Expect More From Your Workwear


Working in an industry as diverse and interesting as branded work and safety wear (PPE), as I do, is eye opening. It doesn’t quite move with the times, but bumbles along playing catch-up with fashions, regulation, trends and a diverse range of old and new emerging industries.

It is a massive market place ranging from the huge multinationals down to the individual artisans working out of garages and sheds all looking for either safety wear (PPE) or branded work wear of one sort or another.

The seasons have a role to play as does the latest marketing and advertising fads and of course Health and Safety regulations.

In this blog I am going to look into various aspects of our industry, starting with a brief introduction, then on a regular basis adding articles on specific issues facing this market place.

I don’t want to do this alone so your feedback and input will be great and I will publish all comments and questions as long as they are legal and politically acceptable.

Expect More From Your Workwear


This is the first in a series of blogs relating to specifying, buying and branding workwear, safety wear and promotional items.

The options for corporate personalised workwear are endless so I will address each topic in a separate article over the coming weeks and months.



Workwear for women is changing, its no longer one size fits all.

Functional work and safety wear for female work forces around the world have been a perpetual problem across a wide range of industries. Be that small artisan style businesses such as ceramists, florists or cheese makers, or multi-national companies running large production plants or civil engineering and building companies with female engineers, architects, painters, brickies, carpenters et al.


Is your work wear ethical, sustainable and environmentally friendly?

The world was shocked in 2013 when the Rana Plaza (Dhaka garment factory) collapsed, killing over a thousand people and injuring more than twice that number.

As a consequence of that tragedy the business world now demands that they know, where and how their corporate uniform and workwear is sourced (fabrics and materials), manufactured, transported and stored. Ethical production is no longer a marketing buzz word, it is now a world-wide corporate commitment.


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hospitality workwear

An appetite for hospitality workwear

In casual or fine dining, be it a Michelin starred restaurant, gastropub, pizza place, takeaway, tapas bar, hotel or pub, image is everything. Following 2020 and the first quarter of 2021, presentation and appearance is going to be even more important both to the customer but also the staff who have suffered under furlough or even redundancy and now need to feel part of a team. This is where hospitality workwear places a key role.


Richard Woollam

An experienced, bilingual, (English & French), focused and well presented business manager who is used to working in a busy high pressure environment, delivering results, with excellent interpersonal skills, self-motivated and a team player. He is the Managing Director and co-owner of Wear4Work Limited.

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