How to allocate Uniform allowance?

How to allocate Uniform allowance?

You’ve just employed new members of staff.....fantastic!

But how do you work out how much uniform to allocate to each person? How do you know how long to expect a uniform to last, and stay looking crisp and fresh?

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Uniforms - How much? How often? How do you budget?

Uniforms - How much? How often? How do you budget?

Uniform is a key consideration for any business and can be one of the first things a customer notices when coming into contact with your brand. A stylish uniform can also help attract the best staff to want to come and work for your business, but how do you determine how much you should spend per employee?

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That time Polly's 1st 'work' Birthday made it into the Press!

That time Polly's 1st 'work' Birthday made it into the Press!

Arts University Bournemouth graduate, Polly Turnbull, is celebrating her first year work anniversary at Bournemouth-based corporate wardrobe specialist, 4couture.

The company, which specialises in stylish corporate clothing and merchandise, hosted a tea party to mark the occasion. Polly was joined by the company’s Director, Lisa Morelli, and her all-female team of colleagues.

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We've Gone (Pantone) Stripe Crazy!

We've Gone (Pantone) Stripe Crazy!

By far one of the most talked about projects of 2017 in the 4Couture studio – for a number of reasons...

If you didn’t already know, along with our in house embroidery and print facilities, we also have a dedicated team of seamstresses, who typically spend their days tailoring lengths of garments and adding customisation to ‘off the peg’ styles – so the team love it when they can get their teeth into something a bit more detailed.

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On The Hunt For New Ideas...

On The Hunt For New Ideas...

Whilst we supply the full range of standard ‘store cupboard’ merchandise such as branded pens, notebooks, mugs and lanyards probably THE most popular request is for ‘something different’. Understandably every client is individual and wants their promotional merchandise to be unique and impactful whilst representing their brand or campaign.....sometimes it’s quite a challenge!

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Is Your Uniform on the Right Side of the Tax Law?

We’re not only happy to help when it comes to the world of corporate garments, but the nitty gritty too. This includes ensuring you understand best practice when it comes to benefits in kind and tax implications of giving your team a staff uniform

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Why Nike's Departure Bags tick all the boxes...

Why Nike's Departure Bags tick all the boxes...

With people of all ages owning something from Nike why not make a subtle ‘fashion’ statement by including Nike with your work branding? At 4Couture, we love the Nike Departure bag range and we’re sure it will become a firm favourite of yours too.

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BPMA - What does it mean for you?

BPMA - What does it mean for you?

Companies affiliate themselves with various organisations in order to promote the quality, reliability and professional services provided. 4Couture are proud members of the BPMA, as like us, they uphold the same values as we pride ourselves upon. But what does this accreditation mean for you?

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Creating Magical Brand Moments

Creating Magical Brand Moments

Everybody knows about Save The Children’s National Christmas Jumper Day.  If you’ve been acting too grown up or hiding in a cave somewhere, it's Dec 16. Don’t Forget! 4Couture’s dream team are encouraging you to learn more about how to combine looking fabulous for the festive season with how your company can really make a difference to the survival & welfare of so many under privileged children.

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How do you welcome your clients?

How do you welcome your clients?

First impressions are formed in three to five seconds and as the saying goes “You never get a second chance to make a first impression”. That short snapshot of time is extremely valuable for all brands as we tend to use sensory factors such as appearance and atmosphere to form our ‘gut’ reaction. 

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Keep Calm & Love Dress Down Friday

Keep Calm & Love Dress Down Friday

That #FridayFeeling, #Friyay, #TGIF, #FridayFeels - however you choose to ‘Hashtag’ it, for most in an office based setting it tends to include Dress Down or Casual Friday. A great opportunity to ditch the suit and tie for the last working day of the week, and welcome the weekend with your favourite pair of ripped jeans and baggy t-shirt, Right?! Unfortunately not! Whilst weekends are for relaxing, a ‘relaxed’ Friday dress code is frequently misinterpreted.  

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Promotional Bobble Bottles

Promotional Bobble Bottles

We’re told to drink more water but sometimes it’s not as easy or convenient as it sounds. The price of bottled water week after week can really add up, tap water can have an unappealing taste and reusing single use bottles is a health hazard. The world consumes around 200 million single serve water bottles per year and you can only imagine what impact of 200 million empty bottles has on the environment!

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