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LASTS LONGER THAN EMPTY PROMISES

Whether you're outfitting 5 employees or 5000—make sure you buy quality! The entire HAKRO collection carries a number of certificates and labels demonstrating our quality.
Workwear is worn for many hours every day in direct contact with the skin, so it should meet the highest standards when it comes to the materials used to produce it. The OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 quality label certifies that the clothing is free from harmful substances and guarantees that each individual HAKRO garment presents no risk to health.
When providing new clothing for a number of different people, it is particularly important to know that you can rely on a fit corresponding to clothing sizes. Ultimately, your employees' T-shirts have to be long enough, the sleeves wide enough and the jackets comfortable enough. All HAKRO styles are regularly checked to make sure they measure up.
Rest assured that the garments that you choose will have been made under fair, socially responsible and safe working conditions—we've got the certificates to prove it. HAKRO works exclusively with producers who have signed up to the Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) code of conduct. Compliance with BSCI standards is regularly inspected by independent auditors.
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WHO NEEDS WHAT AND WHY?

What are the elements that will make up your corporate fashion collection? What do you want to achieve with your corporate fashion? Are you looking for a complete outfit from head to toe or is it enough for your workers to all be wearing a shirt in the same colour?
It's easy to create a uniform look by using tops in the same colour, for example.
Where will the clothing be worn? In the office, in a production hall, at a counter with customer contact or outside exposed to the wind and elements? Will the clothing be heavily exposed to dirt, sweat and external influences? Do you need temperature-regulating functional fabrics and special features?

It may be the case that different departments have different requirements. Talk to our colleagues and involve them in the planning process.
With different layers of clothing that can be worn individually or together, your employees will be wonderfully equipped all year round, including in outside areas. Ideally, an outfit should be composed of three layers:

First layer of clothing:
The base layer is worn next to the skin. This includes T-shirts, polo shirts, blouses or shirts as well as functional clothing.

Middle layer of clothing:
This means all items of clothing worn over the first thin layer, providing additional protection and warmth, i.e. sweatshirts, hoodies and long-sleeved T-shirts as well as blouses, shirts and functional clothing.

Outer layer of clothing:
The reliable shell that protects against cold, wind and wet, such as fleece, softshell and outdoor jackets.
When it comes to selecting the materials, in corporate fashion it's not about personal preference. It is far more important to select the right material for each location and type of work. After all, the lifespan of the clothing is determined by the properties of the textile fibres used.

Each material has different strengths and advantages. For example, pure cotton quickly absorbs moisture and has an extremely low tendency to pill. It is smooth and not particularly warming, and is better suited to indoor settings.

Mixed cotton and polyester fabrics on the other hand are particularly suited for use outdoors, keeping their colour far longer even when exposed to strong UV light and the sweat from strenuous activity. This is why we recommend a material mix such as our high-performance MikraLinar® for outdoor use. Garments produced from this exclusive HAKRO fabric are extremely skin-friendly and easy-care; they will also keep their colour and shape over time.
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AN ATTRACTIVE LOOK FOR YOUR COMPANY

Corporate fashion is so much more than just clothing—it strengthens cohesion, provides unity and turns employees into a team. When selecting corporate fashion you should think not only about your corporate colours, but also about the values and objectives of your brand.

Be demanding, bold and creative in the design. After all, this is about your employees and your brand. There is scope for more than just the classic T-shirt. Individuality is possible, too. For example, specify a colour and allow each employee to select his or her own personal style from a range of predefined styles.
Whether a DIY store, hotel or filling station—clothing immediately shows that the person behind the counter really belongs there. It guides the customer and creates trust. At the same time, it is vibrant communication and is increasingly becoming an essential part of an overall company image. Employee clothing skilfully aligned with the company's style demonstrates that the employees are valued and gives a first impression of competence and professionalism.
A uniform makes each employee a brand ambassador and has a motivating effect. Take advantage of the opportunity and involve your team in choosing the collection; this will promote acceptance and strengthen the ability of the new uniform to generate identity. You could ask a few employees to trial the selected styles by wearing them to work. Your HAKRO retailer will be happy to advise you and assist you with queries regarding trials and samples.
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FINDING THE PERFECT FIT IS PRECISION WORK.

Your new corporate clothing should be a perfect fit for the style of the brand and in terms of size for each individual employee. So it's important to precisely determine the clothing sizes of each person who will be wearing the selected clothing in advance. It is well-known that garments bought in high street stores sometimes turn out to be bigger or smaller than expected. At HAKRO, we do things differently. The fit is consistent with the measurements determined in our regular measurement campaigns in all our styles.
Each of our garments is designed to make the wearer feel comfortable, have plenty of freedom of movement and—thanks to the perfect cut—look good. Our whole collection can be divided into three basic fit styles: COMFORT FIT, REGULAR FIT and BODY FIT. The symbols indicate how an item will sit on the body.
Styles with an extremely comfortable, casual fit. They are characterised by a casual cut, providing a loose fit on the body with plenty of freedom of movement.
Our classic fit. Subtle tailoring gently emphasises the silhouette whilst still providing ample freedom of movement.
A fitted cut with light tailoring—our fashionable slim fit is right on trend.
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COORDINATION AND CONTRAST

