Set a Professional Tone with the Right Uniform

Whether you are a small business startup, an established restaurant looking to revamp your image or a new employee looking for professional uniform apparel and accessories, the right uniform tells customers that you care about your job and your company.

Many industries can benefit from incorporating a uniform policy: hospitality, restaurants, country clubs, casinos, security companies, and even schools. Uniforms make it easy for customers to identify quickly a member of the staff, and they reduce the instances of bullying that happens in schools today.

Shopping for uniforms at traditional uniform and embroidery shops is great if you have access to these shops in your area, but these types of establishments are becoming obsolete in communities. Traditional uniform shops have limited staff, and large-volume customized uniform orders can take weeks to process. In recent years, many employers and schools have turned to online uniform companies to purchase apparel, patches, and embroidered accessories for their businesses. Online uniform shops have a fast turnaround time in most instances, and they offer extended sizes.

Averill’s Sharper Uniforms is an example of a professional uniform company catering to a huge variety of trades and specialties. They also have live customer service, same-day shipping, decorating services, custom buttons and collars and pricing discounts for large-volume orders and repeat customers. Whether you need basic cotton aprons and polo shirts or elaborate screen printing and embroidery, a company like Averill’s can accommodate virtually any uniform request and give your company a professional edge over the competition.

The Many Uses of Custom Patches

Custom patches are a wonderful way to display a logo, insignia, family crest and various other signs and symbols on a garment with pride. Patches can be worn on just about any piece of clothing and provide maximum exposure. Furthermore, you can use them for a wide array of situations because they are extremely versatile.

Family Reunions

Having a patch created for your family reunion is a great way to commemorate that year’s gathering. Keep in mind, however, the minimum order requirement for the company where you want to order. Most require you to order at least a few hundred before they process your order. Thankfully, a few companies have low minimum order requirements.


Businesses of all sizes are always looking for cost effective yet successful ways to get their name out there to clients. Purchasing patches with your company’s name and logo is a form of advertising that can last for many years. In fact, it can last for as long as the person wears the item they have attached the patch too.


No matter what your organization, having patches made up with your logo can help generate buzz about your cause. For example, pass out the customized patches free at your next fundraising event as a show of gratitude to those who are helping to support the cause.

School Events

Patches are a great way for schools to make a bit extra money that can then be used to fund repairs, future events, and field trips. For example, have patches created with the school’s sporting team logo and sell them at the next sporting event.

Teams and Clubs

Whether it is a martial arts club or local softball team, members of these groups typically want to display their association with the group publicly. Having customized patches that you can give out to the members is a great way to promote your club or team, while giving your members a little thank you for being a member of the group.

Police and Fire Department

You usually see patches on police and firefighter uniforms. These patches allow civilians to more easily identify the police officer and firefighter. Typically, the design of the patches show the specific precinct and city seal.

Can you suggest additional uses of custom patches? Please feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Trading Faces by Ulta Beauty

This post brought to you by Trading Faces. All opinions are 100% mine.

Can you imagine yourself having a different style of hairdo, makeup and skin routine? How would you like to trade faces with somebody whom you have not met? What do you think will happen when someone with a “Southern Charm” trades styles with “L.A. glam?”

Trading Faces Ulta Beauty

The concept above is what ULTA Beauty explored when they developed an original, unscripted film and digital branded content program called Trading Faces. A woman from Dollywood (Ashley) was paired with a woman from Hollywood (Chelsea) – two unique beauty looks that reflect two different regions of the United States. They met, bonded and then traded their typical skin, hair and makeup routines and styles.

Honestly, I am curious of how this will pan out. The personalities of these two beautiful girls are like poles apart. Chelsea describes her style as eclectic while Ashley said that her friends describe her style as grandma chic.

Trading Faces will live on, a site that includes the 4-minute film, before and after beauty looks, beauty tips and tricks from each woman, and a peek inside of their cosmetic bags to see the products they love most – available at

To see more in-depth portraits of each woman, behind-the-scenes outtakes, and extra regional content, visit ULTA’s Facebook page, Pinterest, and Instagram. You can also check out the video below:

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