Behind Branded, Good Value and Cheap Workwear

We all wear clothes at home and at work, well hopefully most of the time we do! Whilst we are not all experts in industrial workwear and personal protective equipment (PPE), we do all have a fair idea of what looks good on us and what feels comfortable for us to wear.

Balancing these factors is a careful consideration to make, so how do you know what you are getting for your money when purchasing workwear? You get what you pay for in most instances and if you buy from a reputable workwear manufacturer, such as Beeswift for safety footwear, Portwest for outdoor workwear and Premier for hospitality uniforms, you can be assured that you are buying quality, robust fabrics that offer real value-for-money.

We have noticed customers move from purchasing the cheapest workwear items to look for product quality and something that will last them longer

We have noticed customers move from purchasing the cheapest workwear items to look for product quality and something that will last them longer

Sometimes it isn’t that simple however. There are different price points within a work clothing range and the scope of pricing might not be that easy to deduce whether the product itself uses raw materials which are ‘good, better and best’. The prices might instead reflect the different features for each product within the range, so for instance some work trousers may include zipped side pockets or pockets in the kneepads, whilst others do not.

So how should you choose your workwear?

You do get what you pay for in the end – and if it fits your specific requirements and lasts, the job is done.

Wray Bros provides a wide range of safety workwear for your requirements as an individual or an organisation. Our team understands that what you wear must meet specific safety requirements for your specific tasks at hand. We also appreciate that you must also be comfortable to be able to perform your duties correctly, and with a smile on your face.

For more information on how to find value in your staff uniforms and work clothes please feel free to contact our customer service team who will be more than happy to offer advice and guidance, either over the phone or face-to-face at our workwear trade counter in Liverpool.

Further Reading

How to Stay Safe and Look Good with Work Tunics
Choosing Chef Wear: Surviving the Heat of the Kitchen with a Nod to Brand Integrity
The Benefits of Personalised Workwear

Choosing Chef Wear: Surviving the Heat of the Kitchen with a Nod to Brand Integrity

Catering as an industry is an exciting and vibrating career choice. The kitchen can be an often volatile place but the end results are often spectacular and with a great sense of worth and meaning to all involved. As a company you want to supply your kitchen staff with the best equipment and this goes to chef wear too – it has to be durable, keep your staff safe and supply them with comfort.

But they are not the only staff to take care of when it comes to clothing and you can create a memorable brand identity by taking care when choosing the front of house range for your waiting staff.

Make the right first impression with our range of Chef White's and uniforms for front of house staff

Make the right first impression with our range of Chef White’s and uniforms for front of house staff

Look the Business in Your Chef Whites

It is important that your head chef and his team feel like they are at the top of their profession. It adds to your confidence if you’re dressed smartly and correctly, whatever your job and Wray Bros has a versatile range of chef wear from aerated chef jackets to chessboard trousers that suit all types of brand identities and cooking styles.

Taking care of your appearance lends itself to a more professional air of quality and integrity and your kitchen will benefit from this type of atmosphere. Our range of catering wear is practical, desirable and stylish – perfect for the kitchen –

Make the Right First Impression with Front of House Staff

Your front of house staff has the opportunity to perfectly encapsulate your message and make the first great impression. Our range of hospitality uniforms has been designed with comfort and style in mind, but also with a view to helping you create that brand identity of professionalism and quality.

With a range of stylish poplin shirts, bar aprons and poplin blouses, available in a variety of colours, you have the chance to complement the vision for your business whilst making your front of house staff stand tall and proud to be the best that they can be when serving your customers.

Customise Your Clothing for Maximum Impact

Customisation and embroidery of your catering and front of house wear can add to the special feel of the whole experience. Your staff will be lifted by it and customers will see a real sense of belonging and togetherness, bringing together a great team that delivers quality time and again.

Wray Bros invites you to consider the customisation of your chef and hospitality wear and are keen to have you on board from start to finish for maximum control and impact. We can place your logo, company name or message on a range of materials and clothing – helping you stand out from the crowd and make an instant impact.

Bring all the Ingredients Together for an Outstanding Brand Identity with Wray Bros

The whole experience of a restaurant or outdoor catering for the customer must come together. The food has to be outstanding of course, but how best can you supply them with the visual aids to accompany their visit?

Wray Bros offers a chef range that is versatile and offers functionality for all of your catering staff needs. Everything we provide is made of the highest quality, will be durable for the toughest kitchens and keep you sane and cool when the heat rises.

So get in touch with our friendly team and we’ll help you figure out the right chefwear and front of house wear for your team.

Further reading

What does the colour of your staff uniforms say about you and your business?

How personalising staff uniforms adds a finishing touch and real impact

The Benefits of Personalised Workwear

Personalised workwear is becoming more common and it’s something which can set your brand apart from the crowd. Taking care of your employees is essential to keep your business going and ensuring they’re comfortable and happy working for your brand is important too. Personalised workwear has its benefits for both employees and clients and it’s an investment which many businesses are taking advantage of.

Personalised workwear needs to be tailored to your needs and should be designed to take into account your business needs. It can provide consistency and positivity for your business and have a constructive impact on your brand identity as you develop. Below is a closer look at the key benefits of investing in personalised workwear.

In a competitive market personalised workwear can make a difference to your brand.

More Visibility

Personalised and branded clothing, such as hospitality uniforms, makes your employees clear to customers. With your logo present on their garments your employees can be picked out by customers with ease. Being visible to customers is important if they have concerns or need advice before selecting their products or services.

More Rapport

Employees who are wearing personalised, branded industrial workwear find it easier to build up rapport and relationships with other team members. There’s a reason schools have uniforms! Wearing the company logo as part of a team significantly heightens the affinity between team members and can help subconsciously develop team player skills.

More Efficiency

Having the company’s name and logo on their clothing gives employees a sense of responsibility. Wearing the company logo with pride is one thing but it also means more accountability so working efficiently and conscientiously is a further by-product. As there is visual proof of the company they work for employees are less inclined to appear to be slacking off as being reported upon is easier.

Brand Promotion

Having your company logo clearly displayed on all employee workwear clothing makes it easier to recognise and potential customers may notice it and choose to get in touch. Potential customers will see your details wherever employees are out and about to its tantamount to free advertising. Your company name will become lodged in people’s minds even when they don’t realise it and in time you should see the benefits of more customer leads and business.

Easier to Contact

As well as your logo you can also choose to have your company phone number printed upon workwear. This again acts as another marketing tool and people can easily store your number in their mobiles on the go if they’re looking for your services in the future.  No longer will customers need to look in the Yellow Pages or search for you online as you’ve made it super easy for them to contact you.

Personalised workwear isn’t necessarily something every business needs but there are many industries where it can make a huge difference. Whether you want to forge better team relationships or promote your brand whilst on the go, personalised workwear can make all the difference.

Personalised garments project a consistent image of your company and your employees and you can order items of the highest quality designed to your personal specifications.

Further reading

Case study of the benefits of personalised staff uniforms for an award winning cafe restaurant