Year: 2016

Cargo Crew Blog | Claus Meyer Smoked Salmon

Smoked Salmon with Pearl Barley, Walnuts & Apples

From Claus Meyer’s kitchen to yours; try this smoked salmon with pearl barley, walnuts, and apples for your next dinner party and impress your guests. Ingredients ¾ cup pearl barley (uncooked) 1¼ cups water sea salt flakes and freshly ground pepper 1 tablespoon standard canola oil finely grated zest and juice of ½ organic lemon 1 teaspoon acacia honey 2 celery stalks 1 oz fresh baby spinach 1 apple 1½ tablespoons walnuts 5¾ oz thinly sliced smoked salmon (or sea trout) Directions Rinse the pearl barley well in cold water. Put it in a saucepan, add the 1¼ cups of water and a little salt, and bring to a boil. Simmer with the lid on for about 20 minutes. Take the pan off the heat and let the barley stand, covered, for 5 to 10 minutes. When the barley is done—it should be tender but still al dente—season to taste with salt and pepper. Whisk the oil, lemon zest and juice, honey, salt, and pepper together in a bowl to make a dressing and let …

Cargo Crew Blog | Frankie & Henry Party Season

Frankie & Henry Party Season

Pop the bubbly, it’s officially party season!🍾🎉 Which means it’s time to make sure your crew have their party frocks on and looking fabulous. This week Frankie & Henry show us how easy it is to achieve a dapper uniform style for your next soirée. At Cargo Crew we think accessories add instant swagger to any uniform, particularly when you pair colourful ties and bow ties with monochrome pieces. This simple styling effect makes your accessories POP! Investing in new accessories also means there’s no need to change your entire uniform wardrobe to suit seasonal style, simply swap out your accessories with new ones and voila! you have achieved a fresh look. Frankie & Henry both wear the Campbell Shirts in Black accessorised with the Genuine Leather Bow Tie in Tan and Ascot Bow Tie in Baby Blue, and feature the Frankie Check Scarf and Pin Spot Neck Scarf tucked in the shirt pockets. Other featured bow ties include: Pin Spot Bow Tie – Black & White, Pin Spot Bow Tie – Ink & White, …

Cargo Crew Blog | The Modern Uniform | Summer Uniforms

Celebrate Summer

☀️🍍⛱ It’s that time of year again! Summer has arrived downunder and we couldn’t be happier dreaming of beach trips, fruity cocktails and vacuum-packing the winter clothes. This time of the year calls for a uniform refresh for many industries, so pack away those heavy cold weather uniforms and kit your crew out in light fabrics and summery colours of short sleeve tops, shorts & skirts. Lightweight Fabrics Its all about breathability & movement in your clothes when it comes to surviving the warm weather at work. Choosing lightweight fabrics means you won’t be weighed down and your uniform can move around you. Our range of Henry aprons are light and fresh, both in feel and appearance, perfect for summer days. Seen here is our Henry in Bondi Blue, and to add an extra pop of summer we have switched out the straps for our ‘Mix It Up’ Cream Herringbone straps. For a similar look in a shorter apron, look no further than our Ace Bib Apron in Swedish Blue, available in early December. Summery Colours We’ve …

Cargo Crew Blog | The Modern Uniform | Gelato Cart

Frankie & Henry Gelato Cart

I scream, you scream we all scream… GELATO! Summer’s arrived in Oz and Frankie and Henry are celebrating by incorporating pastel gelato colours into their uniform style this week.🍧 These looks invoke thoughts of ice cream carts and hot summer days.☀️⛱🍦 To achieve this style, choose a combination of light fabrics detailed with subtle hints of colour. Base layers in soft shades of pale greys and pastel blues are the perfect canvas to add touches of bright gelato-inspired colour, which can be applied in small detail by pairing your uniform with fun accessories like colourful apron straps, bow ties and retro button badges. Frankie wears the Henry Apron in our soft pebble shade, with red ‘Mix It Up’ straps and a stripy Olly Tee. Meanwhile, Henry is fashioned in the “Swedish Blue” Ace Bib Apron with yellow ‘Mix It Up’ straps over the summery sky blue Smith Oxford Shirt. Henry’s outfit is accessorised with a colourful bow tie and finished with our denim Workers Cap for a little extra pizzazz. Shop the gelato-inspired looks below.

Cargo Crew Blog | The Modern Uniform | New Nautical

Frankie & Henry New Nautical

Ahoy there!🖐⚓️ This week Frankie & Henry demonstrate how nautical style doesn’t need to be cookie cutter; these uniforms can be as individual as you are. The essence of nautical style is to capture light and breezy seaside culture in a fashion-forward look. Our curated uniforms achieve this by being noticeably stylish and appropriately functional. This is achieved with cotton fabrics of blue shades and traditional stripes that immediately creates a relaxed atmosphere of cool coastal vibes. Our uniform pieces are designed with practicality and comfort in mind so you know your seaside style will not only look great, but keep you feeling fresh and ready for anything your work day may deliver. For a personal touch, add some Your Way Badges to your nautical style, like our super cute Nautical Yacht Badge. Henry wears the Olly Tee in Navy & White with an Otto Waist Apron in Marine and camel Todd Chino Pants. Frankie wears a Riviera Striped Tee in Cream & Royal with an Ace Bib Apron in Swedish Blue and camel Todd Chino Skirt. Both looks are …

