Year: 2017

Cargo Crew Blog | Modern Foodie

Elise Bucholtz – Modern Foodie

Elise Bucholtz is the epitome of our Modern Foodie. As the Client Service Director for Time Out Australia, Elise rubs elbows with the who’s-who of the Australian Hospitality scene on a weekly basis. Planning and attending fabulous events and eating out at the latest on-trend venues is her life. We interviewed Elise to gain insight into her life as a modern foodie. Tell us about your position at Time Out Australia. As the Client Service Director I am responsible for managing our national partnerships, marketing activity and events. Anything that involves a fun physical experience, comes through my team which includes anything from our annual Food and Bar Awards, right through to the Sneak Peeks, Film previews, our Battle of the Busker or Burger competition series. We also produce a bunch of custom events for our clients. We predominately work across the Hospitality and Arts & Culture space, so an average day means everything from working across a new festival through to assisting with the promotion of a new venue or dining concept. I am also responsible for …

Cargo Crew Blog | Kids Aprons Fun Header

Cargo Crew KIDS! Wear What the Real Crews Wear

Do you know a Future Foodie? Then our new Cargo Crew KIDS apron range is for them! Designed for Future Foodies looking for a real deal apron, our kid-friendly range offers genuine mini versions of our famous… Barkly and Boston Bib Aprons! These aprons are designed for some serious fun so you can make… Kids Boston Apron The Cargo Crew Kids Boston Bib Apron is crafted from washed mid-weight denim and features a soft neck strap, chic overall style bib pocket and distressed denim details that add designer cred. Kids Barkly Apron Our Kids Barkly Bib is the essential Indigo Denim Apron. Created with our signature cream herringbone strap the Barkly Bib equals effortless cool for any kid ready to make a mess! Adding further excitement to the Cargo Crew Kids apron range is the collaboration with award-winning artistic parenting magazine, Lunch Lady. Known for their kids’ creative food recipes and inspiring family stories, Lunch Lady is the go-to resource reminding parents to keep things in perspective and have fun! Each Cargo Crew kids apron comes with …

Cargo Crew Blog | New Henry Bluegrain Apron

NEW! Henry Bluegrain – Style Meets Functionality

Introducing Henry Bluegrain! 💙 Your staff won’t feel the blues in this premium apron that combines style and functionality with our hard-wearing re-engineered fabric. As an added bonus, this Henry is being released in a choice of six strap colours! Bluegrain Appeal Henry Bluegrain is the newest addition to the Henry apron family. Henry Bluegrain captures a linen-look with its grey-blue tone and grainy slub effect creating a soft and textured surface. But unlike linen, this apron is made from our newly re-engineered polyester/cotton fabric that offers durability and superior colour fastness. So, just like the Mocha, Charcoal and Pebble colour-ways, Henry Bluegrain has been designed to work just as hard as your environment demands. Henry is our lightest apron weighing 220gsm! However, it is also one of our most durable aprons with extremely high results against abrasion. This makes it a perfect uniform addition for fast paced retail or hospitality venues, whilst the textured look will suit cafes looking for effortless street style appeal. Henry Bluegrain is available in six different apron strap colours that are interchangeable with our …

Cargo Crew Blog | The Modern Uniform | Jones Apron

Adam Pruckner x New Jones Apron

Chef Adam Pruckner has joined us in launching our new Jones aprons. Based in our local neighbourhood of Brunswick, Adam’s speciality is Sicilian food with a touch of Melbourne. As past recipient of the ‘Best Sandwich Maker’ award, and all round great guy, we couldn’t look past Adam as the first to try out our new Jones Apron range! Adam (formerly of Code Black) is the head chef and co-owner of Small Axe Kitchen in Brunswick, a gorgeous eatery tucked behind Brunswick’s renowned Sydney Rd. The food and décor at Small Axe are inspired by the colours and flavours of Sicily with a Melbourne twist. Built into an historical 100-year-old building, the space has been designed to be spacious and open-air, yet cosy & bright in colder months of the year. Adam hosts intimate pop-up ‘family’ dinners at Small Axe every few months. With no menu, guests are invited to relax & simply enjoy a traditional Sicilian-themed feast. Pruckner’s mother and aunt often join in too, helping prepare the traditional feasts that are shared and eaten …

Ace Just Got More Ace

With it’s edgy shorter length and handy double pocket, the Ace apron is a favourite amongst #OurCrew for both its style and functionality and now comes in Mid Blue and Black! Our Ace Bib Apron is the go-to pick for café and florist uniforms. Available in three colours, these aprons can be easily coordinated with existing staff uniforms. This apron style is not only a functional uniform piece but a fashion statement that either adds to your existing uniform, or creates a cohesive look for workplaces with casual staff attire. Add a pop of colour and personality to your Ace from our Your Way range including embroidery, retro patches, fun badges or pins! For a limited time receive a FREE bonus pair of striped ‘Mix It Up’ Straps with your Ace apron purchases! Features Design features include reinforced seams and handy twin pockets to store work day essentials, and comes with herringbone cross-back straps. The straps can be changed from our colourful ‘Mix It Up’ strap range to effortlessly customise your apron to your brand. Available in Black Swedish …

