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Brand Transparency: Consumer Trust

In the dog-eat-dog world that is business in the 21st century, having a unique selling point is crucial. Of course, all companies want to be able to lay claim to a continual flow of new customers. However, in many instances, retaining the ones they currently have is more than half the battle. We are no […]

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The Unsung Heroes: A Look Behind the Scenes of Fashion

The world has sat back and witnessed some remarkable events throughout the past century. In 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. stood on the podium in Washington and pronounced ‘I Have a Dream’, during what was described as the ‘greatest demonstration for freedom in history’. In 1995, on South African soil, the Springboks triumphed in the […]

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Train Services Around the World

Agatha Christie wrote about them, Alfred Hitchcock directed them, and the O’Jays sang about them — yes, we’re talking about trains. First invented in 1804, the humble train, which, initially depended on genuine horsepower to help it negotiate its way through the countryside landscape has developed into one of the eco-friendliest methods of travel in […]

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Most Attractive Industries to Work In

Have you ever been subject to the age-old cliché, ‘if you could go back and start over, what would you do as a career?’ Unfortunately for many of us, the once childhood dream of developing a right foot like that of Wayne Rooney, the voice box of Adele, or the relaxing tones of David Attenborough […]

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PCIAW Industry Awards 2019

JSD are proud to announce 2 significant awards received for PCIAW at this prestigious event in London.

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Most Iconic Brand Uniforms

Perhaps the most embarrassing mistake you can make while out shopping is tapping someone on the shoulder, asking them if they could check out the back and see if they ‘have this in a size small’, only to discover they don’t actually work there. We are all guilty of this, and it’s an easy mistake […]

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How fashion brands are approaching sustainability

Many businesses have come under criticism for their approach on environmental issues, with some consumers even switching their most loyal brands to competitors as a result. But innovative businesses are now quickly realising that deploying an eco-conscious tangential change in their material sourcing is what the consumers of 2019 want. Sustainability within retail refers to […]

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How much influence does work attire have on productivity?

What we wear in the workplace is something that is quite often debated and discussed. Over time, employees of varying industries have kitted themselves out with what their employers think is both practical for more industrious-based jobs and smart in client-facing jobs. But with rules and attitudes changing all the time on how we approach […]

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Gender and Influence: How its changed over time

Before 1972, men dominated the helms of the Fortune 500 (the 500 largest corporations in the United States), with not one woman entering the frame. Enter Katharine Graham, who, after initially getting snubbed of the reigns by her father – passing it instead to son-in-law Phillip – became chair in 1963, and went on to […]

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Jermyn Street Design Win JET2.com’s ‘Great Service Award’

Celebrations are in order here at Jermyn Street Design! We have achieved the Great Service Award from JET2.com, the second largest low-cost airline in the UK. As a market leader in bespoke corporate workwear, we were able to take their holiday and airline uniforms to extreme heights for the first time in January 2018. Jane […]

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What to Wear to the Office Christmas Party?

Our Top Tips for the Perfect Christmas Party Outfit The Christmas party season is fast approaching and after a long year at work, it’s time to get your glad rags on and let your hair down at the work Christmas party. But what to wear? Navigating the work do dress code can be a precarious […]

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Uniform Design Does Not have to be Timeless

From the excesses of the 80’s to the functional, global workwear needed today, JSD have been designing uniforms for top corporations for nearly 40 years. In the early 80’s, it was still very rare to see designer uniforms, especially in the UK. Most employers bought cheaply made, off-the-shelf uniforms, often made from synthetic fabrics like […]

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Positively Shaping Corporate Workwear

Is your company’s uniform body positive? Is it inclusive and fit for purpose? Specialist uniform designers have the expertise to produce stylish, comfortable and affordable corporate workwear to fit your workforce, whatever their size and shape. Full figure fashion revolution It’s not just fashion trends that change, body shapes are changing too. People are not […]

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Staff Uniforms: What Matters Most to Your Staff?