The Modern Uniform | Double Denim Uniforms

Double, Triple, (Quadruple!) Denim

Frankie and Henry invoke Justin Trudeau’s Canadian Tuxedo in this week’s double, triple, (quadruple!) denim uniform style. When a uniform looks this good, why not. In today’s “anything goes” fashion landscape denim is the go-to choice for anyone having a wardrobe crisis. It’s rare to get this iconic style wrong, even when top & tailing and layering your denim pieces! Denim is the ideal fabric for a number of industry uniforms due to its durable resistance to wear and tear, and the fabric’s penchant to look better with age. Think trade aprons from butchers to bespoke craft makers and stand-out café and retail uniforms. Denim is as versatile as it is fashionable, just ask the Canadian PM.😉🇨🇦 Frankie wears a Bailey Short Sleeve Denim Shirt with the Workers Bib Apron in Indigo Denim and accessorised with the Harvest Tote Bag. Henry wears a Smith Oxford Shirt in Navy with the Workers Vest in Indigo Denim, Scout Waist Apron and accessorised with the Bailey Denim Bow Tie.

Cargo Crew Blog | The Modern Uniform | Workers Collection

Hard Working Denim

The Cargo Crew denim Workers Collection is all about delivering authentic design-led styles that are fit for work. The roots of the collection stem from uniforms worn by yesteryear’s working heroes, a time when sturdy work wear got the job done. The foundation of our collection is a capsule range built on authentic cuts in honest fabrics that just keep going. To do this, we’ve sourced genuine indigo denim from one of Asia’s leading denim manufacturers, trusted by the world’s benchmark denim labels. “The Workers Collection introduces a new offering to our wider range, including Aprons and a Vest unlike anything we’ve ever done.” Felicity Rodgers, Creative Director. Workers Vest The story starts with our Workers Vest, which takes inspiration from chore vests worn by farmers, craftsmen, and railway workers since the late 1800s. Durability and practicality was key for hardworking folk, and these are the chief characteristics you’ll find built into our Vest today. To add fortitude to any task, hardwearing denim provides cover from messy tasks while adding warmth in a layered uniform ensemble. …

Cargo Crew Blog

Frankie & Henry Pattern Clash

Introducing Frankie & Henry who reside at Cargo Crew HQ. Each week they will bring you curated looks as inspiration for The Modern Uniform. Watch this space! You don’t have to wear your patterns how they tell you! Frankie and Henry go against the norm to show you it’s OK to pattern clash.💥😄 Patterned clothes and accessories add personality into any outfit and while it’s usually the rule of thumb to avoid wearing too many different patterns at the same time, it’s not a binding rule. If done right clashing fabrics of spots & stripes and other patterns can instantly uplift your uniform and give it a fashionable edge. Just remember to keep to similar colour tones for a coordinated look. Frankie models our striped Riviera Tee with Pin Spot Neck Scarf, Max Check Shirt and Todd Chino Pants in Black. Henry wears our Dixon Stripe Shirt, Henry Bib Apron in Charcoal and Pin Spot Skinny Tie styled with a Frankie Check Scarf and Todd Chino Pants in Black. Shop the Cargo Crew range online today, or to see our …

Cargo Crew Blog | The Modern Uniform | Your Way Customisation

Uniform Customisation Your Way

Cargo Crew Your Way invites you to inject a little personality into your uniform to ensure what you wear to work is unique and represents your business, your brand, your style and YOU. We offer an end-to-end uniform creation service and you’re invited to choose from a range of customisation options from our Your Way menu options, including logo embroidery, retro-inspired embroidered patches, fun button badges, screen-printing, premium enamel pins, and monogramming. Wear uniforms Your Way! Your Way Menu The options are endless. Whether it’s a statement patch on your favourite apron or adding a little personalisation to your favourite work shirt by embroidering your name, Cargo Crew Your Way is about creating a uniform that reflects your style and brand. The Cargo Crew Your Way menu is available on orders worldwide. For more information on how you can personalise your Cargo Crew uniform visit Your Way Kiosk Do you live in or visiting Melbourne? You’re invited to visit the Cargo Crew Your Way kiosk stationed within our Brunswick East showroom. Here we have …

Cargo Crew Blog | The Modern Uniform | Great Outdoors

Frankie & Henry Great Outdoors

Oh hi! Nature is calling us to go outside and Frankie & Henry have answered the call. This week they show us the best uniforms to wear if your industry takes you to the great outdoors.🌿 These uniform pieces are perfect for both nature lovers who work outdoors and for those in the industry who work closely with nature and need a little protection against the elements. They are ideal for florists, gardeners, groundsmen and produce farmers & growers. The utility style of our Rex shirts and practical Henry aprons means you have plenty of pockets to store personal items within reach no matter where you find yourself, whilst the Rex shirts breathable and soft 100% cotton chambray fabric ensures comfort throughout the day. Meanwhile the natural colours of these items blend in seamlessly with natures earthy tones. 😊 Frankie wears the long sleeve Rex Utility Shirt in Olive and Henry Bib Apron in Charcoal with the Todd Chino Skirt. Henry wears the short sleeve Rex Utility Shirt in Charcoal and reengineered Henry Bib Apron …