Let’s comprehend how an inadequate Uniform Manufacturing can undermine your business
This text is part of the e-book "The Ultimate Guide to Uniform Management", by SKYPRO. To request the full e-book free of charge, click here.
In the Uniform Management Program, the phase known as Uniform Manufacturing is when the actual apparel is created. This is a lengthy phase, consisting of 3 main processes:
- Choosing suppliers;
- Choosing materials;
- Tracking production lead times.
Each process has a unique reality for how things must proceed, and it takes time to become familiar with them. This sounds like a lot of work, right? (and it is). You shouldn’t try to handle this business internally if your company lacks experts in these manufacturing-related fields.
Let´s see why:
- The wrong choice of materials can cause health problems
There are several cases of companies that had to replace all the Uniforms after thousands of employees’ complaints regarding reactions to the new garments, including hives, rashes, swelling, breathing problems, and headaches (American Airlines and Delta Airlines incidents, for example).
Picture the size of the problem: sick employees, loss of money, loads of wasted fabrics, and an image crisis from which it will be hard to recover.
- Poor-quality Uniform can impact employees performance
Imagine a flight attendant who has to open and close a 10-pound-door, lift luggage up and down, walk around the aircraft in movement carrying trolleys with drinks and food, and act fast in emergencies.
Now imagine the employee’s dissatisfaction doing all this with tight clothes and uncomfortable shoes made of poor-quality materials that can tear or end up hurting them.
- Inexpert manufacturing can cause brand damages
The Uniform is also important part of your company’s brand image, and it has to reflect your company values.
If your company wants to project an image of quality, care and competence, its Uniforms cannot be easily stained, wrinkled, or made of low-quality fabrics that tear or fray. Even less, they should not be made of warm, non-breathable fabrics that cause your employee to sweat and act uncomfortable while working. A Uniform like that harms your brand all the time and you won’t even realize it.
That is the reason why SKYPRO only works with breathable, stain-resistant and easy-to-iron fabrics.
Perhaps your organization has Sustainability as one of its core principles, but its uniforms aren’t exactly earth-friendly. This is a mixed signal for the customer. Besides, being an eco-friendly company has become a precondition for many customers and business partners, no matter if your segment is B2B or B2C. Therefore, when you neglect sustainability in your Uniform Project, you may cause damage to your brand or even lose competitiveness.
- Non-sustainable materials can worsen your carbon footprint
Speaking of Sustainability, have you considered the impact that Uniforms can have on the planet? The textile industry has a huge influence on the environment. Clothing and footwear production is responsible for 10% of global greenhouse gas emissions.
When it comes to Uniform manufacturers, if you choose a supplier that only uses unsustainable materials, you could generate tons of toxic waste over the years, adding to your company’s carbon footprint.
It is not the case for SKYPRO, which develops eco-Uniforms, eco-shoes and Uniform Management solutions to reduce the carbon footprint for the aviation industry and to be in compliance with your sustainability goals.
Fashion designers, material specialists, researchers, product developers, and quality controllers are just few of the SKYPRO staff that work together to guarantee that each and every Uniform meets or exceeds all expectations.
SKYPRO’s only mission is to better the world via better clothing.
We believe that to the extent that we are able to help, we can make a difference in the world via the creation of Uniform Solutions that improve people’s lives.
If you need help with your uniforms, we are the people to talk to!
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