Last week, we met with the executive housekeeper of a luxury hotel, and she asked, "How do you pick the fabrics that suit our hotel?" She’s not the first one to ask our team the same question. However, the primary step before we present the best fabrics for a hospitality establishment includes speaking to their team to understand the current issues (if any) with the uniforms and the kind of wear and tear they go through.
1️. Durability: The fabric should withstand the test of time. Assess the durability of the material to ensure maximum wear and tear.
2️. Comfort: The material must perfectly balance breathability, flexibility, and softness. Test and pick the right one to ensure your team feels at ease throughout the workday.
3️. Maintenance: The perfect material should save you time and effort in fabric maintenance to ensure maximum integrity. Consider the ease of fabric maintenance, including laundering and stain resistance.
4️. Climate Considerations: Factors like temperature, humidity, and seasonality determine the comfort level necessary in a uniform. Choose fabrics that keep your team cool in hot climates or provide warmth in colder regions.
5️. Brand Image: Staff uniforms are an extension of your brand. Select materials that align with your brand image in professionalism, elegance, or a more relaxed vibe.
6️. Sustainability: Fashion and environmental responsibility go hand in hand. Pick sustainable fabrics made from organic or recycled materials, ensuring your uniforms are fashionable and environmentally conscious.
7️. Budget: Quality and comfort don't have to break the bank! Choose a fabric that strikes a balance between both.
At Heather Grey, we go the extra mile to guide you through the fabric selection process. If you want to discuss more fabrics and the one best suited for your team, reach out!