Everyday across Australia millions of people head into work in all sorts of industries, from the inner-city, corporate world to the farmers in the outback. Of course everyone will have their own suitable work attire, but for those that work in a particularly heavy duty environment, their clothing will most likely fall under the category of workwear. Still a broad category workwear is more about function than form, and it is vital that you get clothing that can stand up to the test of your daily tasks. Here are some features you should be looking at when considering your workwear.
Durability, durability, durability. Your workwear will be put through the ringer on a daily basis, and it needs to be able to stand up to the conditions, whatever they may be. When we talk about stronger fabrics, we are almost always talking about synthetic fibres because they are designed to have stronger properties than natural alternatives. While they might be a bit more uncomfortable, look for workwear made from polyamide (nylon) and polyester. These are two quality workwear fabrics that have proven themselves to be durable, strong and sweat- and weather-resistant all while providing good protection to your skin from the sun and scratches from abrasive material.
Many jobs that require workwear are in semi-dangerous situations where you need to be on your toes at all times. Jobs on construction sites, roadworks, vehicle repair, mining and more all need you to be as visible as possible so that everyone knows where everyone else is at all times. High-visibility workwear is common here, and the neon colours on them reflect light well, making you shine like a beacon amongst the mostly dull backgrounds. High-visibility workwear also ensures that you can be seen in adverse weather both by the public and on job sites, hopefully keeping you safe from an vehicles and moving equipment.
Working in manual labor jobs is rewarding but draining. You want to find workwear that is able to vent your body heat out and let in any cool breezes that may be in the area. This comes down to the design of the workwear, and it is important that you maybe try a few styles out before you settle on one permanently. Look for workwear with strategically placed clothing designs like tiny holes or flaps in the clothing. If you are wearing workwear on top of additional clothing then a button up workwear shirt could be left open to allow more breeze in, so try and find workwear clothing that isn't just polos.