Peter Dumigan, managing director of the Hultafors Group UK, explains how sustainability and climate control working clothes are coming together to create a better on site experience.
With firms and individuals increasingly focused on environmentally responsible business activities, Snickers Workwear’s eco-friendly garment solutions could prove to be the right ‘sustainable choice’ for you and your business. For example, with government legislation on the horizon, employing the Snickers Workwear garments made from recycled polyester, organic cotton and muelsing-free fabrics as well as the ‘100% Circularity’ in EMMA safety footwear, will deliver peace of mind and compliance in an increasingly demanding world.
This socially responsible approach to kitting out professional tradesmen and women is complimented by the brands’ hallmarks of comfort and functionality. They’re delivered through the use of climate control and stretch fabrics which ensures that, whatever the size of your workforce, there’s a product to fit each individual perfectly – for improved wellbeing and performance at work.
Our climate-control clothing is tested for real from the Arctic Circle to the southern Mediterranean in extreme environmental conditions – cold, heat, wind and rain. But not only are these working clothes tested for performance, they’re now tested with regard to ‘Environmental Sustainability’. As a result ergonomic body mapping designs are combined with fabrics that include the latest in recycled, organic and sports fabric technology, delivering winter warmth and cooling comfort when you need it.
The upgraded lightweight and breathable 37.5 fabric technology in the LITEWork and FLEXIWork mid- and base-layer clothes feature cooling technology. They’re great for demanding tasks on site, as well as high intensity gym work, circuit training, jogging, hill walking and mountain-biking. The new styles are made from highly functional waffle- structured 37.5 fabric for optimal ventilation, cooling and moisture transport to keep you feeling fresh for longer.
But if you want to be more than just cool and comfortable at work this winter – and do your bit for saving the planet – the ‘Verifiable Sustainability’ in Snickers Workwear’s new fleeces, undergarments and jackets will suit you down to the ground. The brand aims to be at the forefront of sustainability in Workwear which is why these new products are made of 100% 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% 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, and 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, then the AllroundWork fleeces and bodywarmers could be your ‘Sustainable Choice’. Made from 100 per cent recycled polyester, the POLARTEC garments are comfortable and lightweight with great freedom of movement. They’ll also keep your body warm in chilly early mornings or comfortably cool in the warmer evenings.
If you want to ensure 100% Circularity in what you’re wearing, a product that’s completely made from a combination of recycled materials and materials that are recyclable is EMMA.
Every shoe, trainer or boot in this socially responsible brand’s range is safe for the environment with a ‘100% ‘Circular’ manufacturing, usage-mapping and recycling process.
While style, comfort and functionality have been key drivers in Snickers Workwear clothing development over the years, fabric performance and sustainability is now central to the technical design of the garments and footwear just as it is in performance sports and leisurewear.
The result is environmentally-friendly, ergonomically designed dual-purpose working clothes and footwear that are not only designed to meet the physical demands that tradesmen and women face at work in the winter months, but are also ideal for some sports and leisure activities – and reduce your carbon footprint too!
For further information on the Snicker Workwear range visit https://www.snickersworkwear.com/
For further information on the EMMA Safety Footwear range visit https://www.emmasafetyfootwear.com/home-en