Hloba is committed to constant refinement of our garments. We manufacture customized garments “fit to purpose”, recognizing that excellence begins with the correct choice of fabric and styling and ends with a professional dedicated after sales service. The adoption of a corporate look has numerous advantages in the business arena: namely professionalism, security and a cohesive corporate identity.
Our team conduct intensive research into the goals and ethos of our potential clients to ensure that their corporate wardrobe has a maximum benefit to employees and a powerful impact in the market place. That’s why we listen, get to know you and strategise on the right solution that fits your brand, your market and the people who represent your company.
Step 1: Brief
We need to fully understand your uniform requirements. Our initial consultation always begins at the most important place – your workplace. Understanding your work environment enables us to tailor a uniform package that reflects the day to day demands of your company. With a brainstorming session or two, we create a uniform that not only looks great, but is practical, durable and of great value.
Step 2: Design
Working closely with your team, our designers create a unique look for your business. Design presentations may be generated by computer or in art board form accompanied by fabric swatches.
Once art board designs have been chosen and approved, we proceed with physical garment samples. We create a unique look for your company – enhancing your brand identity and instilling pride in your staff. We pay attention to the fabrics we use and find suitable composition for the job function required. We keep up to date with international developments and thus ensure our clients have the very latest and best quality fabrics available.
Step 3: Testing
Before bulk production commences, all fabrics and garments are tested for durability and washability. We also suggest a “wearer” trial. Staff members can try on and wear some of the samples. There is no better feedback than from the guys who will actually wear the uniform on a day to day basis.
Step 4: Implementation
Once final samples have been signed off, we will commence with bulk production of fabric and garments. Your account will be handled by a dedicated account manager. The account manager will be able to help you with a forecast of initial uniform requirements. In addition, they will build up a historical demand profile and generate a production requirement report. You will receive monthly reports of sales history, current stock on hand and production feedback.
Step 5: Planning Ahead
Your dedicated account manager will handle all your queries and ensure that service levels are maintained throughout the course of the contract. Maintaining stock levels is key to success and working closely with your account manager will ensure that these levels are maintained.
At Hloba Clothing - We strive to anticipate your needs and exceed your expectations!
“In a competitive world, organizations are realizing that only people can brand products or services effectively – that we are not just selling a branded product but a mass of branded people who support and deliver it.” Helena Rubinstein, The Lab.
Branding is the most essential aspect of any corporate wardrobe. Creating the right impression is the key to success. Managing corporate identity is serious business, especially in a crowded market. A logo will often be a client’s first visual impression of your business. Standing out among competitors in your industry is vital.
At Hloba, we are able to incorporate your corporate colours into a woven or printed fabric. By matching your CI manual pantone colours, we are able to dye up unique fabrics which will set you apart from your competitors.
Embroidery is a process where thread is stitched into your custom product. With embroidery you can create a more professional look which will last longer than the inks used in screen printing. Embroidery on almost all occasions is priced based on a stitch count. This stitch count is usually broken down per thousand stitches and priced accordingly. Pros - Very professional looking, lasts longer than screenprinting, enhances your garment, gets your business noticed! Cons - Logo’s may need to be altered due to difficulty of showing shading with thread, Very small text is very difficult, Little more expensive than screen printing.
Screen printing is a process that uses inks that are applied to a substrate. Some of the most common substrates used are t-shirts. The process is called screen printing because a mesh screen with a stencil is created for each color in a design in which ink is pushed through onto your t-shirt, creating a finished logo once combined. Pros - Create high end products with shading and gradients, Fairly inexpensive for large runs, Can recreate a very detailed logo Cons - Fading or cracking may occur after several washes, Requires a minimum order due to setup time, Can not screen print on all types of materials.
This is the very latest in cutting edge corporate branding. The perfect affordable finishing touch to your clothing products are our custom woven fabric labels and clothing tags. These come in the form of woven neck labels, zip pullers, “sidewinders” (pocket tabs) and woven badges. Pros – Maintain your brand intergrity, extremely durable, sets you apart from your competitors.
Speak to your sales consultant or account manager about branding options available to you..