Monthly Archives: December 2023

Premier Aprons

Premier workwear is an established company who have been supplying to trade suppliers for many years.  One of their key products is aprons, they have a huge range of styles, colours, and ethical certifications. 

Our customers

Although we manufacturer and supply bespoke made to order aprons, some of our customers choose stock options because it fits in with their deadline, budget or requirements.  These are quite often premier aprons as they have a range that caters for many requirements.


Premier aprons have several styles which have ethical credentials such as Fairtrade, organic or recycled. This is an area that we specialise in, particularly on our other site Cotton Roots.


If you are looking for something that is more of a premium look, premier aprons have a selection that may suit the style you need such as an artisan, industrial or bistro.


One of the big advantages of premier aprons is their huge colour range. They have over 60 colours accross all their styles which makes it perfect for someone who needs a small quantity or has a short lead time but needs a Pantone matched colour. 

Apron specialists

If you need to source aprons for your business, we can help you with stock and bespoke options. We supply restaurants, outside caterers, street food chains, hotels, food brands, nurseries and many other business’s . We can help you find the best style and colour for your branding. Contact the design team today on 01908 290482

Customised half apron with pockets

The most effective way to combine brand identity with practicality is a half apron with pockets. We specialise in providing quality products that perform perfectly in the working environment.

A wide range of styles on offer

Our specialist team can advise on the best style for you. We have a wide range of colours available that can be matched to your brands Pantone colour. A good quality half apron is the perfect canvas for communicating your company’s values, culture and professionalism. An apron that looks good, is comfortable and practical to wear will boost staff morale.

Polyester cotton fabrics for durability and colourfastness

We offer more than one type of fabric. The most popular choice for a hardwearing, colour fast half apron with pockets is polyester cotton twill. This fabric is specifically designed for retaining excellent appearance through repeated washing and wearing.

Cotton canvas and denim

For a more natural and rustic looking half apron with pockets, we offer a great range of cotton canvas and denim aprons. All our cottons are hardwearing and can be washed at 40 degrees and are perfectly suitable for the workplace. These aprons are perfect for creating a more robust and textured look. A very popular choice for promoting a lifestyle brand.

Fairtrade and Organic

For an ethical half apron with pockets, we have a range of options, all made with 100% Fairtrade and Organic fabric. We can provide you with a fantastic uniform solution which is also kind to the environment. Our latest product in this range is the combi apron, that can be worn as a bib apron and half apron. An incredibly versatile and stylish apron with excellent sustainable credentials.

Fast turnaround and low minimums

We can provide you with your customised half apron with pockets within two weeks of your order. You will receive a sample of your embroidery or a print proof to approve before we process your order. We are committed to great customer service.

Our commitment to your brand values

Our commitment to quality, ethical sourcing and customisation ensures that you receive a half apron with pockets that truly reflects your brand values.

If you would like to speak to us about a future order please click this link.

We supply Aprons in Bulk

Where is started

Traditionally aprons are a piece of clothing that covers the front half of the body to protect the clothing underneath. The word originates from the French word napron, which was a small tablecloth that covered the main table cloth to protect it from food spills.

Aprons today

Today aprons have become about much more than just the protection of clothing, they have become a huge part of the brand identity for businesses, especially in the hospitality and catering sector. Companies order aprons in bulk and then brand them with their logos, they make up part or all of their staff’s uniform.

Bespoke Aprons

At Impact Trading we supply aprons in bulk, these can either be made to order such as Pantone dyed, bespoke style or with specific pockets. By making bespoke you can have branding which is not possible on stock aprons, such as an all over print or an embroidery on a small pocket. Our design team sample the apron before the order goes ahead so we can make sure it is exactly what the customer wants.

Stock Aprons

Impact Trading have a large range of stock aprons in a wide range of styles and colours, there is often a style which suits our customers.  We can arrange samples to be sent out so the customer can check the size, colour and quality.  These can then have branding added such as an embroidered logo or a printed slogan.

How can we help you

If you are looking for a supplier of aprons in bulk, please get in touch with us. We can talk through your requirements and arrange samples, print proofs and embroidery samples before we go into production so you can be completely confident in the product you will be receiving. Call the team on 01908 290482 or email [email protected]

Thermal Work Jacket

Rising costs of heating

Over the last few years heating and keep warm has been repeatedly in the headlines and on the news as people struggle to afford heating their homes and workplaces. Many of those people have been looking for alternative ways to keep warm, such as buying thermal underwear, insulating their homes with loft insulation, new windows and turning down the flow temperature on their boilers.

