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94 T O O L S & E Q U I PME N T Modular and detachable clothes are the future Lawrence Sheppard, founder of Dexters Workwear, gives the lowdown on attachment workwear As plumbing professionals, we’re always looking for ways to improve how we work. Whether it’s learning on the job, investing in new qualifications, or just trying to better our work, there are plenty of ways to improve the jobs we work on. One aspect that’s often overlooked, however, is the importance of our workwear. What we wear can have a big impact both on the way we work and the quality of it. When it comes to developments in workwear that can improve how we operate, there’s one that really sticks out at the moment – attachment workwear. Attachment workwear involves making the workwear products themselves modular or detachable. For example, rather than having a pair of plumbers trousers with fixed pockets that have been decided on by the manufacturer, you may have a pocket system that allows you to swap out task-specific pockets depending on the job you’re doing and the pockets you want. This means exactly how your workwear looks and functions can change at the drop of a hat. As a workwear brand, we are doing just this and has seen growing success since the launch of our new modular workwear, across a variety of trades, earlier this year. The rapid growth of attachment workwear has been driven by a desire among plumbers and heating engineers for more personalised, adaptable and efficient workwear. Workwear that really reflects how we work, and works with us to make jobs easier, quicker and of an even higher quality. Workwear brands are always developing new ideas for making their products tougher, safer and more durable. While these vital aspects of good workwear, it could be argued that it’s only recently that brands have started to pay real attention to how their workwear can help us trade professionals actually work more efficiently. Attachment workwear is the natural conclusion of this drive for faster, cleaner and better working: allowing your workwear to be tailored specifically to the job you’re doing at any one moment. Is this good for trade professionals? Absolutely. Being able to personalise the look, function and specialisation of our workwear allows us to work in the best way possible for each and every task. Our workwear can be specific to the way each of us likes to work, rather than being ‘one size fits all’. We can swap attachments to our workwear in and out depending on what we’re doing. This means with attachment workwear, you’ll always have the right tools to hand, but also that nothing unnecessary will be getting in the way. Workwear that is flexible and personal also gives us greater control over our appearance on site. enquiry number 160 NWINWINWINWINWINWINWINWINWINWINWINWINWINWINWINWINWINWINW YOUR CHANCE TO WIN To celebrate the launch of Attachment workwear means we should have access to workwear that fits perfectly and looks the part. As well as a drive for more practical, efficient workwear, the attachment workwear revolution is also about taking pride in your appearance with workwear that looks smart, as well as acts smart. There’s one more important benefit of attachment workwear - workwear manufacturers will have to start listening to their customers a lot more. If the makers of our workwear are to create attachments that truly help us with the problems we face on a day to day basis, they’ll have to understand just how we like to work. They’ll have to talk to us as professionals, take our feedback onboard and develop their workwear accordingly. 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