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  • Dickies Workwear: product focus

    Dickies Logo Dickies has been one of the leading names in workwear for nearly 100 years! Their products meet and in many cases exceed international safety standards whilst still ensuring the comfort of the wearer. Find out about our large range of Dickies Workwear and why we're huge advocates of the brand below.

    Why chose Dickies Workwear?

    Their products are researched, designed and engineered by industry innovators providing you with the peace of mind that your workwear will perform to the highest standards. Continue reading

  • Dickies Tiber Trainer - You Tube workwear review

    Screengrab of AskAndy's Dickies Workwear trainer reviewHere at AWB Textiles we're always on the look out for great content about our products. We simply love AskAndy's You Tube workwear reviews!

    He takes the time to produce excellent short films about products, reviewing their relative strengths and weaknesses.

    Here we share AskAndy's review of the Dickies' Tiber Trainer, a workwear essential and one of the most popular safety trainers on the market.

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  • Our favourite workwear accessories

    jul2.3Explore some of our favourite workwear accessories that will make your working life that little bit easier.

    We've handpicked three of the best accessories we stock - from a cap to a practical belt and even some hardwearing socks, all designed with the needs of tradespeople in mind.

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  • The evolution of machine embroidered scrub suits and uniforms

    Some our medical scrub embroidery machinesEmbroidery - and in particular embroidered scrubs and medical clothing - has come a long way since traditional hand embroidery was first challenged by mechanical solutions in the mid-19th century.

    Although the earliest examples of hand-embroidered garments date back to 30,000 BC, it wasn't until 1828 that Josué Heilmann created a machine that could do the work of four people.

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  • Dickies Xtreme Stretch Now Available Online

    Make sure you check out our Dickies Xtreme Stretch Range that is now available online!

    The Dickies Xtreme Stretch range includes: Mock Wrap Top, V-neck Top and Elastic Waist Pant! All 3 garments are available in 8 Colours; Black, Ceil, Hunter Green, Navy, Pewter, Royal Blue, Wine, Eggplant.


    To view Dickies Xtreme Stretch Range click here 

  • Why Use Knee Pads?

    Some lines of work are physically demanding and as a result there can sometimes be a risk of damage to the body. Therefore certain equipment has been developed to promote the safety of the worker. Knee pads are just one example of the type of protective equipment that can be purchased.

    Wear and tear to the knee is becoming an injury that doctors are now witnessing more and more frequently. Statistics are showing that 60% of knee injuries are a result of wear and tear and could have been prevented by using protective equipment like knee pads.

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  • Choose High Visibility for Increased Safety

    The high visibility jacket has become a universal piece of clothing to promote an individual’s safety in a variety of scenarios where there is limited lighting and poor visibility where the individual might be at risk. Many work places provide their staff with a uniform that will include high visibility clothing so that they are providing a safer environment for their employees to work in. In some European countries the law demands that a high visibility jacket is kept in the car, with some European countries making it mandatory for cyclists to wear a high visibility vest when cycling in conditions associated with reduced visibility.

    The high visibility works as light rays that are shined on to the jackets are then sent back towards the original source of light with a minimum of scattering, through a process of retro reflection. The level of high visibility that is required is dependent upon the light conditions; when light conditions are poor then a greater level of high visibility is needed.

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  • Head into Safety: Equipment to be Worn to Protect You at Work

    According to “The Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations of 1992” all employers must make sure  employees are supplied with personal protective equipment to ensure that their employees are safe at work. Taken directly from the AWB textiles website here are 3 pieces of equipment that can be used:

     The Bump Cap

    Lighter than the hard hat, the bump cap is a lightweight hat with a similar design to a baseball cap. To give workers that extra safety the bump cap has an internal bump guard to give protection where the worker is at risk from scraping or bumping one’s head. The cap also has an internal foam pad for comfort with a Velcro adjuster to the rear of the cap so it can be fitted to an individual’s head size. It is worth noting that although the bump cap is a useful piece of protective equipment, due to its fragile structures it will not provide protection to larger impacts.  Continue reading

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