Uniforms

Written by Patricia Skinner
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Making a uniform that meets all the criteria expected can be quite a task. To begin with, uniforms of any kind need to be robust. They must be hard wearing enough to stand up to the wear and tear that uniforms of any kind are typically subjected to, and they must look smart while they do it. This depends on fabric, cut and construction.

Rendering a Uniform Instantly Identifiable

Then, uniforms need to be instantly recognizable, which is not always as simple as it seems. Nowadays, with so many different sectors of the workforce wearing a uniform of some kind, it often takes ingenuity to create the desired effect. Badges, insignias and logos are common techniques of instant identification.

The armed forces and law enforcement wear their rank with pride. Those badges and insignias are often embroidered separately so that they can be applied to a uniform as and when awarded. Other uniforms that often use the same embroidery techniques are school uniforms and public safety personnel.

Medical personnel and the staff of hotels and resorts wear uniforms that often have to be personalized with the logo of their place of work. Even scrubs can easily have a logo applied. Name tags can be incorporated into badges and insignias where necessary. This is most easily done with a custom embroidery service. Larger logos or name tags (such as on the back of a garment) can sometimes be more practically applied with screen printing.


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