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Behind the Scenes - Back2School 2017

As Back2School Season 2017 draws to a close, school uniform suppliers everywhere are making every effort to ensure any last-minute orders are fulfilled, that shelves and rails are sufficiently restocked and that plans are in place for a much-needed battery recharge in the not too distant future!

The 6-week summer break along with the month of September is the busiest time of year for suppliers like ourselves here at SpeedStitch. It can almost be likened to exam time for students – the long-term preparation, the last-minute stresses, the main event, the exhaustion afterwards and

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Back to School Important Information

It’s almost that time of year again where schools are winding down and parents are beginning to wonder how they will keep their children entertained for the 6 week summer break! Holidays are booked, summer camp places are filled and the last thing on parents’ minds is the first week in September when there is a sudden realisation that a certain PE kit didn’t return after Sports Day, that somebody has had a massive growth spurt in the holidays so their school trousers are now 2 inches too short or that a school blazer has been used one too many times as a goal post! Panic sets in, back to

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Ethical Policy

With an ever-increasing demand for transparency in terms of ethical policies from the global consumer, businesses are under intensifying pressure to ensure their overall business ethos conforms. One cannot simply assume ethical compliance; verification is necessary and it is widely expected that businesses produce and follow ethical policies.

The Team at SpeedStitch is committed to ethical compliance in terms of the general running of our business and in terms of the products we supply to our clients and customers. Being a supplier of school uniform and of thousands of other

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Fashion Stole Her Smile

Some of us here at SpeedStitch are unashamedly massive fans of Victoria Beckham! She certainly caused a stir here in the office when she launched her Limited Edition ‘Fashion Stole My Smile’ t-shirts. They’re such a simple, yet effective idea and totally in keeping with the slogan-tee trend of 2017.

VB claims the inspiration for this printed t-shirt came from her own comments in an interview where she remarked that her seemingly sullen expression has only been part of her signature look since she began working in the Fashion industry, claiming, “Fashion Stole My Smile”.

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Ten Top Tips for Caring for your School Uniform

Having been in the School Uniform business for over 15 years, we’ve come to know the garments we supply inside out (literally!). We want to provide our customers with the best quality at the best price when it comes to School Uniform and through the years of experience, we have come to realise that even though most School Uniform manufacturers produce ‘easy care’ garments, they still need to be looked after correctly in order to get the best value from them in terms of looking good and lasting for longer. At the risk of sounding patronising, here are some of what we believe to be the

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The Printwear & Promotion Show LIVE 2017 – worth the trip?

It’s always good to keep up to date with the latest equipment and trends, no matter what business you’re in. This year, for the first time, we decided to head up to the NEC in Birmingham for the annual Printwear & Promotion show.
Having worked in other sectors before coming to the embroidery and print industry, I’ve been to a number of different shows like this and, to be honest, I wasn’t convinced this trip was going to actually be of any benefit apart from the standard free pens (who doesn’t love a free pen?!) and the break away from the office. I was wrong!

So, what
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All Change…

Some like change, some don’t. No matter what your preference is, sometimes change is inevitable and sometimes it is just necessary. But with change comes risk, and with risk comes apprehension. In business, no matter how big or small, changes more often than not mean development. Very few businesses like to remain static and though the phrase “if it aint broke, don’t fix it” can spring to mind when what is being done already seems to be working, even the subtlest of changes can make for significant growth.
At SpeedStitch, we are constantly reassessing our systems and methods in

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New Year, New Me?

With the ringing in of every new year comes a plethora of resolutions and “New Year, New Me” vows. Though many of these will have failed miserably by the first two weeks of January, the sentiment behind the efforts is certainly a positive one. At SpeedStitch, we are no different; we make fresh targets and aim to keep moving forward with each new year. As a company that specialises in personalised embroidered and printed clothing, we also get to play a part in individuals’ and other business’ resolutions – in keeping with the “New Year, New Me” theme, it is fascinating to see the number

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Workwear for all Industries

When it comes to choosing corporate clothing or workwear for your industry, SpeedStitch are your go-to company in London. With over 10 years in the business, SpeedStitch have developed the expertise to enable them to offer sound advice on tried and tested corporate clothing and workwear for any industry. Most businesses recognise the value in providing their staff with smart uniform and protective clothing, but in an age where branding is everything, they should not underestimate the benefits of having their company logo embroidered or printed on their corporate clothing/workwear.

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Shop Local Campaign

Being a small, family-run business, SpeedStitch can very much appreciate the efforts of local councils and organisations working together to promote and support local businesses and entrepreneurs. This Christmas, Waltham Forest Council have teamed up with a local business, Stow Inspired, to head up a campaign to Shop Local in and around the Waltham Forest area. SpeedStitch, along with a variety of other local entrepreneurs, designers, artists and small businesses have joined forces to support this campaign. This campaign coincides with the national initiative, Small Business Saturday

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