Peter Dumigan, Managing Director of the Hultafors Group UK, is your guide to a summer of sustainable garments
In today’s climate of carbon footprints and wastefulness, environmental considerations are more important than ever. Snickers Workwear clothing is trialed and tested from the Arctic Circle to the southern Mediterranean, in extreme environmental conditions – cold, heat, wind and rain. But not only are these working clothes evaluated for performance, they’re now assessed for ‘Environmental Sustainability’. What makes these garments so appealing to forward-thinking individuals is not only the comfort, functionality and ergonomic body mapping designs but also the 21st century fabrics found in the latest in sustainable, organic and sports fabric technologies.
Fabric technology and sustainability
If you want to be more than just cool and comfortable at work this summer – and do your for bit for saving the planet – the ‘Verifiable Sustainability’ in Snickers Workwear new T- and Polo-shirts will suit you down to the ground. The new lightweight Polo and T-shirts are made of 100 per cent recycled polyester with a bio-based, anti-odour finish plus a smooth texture and efficient moisture transport for great working comfort.
If your focus is on being kind to animals, the Sustainable Merino Wool mid- and base-layer clothes are ‘Mulesing-Free which will help you stay warm or cool because of the nature of its 100 per cent all-natural Merino Wool fabric that delivers optimal comfort for all kinds of working environments and leisure activities. Designed by nature for excellent ventilation and insulation, Merino wool is extremely soft, and naturally odour-preventive for an all-day fresh feel. It’s also temperature-regulating, repels water, dirt particles. It’s anti-static and Snickers Workwear ensures that the wool it uses is produced in kind-to-animals, ‘Mulesing-Free’ environments.
If recyclability is your particular focus in eco-friendly priorities, then the AllroundWork Hoodies and Gilets could be your ‘Sustainable Choice’. Made from 100 per cent recycled polyester, the clothes are comfortable and lightweight with great freedom of movement. They’ll also deliver just the right warmth and comfort to keep your body warm in chilly early mornings or comfortably cool in the warmer evenings.
Making the choices
For you to stay cool and comfortable in warmer weather, workwear choices matter a lot. For optimum performance your workwear needs to deliver great ventilation, have a fabric that dries fast while still offering the protection you need. Make the right choices and you’ll be well prepared for a hot day’s at work.
Dress for the heat
The sun’s warmth burns, you need to stay cool and turn down the heat. So here are three key facts to keep in mind when dressing for warm weather.
When temperatures are on the up, ventilation is crucial. It can be achieved in different ways, either by how the workwear is designed or the functionality it delivers. Two of the main features Snickers workwear integrates into its workwear to offer great breathability are the 37.5 technology for cooling comfort and Mechanical Air Flow.
Fabric technology and comfort
The fabric in your workwear definitely affects how comfortable you’ll be throughout the workday. Cheap workwear that uses poor quality fabrics might be easy on the wallet, but they wear easily, cause discomfort and chafing, affecting your mood and wellbeing. Good quality lighter fabrics – especially those with good stretchability and those that offer UV protection – offer more ventilation and they dry quickly. While cheaper cotton-based fabrics absorb moisture and dry slowly. Snickers Workwear’s LiteWork collection is specially developed for warm days at work, giving you good-looking, quality clothes made in lighter fabrics to ensure great ventilation and comfort.
The LiteWork collection is specially developed for warmer weather. It features the revolutionary 37.5 technology and stretch fabrics for the best in mobility, moisture transport and ventilation. What’s more, advanced functionality and great fabric technology will ensure cool and dry working comfort, no matter what the weather conditions are.
If it’s performance you need, check out the upgraded lightweight and breathable 37.5 fabric technology in Snicker’s Workwear’s shirts and base-layer clothes. Cooling technology makes them great for demanding tasks on site as well as high intensity gym work, circuit training, jogging, hill walking and mountain-biking. Look out for styles made from the 37.5 fabric for optimal ventilation, cooling and moisture transport to keep you feeling fresh for longer.
While style, comfort and functionality have been key drivers in Snickers Workwear clothing development over the last 50 years, fabric technology, performance and sustainability is now central to the technical design of the brand’s clothing, just as it is in performance sports and leisurewear. The result is environmentally friendly, ergonomically designed dual-purpose working clothes that are not only designed to meet the physical demands that tradesmen and women face at work but are also ideal for some sports and leisure activities. Most important in today’s climate, they’ll help reduce your carbon footprint too!