only adds to the design and comfort of the […]

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Why You Need to Invest in Sustainable Trade Workwear Right Now

Trade workwear has the power to foster a positive brand image and promote safety and well-being for your employees. Workwear has evolved to embody not only quality but also sustainable production that ensures durable, long-lasting uniforms. That’s why organisations are investing in longevity and sustainability of workwear as a doorway to thriving business in a […]

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Reducing Stress at the Workplace with a New Approach

Work-related stress is still a pressing issue that employers need to address. A survey by CIPD shows that 79% of people have been absent from work due to stress. This number reaches 91% in organisations with over 250 employees. While organisations are taking certain steps to reduce stress in the workplace, we wonder about how […]

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The Role of Workwear in Brand Building

As companies start taking a more considered approach to uniform design, we look at the vital part it plays in a brand’s identity, plus why the workwear aesthetic is crossing over into fashion and culture more broadly The origins of work uniforms can be traced all the way back to the middle ages, when workers […]

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The Importance of a Happy Workforce

3,507 is the average number of days that a British person spends at work over their lifetime. The fact that we spend over 10 years of our whole life at the workplace means only one thing: we need to love what we do. Employees play a vital role in any company. They represent your brand […]

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Longevity Vs Fast Fashion: The New Cool

Consumers are becoming increasingly aware of climate issues, with the eco-friendly movement instilling an eco-conscious mindset into consumers. One of the main industries to take its toll on the environment is fashion. But as people’s eco-awareness is rising, we start asking ourselves how can we switch from fast fashion to more sustainable fashion choices? What’s […]

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Can Workwear Promote Unity and Equality at the Workplace?

Workwear follows a long history. The Victorian era was defined by boiler suits and aprons. During the 19th century, male professionals sported a classic suit and tie look, while dresses and skirts were a staple look for women. Later, fashion really did come through the workplace with the iconic Chanel suit and the jeans and […]

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What Are the Benefits of a Sustainable Supply Chain?

Sustainability is an integral part of the business models of leading organisations these days. They’re urged to implement corporate sustainability by not only consumers but also investors, government regulations, competitors, and even employees. But eco-friendly initiatives that focus only on the internal operations of a company won’t go a long way. Instead, organisations are prompted […]

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Why your uniform can be any colour, but it must be green

Reduce, re-use, recycle – all good for the environment, but also good for the bottom line. Specialist rail sector uniform supplier Jermyn Street Design (jSD) should know, as the company has been creating sustainable uniforms for over four decades. Three major rail companies, Eurostar, GWR and South Western Railway, have collaborated with jSD to develop increasingly […]

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Why Sustainable PPE Became a Must for Our Business

Our environment is currently facing decay, and the facts are there. Did you know that we’re currently using the equivalent of 1.5 Earths to provide us with the resources we need and to absorb our waste? By 2025 it’s predicted that we will need the equivalent of three Earths to sustain us if we keep […]

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40 Years of jSD: An Interview With Susanne Malim

Jermyn Street Design is an award-winning designer and manufacturer of outstanding uniforms. Founded 40 years ago, jSD creates bespoke uniforms that carry each brand’s identity while taking their individual needs into consideration. Here, we speak to founder Susanne Malim about jSD and the company’s journey and successes so far, as well as its impact on […]

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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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