Introducing Uniform Apparel Updates!

Unitec Distribution Systems is an industry leader who represents the most popular uniform brands and regularly explores upcoming uniform apparel options. We get frequent updates from our manufacturers and industry sources about the new uniform products and evolving standards in the uniform industry. Our Uniform Apparel Updates consolidate recent news and product launches into a quick and easy-to-digest article.

Included in this update: 

New Eco-Friendly Uniform Options from Cutter & Buck

Eco-friendly options are becoming increasingly crucial in today’s marketplace, aligning not only with environmental responsibility but also with consumer demand for sustainable products. Introducing eco-friendly uniform options is a progressive step that speaks volumes about a brand’s commitment to both innovation and social responsibility.

Cutter & Buck’s new range of eco-friendly uniforms reflects this growing awareness, offering quality and durability without compromising on environmental ethics. As companies look to make more responsible choices, these eco-friendly uniform options stand as a compelling alternative that can satisfy both corporate objectives and employee preferences.

Some companies are making uniforms more sustainable by using recycled materials, reducing CO2 emissions from freight, and eliminating printed catalogs. A full list of the sustainability practices at Cutter & Buck is outlined on their website.

Cutter & Buck Daybreak Eco Recycled Collection – Exclusively for Women

The ultra-lightweight, high quality, moisture wicking, certified eco-friendly recycled polyester is blended with spandex to provide four-way stretch, a cooling effect, and UPF sun protection, resulting in the most versatile, sustainable, and comfortable top for you and the planet. The material is made of 88% Recycled Polyester, 12% Spandex Fine Gauge Interlock with matte appearance. It qualifies for the Global Recycled Standard with material made from 14 recycled plastic bottles.

Cutter & Buck Sustainable Additions to the Premium Pike Polo Collection

Available in new prints, the iconic short sleeve Pike Eco Recycled Polo is engineered with 4-way stretch for exceptional versatility, designed to be your favorite sustainable super smooth men’s short sleeve polo shirt for golf, the clubhouse, the office, travel, work from home, or wherever adventure takes you. The material is made of 94% Recycled Polyester, 6% Spandex Fine Gauge Interlock with matte appearance. The recycled content is certified by Global Recycled Standard.

What is the Global Recycled Standard?

According to NSF, The Global Recycled Standard (GRS) is a voluntary product standard for tracking and verifying the content of recycled materials in a final product. The standard applies to the full supply chain and addresses traceability, environmental principles, social requirements, chemical content and labeling. With GRS certification, you can communicate to customers your commitment to truth in materials and support for a circular economy that reduces waste by using it to make new products. Read additional details about the GRS program.  

Edwards Launch: 2024 New Arrivals

Edwards Garment, a brand synonymous with quality and versatility, launched their 2024 catalog with an exciting lineup of new products designed to meet the diverse needs of today’s workforce. Known for their impeccable craftsmanship and attention to detail, Edwards Uniforms is setting the bar even higher this season with a comprehensive range that includes everything from classic polos and tailored pants to innovative jackets and functional aprons. Whether you’re in hospitality, healthcare, or any industry in between, Edwards Uniforms has thoughtfully designed these new offerings to elevate both style and functionality in workplace attire.

Here are some of the new products now available for ordering. Browse their latest catalog for the full list of Edwards Garment 2024 New Arrivals.

Edwards Lightweight Soft Shell Jackets

Edwards Lightweight Soft Shell Jackets

Edwards Sweater Knit Herringbone Jackets

Edwards Sweater Knit Herringbone Jackets

Edwards Melange Camp Shirt

Edwards Melange Camp Shirt - NEW COLORS

Edwards NEW COLOR Performance Tek Jacket

Edwards Performance Tek Jacket - NEW COLOR

Edwards Ultimate Lightweight Split Neck Polo

Edwards Ultimate Lightweight Split Neck Polo

Edwards Performance Stretch Pants

Edwards Performance Stretch Pants

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Red Kap Responds to Customer Feedback, Launches Cool Collection

Listening to customer feedback isn’t just good business practice; it’s essential for innovation and growth. Red Kap has been increasing its research efforts to understand what employees want. When it comes to work uniforms, comfort is a top priority. The latest product line from Red Kap is a direct response to end-user suggestions for more comfortable, yet equally durable, uniform options.

The new Red Kap Cool Collection is a great example of comfort without sacrificing durability or function. These work shirts wick sweat with fabric that is cool to the touch and doesn’t wash out. It also blocks 98% of harmful UV rays with UPF 50 and fends of funky smells with “anti-stink technology.”

Get Your Uniform Program Ready for 2024

Now is a great time to evaluate your uniform program and prepare for the coming year. Each Unitec Distribution Systems customer has access to The Proximity System for controlling and managing their uniform distribution. With this industry-leading tool, our account managers can see how employees used their uniform allowance and identify opportunities for improving employee satisfaction. 

Here are some quick tips for preparing your uniform program for 2024: 

Survey Your Employees

One of the most effective ways to ensure that your uniform update is a success is to ask for input from the people who will be wearing them—your employees. Conduct anonymous surveys to gauge what staff find comfortable, functional, and appealing in a uniform. This not only fosters a sense of inclusivity but also provides valuable insights into specific needs and preferences.

Assess Industry and Corporate Trends

Whether it’s the move towards more eco-friendly materials, like those listed above, or the adoption of smart fabrics that wick moisture and resist stains, staying current will make your uniforms look fresh and modern. The account managers at Unitec Distribution Systems can help identify the uniform suppliers and products most aligned with your employee’s needs and corporate goals. 

Revisit Budget and Employee Uniform Allocation

When evaluating your employee uniform allowance, it’s important to consider the return on investment (ROI) a uniform update could bring. A good managed uniform program contributes to improved employee morale and a stronger brand image, which often leads to increased sales and enhanced customer satisfaction.

As we step into 2024, businesses are facing a multitude of challenges including intensifying recruiting challenges and the ever-pressing need to maintain a strong brand image. A well-managed uniform program isn’t just a line item on your budget; it’s an investment in your brand and your team. Unitec’s comprehensive uniform solutions allow you to effectively control costs, elevate your brand, and boost employee morale—all crucial elements for success in today’s competitive landscape.

Interested in learning more? Get in touch to tailor a program that meets your unique needs.

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Unitec Distribution Systems takes the headaches out of managing your uniform purchases and distribution. Our innovative combination of proprietary uniform software, industry expertise, wide-range of uniform products, and customer service will transform the way your company orders, distributes, and manages uniforms for your employees. Together, we’re able to streamline uniform distribution while improving morale and reducing waste.

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