A bright colour which holds its intensity over time will set your corporate fashion apart from the rest. When it comes to impact, it's important to select not only the right colour, but also the quality of the fabrics. At HAKRO, we use high-quality dyes specially developed for us and coordinated with the various fibres. Our colour management system ensures that the colours remain true throughout various fabrics. Once you have selected a colour you can reorder it at any time in exactly the same tone with no waiting period.
Industry-specific colours combine tradition and practicality. A bit of sawdust is hardly noticeable on a carpenter's beige polo shirt, and a baker is better off dressed in white than in dark blue that shows every speck of flour. We offer 7 shades of green, 4 shades of beige, 15 shades of blue and 7 shades of grey so that you can find your favourite shade in any industry.
If you already have a defined corporate design, then your corporate fashion collection should be a good match. However, your main corporate colour does not necessarily have to be the dominant colour of your employees' clothing. For example, you could choose colours that coordinate with your brand image and customise with your logo. And if you are looking for a very particular colour, we are able to produce garments in special colours starting from a minimum order number.
Combine different tones to create a more colourful look. For example, you can work with classic complementary colours or with harmonious combinations from a single colour family. We even offer two-tone versions of certain styles.
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ROOM FOR YOUR BRAND

The right finishing touches can transform simple T-shirts, polo shirts and jackets into unique corporate clothing. A perfect result depends very much on the quality and evenness of the surface of the material to be customised. When designing our cuts, we place great importance on providing good placement opportunities for your logo. This means that you can create unusual solutions by placing motifs on sleeves, shoulders, the collar or neck.
Embroidery is the most elegant and durable form of customisation. It is suitable for almost all materials and base materials. The image for the embroidered motif is first digitalised and then embroidered using state-of-the-art multi-head embroidery machines. We have embroidery thread in over 500 different colours for you to choose from. Up to 15 colours can be used simultaneously in a single embroidery run.
Embroidery is the most elegant and durable form of customisation. It is suitable for almost all materials and base materials. The image for the embroidered motif is first digitalised and then embroidered using state-of-the-art multi-head embroidery machines. We have embroidery thread in over 500 different colours for you to choose from. Up to 15 colours can be used simultaneously in a single embroidery run.
This technique allows for the reproduction of the finest colour gradients and photos. The colours are pre-printed onto carrier paper with screen printing machines. The motif is then transferred onto the fabric using a transfer press under the application of heat and pressure. As soon as the adhesive on the top layer has cooled, the carrier film can be removed and the motif remains on the garment. The print feels slightly rubberised and forms a sealed surface impermeable to air.
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WHERE WILL IT BE WASHED?

When planning a corporate fashion collection it is important to also consider the question of cleaning and care. Many companies decide that their employees should wash their clothing at home themselves. A sufficient number of garments should be provided to last at least a week. Regardless of where they are washed, it is essential to observe the care instructions to ensure the longevity of garments.
It is also possible to commission a service provider to care for your textiles. Laundry is collected at the workplace, usually once a week, then washed, dried, pressed if required and brought back clean. In the large machines of commercial laundries the garments are subject to greater stresses than in domestic laundry.

Garments from the HAKRO Performance collection are specially designed to withstand cleaning in commercial laundries. They are exceptionally good at retaining their shape and colour. They feature a rental label—for easy identification in commercial laundries—and two practical hangers in the seam.
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HOW MUCH CLOTHING DO YOU NEED PER EMPLOYEE?

There are a few questions to clear up first: Will the clothing be used every day? Will it be subject to heavy use and dirt meaning that it will have to be changed more often? Will the employee wearing the clothing have frequent customer contact? By considering the various aspects of activity, you will be able to determine the individual number of garments required per layer and per person each week.

Is your company comprised of a number of different departments, each having clothing different requirements? Then divide the employees into groups to begin with, for example, reception, administration, external sales and production. Then go through the individual clothing layers required and calculate who needs what for each group.
If shirts, tops or polo shirts are to be worn directly against the skin, then each employee should have a minimum of five of these items. That way, he or she can put on a fresh garment each day and wash it once a week. Employees continuously in contact with customers may require more than one item per day. We also recommend two to three supplementary items per wearer.
These textiles are worn over the first layer of clothing and have little to no skin contact, for example, sweatshirts, hoodies or jackets made of knitwear or fleece. Since they will not necessarily need to be washed daily, each employee should receive three garments and, optionally, a spare one.
In our experience, it is generally sufficient to provide just one garment for this category. If your employees spend all of their time outdoors, a combination of two different items for the different seasons is recommended, for example, a jacket plus a fleece jacket. There is no need to provide an additional item unless they are subject to heavy-duty use or very dirty environments.
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ANTICIPATE MORE

It is sensible to include a few reserve items when placing your first order, particularly if the clothing is to be customised with a logo or lettering. The process costs for customisation are significantly higher per item for lower quantities than for higher quantities.

Therefore, allow for clothing for potential new employees in your calculations by ordering additional items in common sizes. A reserve stock is also sensible if the workwear regularly gets so dirty that cleaning becomes difficult (for example, oil stains).
It is not a problem if you require a large replenishment quantity or wish to expand your collection. At our never-out-of-stock warehouse in Schrozberg we always have all of our styles ready for delivery on demand, even in large quantities. Our colour management system ensures that you will receive exactly the same colour as with your first order, even when reordering years later.
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TAILORED ADVICE FROM OUR RETAILERS

HAKRO textiles are exclusively available from our selected retailers. They are also your contact partners when it comes to advice and the design of your employee workwear, determining sizes and customisation. HAKRO retailers are true specialists—they know the HAKRO collection as well as the specific requirements of every industry and assist you by providing guidance and resources in the planning and realisation of your individual corporate fashion collection.
Our textiles can only be customised by our retailers. They receive regular training from us and can recommend a customisation to suit your materials and applications.

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