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How fashion brands are approaching sustainability

17 April 2019 | 0 Comments

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 the sourcing of eco-friendly materials that make up the fabrics used in clothing. Other factors […]
Gender and Influence: How its changed over time

13 February 2019 | 0 Comments

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 attain that title nine years later. Four decades later, women’s rise in power and influence […]
What to Wear to the Office Christmas Party?

12 November 2018 | 0 Comments

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 business. It can be tricky gauging the right tone for your work party outfit. You […]
Uniform Design Does Not have to be Timeless

4 October 2018 | 0 Comments

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 crimplene and polyester. A badge, logo, crude colours and bad cutting were all that differentiated […]
Positively Shaping Corporate Workwear

13 September 2018 | 0 Comments

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 just getting bigger, we are also curvier. Leading the charge are celebrities like the Kardashian […]
Staff Uniforms: What Matters Most to Your Staff?

1 August 2018 | 0 Comments

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 good but perform its function, that your staff will feel comfortable wearing it and better […]
Celebrating Success at the Professional Clothing Awards

26 June 2018 | 0 Comments

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 with our submission outlining how we developed not only a truly bespoke, advanced performance uniform […]
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 […]

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