In the Line of Duty:what do employees really love and hate about their team uniform? We interviewed retail and restaurant staff at London’s biggest shopping mall to find out. Taking the time to undertake staff interviews as part of the uniform design process helps to ensure that your new corporate uniform will not only look […]

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Celebrating Success at the Professional Clothing Awards

JSD are celebrating after bringing home a clutch of trophies from the prestigious Professional Clothing Awards 2018. Best Workwear Design – Ocado Our Bespoke Workwear Range for Ocado, featuring advanced performance fabrics for a range of high visibility, layered workwear resulted in a win in the “Best Design for Workwear” category.  The judges were impressed […]

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Football Fever – Team Kit and the Power in a Uniform

Football fashion – The power in a uniform Even before the first kick of the World Cup, competition between the teams is already fierce. Over what you ask? Who has the best team strip, of course. Or, as we would say, their uniforms. The creative design process follows much the same pattern as for any […]

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Dress Codes or Uniform? – How to Decide

Dress Codes can be more trouble than they are worth. Don’t dismiss investing in staff uniforms before reading this… With many businesses moving towards more relaxed dress codes at work or none at all, and even traditional customer-facing organisations, where uniforms have always been a staple, dressing down their workwear to be more flexible and […]

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Why Invest in a High End Uniform?

8 Reasons why you should invest in a high-end staff uniform People often say that what you wear says a lot about who you are. So by that assumption, what uniform you choose for your staff says a lot about who you are as a brand and as an employer. A well-designed, bespoke, high quality […]

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21st Century Punks: Hospitality Staff Uniforms Get a Transformation

New Street Food Concept Restaurant Showcases Punk Uniforms as Antidote to Hipster Culture JSD recently received a brief from a new concept restaurant chain to design a uniform that would both showcase their brand and provide the latest in practical features. Background: The street food scene has been taken over by slick-bearded hipsters who have […]

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Connected Threads – Fabric Technology and Workwear

E-textiles open up an exciting future for Corporate Uniform Design Smart fabrics was one of the biggest talking points at the recent Paris Fabric shows – Premiere Vision and TexWorld. The upcoming WEAR 2018 conference in New York will also focus on emerging trends in smart fabrics and wearable tech. While these areas are still […]

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New Year, New Look: How Do You Know When It’s Time To Change Your Company Uniform?

Is It Time To Replace Your Staff Uniform? Among the many well-meaning resolutions we make come the start of January, one of the most common is wanting to improve our looks or update our wardrobe. Have you taken a look at your corporate workwear lately and considered whether it’s ripe for a makeover? Here are […]

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New Uniforms for Ocado

JSD are delighted to let you know that we recently redesigned the uniform for Ocado.  This was a complex brief for a bespoke uniform that worked well for staff in all weathers, climbing in and out of their vans to make deliveries and using performance fabrics to cope with the challenges that posed.  You can […]

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Modernising the Most Recognisable Uniform of All!

JSD Called in to Modernise the Most Recognisable Corporate Uniform of them all! This winter the JSD uniform design elves have been busier than ever.  We’ve been called on to redesign the most iconic set of staff uniform ever, or at least we thought it might be time for an upgrade and decided to have […]

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Gender Neutral Fashion: Should it Influence your Uniform Design?

Can Uniform Designs Really Be Gender Neutral? As Retail Week asks whether retailers should abandon gender labels, we examine how gender fluidity translates to corporate uniform design. Societal norms are changing. As part of a drive for gender equality, there is growing demand to break down gender stereotypes and for children, not assign them in […]

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Premiere Vision: A Designer’s Perspective

Twice a year, JSD’s uniform design team head to Paris for Premiere Vision – a global event for fashion professionals that attracts over 60,000 leading fashion designers and buyers. While there, they also spend some time at neighbouring Texworld, with a heavier focus on mills from Asia and Far East. Last month, armed with a […]

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