For us, “Custom Made Uniforms” is a term used for uniforms that are made from scratch. Custom Made Uniforms are ones that have been fully designed and manufactured for a specific customer to achieve a specific look. They are in every sense of the term "custom made uniforms".
You can have your logo printed or embroidered on to a stock product, we do that all day every day. For us that is just “Standard/Normal” rather than “Custom Made”. We've got a simple 3 step process for this (here) or simply contact us, to help get you underway.
The information below, is for those looking for fully custom made uniforms.
House of Uniforms operates an on site local garment design and manufacturing facility. Offering you the ability to work with our team to come up with a unique custom made uniform design for your team from initial concept through to completed product.
Regardless of where you are in the design process we can help bring your concept to life.
All the products are designed by us onsite here in Melbourne. Depending on the product, required lead time and the number of products needed the items will either be made on site by us or made off shore to our specifications by one of our partner manufacturers.
The lead time to make a custom made uniform from start to finish is minimally 10 weeks. This will increase depending on length of time taken for us to receive approvals, if a fitting range is needed, how complicated the product design is, whether the fabric is a custom fabric or a stock fabric and the quantity of garments needed.
Our local design and local manufacturing service is best suited to small runs. The minimum order quantity does vary based on the type of product but generally minimums start at around 20 pieces up to 250 pieces depending on style.
Our local design and off shore manufacturing is best suited to larger runs. The minimum order does vary based on the type of garments but generally minimums will start at 500 pieces.
The process for custom made uniforms is fairly straight forward but please keep in mind that the products are being designed from scratch and sewn by hand and this takes time.
Our process works like this
1. Speak with one of our Team about your idea – You can email us, call us or drop in to discuss what you need.
Our Team will be able to discuss in a very broad way the viability of your idea. They will be able to provide basic information including very approximate costings for the items along with details for the setups and any other applicable fees.
If after the initial discussion you would like things to move forward our Sales Team will sit down with our Production Team and run through your concept to get their feedback.
Things we will need to know to be able to provide you with accurate information for you custom made uniforms are:
- the type of item you are considering with as many details as possible including any important points to note
- the fits ie do you need a mens, ladies or childs version or just one or the other
- the total quantities needed by fit
- the size range eg ladies size 8 – 18 etc.
- the quantity per size required
- preferred fabric. We can make recommendations on this if you aren't sure.
- any due dates / deadlines for the completed garments. Keeping in mind you will need to allow at least 10 weeks as a minimum.
- do you need a fitting range ie a completed garment in each size for staff to try on prior to finalising final sizing.
- do you need any branding on the garments such as logo embroidery etc
2. After the discussion with our Production Department our Sales Team will get back to you with feedback. In this feedback they will confirm:
- if the concept is achievable in terms of overall product design and required leadtime
- if there is anything that could potentially be an issue or limitation
- a pricing guideline
If you'd like some help or guidance
scroll down & read on
Create Uniforms & Merchandise that attracts
...in 3 simple steps.
Let's be clear, what you want is to attract customers/clients/members/etc. What you don't want is to attract irrelevant people (who will waste your time & resources).
Remember, just as you are always looking for your ideal customer/client/member/etc, they are also looking for their ideal brand.
This is why it's important to refine your visual look (uniforms & merchandise). You want to let people know what sort of brand you are at a glance - attention is fleeting.
To do this well, you need to know what your brand is all about & the type of customer you want to attract…
It's best to have a clear idea of your brand to refer to as you step through the ordering process. This will make it quicker & easier to determine the right products & branding for you.
There's no need to get into brand personality types or spirit animals (but, if that is your thing, go for it!).
When keeping it simple, all you really need to know is:
What is your brand?
Who is your ideal customer?
What is your ideal transaction with this customer?
This next step is all about the practicalities.
You should figure out all the details to ensure you get what’s best for your brand in the required timeframe & at the right budget. These include:
Time & Money
Product function requirements
You're awesome! Which is why people should know you exist. Your branding (name, logo, colours, etc) helps with this.
It's not enough to just be recognised. You need to be remembered in their time of need. (Step 1)
You can achieve this through integrating your brand onto a variety of products (Step 2)
We'll expertly guide you on the best branding methods to help you do this. (because we do them all ourselves here onsite).
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House of Uniforms
We help people create uniforms & merchandise that attracts
Since 2004, our team of dedicated fashion designers, graphic designers, branding consultants, sewers, printers, embroiderers & reps have been working with brands to create eye-catching uniforms & merchandise that attracts both new & existing customers.
We take this seriously. Our Guarantee ensures your dedicated rep will help you find the products you need. They’ll also make it as simple & enjoyable as possible.
Your brand is in safe hands. Our sales & production team are all under one roof working together to make decisions & solve problems creating over 80,000 alluring branded garments a year.
We love to talk about brand aspirations & goals. What’s your brand about? What are you imagining?
Our Guarantee to you...
Uniforms, merchandise & branding shapes your reputation. We understand this, which is why we promise the following…
In both our online guides or in person with one of our reps, we'll discuss:
- Brand identity & values
- The purpose of the product
- Functionality requirements
- Your team demographic
- Sizes, colours & styles
- Branding options & opportunities
- Timelines & due dates
- Ongoing availability requirements
- & much more
We aim to ensure that when you receive your order everything is as perfect & fabulous as possible.
Very occasionally "Life" has other ideas which is why we promise the following:
House of Uniforms will fulfill any & all obligations as per Australian Consumer Law regarding faulty items.
If there’s an issue with any of the items you purchase from us, we will do what we can to deal with the problem quickly & effectively.
If it’s our mistake we will remedy the issue as quickly as possible, if it’s your mistake we will try to help you remedy it as cheaply as possible.
Obviously, we need you to do your part & check all quotes, artwork & samples carefully before approving your order because, unfortunately, there are limits to the help we can offer if you’ve made a mistake.
As always, we are happy to discuss any of this with you, please call us.
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