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  • How Does High Visibility Clothing Work?

    High visibility clothing is another type of personal protective equipment that is usually yellow in colour and is highly reflective. You can purchase different high visibility clothing ranging from, vests, jackets, trousers etc. High visibility clothing is often considered paramount to many workers (for example those who work in the emergency services) or public persons in hazardous situations (for example cyclists out in the dark).

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    Click here to buy high visibility jacket 

    Ultimately the high visibility clothing works by making the person wearing the protective clothing more visible to potential hazards. The high visibility clothing is made up of fluorescent material and reflective tape that appears to glow when a light source hits it. This process is known as retro reflection, as the special silvered inks on the clothing reflect the light back to its source. Continue reading

  • 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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  • Winter Warmers

    Here at AWB we have put together a selection of products that will keep you warm this winter from top to toe.


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    The Dickies trapper hat designed to cover the head and neck will provide you with optimum warmth. Its warm fleecy, fur lined design retains maximum warmth and provides superior warmth to your standard beanie. The fashionable design has adjustable ear warmers so you can adjust your hat to suit you.  Continue reading

  • How To Take Measurements of Your Body for Clothing Size Guides

    Here is a step by step guide on how to take accurate measurements of your body; you might need someone else to help you with some of the measurements.

    1. Use a flexible measuring tape

    2. Measure around the base of your neck for an accurate neck measurement

    3. To measure your chest wrap the tape measure under your armpits so that it comfortable goes    around the fullest part of your chest.

    4. To measure your sleeve length, bend your elbow and place your arm on your hip, then have someone measure from the top of your neck to the wrist by stretching the tape along the length of your arm, being sure to follow the bend in the arm.   Continue reading

  • 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

  • Scrub up this New Year with our Fancy Dress

    Back by popular demand we have decided to offer a fancy dress scrub suit from just £16.49. What a perfect opportunity to dress up for this New Year. Along with your scrub suit our first choice party pack includes a hat, mask and toy stethoscope so you can really look and play the part. Just to make this offer even better in addition to the light green, light blue and navy colour choices we have also introduced the scrubs in a raspberry and misty grey.


    Impress your friends this New Year with this ideal fancy dress that can be used from time and time again.

  • Store & Office Christmas Opening Times

    Keep in the loop this Christmas and check out our Christmas opening times so that you don’t miss out on any sales or orders. Take note opening times vary between our shop and office!


    Friday December 20th

    8.30am to 5.00pm

    Saturday December 21st

    8.30am to 5.00pm

    Monday December 23rd

    8.30am to 5.00pm

    Christmas Eve December 24th


    Christmas Day December 25th


    Boxing Day December 26th


    Friday December 27th


    Saturday December 28th


    Monday December 30th

    9.00am to 3.00pm

    Tuesday December 31st

    9.00am to 3.00pm

    Wednesday January 1st


    Thursday January 2nd

    8.30am to 5.00pm

    Back to normal

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  • NEW IN! Pastelli 100% Cotton Scrubs

    We've just added the Pastelli range to our scrub tops - a great range of really modern fits and flattering styles, with 100% cotton, and many different colours available.  Continue reading

  • Halloween Fancy Dress Sale - From £16.49 Delivered!

    Halloween Fancy Dress Scrubs
    Well that says it! We've got a great discount going on our fancy dress packs for Halloween, and as long as we have stock you can grab a real scrub suit for as little as £16.49 delivered. We'll match hat and mask colours to the scrubs as long as we can, then if we run out of stock we'll give you a different colour.  Continue reading

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