Peter Dumigan, Managing Director of the Hultafors Group UK, which owns Snickers Workwear, takes a look at some of the warmer weather workwear options to consider.
For nearly 50 years, Snickers Workwear has been building a workwear trend that now delivers eco-friendly, technically advanced and high-quality working clothes that are built to last – and look good at both work and at play. In essence, it’s sustainable workwear that can be used on site and for leisure activities too.
In today’s climate of carbon footprints and wastefulness, environmental considerations are more important than ever for workwear brands. At Snickers Workwear, we develop long-lasting, functional garments. We know that our customers demand durable products that can sustain long hours of hard work, and this is also the cornerstone behind our sustainability work. Every product we make has an impact on the planet. The longer our workwear lasts, the less our environmental impact.
Snickers Workwear clothing is trialed and tested from the Arctic circle to the southern Mediterranean, tried and tested in extreme environmental conditions – cold, heat, wind and rain. But not only are these working clothes tested for performance, they’re now also tested for ‘Environmental Sustainability’.
The company’s product design and development has always been driven by a continual investigation of user needs and experiences in as wide a range of working environments and weather conditions as possible. But nowadays, recyclability and carbon footprint impact is a key part of that evaluation. So, it’s not just workwear functionality and physical demands on the body that’s researched, it’s also the physical demands that product manufacturing and waste disposal place on the world around us that matters too.
But if you want to be more than just cool and comfortable at work this summer – and do your for bit for saving the planet – take a look at the ‘Verifiable Sustainability’ in Snickers Workwear new T- and Polo-shirts. The brand aims to be at the forefront of sustainability in Workwear which is why the new lightweight Polo and T-shirts are made of 100% recycled polyester with a bio-based, anti-odour finish plus a smooth texture and efficient moisture transport for working comfort.
If your focus is on being kind to animals, the Sustainable Merino Wool mid- and base-layer clothes are ‘Mulesing-Free, designed to 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 ventilation and insulation, Merino wool is soft, and naturally odour-preventive for an all-day fresh feel. It is also temperature-regulating and repels water and dirt particles.
If recyclability is your particular focus in eco-friendly priorities, then the AllroundWork Hoodies and Gilets are worth consideration. Made from 100% recycled polyester, the clothes are comfortable and lightweight and designed for freedom of movement.
Choices for summer
For you to stay cool and comfortable in warmer weather, workwear choices matter a lot. For optimum performance your workwear needs to deliver 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.
Here are three factors 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.
The fabric in your workwear definitely affects how comfortable you’ll be throughout the workday. Good quality lighter fabrics – especially those with good stretchability and those that offer UV protection – offer more ventilation and they dry quickly.
Snickers Workwear’s LiteWork collection has been specially developed for warm days at work: 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 37.5 technology and stretch fabrics to ensure mobility, moisture transport and ventilation. The advanced functionality and fabric technology will ensure cool and dry working comfort, no matter what the weather conditions are.
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. 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. And, they’ll help reduce your carbon footprint too.