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Nursery School Uniforms… and Upwards!

The smallest of new starters

Toddler polo shirt suitable for the tiniest nursery child's easily maintained uniform.

Kids polo shirts for toddlers from 0-6 months

Across Cumbria and the North of England, very small people will be coming to the end of their family holidays and heading for child-minders, nurseries and primary schools in the next few weeks, many of them for the first time.

At Stitch & Print, we’re known for our workwear – and part of that involves providing school uniform for a range of schools, Nurseries and childminders. But school doesn’t start at four years old; We also do the smallest of sizes in polo shirts, sweatshirts and fleeces for youngsters.

Starting at sizes suitable for just 6 months old and with over 20 colours on offer, you can be sure of the colour fastness and quality of our polo shirts and parents can relax about what their children should wear for a busy day of play. We also offer printed T-shirts for something even less formal – ideal for trips out and about or for group photographs to mark the start of school life.

Toddler sweatshirt. Simple nursery school uniforms for kids!

Toddler wearing a basic sweatshirt

“There are a few companies across Cumbria offering embroidery services for school uniforms,” says Richard Mattinson, MD of Stitch & Print, “but there are often minimum order limits and there may be a restricted range of basic garments.  With the breadth of our business, we can do any quantity and can offer a wide range of options and prices.”

We’re very competitive on our full range of both staff & pupil uniform, whether it’s for a large school, a bustling nursery or a small child minding business & all of our uniform prices includes embroidery.  “We’ve worked on 500 pieces for schools in Carlisle, 20 pieces for a nursery in Weymouth & done a single polo shirt for a start-up child-minding business in Cockermouth, in the last year and they were very pleased with the results and service on the different order sizes we offer,” says Richard.

So, if you’re considering creating a school uniform for your nursery or child-minding business don’t be put off by thinking it’s only for large school, We have a minimum quantity of a single piece of embroidered school uniform! If you could use some advice on the costs and options available, please get in touch.  We’d be happy to put together some ideas to give you what you need.

Workwear for every industry in Cumbria

New starters, new uniform

Whether it’s a vocational college course in Carlisle, a modern apprenticeship in West Cumbria or just a change of job, new starters need new uniforms, workwear and safety PPE.

A Diverse Industrial Sector – Diverse Workwear Needs!

Simple and non fussy salon tunic in red & black, a simple uniform for Cumbria beauticians and hairdressers

Salon tunics: classic workwear for the beauty and therapy businesses of Cumbria

At Stitch & Print, we have customers across all sorts of business sectors so we might be working on the embroidery for a beauty salon’s staff one day and then branding hi vis workwear for a construction company the next with chef’s whites to finish the week!

“The fabrics can be very different from one day to the next,” says Richard Mattinson, MD of Stitch & Print, “but we have the machinery and the expertise in our workrooms, so it’s never a problem.”

We’re known for our uniform packs as these offer standard combinations of popular items such as fleeces, polo shirts and trousers but we pride ourselves on our flexibility and can put together whatever a business needs.

For instance, while polo shirts have always been a staple of the Stitch & Print business, there is a trend towards smarter work shirts – we offer both options in a range of colours and our Wigton-based machines are set up for embroidery on breast pockets, sleeves, whatever.

Clothing the Great Outdoors in Classy Workwear

Being based in Cumbria and with the Lake District on our doorstep, we have a lot of customers working in the great outdoors and, as you’ll know, that means being prepared for all weathers.  We work with suppliers such as Regatta, Professional and Stormtech to offer a range of outdoor wear, from waterproofs and warm jackets, to quilted bodywarmers and abrasion-resistant fleeces.

chefs wear? Oui Chef!

chefs wear? Oui Chef!

With all that outdoor action going on and with people coming from far and wide around the globe to admire the lake District and Eden Valley’s stunning scenery, there’s a huge hospitality trade with a steady turnover of staff. From chef’s uniforms to aprons for bar and waiting staff, every establishment likes to create its own special ambience and the ability of Stitch & Print to cater to a constantly changing specifications list, brings hotel and restaurant owners back time and again.

There’s also a lot of construction going on in and around Barrow, Whitehaven and Workington so we can combine workwear orders with PPE and high visibility clothing to give companies a one stop shop.  Boiler suits with embroidered polo shirts, hi vis vests with tough work trousers – whatever the combinations: with access to most of the key suppliers in the country, Stitch & Print can deliver.

Cumbria's many heavy industries, construction and land based industries need Coveralls / boilersuits

Coveralls or boilersuits keeping heavy duty workers clean

“I think one of the most complicated combinations I’ve come across was putting together individual workwear packs for an Engineering company in Cumbria. They had various combinations of polo shirts, T-Shirts, Fleece, Jackets, Shirts & boilersuits each personalised and packed for each staff member; Over one hundred of them!,” says Richard.  “It made perfect sense to supply them in packs but with that many combinations space for sorting such a large selection wasn’t something we’d planned for before.  But it was no problem – we got hold of the various garments from the suppliers and then we were able to print and embroider logos as required and present the customer with a package that was exactly what they needed.”

If you’re considering providing staff with workwear for the first time or you need a refresh; or just need to provide a package to new starters, please get in touch.  We’d be happy to put together ideas and costs to give you what you need.

