Many companies prefer to have uniformed employees because most of customers consider uniform as a pledge of quality, reliability and credence. Moreover with the help of uniform employers control the appearance of their employees and make an additional advertising by embroidering logos. If uniform includes an employees name it is simplify his (her) communication with consumers. A good uniform should be durable, comfortable and look good without frequent washing and ironing. Traditionally for production housekeeping uniforms most of companies use polyester and cotton in different ratios.
At present there is a tendency to produce 100-percent cotton pants and shirts. Along with traditional teal, navy, grey, black and white appear more bright original colors. New models of housekeeping uniforms consist of tunics in different colors, twills with long or short sleeves, polo with or without pockets. Among innovations in uniform industry should be mentioned new soil-, wrinkle-, stain-, water and fire-resistant garments and reflective materials which can reflect light 1,500 times brighter than a white surface at night.
A uniform cost depends on producer and fabric. For example housekeeping dress you can buy for $16-38, tea apron $6. 75-12. 95, tunic top $12. 99-49. 99, pants $7. 99-19. 25. The primary problem of all types of uniforms is good air conductivity along with all other properties. And it is determine vast and prosperous area for future research. Introduction The history of origin of the uniform begins from ancient times and the main reason for this was protection. After nearly first battles people understood that they need some armors to fight more effective.
Besides that soldiers should discern their confederates and enemies among thousands on battlefield (with the same goal were made sports uniforms for team games). An army uniform includes also hierarchical orders and epaulets as signs of steady structure and to make strict discipline. Hospital uniforms were created to protect doctors and nurses from different infectious diseases. Later uniforms were designed in a way to protect also patients from dirt and infections. They were made from high-quality and natural fabrics in most cases light colored to keep them in excellent cleanness.
To become more noticeable road workers wear bright uniform with phosphor insets. Workers at factories and plants use protective uniforms to enclose themselves from harmful dust, substances or rays. There are a lot of reasons to provide uniform at schools and universities. They are: cost, durability, school pride, discipline, etc. Finally people wear uniform because they (or their chiefs) want to show their belonging to some group, company or organization. To date more and more companies want to fit up their employees in more distinctive and more fashionable apparel.
That is why this is relevant topic for research. Creation new more comfortable and stylish models from durable, efficient fabrics is very propitious direction of activity. This paper is dedicated to evaluation of uniform market, its cost, new models and fabrics. 1. Reasons companies go with a uniform. More and more companies prefer to have uniformed employees. It is estimated that more than 32 million U. S. workers wear uniforms of some kind ( Uniforms aid in making the critical first business impression, Jun 1, 2002 12:00 PM, By Kim Mitchell).
The basic reasons are: ¢ According to conducted social investigations customers prefer to deal with companies whose employees are uniformed. For majority of surveyed consumers uniform is a pledge of quality, reliability and credence. ¢ Uniform simplifies the communication between customers and employees as good uniform includes an employees name and a logo of a company or corporation. At the time of contact with company representatives out of organization people feel themselves in more safety when employees are uniformed.
¢ Uniforms let employers to control the appearance of employees, the condition of their clothes. ¢ Benefit for employees. In a case they have a uniform people should not waste time and money for buying work clothes. Moreover, disappears one everyday question What to wear today? ¢ People dressed in uniform with a logo are walking advertising. 2. Requirements to uniforms: ¢ Durability ¢ Good look without frequent washing and ironing ¢ Proper model and color ¢ With embroidered name and logo ¢ Fashion 3. Fabrics and colors.
Traditionally for production housekeeping uniforms most of companies use polyester and cotton in different ratios. The percentage of each material is determent by destination of the garment. For garments which are in close contact with employees body it is better to use fabrics with high percentage of natural materials as cotton or flex which pass air very well. Garments like apron may be made from 100-percent polyester. Anyway the principal property of fabrics for uniforms is to carry the shape of manufacture for a long time without frequent ironing.
Another one significant requirement is simply laundering. Besides that fabrics should retain color. These goals are achieving by trying different ratios of materials in fabrics. At present there is a tendency to produce 100-percent cotton pants and shirts. Recently Singers firm added more wool fabrics to their line. For uniforms with embroidery typical fabrics include cotton twill, pique, denim, cotton/polyester blend and fleece (for jackets). [ Uniforms aid in making the critical first business impression, Jun 1, 2002 12:00 PM, By Kim Mitchell]
Instead of traditional for housekeeping uniforms colours as teal, navy, grey and black with white trims and aprons today appear more bright original colours. 4. Models Side by side with well-known housekeeping classic dresses with aprons and plain shirts with pants there are male and female tunics in different colors, mens twills with long or short sleeves, polo with or without pockets, ladies version of twills and polo, knit shirts and different models of jackets. Helga Designs Front Desk is working out new models of housekeeping uniforms. In enclosure you can find some of them. 5.
Innovations The Wearables Business presents the record of uniform innovations: ¢ New soil-, wrinkle-, stain-, water and fire-resistant garments ¢ The coordinating ladies version twill and polo in nine colors in sizes S-3XL ¢ New proprietary 100-percent spun polyester performance knit from Milliken ¢ Reflective materials which can reflect light 1,500 times brighter than a white surface at night Saxon Uniforms Company proposes such models of uniforms, which are specially designed to make fitting simple with a patented size scale that allows each garment to fit three different sizes.