Uniforms are an important element of a company’s workforce that improve professionalism, build morale, and increase productivity.
It is not unusual, however, to face some challenges when looking for the right uniform manufacturer. There are many factors that need to be considered when identifying the right supplier, and you must know how to measure and compare your options.
There are certain elements that you should always look for when planning a uniform program for your workforce. By evaluating whether or not a uniform manufacturer offers these elements, you can then decide if working with them will be a sound investment.
Always consider these three elements:
- Design and Performance
The performance of a uniform garment comes down to “form and function.” Precisely what is needed in a uniform varies greatly depending on your industry and work environment. Pockets, name plates, and other features are all part of ensuring that a design matches your expectations.
Performance also has more subtle elements. Be sure that your uniforms are easy to care for and work in – that is, easy to get on and off, without any design features that might present extra hazards to your team members. Feedback from employees can help you get different perspectives on what will help them operate at their best.
- Quality and Durability
When you source your uniforms, you are putting money toward how your brand is understood by the public and by your employees. Uniforms should be of a high enough quality that they can remain in service for many months without additional spending for replacement or repair. They should also continue to look good by keeping their shape and by not pilling!
Remember, your personnel will be putting forth daily effort to keep their uniforms looking professional and sharp. With that in mind, examine development and wear test samples in detail to ensure that they are well-constructed.
- Service and Reliability
Ideally, a uniform manufacturing partner should work as a seamless extension of your company’s overall supply chain. A long and established vendor relationship means more consistency during the duration of the uniform program and any new contracts moving forward. To be worthy of that, however, a uniform manufacturing partner must offer world class customer service and quality regardless of your size or order volume.
Uniforms are about more than just appearance: They are a meaningful statement about how you want your enterprise to be perceived and interact in the world. Knowing this, it simply isn’t true that one uniform manufacturer is the same as any other. You deserve the same excellence that you offer your own customers.
To find out more about Cobmex’s manufacturing capabilities, contact us today at firstname.lastname@example.org.