Dress Your Retail Staff For Success

Supplying branded staff uniform is standard practice for many businesses, but in the retail sector it can have far greater significance in terms of return on investment (ROI). For the majority of retail businesses, the success of a brand lies heavily on the performance of front line staff and the provision of a positive customer experience. Both of these factors can be greatly improved simply through the use of employee workwear. Continue reading…

Should employees pay for uniforms?

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Many employers in the UK require their members of staff to wear corporate uniforms. This is especially true in the industrial, retail, beauty and hospitality sectors, where customised workwear helps to maximise brand awareness and foster a sense of unity and belonging among employees.

In a great number of cases, employers choose to supply their staff uniforms free of charge and often provide two or three sets to each employee. Other employers offer a discount or a reimbursement scheme to employees who have to pay for their uniforms. Generally, there is no legal obligation for employers to do this, however there is one exception to this rule. Continue reading…

Portlantis Personalises T Shirts for United Nations Conference

A group of people wearing orange personalised T-shirts

In July, Portlantis was approached by the United Nations to supply customised printed T shirts for the 38th Annual Conference of the Codex Alimentarius Commission in Geneva. We were extremely proud to be considered, and quickly turned around 750 personalised orange T shirts, screen-printed with an eye-catching design.

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The Colour Psychology of Workwear: How Colour Impacts Brand Perception

White work shirts with colourful ties

A world without colour would be devoid of all meaning and significance. Colour has the power to affect how we think, feel and behave. It is also an important source of communication, for certain colours can send a universal message in one single second.

It is for this reason that choosing the right colour for your brand, logo, product or work uniform is key. The colour you choose can significantly impact people’s perceptions of your product and services, and how they interact with your brand.

Understanding the psychology of colour can be useful for making the most of this powerful tool. To ensure your employee uniform is sending out the right messages to your customers, take a look at our guide below.

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