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Football Fever – Team Kit and the Power in a Uniform

21 June 2018 | 0 Comments

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 corporate or staff uniform. There’s a client, a brand, aesthetics, comfort and guidelines. The only […]
Dress Codes or Uniform? – How to Decide

8 June 2018 | 0 Comments

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 individual, you might think that your business doesn’t need to invest in a uniform. After […]
Why Invest in a High End Uniform?

13 May 2018 | 0 Comments

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 uniform may seem like a big outlay, but you should treat it as an investment […]
21st Century Punks: Hospitality Staff Uniforms Get a Transformation

1 April 2018 | 0 Comments

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 turned the tradition of hygiene-light, greasy roadside snacks into a corporate niche, taken over by […]
Connected Threads – Fabric Technology and Workwear

9 March 2018 | 0 Comments

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 quite new, they present opportunities for uniform design in the near future. These are exciting […]
Modernising the Most Recognisable Uniform of All!

12 December 2017 | 0 Comments

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 a go. Since Thomas Nast drew Santa for Harper’s Weekly in 1881, and Coca Cola […]
Designing Individuality into Corporate Uniforms

17 July 2017 | 0 Comments

With Wimbledon officials strictly enforcing the players’ “all whites” dress code, you’d be forgiven for thinking that here in the UK, we are still sticklers for formal attire at every level of society. However, times are changing! How  are corporate wear designers bringing laid back style and individuality to uniforms? In the workplace and in the retail space, corporate wear and uniforms are dressing down and becoming more relaxed. In […]
Dressing for Success? Decoding a Politician’s Wardrobe

23 May 2017 | 0 Comments

Seems only a year ago we were at the voting booths and here we are back again! With election season in full swing, we thought it would be a good time to train our eye on the world of political workwear. Like it or not, what you wear speaks volumes about you. In many ways, politicians dress like office workers. They don’t have a uniform but like many offices, the […]
Design Trends in Corporate Workwear Part 2

6 March 2017 | 0 Comments

In part 1 of this blog, we looked at which design trends we can expect to see in corporate workwear in 2017. There’s a return to 80s styling for women and 50s styling for men. Last year’s athleisure and utilitarian high street looks are set to continue and are spreading to uniform styles. The desire for more expression of individuality came through in more hand-finished, customised embellishments.   In part […]