We would love to share some good news with you
14th July, 2014
With the Commonwealth Games being held in Glasgow this year, we are very proud to have supported the Guernsey Commonwealth Games Team in creating a distinctive uniform that has been designed and made by us in Great Britain.
Whom ever you support in the games be sure to look out for the team flying the flag for British Manufacturing!
Initial enquiry in March 2014 – when we were asked to create a complete new look for the parade uniform for 100 team members for the Commonwealth Games games to be held in July.
Due to the limited time available we designed CADS using existing styles from our extensive library of patterns. Thus providing considerable savings in special pattern costs. Samples of stock fabrics were also sent, using our UK suppliers, again eliminating major costs in fabric commitment.
A major consideration was the use of colour within the garments. The predominant colours of Green and Gold were highlighted with Red from Guernseys colour palette to differentiate Guernsey's team from South African and Australian Teams.
Our Design & Special Measure department made sample garments for approval using fabrics sourced. The Jackets were sampled with embroidered logos originated and embroidered using our in house facilities. The design, fit and quality of the garments impressed the Executive Committee members and the go ahead was quickly given.
April 23rd / 24th - A two day sizing exercise was then carried out on site in Guernsey with the team members having actual garments to try using garments taken from our stock ranges.
Sizes and special requirements were then collated and garments put into production in our South Wales Factory 20th May.
All garments despatched in full June 20th with only 3 minor alterations being required.
Orders were individually person packed for ease of distribution to Team Members
Here's what Sam Gosling, Assistant Team Manager, Guernsey Commonwealth Games Team 2014 had to say.
“I have nothing but praise and the utmost thanks for the incredible service provided by First Corporate Clothing. Mal and his team really did go the extra mile to ensure the Guernsey Commonwealth Games Team travelling to Glasgow were kitted out with made to measure, and unique, uniforms. Reflecting the colours of the Guernsey Flag, together with the national colour of Green, the jackets are certainly the highlight, and the team make a striking impression. From the initial conversation, to the sizing session, and from the last minute alterations, to the final individually packaged delivery, nothing was ever too much of a problem for Mal and his team. Why can’t all businesses be run in such an efficient and friendly manner?! It was a pleasure working you, and Team Guernsey is looking forward to wearing their Parade Uniforms with pride.”