Understand the Impact Care Has on Uniform Uniformity & Garment Lifespan
“Paved with good intentions…”
Congratulations! You’ve made the decision to invest in your own corporate apparel to give employees and the company a professional, consistent marketing effort. Nothing reinforces your brand like a staff donned in matching, crisp-clean attire.
Wait. You’ve spent thousands of dollars in company apparel and you’re having your employees take them home to wash them themselves? May we interest you in some property down in Florida!?
Uniform Rental Reality Check
Your company is great at what it does, a leader in its field and a known force to be reckoned with. You’ve spent top dollars on HR talent and your company uniform program. Those, you realize, are mutually exclusive events and have absolutely nothing to do with each other.
You have great employees, a corporate culture that works together to provide a product/service unlike any of your competitors. But do any of them know how to do laundry properly?
The whole intent of a uniform is to reflect a cohesive, professional image to your client. The fiscal hope is that the investment lasts long enough for a reasonable rate of return for the dollars invested.
Spoiler alert: it’s not going to happen when staff is responsible for their own uniform care.
What Color Shirt Is That Supposed to Be?
Is that supposed to be gray? Off-white? Gunmetal blue? Go to an industry trade show or walk the shop floor where the employees have been taking care of their own apparel for a while and you’ll see exactly how “uniform” their appearance isn’t.
Let’s face it, you may employ the best of the best in the scope of your business operations, but we’re willing to bet the hiring manager never inquired about their laundry maintenance experience. And who’s to say who is actually taking care of their laundry responsibilities at home? Is it the employee personally? Or their spouse? Or maybe their teenager doing their weekly chores?
The Right Tool for the Right Job
You’ve made a significant investment in your uniform program – that was brilliant, no doubt. But putting the care of that investment in the hands of just anyone, well, that’s some risk. Truth of the matter is, garment maintenance is more than throwing your socks in the wash.
Gallagher Uniform has been providing the highest level of quality and service in the garment maintenance industry for over 120 years. We know that there are special laundering or handling requirements for specific industries, fabrics, and staining agents. We’ve invested in the proper research, equipment, and facilities to provide state-of-the-art results within an environmentally friendly footprint. We are the right tool to protect your investment and to keep your employees looking great for the maximum return on that effort.
Uniform Programs Deliver Consistency
If you have employees maintaining logo’d garments or “uniforms” themselves, contact us, and we can answer any questions you may have about creating a uniform rental program that works.
And if you have considered a uniform solution but have been intimidated by all it can be, give us a call. We’d be glad to have a team member share with you how close you are to having a simple, affordable uniform solution of your own from the experts that make it look easy!