Improve Morale! For anyone who has ever put on an expensive suit or flattering outfit can attest that attractive apparel gives you an air of confidence. That old saying "look good, feel good" rings true.
A bride becomes a beauty queen when she slips into her shimmering white gown. A soldier feels patriotic and strong in his uniform. The fact is, what we wear can change the way we feel. Put on a sloppy sweat suit, and you’re instantly primed for a lazy afternoon.
Uniform patches can foster a positive work environment while improviing an employees performance. When an employee looks authoritative wearing high-quality uniform patches, his or her attitude and demeanor change. A sense of pride and professionalism can do wonders for morale while changing the workplace atmostphere.
According to Food Management, a website that offers tips and food trends to the food service industry, 60 percent of prospects believe uniforms make employees appear better trained and proud of their company.
These uniform patches impress customers and clients, and they can change the way a customer responds to the employee and the company. They can also enhance a client’s perception of the business, improving the overall experience of the customer. This coul dresult in repeat business and new business, as a happy customer is always an advertiser’s best campaign.
Many of us here in the U.S. have worked with Geek Squd before. From computer issues or having a new television installed, we've talked to a Geek Squad employee. The familiar “nerdy” white dress shirts wouldn’t be the same without the black and orange Geek Squad patch on the shoulder. Employees also wear patches denoting their specific role or level of training, adding another layer of intrigue.
We all make assesments based on appearance. In many cases, this serves us well. If it looks like it's going to rain, we gran an umbrella. If a street vendor appears to be less than hygienic, we might pass. Food Management reported that 70 percent of customers believe uniforms make employees look neater and more professional.
Customers who see a smartly dressed employee may be enticed to patronize your business. Ninety-seven percent of people surveyed by Food Management said uniforms make employees easier to recognize. Uniform patches can be great promotional products. Marketers know that branding requires careful attention to a company’s reputation. Using diverse streams of advertising helps companies connect with their audience.
Uniform patches will help to reinforce a company brand. Clients, vendors, and everyone who sees your bold logo will become familiar with your brand. The best part is the cost when compared to other forms of advertising, uniform patches are extremely cost effective.
Uniform patches cultivate camaraderie by helping workers relate to each other. They get along better and work together better, resulting in happier employees, customers, and business leaders.
Military uniform patches and shoulder sleeve insignia have existed since the early 1900s. Since then many military patches have been elevated to near-legendary status. Some of these iconic patches include the Big Red One, Old Ironsides, and the 101st Airborne.
Military patches often feature artwork that demonstrates how long a particular battalion or unit has been together, how many tours they’ve done or even a special logo. Some patches are out of this world. For example, NASA mission patches have existed since 1965 when astronaut Gordon Cooper created the first patch for the Gemini 5 mission. Since then NASA has created hundreds of mission patches, from the space shuttle missions to satellite launches.
If you thought patches were only for work uniforms, think again! Baseball and other sports teams include patches on the uniforms all the way from youth leagues up to the majors. Teams usually include a variety of patches, which help create a sense of team spirit not only on the team itself but also among the fans.
Most team uniforms have a standard American flag patch on the sleeve, but other patches are added at different times. An All-Star patch during the All-Star game, a military or civil service patch for an appreciation day, or a special championship patch during the post-season.
Many of these patches are considered collectors’ items and will often fetch impressive prices on Amazon and eBay; especially if they are game-worn.
Who knew custom patches could do so much? There are plenty of uniform patches out there. These are just a few of the iconic ones. What will the next fmous patch be? Possibly yours!