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Seasonal Staff Workwear for Cumbria & Lake District Summers

Summer time blues – and greens and reds and … Staff workwear with a splash of colour

It’s exam time and that’s a sure sign that, in just a few weeks, there’ll be plenty of seasonal and temporary student workers joining companies across the country. So staff workwear & uniform solutions that are quick & convenient are the order of the day!

A Massive Visitor Economy for Northern Attractions

That is particularly true of Cumbria – with the scenic attractions of the Lake District and the classy village pubs and cafes of the Eden Valley so big a part of the visitor itinerary. Often overlooked in this picture is the vast army of people who also service the visitor economy throughout Lancashire; the Yokshire Dales and all along Hadrian’s Wall to the North East and Northumberland. That’s a lot of staff uniforms every year!

Some of our regular Stitch & Print customers in the hospitality and adventure activity industries invest in our uniform packs, even for seasonal staff workwear. Others are looking for a quick and simple staff uniform solution that doesn’t need a lot of cash outlay.

Pain Free Staff Workwear Solutions

Enter the apron… no it’s not some old style Bruce Lee lookalike B-movie title, it’s a simple and reusable answer to staff workwear woes and worries!

PR155 waist apron in blue. ideal for hospitality, bar and hotel work in Cumbria & North West

PR155 waist apron for catering and hospitality staff in the lakes and beyond

Whether for retail, catering, event or hospitality work; a smartly-pressed, logo embroidered apron can do a great job, it needn’t be expensive and there are no sizing issues.  Our range starts from just £8 each and we’ve no minimum order quantity for the personalisation or branding.

And, as for colours, we’ve white and black and everything in between.  Dark green is a popular colour, especially for anything to do with artisan food, and the burgundy red colour has proved popular too.  If you’d like advice on what will work best with your logo, please just give us a call.

An alternative that needn’t be expensive is an embroidered T-shirt or polo shirt.

pr610 Simple stylish blue poloshirt. Classic economical staff workwear solution for hospitality and the visitor economy.

Simple stylish blue poloshirt. Classic economical staff workwear solution.

Starting at just £10 each, our embroidered polo shirts will wash again and again, keep their shape and colour and look as smart at the end of the summer as they did on someone’s first day.

So don’t worry about what to do with workwear for new starters – we can turnaround an order in as little as 5 days – just get in touch asap to get things moving.

Work Outfits for Cumbria’s Workforce

work outfit pack 1: Sweatshirt, Fleece, polo shirts

Great value workwear packs. The economic solution to supplying Cumbria’s staff with clothes for work

Lots of seasonal staff are being added to your teams across the county and any of Cumbria’s businesses in this situation need a speedy solution to the annual need for work outfits. After all; however temporary the staff may be… your brand isn’t and you need to make sure that the work attire for all staff reflects your brand in the right light.

Pre-formatted staff uniform clothing and workwear outfits are an ideal way for a lot of companies – whether seasonal or new start businesses – to supply their staff with the essential clothes they need for work in the simplest way possible.  Our basic packages include a sweatshirt, a fleece and a number of polo shirts and, obviously, we can put together a combination of colours with your logo and branding in a superb value embroidered workwear package for your business.

Then, depending on whether your brand needs smart or casual work clothes; if you need to add jackets or gilets, trousers or smarter shirts, to finish off the look you are after, just let us know.

At Stitch & Print we’ve put together some of our most popular embroidered workwear packages and hammered down the price (shown here including the VAT for ease) to give you great value for money.  So your staff can look smart and professional from Day 1 without breaking the bank.

As an independent company ourselves, we’ve got total flexibility on our offers, so if what you see online isn’t quite what you’re after, it’s not a problem.  Tell us what you’d like in your bundle and we’ll put the pack together for you just the way you want.

Want them individually named for staff identification? No problem! Personalised work attire that has your brand and the staff ID can be delivered by embroidering or printing: as you prefer.

Want each pack individually bagged to make it easier to hand out to your staff? Easily done! You get the best workwear brands, packaged up any way that makes life easier for you from the friendliest and most responsive workwear supplier in the North West!

