Workwear for the hospitality industry has a pretty tall order to fulfil. Not only must it be stylish to convey the right message to customers, and comfortable for the employee to wear, but it must also be able to withstand the rigours of an active working environment.
Essentially, it comes down to the fabric from which the garments are made. "The fabric used in the manufacture of uniforms has a major impact on all aspects of the garment - the look, the feel, the life, and how the garment needs to be cared for," says Debbie Leon, founder and director of Fashionizer.
|Denny's says modern suit fabrics are becoming lighter and more comfortable to wear thanks to finer weaving and increased use of man-made fibres blended with wool|
|Simon Jersey says a cotton/ polyester blend is preferable in many garments as the polyester provides easy-care properties, yet cotton provides the comfort factor|