Cargo Crew Blog | The Modern Uniform | V-Neck Knit

Keep Warm in the V-Neck Knit

Work in style and keep your staff warm this winter with our new V-Neck Knit, the ideal uniform piece for varied working environments. This jumper is an office essential that suits both retail and corporate environments and is sure to land high on your wardrobe rotation. Black is a classic colour that never dates and can be styled with various items to revamp your look from one day to the next. It’s is an ideal layer item that is light enough to be worn most of the year, yet heavy enough to add warmth. Features Designed with a classic v-neckline and ribbed hem, and made from a wool/acrylic blend, this knit is super-soft to touch and easy to care for. 50% wool / 50% acrylic classic v-neck line super-soft fabric machine washable in cold

Frankie & Henry Bike Mechanic Uniforms

To commemorate tomorrow’s Tour de France, this week Frankie and Henry roll out their bicycles and showcase how to pull off practical bike mechanic uniforms. Despite popular belief, bike mechanic’s don’t wear their spandex on the job (all the time)… 😉 However, wearing functional uniform items is good practice for this vocation. Handling oily gears and used tires can get messy so there’s no avoiding the fall out from this job, surgical gloves or not. A bike mechanic requires ease of movement and protection from chain grease and workwear that accommodates the daily tasks is ideal. As a microcosm of the world of grease monkeys (grease Tarsiers?), tools of the trade are best kept close at hand. This is where an apron takes centre stage demonstrating its utilitarian use for this work space. Our Deluxe Canvas Bib Aprons are crafted from hard-wearing poly/cotton fabric and features a large front pocket with two compartments handy for storing tools. Similarly, the Tokyo Bib Apron, made from premium 100% cotton, offers three storage pockets at the front of the …

Cargo Crew Blog | Frankie & Henry | Winter Knit

Frankie & Henry Winter Warming in NEW Knit

Frankie and Henry rug up in our brand new V-Neck Knit’s to showcase how to incorporate warmth into your uniform without compromising on style or branding. Winter Solstice has passed in the southern hemisphere and days are starting to get lighter, but there’s still a definite chill in the air. Work outfitting can be a challenge in the cooler months when uniforms need to present a specific look. Black is the ideal shade for adapting warm layers into your uniform, as it easily compliments exisiting colours. A go-to knit is a must for any industry from hospitality to retail and of course corporate outfitting. Our V-Neck Knit is designed with a flattering v-neckline and ribbed hem. It’s made from a lightweight wool/acrylic blend that is is super-soft to touch and easy to care for. This jumper will fast become a wardrobe favourite which can be worn across seasons; layer with thermals in winter and wear with a single base layer in warmer moths. Frankie & Henry Wear Frankie wears the V-Neck Knit over a Max …

Cargo Crew Blog | The Modern Uniform | New Smith Oxford Shirt in Black

NEW! Smith Oxford Shirt Now in Black

NEW! Our classic Smith Oxford shirt is now in black! This premium shirt is an addition to our Navy and Sky Blue Smith Oxford Shirts that have proven to be a favourite uniform top across industries. The Smith Oxford Shirt is a must-have and versatile uniform item that can be dressed up or dressed down suiting a range of industries from hospitality and retail, to corporate settings. Crafted from comfortable light-weight cotton/poly fabric and with the look of a classic Oxford shirt; this popular shirt is perfectly suited as an outer layer any time of the year. The Smith Oxford range completes a variety of uniform looks and now the addition of black ensures a refined, contemporary and ready-for-anything style. Shop the full range from our online store. Fabric & Features Cargo Crew Smith Oxford shirts are made from a 70% cotton and 30% polyester blend that is lightweight and easy to care for. The collar details a charcoal contrast trim at the back of the neck, whilst the matte Black buttons create a sleek look.  The shirt is designed …

Cargo Crew Blog | Frankie & Henry | Cross Back Apron Straps

Frankie & Henry Cross Back Aprons

This week Frankie & Henry reveal 3 creative ways to tie your cross back apron straps to easily achieve a subtle but new uniform look. Look 1 The traditional cross back way! Simply cross your straps at the back and feed them through the waist loops, then tie the straps at the back. Look 2 Tie your straps at the front for casual-cool apron style. Simply cross your aprons straps at the back and feed them through the waist loops. Instead of tying your straps at the front, if you have enough strap length, pull them to your front to tie. Look 3 Something a little different. Frankie & Henry got creative with their cross back straps here! Instead of crossing them at the back, twist the two straps together to create a single strap. Feed them through the waist loops and tie them at the back. Hot Tip “One of the best knots to secure your apron straps is the slip knot which looks neat and is super easy to untie.” Follow the step below to tie a …