Contact us when you need staff uniforms and workwear outfits and make the most of our quality, range, service and value from the best supplier of workwear clothing online.

http://www.stitchandprint.co.uk/page/staff-uniforms/uniform-packs

Promotional Soft Toys for Marketing Cumbria Businesses

We don’t just supply workwear & clothing you know. At Stitch & Print we pride ourselves on being able to customise a huge range of promotional material, objects and products. As part of this we even stock a range of gorgeous promotional soft toys that can be printed or embroidered for business use or personalised gifts. The full range of promotional soft toys, bears and other items is available in our web brochure.

If you would like to find out more about how the soft toys can be customised, or would like an instant quote, either call us at our Cumbria shop or use the contact form from our website.

The First Teddy Bear

MM24 promotional teddy bear: Roosevelt's Marketing Legacy

Supersized Teddy Bear. Classic Promotional Soft Toys

Teddy bears are named after former US president Theodore Rosevelt who had the nickname Teddy. On a bear-hunting trip in 1902 Roosevelt refused to shoot a bear, declaring it unsportsmanlike. This was widely publicised in the papers and the incident was the topic of a political cartoon in The Washington Post.

Morris Michtom saw the cartoon and was inspired to create a little stuffed bear cub, initially called ‘Teddy’s Bear’ and put it in his shop window after getting permission to do so of Roosevelt. The idea took off and the Teddy bear was born!

Promotional Soft Toys For Everyone!

Mm13 a range of promotional soft toys

Soft toys in various styles

Stitch & Print can customise over 25 different soft toys for promotional purposes, with many different sizes, animals, and colours to choose from. Mumbles produce a range of 34cm high animals including Daisy Cow – with pink furry ears and soft brown horns.

The range also includes Ellie Elephant – with soft large ears and a curly trunk, and Rufus Dog with floppy ears and matching button nose and paws.

Teddies with hoodies that can be embroidered or printed with your desired text or badges are available in medium and large sizes and small keyring bears can even be customised.

Soft toys designed for children all comply fully with EN71 European Toy Safety Regulations, putting your mind at ease. High visibility vested teddies, capped elephants and dogs with bandanas can all be customised, and they would make the perfect mascot for your sports team or work place!

MM19 A different style of soft toy for a gift!

MM19 childs lamb comforter

Our soft toys are supplied by Mumbles, experts in the promotional soft toys industry who comply fully with all safety standards who have years of experience in producing soft toys that are ideal for embroidery and printing.

So whether it’s a batch of soft toys as promotional give-aways or a personalised gift for a new born baby we’ve got a range of items to ensure you get what you’re looking for.

Work Jackets: Ideas From Cumbria’s Leisure Industry

We have a large range of work jackets to suit all manner of professional and trade requirements; in Cumbria particularly, but also for the North West and the rest of the UK too. And we’re not all work and no play either!  Many of the styles and materials finding their way into the modern workwear jacket choices, owe their availability to developments in outdoor activities – a particularly relevant Cumbrian factor – with the Lake District at our heart.

So, if  it’s a lightweight shower-proof sports training jacket for fun and games time, out in the rain: sorted! Maybe you need a stylish work jacket as part of a staff uniform package: we can give you what you need! Perhaps you need a more robust one for your staff’s working environment? We have you covered there too. From rugged garments that work well as a builders jacket to a warm soft shell work jacket that keeps outdoor staff warm and dry on their rounds: they can all be found and customised easily.

You can use us to help you make your own choice of jacket into a really smart item of uniform, to show off your brand and your professionalism. Take a look at our online brochure for full details of the possibilities for you to create a custom jacket that’s just right for you or your business!

Your brand is crucial to your business, so we can customise our wide range of jackets with embroidery or print, to your requirements, with your club, team or business logo. We use a range of garment embroidery and print garment decoration techniques, carefully choosing the best option to suit your requirements.

Lightweight Shower-Proof Work Jackets

Papini Tempest work  jacket in Navy. Good casual item too.

Papini Tempest work jacket makes a great casual option too.

