PETER Dumigan, managing director of the Hultafors Group UK, which owns Snickers Workwear, Hultafors Tools, Solid Gear, and Toe Guard safety footwear as well as Hellberg Safety PPE, has the following to say about the company and its work in the flooring industry:
For nearly 50 years, Snickers Workwear has been building a workwear trend that now delivers eco-friendly, technically advanced, innovative, and high-quality working clothes that are built to last and look good at work and at play. In essence, it’s sustainable workwear that can be used onsite 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 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 trialled 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 tested for ‘environmental sustainability’. What makes these garments so appealing to forward-thinking individuals and corporates alike isn’t 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.
Snickers Workwear’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 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 – the ‘verifiable sustainability’ in Snickers Workwear new T- and Polo-shirts will suit you down to the ground. 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 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, dirt particles. It’s anti-static and Snickers Workwear ensures 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% 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.
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.
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.
Ventilation: 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 airflow.
Fabric technology and working 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 developed for warm days at work, giving you good-looking, quality clothes made in lighter fabrics to ensure great ventilation and comfort.
LiteWork, quick-drying workwear for improved performance: The LiteWork collection is 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.
So, if you’re thinking about what’s most practical – and beneficial – to wear this summer for work or leisure, many of the of Snickers Workwear styles are dual-purpose and work hard at reducing our collective carbon footprints.
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. With superb cooling technology, they’re great for demanding tasks onsite as well as high intensity gym work, circuit training, jogging, hill walking and mountain-biking. Look out for styles made from the highly functional 37.5 fabric for optimal ventilation, cooling, and moisture transport to keep you feeling fresh for longer.
And finally, while style, comfort and functionality have been key drivers in Snickers Workwear clothing development over the past 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 tradesmen and -women face at work but are also suitable for some sports and leisure activities. Most important in today’s climate, they’ll help reduce your carbon footprint too.