Workwear has come a long way in the last few decades. Not just cosmetic changes but innovation that improves support and increases efficiency.
Workwear these days is designed with mobility in mind; hence, 4-way stretch fabrics are pretty common.
These fabrics are durable, washable, flexible, hardwearing, breathable and can even be waterproof.
Here are some of the advanced technologies seen in workwear…
Adding reflective panels to your workwear helps to increase your chances of being visible even in low light conditions, thereby preventing workplace accidents.
It can be added to overalls, vests, shirts, jackets, pants, gloves and even headwear.
A typical reflective panel works by reflecting the light back to its source. But the latest workwear also uses phosphorescence technology to release the stored energy at night, even in the absence of light.
While you cannot control the temperature in the environment, you can increase your comfort via your workwear.
Bisley’s heat management gear with cold back technology can help you stay cool during hot and sweltering days by significantly reducing the UV rays penetration and heat build-up during the day.
When things get hot, it provides active cooling when you need it the most.
Workers, especially those working in construction, require waterproof jackets that repel moisture and keep dry during rain and even snow.
Waterproof jackets have come a long way from just protecting from rain.
They are made from breathable fabric with waterproof zip and storm flaps, and of course they also come with reflective panels/tapes to ensure visibility.
The latest technologies make workwear more interesting, fun and comfortable. Furthermore, they also strike the perfect balance between fashion and practicality.
Since waterproof fabrics have polyester content, they typically will last longer than cotton too.
MIT researchers have developed wearable sensors that embed in the clothing and monitor the wearer’s vital signs (including the heartbeat).
Imagine workwear that monitors the heart rate, respiratory rate, and body temperature. While wearable sensors seem to be the future of workwear, it is not yet available commercially.
If you work in an industry that needs you to be in touch all the time, you require workwear with Bluetooth embedded in it. Something like the Levi’s Trucker Jacket with Jacquard by Google Technology.
The jacket consists of a denim jacket with a Jacquard tag that fits in the left cuff, which then connects with your phone via Bluetooth technology. You can screen your calls, control music, receive alerts and more.
The day of jumpsuits and uncomfortable workwear are gone.
Today’s workwear uses advanced technology which can heat, cool or even come embedded with electronics.
Talk to our uniform specialists about your workwear uniform requirements.