Workplace solutions

Energy costs have also had a huge effect on businesses, and this has led to an increase in costs for their customers. Many companies have been looking for ways to reduce their energy consumption and therefore costs.  From changing equipment which uses much less energy, for example moving from standard or energy saving lightbulbs to LEDs, converting to electric vehicles, or reducing operating hours.

Turning down the temperature

One of the solutions our customers have been look at is providing warmer workwear for staff so that they can turn the heating down. This can be a range of items such as fleeces, hoodies, sweatshirts, gilets, or maybe a thermal work jacket. They often add their branding to these items as a print or embroidery.

Thermal Explained

Thermal clothing is designed to keep the warmth of your body in, removing any moisture such as sweat, whilst keeping the cold out.  Good thermal clothing should be lightweight, comfortable to wear and should have the capability to insulate and regulate the temperature of the body.

Thermal Work Jacket

Solutions for your workplace

If you are looking to source warm workwear and thermal work jackets, we have a large range to choose from, click here.  We can select items that we think will be most suitable for your organisation and provide samples for you to try.  If you would like help with this, please contact us here or call on 01908 290482

Bespoke half apron with pockets.

The classic half apron with pockets is one of our core products. It has been part of our aim to create something unique for our customers. Half aprons are an essential part of any hospitality uniform and can be both a perfect blank canvas for promoting your brand and an essential key garment for front of house catering.

We design our bespoke half apron with pockets individually to meet all our customer’s needs. Our design team carefully source and test all the materials and components.

We only work with quality fabric mills and suppliers, and take great care when choosing fabrics.

One of our tried and tested fabrics is the 100% cotton canvas half panama. The weave has a distinctive 2 weft threads to one warp, giving the fabric a unique look and adding to its durability. It really is the perfect fabric for hard wearing aprons.

We have a wide range of colours to choose from and can also Pantone dye fabric to match your company’s brand colour.

Half Apron with Pockets

The Design Process

The design process for our half aprons starts with the customer’s brief. You can choose the length and width, the size, position and number of pockets you want. You can add details such brass eyelets, studs and a variety of straps.

The ultimate detail to add quality and exclusivity to an apron is leather. This can be incorporated into the straps, which can then be removed for laundering. Brass eyelets and poppers are the perfect features for attaching the leather straps. We can reinforce the apron corners to give extra strength where the eyelets are attached.

The leather is carefully selected to look beautiful and feel soft to wear.  One of our most popular straps are a combination of leather and webbing. This way you get the beauty of leather but the practicality and ease of webbing.

On the half apron with pockets, the pockets are the key feature and are carefully considered and are determined by the wearer’s role. The pocket needs to accommodate all the items that the wearer will need to carry and have access to. The pockets need to be deep enough to safely hold items such has iPad or phones but also separated if items need to be kept in different places.

Final Details

The final stage in the design process of our half aprons is to add our customers branding. We will carefully consider how best to achieve this whilst working alongside our customers brief. This may involve a detailed embroidery, print or a bespoke woven label. All of which can either be large and very visible or subtle and understated.

All our half aprons are hand cut in our production room. The customer’s pattern and design details are carefully recorded and stored for future orders.

We will always produce an initial sample half apron for our customer to approve. This is a key stage in the design process and gives us an opportunity review and amend any details.

The sample stage is also an important point for our customer to receive and get a glimpse of their new design.

It is always great to see the finished results being worn in their new environment!

Heated Work Jackets

With the current high energy prices, many companies are looking for ways to reduce costs in this area.  Providing warm workwear for your staff uniform and slightly lowering the heating in the workplace can make huge savings.

Heat the person rather than the whole room

One of the newest innovations in textiles is the ability to combined heating units within the fabric and items such as heated blankets have been very popular especially with the elderly as they heat the person rather than the whole room.

Warm workwear for outside and large spaces

In the uniform sector we are able to offer heated work jackets and gilets which are particularly suitable for people working outside or in large spaces which are difficult and expensive to heat. The garments contain heat panels which are heated up by battery packs held in a pocket on the garment.

heated work jacket
Heated Work Jacket

The great benefit of this type of heat is that it’s placed right where it’s needed next to the body and there is minimum heat waste, compared to heating a whole room or building.

Warm workwear for extra layering

If heated work jackets and gilets are not the right option for you we also have a large range of warm workwear for extra layering, which we can supply to businesses, these items can be branded with print or embroidery to add your logo or contact details.

If you would like more information on heated work jackets or warm workwear you can find the product information here and here or contact us here