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Hi-Vis – Be Seen, Be Safe This Winter

Be seen and be safe as clocks go back – it’s Hi-vis time of year again!

Hi-Vis workwear for those long, dark, northern Cumbrian nights

Hi-vis in the workplace

Hi-Vis Jackets and workwear are essential if your staff are going to be seen clearly at work and that’s important for all sorts of companies in the autumn and winter months.  Whether your staff are travelling to work in dark, working on site at dawn or dusk or leaving site in the darker evenings, they need to be seen, to be safe and we’re happy to work with businesses to come up with options that fit with your other embroidered workwear packages.

hi-vis vest. Safety workwear for staff who need quick on and quick off visibiity at work.

Hi-Vis Waistcoat with reflective strips. ideal for quick on / quick off situations in the dark Cumbria winters.

High visibility at Stitch & Print isn’t just about the basic traffic jackets, bomber jackets and vests either – although we have a great selection of those to meet most business needs.  Stitch & Print also carry a range of Hi-Vis sweatshirts, Hi-Vis hoodies, and bodywarmers, available with long or short sleeves as well as a range of colours, and we’re in the business of personalising and branding those with print or embroidery too.

Whatever the needs of your workforce in the winter months, we can come up with options that fit into your standard workwear packages.

Our range of high visibility workwear includes a full range of motorway coats, bomber jackets, bodywarmers, 3-in-1 jackets , 4-in-1, 5-in-1 even some 7-in-1 jackets, – those are the ones with the zip-in fleece liner that can be worn separately to add weather dependent options to your wardrobe – and we have over trousers too, to keep your work force seen, dry and warm even in the most extreme weather.

WR002 Warrior Daytona Hi Vis Polo Shirt

“I’m not sure whether people just want to be sure or we’ve got some really hardy individuals working outdoors across Cumbria,” says Richard Mattinson of Stitch & Print, “but we’ve even been asked about enhanced visibility Polo Shirts and T-Shirts at strange times of the year; That’s OK throughout summer, but on a site on Shap Fell – in January?  We’ve supplied these embroidered with company logos as part of our business workwear packages but I do wonder how many people then sneakily cover  them up with a hi-vis jacket or fleece to “keep the cold out!”

Another trend in hi-vis clothing and workwear is headwear – hats to you and me.  Fluorescent yellow and fluorescent orange caps & beanie hats with reflective materials on the brim are proving popular and the same sort of approach is also being designed into bump caps and safety hard hats too.

“While our clients in the construction industry, builders and engineering manufacturers are governed by law there are several other sectors proving keen to incorporate high visibility requirements into their workwear to save on costs as well as making a strong statement about safety,” says Richard. “Because of all the clothing manufacturers and distributors that we’re working with, we can advise on what’s available, the different cost options and then put together embroidered workwear packages that work for the business whatever the industry or time of year.”

Get a bodywarmer – add an extra layer for winter warmth!

 

Winter warmers – add an extra layer with a bodywarmer

Alaska bodywarmer in grey fleece from Kariban. Warmth on the go in Cumbria

Kariban Alaska body warmer

Whatever you call them – gilet, bodywarmer, fleece waistcoat, sleeveless jackets – as an extra layer, they’re invaluable when the temperatures drop and the weather cools and deteriorates.

To use the dictionary definition, a gilet is a light, sleeveless, padded jacket but the terms tend to be interchangeable when discussing workwear and outdoor clothing. So whether you require a padded bodywarmer or a fleece one we’ve got plenty of options; Take a look in our online brochure.

Regatta's RG184 Haber fleece gilet in men's and women's cut for Cumbria's workers.

Regatta Haber fleece for men and women

“A good bodywarmer, which is what we tend to call them, is a great addition to any workwear package,” says Stitch & Print’s Richard Mattinson.  “It’s really practical, easy to keep smart and clean, can easily be branded with an embroidered logo and does a great job as a staff team identifier too.”

 

The Stitch & Print range includes padded and quilted gilets for the outdoors, fleece bodywarmers in a broad spectrum of weights and colours to match other workwear and woven sleeveless jackets with plenty of pockets so that the wearer can keep things secure during the working day.

