100% Cotton VS Polyester Blends

100% cotton vs Polyester

The benefits of choosing to wear 100% cotton, instead of a cotton blend (50% polyester and 50% cotton) are a constantly-evolving conversation in the textile manufacturing industry. Function is usually the primary determining factor influencing the choice of fabric. Workwear Basic Fabric Needs In the design process, various factors are considered to ensure garments produced […]

PPE Fasteners: Zippers and Poppers

Sweet-Orr PPE Fasteners: Zippers and Poppers Don in a Snap

In their heyday, poppers and zippers were popularised as great for children because they were so easy to use. Fast forward some decades and these closing systems are now more universally functional. Resulting in them cropping up on jeans, purses, shoes and even PPE. Snap Judgements: Poppers In fact, snap fasteners work well in protective […]

Women Work. Their PPE Should, Too.

Sweet-Orr Women Work. Their Protective Wear Should, Too

For quite some time now women have been doing the same difficult and dangerous jobs that have been stereotyped male. Isn’t it about time that their PPE start following suit? We think so… Unisex Workwear? Not Really. Unfortunately, much of the PPE industry today still caters predominately for male workers under the guise of “unisex” […]

Risky Business? Reliable Workwear.

Risky Business? Reliable Workwear

Every job comes with its own set of hazards, however some are far riskier than others. But if you find yourself in a potentially dangerous profession, you’d best ensure that you’ve got reliable workwear. Workwear You Can Trust Working where hazards are the norm can be a daunting task. But when you have reliable PPE […]

Head Protection: Don’t Lose your Head. Protect it, Instead!

Sweet-Orr head protection

Hands down, the head is one of the most important parts of the body. And when working in hazardous environments, it only makes sense to ensure its protection. Head-Hazardous Workplaces If falling or flying objects, chemical splash, extreme temperatures, hair entanglement, and overhanging electrical hazards or fixed objects are common in your work environment, guess […]

Personal Protective Equipment Best Practice

Personal Protective Equipment Best Practice

In the world of hazardous work environments, best practice makes perfect. Ok, best practice coupled with personal protective equipment, that is… Save Personal Protective Equipment for Last As mentioned before, PPE should only be used as a fail-safe when hazards cannot be eliminated, replaced with a safer process, or controlled. Only once measures to safeguard […]