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

6 February 2018 | 0 Comments

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 some of the most common reasons for companies to replace their uniforms. Time For A […]
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 […]
Gender Neutral Fashion: Should it Influence your Uniform Design?

28 October 2017 | 0 Comments

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 the first place. One obvious place to start is what we wear. When couture fashion […]