Year: 2017

Trend Alert – Gingham, Its Hip to be Square! 

Gingham check is all the rage around the world right now. An enduring classic, this timeless square pattern is a solid uniform investment that never goes out of style! With style movements shifting so often it’s hard to stay on top of the latest trends. However, some styles are a fashion fail-safe that transcend industries and time – the humble gingham check is just one of those styles. Gingham has been adopted as a work uniform favourite that can be easily adapted for an after-hours outfit. The Cargo Crew range of check shirts offers a variety of colours in short and long sleeves. Our iconic Frankie Check Shirts will effortlessly coordinate with existing uniform pieces. Meanwhile, the Max range comes in black or red check that is available in short sleeve versions to keep you looking and feeling cool during warmer months. Summer Uniform Style Sorted Our check shirts are designed to a modern fit and made from 100% cotton, keeping you comfortable throughout the day. Check out (Pardon the pun!) our range of signature Cargo Crew gingham …

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Meet the Jones’

Cargo Crew’s latest statement apron range just got bigger! The Jones apron is a sophisticated uniform option that is both stylish and functional and now comes in a X-Back version. Launched by Chef Adam Pruckner, the Jones aprons are our latest statement style available in bib and waist versions that are ideal for a number of work place scenarios. They are the perfect uniform addition to any retail and hospitality venue. And now our Jones Cross Back Apron is the latest addition to our much-loved Jones Apron range. This new style co-ordinates with our existing Jones aprons, yet boasts additional hardware features as a point of difference to its partner the Jones Neck Strap. For the bib aprons, design details include a hidden top pocket and side pocket with reinforced stitching to store larger, heavier items including a 9″ size tablet. This is an ideal solution for busy retail and café staff to process requests on the go! Jones Black The simplicity and refined detailing of the Jones in Black will delight any premium venue looking to add a modern twist …

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The Gift of the Apron

Introducing our Aprons for Life gift pack range! This range of specialty gift packs are the perfect gift for any baker, maker & creator. They are the must-have gift for today’s foodies, with each pack containing a Cargo Crew original apron, coordinated with wonderfully curated products and packaged up in a reusable pouch. They also make ideal corporate gifts. Our Aprons for Life range is perfect for all kinds of gift giving occasions.  We are all about Fashion & Food at Cargo Crew so why not be fashionable while you cook? For the ultimate Fashionista in your life, our Fashionista Foodie gift pack oozes style and flair. It will keep your foodie friend fashionable from doing the shopping, to cooking in the kitchen and beyond! Read about our Fashionista Foodie Brand Ambassador, Celenie Seidel. Made with men in mind who can now take their cooking game up a notch with their own Cargo Crew Jones Apron to help them look the part in the kitchen. With a recipe provided by Chef Alejandro, & specialty Olsson’s Sea …

Statement Simplicity in Adelaide

Introducing Adelaide, statement simplicity at its best. The Adelaide embodies effortless sophistication with its clean line detailing and minimalist style. This apron’s understated design showcases classically pared-back features to hero the stunning texture of our Fight the Fade™ linen-look fabric. The Adelaide presents effortless minimalism ideal for any retail or hospitality environment and is available in our popular Mocha and Charcoal colours. Adelaide Works…. WHO Stylish Crews, Front of House, Event Staff, Florists, Catering Crews WHAT Creating, Serving, Inspiring WHEN Hospitality, Events, Venues, Retail Spaces, Resorts & Hotels WHY? Because simple design never goes out of Style! Features Adelaide features cross stitching at the straps for a hint of detail on an otherwise understated design. The straps are slightly wider and made from the same fabric as the apron to further enhance the simplicity of this style. Made from our Fight the Fade™ fabric, Adelaide is extremely durable with superior colour fastness. Other features include a larger style hip pocket with reinforced stitching, made to fit a 9″ tablet. polyester / cotton cross back design wider straps in self …

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Our Fight Against Fading Aprons Has Begun!

We have launched an attack on the fading apron! At Cargo Crew we know you look to us for super durable aprons that will work with you, put up with the day to day tasks and look smart and stylish at the end of each day to represent your business. To support this, we have applied innovative technology to develop our exclusive Fight the Fade™ fabric that is lightweight but durable and resists fading for over 100 washes, giving you another reason to choose Cargo Crew. As part of the quality assurance, we wash-tested our re-engineered Henry apron… And it still looks NEW! Aprons are a protective garment that undergo a lot of wear and tear throughout a working day, particularly in the hospitality industry. However, regardless of the expectations that aprons may not look their best at the end of a busy day, we wanted to offer a range of aprons that combated these daily stresses! Our Fight the Fade™ aprons include our popular and versatile Henry Pebble, Mocha and Charcoal colours, so you can …