Included in our range of lighter weight jackets there are sports training jackets, wind cheaters, rain jacket & trouser sets. One of our favourite options is the Papini Tempest jacket which is a great choice for sports teams, schoolwear and staff uniform as well as the work environment. It makes a great work jacket because it’s lightweight, waterproof AND windproof – perfect for Cumbria’s often fickle weather! The Tempest comes in all adult and childrens sizes in black & navy blue with hi-vis piping. It has a sophisticated Nylon Aquatight coating which ensures you stay dry. It features an inside pocket with earphone channel for MP3 Players & phones.

Midweight Workwear Jackets

Dover Jacket

Regatta Dover jacket

Our range of midweight jackets covers a whole raft of options. There are shells that make superb waterproof work jackets. These can be worn either by themselves or use the benefit of plug & wear options with suitable fleeces; or bodywarmers for colder weather. You have the choice of Blouson styles as well as fleece lined jackets perfect for our changeable British climate.

One of our largest selling jackets in the range is the Regatta Dover jacket. A fleece lined, blouson style work jacket that is windproof & waterproof. The Dover jacket comes in a wide range of colours and has an impressive set of features which, along with a competitive price, makes it a sure fire winner. Add embroidered branding and you’ve got the perfect custom jacket for work! And to be honest, they can be perfectly casual enough for leisurewear too!

Soft Shell Work Jackets – Flexible, Smart and Comfortable Workwear

Result Soft Shell work jacket also great for skiing. Lady wearing pale blue while skiing.

Result softshell jacket. Women’s in pale blue.

In recent years the soft shell work jacket has become very popular, initially it was a more flexible alternative to the shell waterproof for climbers and other hyper active outdoor sports people. However, the quality and flexibility of the fabrics soon caught designers’ eyes. They rapidly entered the work wear market.  The benefits of the flexible, warm and showerproof Schoeller softshell fabrics and their imitators, have led to some very practical and smart looking work jackets indeed.

Available in both unisex & ladies specific fits, soft shell work jackets, like the Result softshell illustrated, are suitable for a wide range of uses especially sports & active wear as well as staff uniforms. The benefits include stylish cut lines, lighter weights & versatility. The windproof & waterproof outers, mixed with either repellent finishes or weatherproof membranes & micro fleece linings really have caught peoples imaginations in what they can wear to keep dry while still looking stylish. They are a great base for embroidered branding as well making them a great choice for your workwear jackets when planning your next staff uniform purchase.

Heavyweight Work Jackets – For Our Northern Weather

Be honest …….. Some days you just want to stay warm & dry! There are days up North, in the Lakes and the Dales, when only a completely waterproof work jacket fits the bill.The most popular styles in heavyweight jackets tend to be 3 in 1 set-ups with a heavyweight weather proof outer backed up by a fleece or bodywarmer inner layer that can be easily zipped in or out to provide flexibility. There are however plenty of alternatives including Parka style jackets as well as padded puffa styles. So if you’re out in the elements on a regular basis, as so many agricultural workers and logistics people are in Cumbria, we have a range that is bound to have something suitable for the look, comfort, warmth and watertightness that you require. Check out the heavyweights on the jacket tab of our main brochure where you will find great choices from brands like Trespass and Regatta.

Bodywarmers – Bodywarming Backup for Jackets!

Kariban Alaska body warmer in slate. Excellent extra warmth option for Cumbria climate.

Kariban Alaska body warmer

Our range of bodywarmers or gilets are great as a second line of “comfort defense” for your colder blooded staff! When you are asking them to work efficiently and they need a little bit of extra warmth round the middle bodywarmers are ideal. The sleeveless design means they can slip under the regular work jacket without cramping the free movement of the arms. The result? Happier more productive staff!

The Stitch and Print range includes lightweight bodywarmers suitable for everyday wear whatever line of work you’re involved in. We also give you a great choice of specialist workwear bodywarmers for more rugged work environments. There are padded bodywarmers  as well as soft shell styles. Whether you’re looking for unisex or ladies styles we have a range of options that’s second to none and will have something suitable for your warmth and branding needs.

Embroidered Work Jackets – The Stitch & Print Solution!

