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Hi Vis Hoodies

High visibility clothing such as hi vis hoodies are required in a wide range of industries as an essential safety requirement.  Many of these require high visibility clothing are certified to specific ISO standards.

Occupations which require hi vis clothing

Types of industries which use hi vis clothing are often ones where transport or machinery is involved such as on railway workers, road workers, construction workers and airport ground staff. Being seen clearly means that there is much less chance of being hit or squashed by machinery in the event that a person is in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Types of clothing

The first high visibility clothing as we know it today was invented in the 60’s and was a waistcoat which was worn on the railways.  Since then there has been huge innovation in personal protective clothing which means that instead of plastic reflective strips on the garment.  We are able to produce soft fabric which are reflective in the dark. From widely recognised jackets, waterproof trousers and bibs and braces to more modern garments such as hi vis hoodies, polo shirts, joggers, sweatshirts, hats, ¼ zips and even shorts and t shirts.  You can even get non workwear like sports clothing and children’s coats for people out after dark.

Hi vis hoodie

Hi vis yellow hoodie
Hi vis yellow hoodie

Being able to wear a hi vis hoodie has been a breakthrough in the comfort of safety wear.  It’s a much more flexible piece of clothing and much less bulky for moving about.  It is also much more comfortable for warmer weather when previously you would have had to wear a coat.

Hi vis clothing suppliers

At Impact Trading we have a wide range of hi vis clothing available. You can see some of it on our website here. We have items such as hi vis jackets, hi vis waistcoats, hi vis hoodies and hi vis polo shirts and hi vis t shirts. We also have a wide range of safety uniform which is not on our website. If you would like to know more, please contact us for more information.

The Changes in Company Uniform

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

Woman with long hair wearing a polo shirt in navy as company uniform
Casual Company Uniform

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]