There has been a drastic change in company uniform over the last 10 years, this change sped up in 2020 when Covid struck. Office staff in particular noticed a significant change, as many of them spent some, or all of their time working from home. There was no need to dress smart for the office and as long as your top half was acceptable for meetings, you could get away with joggers or even pyjamas on your bottom half.
As we know, many people continued to work full or part time from home after the lock down lifted, and so this became the new normal.
Going Into Work
For those who continued to go into work, company uniform has also become more casual. This is due to trends in fashion, comfort for workers and the cost of supplying uniform, especially as there is a much higher turnover in staff in many businesses in recent years.
Over the last few years, we have seen a change from dress shirts to polo shirts. Blazers to soft shells or hoodies. Suit trousers to chinos or jeans. Ties and scarfs have almost disappeared, and many hospitality businesses are just supplying aprons as uniform, which is worn over the staff’s normal clothing.
Making Your Clothing Look Like Company Uniform
Because uniform has become so much more casual, businesses often choose to have it branded so it can be distinguished from non-work clothing. This is a simple and cost effective way to provide a company uniform.
Company Uniform of the Future
As time moves forward we predict that uniform will continue to move towards a more casual look and practicality and comfort will be key. It may become more like merchandise and be used as a form of marketing through fashion trends.
If you would like to discuss your uniform requirements with us please call on 01908 290482 or email [email protected]