Working with Tailored Image can make a difference and have a
positive impact on the environment in a variety of ways. Uniform is about so
much more than just clothing now; it is important to consider where your uniform
clothing comes from, how it is made and the potential impact this has on the
environment. Tailored Image engage in a range of initiatives that help make our
business sustainable, ethical, responsible and beneficial to the community.
One of these initiatives is our offering of a range of recycled
suiting. 95% of the polyester used in selected uniform collections is made from
recycled polyester. Choosing recycled polyester for your uniform can be a step
forward in your journey towards sustainable clothing. By wearing the recycled
polyester suiting range for your corporate uniform, you are preventing 45
plastic bottles reaching our oceans or landfill, yet still retaining a stylish,
comfortable and performing uniform.
But how does this all work you may ask; how can we possibly
make 45 bottles into 1 suit?
From Bottle Sourcing, the bottles are sourced using various
socially compliant sources such as Identified Collection Agencies, Reverse
Vending Machines and Collection Drives at events.
From Bottles to Flakes, the bottles are cleaned, washed and
crushed to create plastic flakes.
Then from Flakes to Fibre, the flakes are melted down and
extruded to make fibre.
Finally, from Fibre to Suits, the fibre is processed into
fabric and then used in Tailored Image tailoring. And there you have it, one
recycled polyester suit for your corporate uniform. All of these garments are
then created in our factories using renewable energy.
By helping the industry move towards more sustainable
options, the more increasing chance we have of making a difference in creating sustainable
In conjunction with Tailored Image’s sustainable suiting
initiative we have partnered with environmental charity Plastic Oceans UK to
donate a percentage of all sales of our recycled plastic suiting to them.
Tailored Image is committed to changing the attitudes and behaviours towards
plastic by raising awareness of this mission. By doing more now as a business
Tailored Image can truly make a difference with our impact on the environment.
To compliment this initiative Tailored Image is committed to
consistently reducing plastic across our business and throughout the supply
chain. By reducing unnecessary packaging on the finished product without
compromising the final quality, to re-using pallets and promoting the use of
reusable aluminium water bottles in our office, Tailored Image is dedicated to
taking a step in the right direction of sustainable uniforms and creating a sustainable