Uniforms and Scrubs

'PPE Hell': Changing Rules, Supply Chain Nightmares—and a Lifeline for Promo Businesses
May 5, 2020 at 11:42 am

Personal protective equipment, or PPE, has been a lifeline for industry companies savvy enough to get in early and adapt quickly. PPE sales have helped promo businesses partially offset the drop in other orders and, in some cases, actually increase revenue despite widespread economic fallout. But selling PPE has been anything but easy...

alphabroder, Prime Line Adds New PPE Category to Websites
April 24, 2020 at 10:54 am

alphabroder, Trevose, Pa., along with its hard goods division Prime Line, have updated their websites to have a new category of products: personal protective equipment (PPE). “The current situation with COVID-19 necessitated us to launch new options for our customers—a curated search that now houses all the PPE-type products we carry, from scrubs to ice…

Nike’s 2020 Olympic Uniforms Will Be Made of Recycled Shoe Parts
February 7, 2020 at 1:43 pm

With the 2020 Olympics already set to include a nod to sustainability through medals crafted out of recycled cell phones, Nike is upping its commitment to the environment through designing the U.S. Olympic uniforms from treated shoe parts, among other components...

Delta Airlines Employees File Lawsuit Over Uniform Health Risks
January 3, 2020 at 2:06 pm

A group of 500 Delta Airlines employees is suing Lands' End with claims that their uniforms "pose an ongoing, unreasonable [risk] of physical harm." According to CNN, Delta employees reported that they noticed a wide range of symptoms, like vocal cord dysfunction, respiratory issues, skin blisters and rashes, blurred vision, nosebleeds, ringing ears, migraines and…

Style Trends, Popular Features and Selling Tips in Promotional Uniforms
October 30, 2019 at 9:05 am

While your average uniform-buyer might not have the budget or cultural cachet of a Delta Air Lines or Golden State Warriors, there’s enormous opportunity in this product category. For every NBA franchise, there’s a thousand local sports leagues. For every Starbucks, there’s a hundred small coffee shops. You get the idea...

UPS Will Give Its Driver Uniforms Their First Major Redesign Since the 1920s
September 18, 2019 at 12:36 pm

The brown UPS uniform is as iconic as Coca-Cola, so you can imagine our surprise when we heard that the shipping company is giving it a major redesign for the first time since the early 1920s. Since then, the most significant change to the uniforms was the switch to shorts in the early 1990s. But it looks like the times, they are a-changing for the company's 125,000 drivers...

What Apparel Design Lessons Can We Learn From the NFL's All-Time Worst Uniforms List?
September 4, 2019 at 12:28 pm

Pro sports uniforms are a tricky business. Design the right one, and fans will buy them up. Create something a little more polarizing and sports enthusiasts will tear you to shreds on the internet, at the very least. Successful uniforms are definitely a good lesson in branding for promotional apparel, but unsuccessful uniforms might be…

Ralph Lauren's 2020 U.S. Open Uniforms Are Made From Recycled Tennis Ball Cans, Plastic Bottles
August 21, 2019 at 11:10 am

It seems Polo Ralph Lauren struck the perfect balance of sustainability and style with its 2019 U.S. Open ballpersons uniform. According to Forbes, each outfit is made from an average of seven recycled plastic bottles converted to a recycled poly-fiber. The brand also plans to use Wilson tennis ball cans recycled from this year's event for the 2020 uniforms...

Delta's New Sign Language Name Tags Are an Awesome (and Easy) Idea for Uniforms
July 31, 2019 at 1:04 pm

There's been a lot of negative news concerning airline uniforms lately, so we're excited to cover something positive here for a change. Delta Air Lines has announced that new flight crew uniforms will indicate what languages the crew members speak, as well as whether or not they know sign language. Ed Bastian, Delta's CEO, made…