Japan is known for many things. Anime, manga, having polite citizens, trendy fashion, and beautiful culture, amongst other things. There are many wonderful aspects of Japanese life that we can learn from and inculcate into our multiracial nation of Singapore. One of them being uniforms. Sure, we do have our uniforms, but they are mainly for those in school and a handful of companies. But for the working life, companies usually opt for a more formal or casual approach when it comes to work attire.
Now, why should we see uniforms as something more than what they are? In fact, what do the Japanese see in having uniforms for the workplace?
What Do Uniforms Represent?
To the Japanese, work uniforms aren’t just uniforms. They represent something bigger than themselves, something to be proud of. It is proof that they are part of a community, giving them a sense of belonging that allows them to do their very best when they are at work. That is why so many workplaces in Japan still practice having corporate uniforms. Not only do they instil a sense of pride, it also takes it easy on the employees’ pockets as well as relieves the burden of needing to dress up every day.
In addition, it gives employees a sense of unity when everyone is dressed the same. It shows that no one is discriminated against and they are all working towards the same goal on equal grounds. This also leads to the ‘one for all, all for one’ mindset, wherein whoever wears the same uniform is part of a support system and they grow together to achieve great things for the company, and everyone shares each other’s successes and failures.
Not only that, uniforms are also a symbol of professionalism. Putting on the uniform means that you are representing the company, the unit, and knowingly are aware that your actions can affect bystanders’ image of the company. Hence, it makes one always want to put their best foot forward and present their best selves.
Working Uniforms in Singapore
Corporate attire in Singapore is more on the formal and business casual side, although there are some companies that have factories here that require the employees wear a uniform which includes some work-related accessories like safety goggles and safety shoes.
If you are looking to introduce company uniforms to your employees, a sudden announcement and implementation may come as a shock to them. Also, preparation for the design, sizing, fabric, and creation of the uniforms take time and effort. So, a good way would be to start small. Go with little accessories with company logos, like bottles, umbrellas, or caps. Even these little things go a long way.
And when you move on to the actual uniforms, there are many things to consider. Uniforms do not have to be rigid and have strict styles. They do not necessarily have to have collars, be of a certain length, or be button-ups. In fact, you could even have casual dri fit shirts. Dri fit material makes dri fit shirts breathable, lightweight, and very easy to move in, making them great for the hot Singapore weather. Or another good casual option would be cotton as they are airy, easy to clean, and very comfortable to wear.
But if you’re looking for a more formal look, aside from the typical dress shirts and blazers for men and blouses and slacks for women, collars, and buttons are great details for a corporate uniform. As for the material, polyester or nylon can look pretty sleek with those details, both very durable and low maintenance, absolutely great choices.
After deciding on all that jazz, as a business owner, one thing will remain on your mind – the cost. Shirt printing Singapore service is often thought of as pricey, but that is not the case. With technological advancements, techniques have been refined and shirt printing has become an efficient process, enabling local printing companies to offer competitive prices and complimentary services.
How We Can Serve You
Take for instance, us at Custom Print & Apparel. We advocate for price transparency and we do this by ensuring all our products are done in-house in order to control costs and quality. But before we start on the production, we will have an in-depth consultation with you, our customer, to understand your vision, to know what you are looking for, and to provide expert advice on the fabric, design, colour, printing method, colour option, and many more.
Did you think it ends there? Of course, no! We also offer free design review where we will create a mock-up of your order to make certain that you are satisfied with what we discussed before. Only after obtaining your confirmation will we proceed with the production process.
If all that sounds good to you, and you are looking to have company uniforms, why not give us a try? You won’t regret it.