Bespoke Uniform Design –  How We Work With You.

 

We would like to introduce you to our design process.

Before the Fashionizer uniform design team start working with you, they like to ensure that they understand your business uniform requirements. We will also want to know the history behind your brand or property, your company culture, your objectives, the scope of work, and timeline.

Before we can send you our proposal, we will try and understand how your operation works, which job roles require uniforms and how these will need to integrate into your working environment: including the décor, colour schemes and climate. Each project is different, and we will tailor our approach to suit your needs. We will ask you a variety of questions in order to understand your priorities, so we can offer you the right uniform solutions.

Once we start working on your bespoke uniform design, our team employ their creativity and expertise to bring your uniform project to life. We will always try to ensure that our designs enhance your brand and that all garments are delivered in a timely manner to the agreed specifications and quality standards.

Our bespoke uniform design process is interactive, involving our clients in all decisions; the illustrations of the garment concepts, finding or developing the right materials and understanding the specifics of your staff demographic, climate conditions and laundry facilities. We will also ensure that the initial design concepts are developed to enable a balance between style, durability and performance.

There is a lot to consider when embarking on a bespoke uniform project and here is a brief overview of the process we would follow when working with you.

Unfortunately, often we do not have enough time to follow all the stages of development, but we will always let you know if we are unable to take on your project, because the lead time is too short for us to meet your deadline.

THE BRIEF INCLUDES AGREEING WITH YOU ABOUT:

    • The scope of work
    • The style and look of your project
    • A colour palette
    • Considerations of climate, demographics, operation and laundering.
    • A budget usually including a provision for staff turnover
    • Critical path for initial delivery and plans for future continuity

THE DESIGNS INCLUDE:

 

    • Illustrations for each uniform role
    • We usually offer a couple of alternatives
    • Our fabric buyer sources a selection of fabrics that are the best fit for each project.
    • We then offer a selection of fabrics alternatives for each type of garment for you to choose from.
    • We agree with your choices of style colour, fabric and details.
    • We present a final set of the agreed designs for you to sign off.

THE SAMPLE STAGE IS WHEN THE DESIGNS COME TO LIFE

    • Our technical team are responsible for creating the patterns and specifications for each garment
    • Initially we produce some in house samples called toiles and only when we are satisfied that these work, do we make the sample garments, in the chosen colour and fabric for your approval.
    • You will be able to review your samples when they are presented at a uniform parade.
    • This is your opportunity to let us know if you wish to make any changes before, we proceed to produce the garments

WEARER TRIALS AND FABRIC TESTING:

    • Fashionizer tests all fabrics for performance: abrasion, snagging and shrinkage.
    • We would recommend that you engage in a wearer trial to enable feedback from staff, management and housekeeping.
    • We will then implement the feedback you give us from the wearer trial before we proceed to produce your garments.
    • Sometimes, we do not have time for this part of the process, and then we rely on the technical testing and implement any tweaks to fit or pockets to the next production.
    • Once we have completed the testing of fabrics, we place the fabric orders for your project.

MEASURING OF STAFF:

    • If your staff are available, we will ask you to provide your sizing requirements.
    • We also offer an optional service, for us to measure the staff.
    • For new openings, staff are not always on board when we need to work out the sizing requirements, we then agree with you which sizes you think you will need, and recommend some spare garments to enable you to fit your staff once they are recruited.
    • If any of your staff are not a standard size we can then make them made to measure garments.  

PRODUCTION AND QUALITY CONTROL:

    • We manufacture your uniforms as per the agreed garment budget and size breakdown.
    • Efficient time management and monitoring of all elements in production are key to meeting your deadline.
    • Our quality control team checks all garments to ensure that every measurement, stitch, and fastening is sewn correctly.

DELIVERY:

    • We agree with you how you wish us to deliver your uniforms.
    • We can also fit your staff and make all alterations, as an optional service.