Your choice of work jackets comes in many shapes, styles and sizes, but the thing that they all have in common is their excellent quality. In a range as big as ours we’re bound to have favourites, we choose ours based on the best mix of quality versus price, as we want you to be happy & to keep coming back as a valued customer.

We stock a great range of familiar brand names. Regatta, Trespass, Portwest, Henbury and Dickies are just some of the big names we stock, but if we think there’s a better alternative in a lesser known brand we’ll point it out to you.

You can check out our stock range via the web brochure or you can request a hard copy. For further information contact us via the website or by phone.

 

T-Shirt Printing – Everyone Wants It, We Do More Than Most!

GD05 yellow t-shirt plain ready for printing

A simple t-shirt provides a brilliant canvas to print your creative message on!

T-shirt printing gives one of the most popular and versatile garments in the world a whole new lease of life. With Cumbria based Stitch & Print’s expert embroidery and print services the t-shirt is even more versatile. We have a huge range of colours, styles & fabrics available which you can see in our web brochure.

 

T-shirts – A brief history

The T-shirt evolved from undergarments used in the 19th century and became very popular with the US Navy, due to it’s lightweight and comfortable fit. Over time it became more and more popular as a bottom layer with workmen in various industries such as agriculture.

P1000291 Halloween T-Shirt printing. Designs printed on a spooky black base T

Halloween T-Shirt designs printed on a spooky black base are always popular with the kids.

One of the more recent developments, t-shirt printing, has seen legions of wearers using them as a medium for self-expression and advertising. Stitch & Print can help you become part of this trend with our expertise in garment printing and embroidery.

 

 

T-Shirt Printing  for Branded Workwear

HV71 Orange Hi vis T-Shirt. Printing can also put your branding on basic safety wear.Stitch & Print can help to make your workforce look smart by adding your company branding, logo and staff names to one of our range of work-friendly t-shirts. Russell Workwear are skilled in providing functional and practical work apparel, including 100% cotton t-shirts with double layer shoulder panels for added durability. These shirts are available in a range of colours to suit your company. T Shirt printing or embroidery can be applied in a number of areas giving your brand an added degree of self expression.

We can also custom print high-visibility t-shirts in four ultra-bright colours, particularly useful for walkers, cyclists and people working in low light or hazardous environments.

A T Shirt Style For Everyone – Before We Print It!

K732 Bella Canvas Deep V-neck T-Shirt womens short sleeve in PinkStylish and fashionable t-shirts aren’t exclusive to the high street shops, and Stitch & Print have a range of t-shirt styles in stock that is second to none. You can choose from B&C, Fruit of the Loom and Gildan V-neck t-shirts in black white and many colours in-between.

For a really ‘on trend’ look you could opt for the Bella Canvas Deep V-neck, which is a very popular choice for young men. Skinnifitmen offer a long sleeved t-shirt manufactured with a blend of cotton and elastane, to give it a slim and modern fit.

We have baseball style t-shirts by Kariban, which are available in over ten contrasting sleeve and torso colour combinations. Most of the t-shirts in our catalogue are available in the usual wide range of sizes, from XS to XXL.

Those looking for a particular colour will be pleased to know that the Gildan Ultra Cotton t-shirt is available in over 60 colours, including ANSI/ISEA certified safety colours. We can customise whichever colour you choose, from serene green to cherry red!

Stitch & Print can also print and embroider a variety of female fitting t-shirts, including the Okarma 100% GOTS and Control Union certified cotton t-shirt for a soft and comfortable feel. More unconventional women’s styles are also available, such as the Longine and Flowy t-shirts perfect to wear with leggings, provided by Skinnifit and Bella Canvas.

Expert T-Shirt Customisation From Cumbria’s Favourite!

Stitch & Print offer a range of the latest T-shirt printing and embroidery options to enable you to create the perfect branded t-shirt for your purpose at work or purely for fun and leisure.  Our team of specially trained staff complete all work in-house using the best T shirt printing machines and tools in the business. If you would like an instant quote, or have a special request, please contact us at office@stitchandprint.co.uk