Organising and managing an event or promotion means a busy time and as the old adage states, “you never get a second chance to make a good first impression”. This saying has never been more relevant than in today’s competitive marketplace and as you probably have done so many times too, many of us allow the uniforms to be the last consideration.
However, creating the right look and then finding the right uniforms to ensure your team stand out from the crowd can make a real difference.
With all the time and effort you put into planning your event it is an opportunity missed when the clothing doesn’t match up. In order to get the most out of your gear please read our quick tips guide
1) Plan ahead and don’t be afraid to ask, however vague!
To ensure that your team looks the best in show make sure the planning runs smoothly, finding the perfect partner to provide you with the right uniforms is vital.
o Think about which values you want to promote
o If you need help generating ideas, don’t be afraid to ask your consultants’ advice as that’s what they are there for!
o Finally, outline:
a) A rough budget
b) A list of your requirements
c) Specify your timescales and dates
Remember that what your staff/team wear could directly affect reputation. Ask yourself what your current uniforms say and remember that a stylish and comfortable employee is a happy employee, so keep them in mind.
2) Get the support you need to deliver by finding the right partner and building a partnership.
Whether you want to have your uniforms specially designed for your team or whether you want them off the peg, make sure you communicate with your uniform provider. Remember not to choose your clothing partner randomly and make sure the chosen business can give you the support you need.
The following points will help you free up time, resource and cost for you and your team:
o Always ask questions, your supplier should know their ranges and branding solutions and have specialists to help you get the right clothing both technically and visually for your environment.
o Try to build a relationship with your supplier by involving them in the initial ideas/planning stages, so that they truly understand what your needs are and will have the maximum time available to get you best solutions available
o You’ll also find that as your relationship develops, they will be able to help more with those last minute problems, avoid disappointments and put some options together for you.
o Branding your clothing can often be tricky to translate to fabric, your specialist should be on hand to advise on the best methods for translating design to fabric
o If you have a design studio ask your supplier to come in and meet with them – or send your studio out to them. Designers will quickly understand the options, limitations, and opportunities presented by textile decoration solutions. This will really help get you much better branding result for you and your customers.
Remember to challenge your suppliers to see what they can come up with and if you give them a good early heads up you may be surprised at what can be achieved.
Contact TeamTogs for a successful partnership!
So, if you too have found yourself in one of these last minute panic-buying situations in which your team ends up with one-sized, unisex togs and if you’d like help with your planning, why not contact and challenge TeamTogs to respond to your requirements!
TeamTogs offer a unique uniform service and will ease the whole planning process by:
Consultancy service for your staff uniforms to fit any occasion – styling and designing – creating the right look
Taking care of all sizing requirements and packaging needs
TeamTogs can save you some time and money, meaning you can confidently outsource the styling and management of your staff’s clothing and accessories and get the results you want!
To get in touch simply go to www.team-togs.com
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