Some versions incorporate reflective or high visibility materials while others are simply designed for warmth and versatility.

Regatta's RG154 soft shell bodywarmer. Men's style in red for added wind resistance

Modern soft shell sleeveless jacket by Regatta

“I think garden centres and outdoor retailers have been amongst our biggest repeat customers for this sort of item,” says Richard, “precisely because they’re the kind of businesses who need people to be working both indoors and outdoors throughout the day.  A bodywarmer is exactly what’s required for that sort of flexibility.”

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.

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

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

Work Trousers: Warm Working Legs for Cumbrians!

We stock a wide range of work trousers suitable for a range of office based professional work and rugged outdoor, heavy duty jobs that many people across Cumbria’s farms and factories are engaged in. You’ll also find a great selection of leisure pants for all sorts of fun and games purposes. At Stitch & Print you will be able to choose from some stylish and practical options for work or leisure. All these trouser styles – in a wide variety of different materials, are customisable with your business or organisation’s logo, including the addition of tax-tags, through our embroidery service.

Whether it’s mens’ work trousers or womens’ uniform trousers we can add your company branding to your staff members’ workwear trousers. For a nearly instant quote you can either call us in our Wigton shop or use the contact form via our website . The full range can be viewed in the Stitch & Print web brochure. And remember… we can get your order to any point in Cumbria, the Borders and surrounding areas – within a day of completion of the work. We can serve Ulverston as quickly as Carlisle, so give us a try!

Trousers – A Brief History

In the majority of the Western world trousers have been worn since ancient times, becoming the most popular lower body garment in modern times. Once just a male item, the trouser generally became unisex in the 20th Century when women’s rights improved.

Although previously women wore pants for riding, they were covered with a skirt. Many styles of trousers have gone in and out of fashion over the years, such as flares, chinos and jeans. Zip-off trousers and various lengths of cut-off trousers are more recent developments in the trouser history that are stocked at Stitch & Print’s North Cumbria shop and production facility.

Work Trousers – a Great Solution for Cumbria Businesses

WD012 tan work trousers with knee pads by Dickies

Dickies work trousers, ideal for heavy work in Cumbria’s workplaces

Stitch & Print understand that it is imperative for your workforce to be comfortable and smart. Whether they are in one of the digital creative offices that have sprung up in Kendal, the transport hubs near Penrith or the submarine works in Barrow we’ve got you covered! In Stitch & Print’s catalogue, you will find a great range of trousers to suit your working needs. From cargo pants, to hi vis trousers to work trousers with knee pads we can supply your brand. We can also embroider or print them to reflect your branding: making your workforce look even more smart and professional.

Black LC205 Cargo pants: multi pocketed, rugged workwear trousers

Cargo trousers suit staff in many of the North West’s warehouse and showroom settings.

We can supply you with a range of heavy duty work trousers suitable for all UK trades & engineering. We’ve also got the ever popular cargo pant styles, incorporating multiple pocket options, which are being used more and more in warehousing & showroom environments.

If the sun decides to come out and play, many of the work trouser styles do come in specialist work shorts format with the same great range of styles & sizes. There’s a range of leg lengths available in much of the range including short & tall versions. You can also find some unhemmed options to complement the standard leg length range.

ladies work trousers in black for Cumbria's professional women's workwear needs

Black ladies workwear trousers for office or professional work

For workplaces that need a smarter look, there’s a range of office wear trousers and smart chino trousers in the most popular workplace colours. Styles are tailored for men and women in a variety of fabrics.  There’s a rage of specially designed trousers for work in the hospitality industry, including chefs trousers. There are even trousers designed to accompany our health, beauty & salon wear ranges.

Big Brands, Big Choices of Work Trousers for the UK

Our range of trousers includes some of the most prestigious brands, such as Regatta, Craghoppers, Russell workwear, Premier, Henbury and Dickies. We can embroider these trousers to your specification and want you to end up with the ideal product for your needs, which is why we have such an extensive range.