Cargo Crew Blog | The Modern Uniform | Smith Oxford Shirtdress

There’s a New Dress Code in Town

We’ve expanded our range to bring you Cargo Crew’s very first dress! Introducing the Smith Oxford Shirtdress in Navy. This shirtdress is a comfortable and stylish addition to the Smith Oxford range that will be a welcomed addition to your staff look, just in time for summer! The dress features a removable sash-tie creating shape through the waist, a scooped hem that’s longer in the back for that little bit of extra wiggle room, and who doesn’t love a dress with pockets! To top it all off, our contrasting button detail keeps in uniform with our best-selling Smith Oxford Shirts. One new look in one new outfit Features cotton / polyester fattering straight cut that sits longer at the back hem detachable self-fabric waist tie handy side seam pockets modern 3/4 length sleeves lightweight easy care fabric constrast cream buttons left chest pocket button down collar

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Step into Spring with the Smith Oxford Shirt in White

Our NEW Smith Oxford Shirt in White has arrived, light and fresh in time for spring! This shirt is a favourite in our range for its soft fabric that keeps your crew comfortable & looking smart all day. A crisp white shirt is a must-have wardrobe item that speaks understated style. Our Smith Oxford Shirt is suited for any industry from retail, hospitality and corporate settings, and provides a more casual uniform appearance which can be dressed up as required. Features Made from a breathable cotton/poly fabric, the Smith Oxford has the look of a traditional Oxford shirt and is comfortable to wear for any work scenario. Pair with Slim Silk Bowtie and Watson Vest for sophisticated front of house style. Also available in Sky, Navy and Black in mens and womens so you can complete the set for every uniform need. cotton / polyester smart modern cut lightweight easy-care fabric matte white buttons left chest pocket button down collar

Cargo Crew Blog | Fashionista Foodie

Celenie Seidel – Fashionista Foodie

As the Consultant & Forecaster for Yasmin Sewell Limited, Celenie Seidel makes the perfect Fashionista Foodie as she travels the world to catch the latest trends in fashion and food. We interviewed Celenie to discover her journey to becoming a globetrotting fashionista. Tell us how you started your career in Fashion? At the very beginning I started out with part-time retail jobs and assisting stylists during Melbourne’s fashion festivals, while at university. I studied Fashion Design and then Fashion Journalism as I was keen to eventually get into fashion publication / magazines. To date, publication isn’t actually the path I’ve taken, but I did end up working for a luxury e-commerce company owned by Condé Nast… so I guess it relates?! You obviously have an incredible eye for style, what would be your advice for other aspiring Fashionista’s the world over? The industry has more competition than ever on many levels, especially living in the age of ‘the influencer’, where your professional currency is no longer necessarily linked to what qualifications or experience you have. …

Cargo Crew Blog | Wellness Within

Manoj Dias – Wellness Within

As a co-founder of Australia’s first multi-disciplinary drop-in meditation studio, A-Space in Melbourne, Manoj Dias embodies wellness everyday. Having learned from many of the great spiritual leaders of our time, Manoj hopes his studio and teachings will help others to ‘trade mania for pause’, and work towards wellness within for a more meaningful life. You have an incredible concept with the A-Space offering. Can you tell us how this came about? Like most stories worth telling, mine was unexpected.  Since meeting co-founder Josh Lynch, about a year and a half ago, together we’ve been running meditation and mindfulness workshops and programs, then we decided (with no money) at the end of last year to open up Australia’s first multi-disciplinary meditation studio. There were a variety of driving forces behind opening the studio, but we really wanted to see if we could answer this question: Can you slow down, be calm and stay connected in a fast-paced city like Melbourne? We know personally, anecdotally and through research that meditation and mindfulness, as practices, can help us …

Cargo Crew Blog | Man Made

Alejandro Saravia – Man Made

Alejandro Saravia, Chef of CHE & Pastuso, is our Man Made ambassador. Known for introducing Peruvian’s bold and flavoursome cuisine to Australia and sharing his passion for Latin American cuisine, we interviewed Alejandro to discover his trade secrets in perfecting perfect Peruvian dish. Tell us how you started your career as a chef? I have been exposed to good food from a very early age being the oldest grand child, helping my grandmother in the kitchen peeling broad beans or peas and then cooking with her. Being in her kitchen was always like an adventure, starting early in the morning with a trip to the local market to buy fresh ingredients. My grandmother has managed to establish a great relationship with most of the market vendors so it was an amazing place to learn how to choose your ingredients and when was the best time to source them. Following my grandmother’s passion for good food and hospitality I decided to study to be a chef at Le cordon Bleu in Lima which, at that time, was …