Custom Cycling Jerseys

If you’re supporting a good cause on two wheels we’ve custom Cycling Jerseys to help you advertise it.

The Tour Brings Retro Cycling Jerseys Out in the Daylight!

Excitement is building in and around Cockermouth, Maryport, Carlisle, Penrith and Brampton in Cumbria with the prospect of the Tour of Britain Cycle race crossing the county in two stages of the race early in September.

In bedrooms and attics around the county musty cycle shorts and jerseys are being reincarnated as the nation’s greatest cycling race heads for the county once more! Yellow bikes are appearing on buildings, the county council is issuing spectator advice (http://www.cumbria.gov.uk/tob2015/default.asp) and plenty of local cycling enthusiasts are out on the routes, trying them for themselves.

Bike Tops Deliver a Charity Boost!

The SR188F ladies cycling jersey in lime green. Easily customised for any event.

Lightweight summer cycling jersey: women’s style.

But it’s not just about racing or leisure riding. Cycling has become the basis of a massive influx of money to the charity sector through both sponsored rides & challenges including Lands End to John O’ Groats, London to Paris & a host of local cyclo sportives throughout the country.

Cycling has rapidly gained in popularity – even in Cumbria where some of the hills might put off the faint hearted – and the team at Stitch & Print have a history of supplying options for team cycle jerseys, club sportswear and other personalised sports gear for both larger events like the Commonwealth Games as well as local clubs and event riders.

Cycling Jerseys for Cumbria’s Local Events

“We’ve had a strong local cycling links to events like the Jennings River Ride run by Cumbria Community Foundation in the past, both participating & as a supply partner” says Richard Mattinson, MD of Stitch & Print, “We’ve supplied personalised team shirts for participants and printed hoodies as prizes.  This year we’re going one better by supplying shirts for our own group of riders.  Our own design “Lanterne Rouge” celebrates the history of the last man on the road as well as giving a great visual aspect to our promotional team shirts,”

Lanterne Rouge- custom cycling jersey for S&P's own team customised & printed in house on sublimation dye printer.

Stitch & Print’s Custom Cycling Jersey – Lantern Rouge

As well as being able to offer a full bespoke kit offer, we have a range of plain cycling tops & rain jackets which are top options for small personalised quantities and we have the equipment here to print on to those to create something unique – so we’re hoping that the enthusiasm of the next few weeks will lead to plenty of groups using personalised shirts to advertise their causes in future.”

Elite Poloshirt & Zoodie Get New Papini Colourways

The colour range for Papini Clothing’s poloshirt and hoodie ranges just gets bigger & bigger. ng Cumbrian and other North West businesses can now set themselves apart even more effectively and stylishly

A Papini Poloshirt For Businesses That Want to Be Elite!

ENNA is a black with red highlights colourway applied to Papini Elite Poloshirt: front view

The Enna Colour Scheme

LUCA-front view, black body poloshirt with blue side panels and white trim

Luca Style Polo Shirt

Latina colourway on Elite Papini polo. Navy blue body, blue grey side panel and gold trim - front view

Latina Style Elite Polo Shirt

TIVOLI poloshirt: dark grey / black body panels with contrasting white trim. -front view

Tivoli Styled Poloshirt

Toscana polo shirt colourway with claret body & light blue side panels set off with white and gold trim.

Toscana Colourway: Eye Catching

Papini has made several new additions to the Elite range of poloshirt colourways. New colourways include the Toscana, which fits nicely with the Wine & Black hoodie. There is the Enna as mentioned below. The Trieste goes perfectly with the purple & Black colourway on the Purple hoodie & finally comes the Luca.

You can take a look at the new polo colourways in our online designer programme here

In the coming weeks there are two further Elite range poloshirts. The Latina is outstanding in its Navy & Gold colourway. The Tivoli comes in a black & White colourway. There are also new additions coming to the deluxe hoodie range; A full Black & full Navy version along with a new Black with Cyan option. (update 03/10/2015 now available)

Is it a Hoodie? No it’s a Zoodie

BlackGrey Zipped Hoodie (Zoodie) Warm and robust workwear

Black with Grey Marl Zoodie

Fuschia pink & navy trimmed zipped hoodie: to brighten a dark Northern work day!

Fuschia & Navy Blue trimmed Zoodie

Papini Zoodie in red with black trim for a smart Cumbrian work force.

Red Black Colourway on Papini Zoodie

 

 

 

 

Papini’s Zoodies are available to companies, and organisations who want to combine the practicality of the hoodie with a top quality garment. Companies who want a look that helps to professionalise the appearance of their staff will find these an attractive option. The iconic zipped hoodie range will find themselves comfortably at home from the shipyards of Barrow to the Farms of the Solway Plain and the Eden Valley! This range has had 3 exciting new colourways added: Fuchsia (that’s pink to you and me!) with Navy contrast, Black with Grey contrast and a Red version with Black contrast. These garments are fantastic as stand alone workwear or leisurewear colours in a wide range of settings. They comfortably span the professional and casual of Cumbria’s organisations and businesses. Not only do they work as standalone items, but Papini have had their designers hard at work coming up with a complementary set of colourways that also mix & match with the Elite range polo shirts in the Enna, Milano, Sienna & Ferrara colourways.

You can take a look at the new zoodie colourways in our online desgner here

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