Year: 2018

JARDAN X Cargo Crew Up-Cycle For Apron Perfection

Exclusive design to Jardan + Cargo Crew A passion for original Australian design is at the heart and soul of the latest apron collaboration between Jardan and Cargo Crew. Needing no introduction to any style hunter, Jardan knows how to deliver an exceptional design aesthetic across all of their product categories, whilst Cargo Crew leads the contemporary workwear industry bringing quality, craftsmanship & design to over 12,000 workplaces, globally. The second powerhouse collaboration with Jardan sees Cargo Crew introducing the Ollie Apron which has come to life through like-minded design experimentation, delivering something truly bespoke. The leather detail on the apron straps are crafted from Jardan leather furniture off-cuts which supports both businesses considered approach to product creation and sustainability. “We love the idea of up-cycling tangible elements from other product lines and giving them a fresh life in another form.” said Felicity Rodgers, Founder & Creative Director of Cargo Crew. The sustainability focus of the collaboration also crosses over into the packaging design. Made from recycled paper and sewn locally to create a beautiful …

Uniforms for Winter

Layer-up in the workplace this winter Winter and trans-seasonal uniforms can seem like hard work. Heavy layers and staff variation in size & height can mean everyone can start to look a bit messy on the workplace floor if your uniform design is not a considered one. Here’s four ways to mix your essential uniform pieces, beat off the work-commute chill and stay comfortable all day this winter. 1. Soft wool-blend Knits for all-year layering A high-quality wool-blend knit is a classic essential that gives your uniform versatility throughout the whole year. Worn over a t-shirt or shirt, and under vests & jackets, the design details deliver elevated style in corporate and retail workplaces. An instant sharp look for a team of all sizes is a crisp shirt under a V-neck or crew-neck knit. Button down collar shirts are great for layering and always look professional. Another classic look is showing an inch of shirt cuff, at the sleeve of the knit for great tonal contrast and smart corporate style. 2. Durable & Cosy Puffer …

Premium Apron Style

Our Harlo Bib Apron delivers a premium and professional apron to the Cargo Crew range. Providing versatility for many restaurants & event venues, right through to wine bars and vineyards. Crafted from our exclusive Herringbone weave fabric, the finish creates a subtle stripe & texture, while surpassing our ultra-durable standards. Harlo works wonders for a fine dining setting, sommelier, 5 star hotels, boutique resorts and cellar doors. The subtle stripe in the apron gives a premium look, teamed with our Chocolate Leather-Look Straps and Smith Oxford Shirt in White. Cross Back Apron Benefits Our Harlo Bib Apron is a cross back style apron, designed to be lightweight and distribute any front-pocket weight, for example an iPad, evenly across the shoulders & back. Ideal for relieving any strain on the neck. A Cross Back Apron can be worn by staff comfortably for long periods of time. New Khaki Apron Straps Co-ordinated with our new Khaki Herringbone Straps, Harlo delivers a premium and contemporary vibe and brings out the subtle khaki stripe colour in the Herringbone weave …

Meet Our Boston Crew

Our Boston Denim Apron has developed a fan base across the word for its effortless style & quality finish. From hair stylists to florists, bartenders to childcare workers, the Boston is loved by all as a fashion favourite that works as hard as its wearer, and as a good apron should – embraces the mess! We’ve spoken to some of the Boston’s biggest fans to find out what it is they love most about the go-to work wear for their businesses! KAITLYN FEDORKO – STYLE ALCHEMY STUDIO, TEXAS, USA Tell us about you and your business! I am Kaitlyn Fedorko, a hair stylist & business owner based in Dallas Texas. I started my business Style Alchemy Studio in 2016, which was when I found Cargo Crew & bought my Boston Apron and started covering it in hair colour. I specialise in hair colour and especially love creating vivid colour styles (space mermaid hair). I’m a total hair nerd with a background in chemistry, so I love educating my clients about the chemistry behind colour – …

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Cooking with Kids

Affordable entertainment these school holidays. School holiday activities seem to get bigger and more expensive every year. Involving kids in the kitchen can be a great bonding experience, with minimal spend so we’ve outlined the benefits and some tips to ensure you’re not stuck cleaning all the dishes! Curiosity in the kitchen Making the kitchen an exciting and experimental place for kids, can tap into their curiosity of how things are made. Our digital, automated lifestyle can separate kids from reality and sometimes we need to highlight that food doesn’t magically appear in the fridge. Key life skills Learning how to read a recipe, follow instructions and measure out ingredients are key life skills. (By measuring chocolate, they won’t even know they’re learning). For younger kids, learning to pour, mix and lick the bowl are all great manual dexterity builders. Make the kitchen a special place By involving kids in the kitchen and making the space feel special, it develops future respect for cooking. Kids aprons are a great way to get them excited about time …

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Denim – A Brief History

Denim remains an industry favourite for stylish and durable workwear, but it wasn’t always the fashion statement it is today. This fabric was created to withstand strenuous working environments and over the years it evolved from functional workwear to fashionable statement wear. Our denim aprons, like our RE-STYLED original Harvest Apron, are crafted from premium cotton to ensure your working garment is as fashionable as it is practical. Read our brief history of denim below to find out more about this iconic fabric. History Of Denim Denim was historically created for workers like tradespeople or miners who needed durable, long lasting fabric for their day to day tasks. Rivets and hardware detailing was used to reinforce seams and add strength to the pants for functional purposes. American tailor Jacob Davis and Levi Strauss crafted the Blue Jean in the 1870’s. They were employed to make a work pant with rivets that helped reinforce the fabric. These details made the fabric stronger for workers who were tough on their clothing. Levi Strauss supplied the fabric used and …

Cargo Crew Blog | The Modern Uniform | Smith Oxford Shirtdress Black

Just Landed! Little Black Shirtdress

A Cargo Crew favourite, the Smith Oxford Shirtdress, is now available in Black! Our crews can’t get enough of our Smith Oxford Shirtdress in Navy. This sellout style can be seen on the best dressed Retail, Beauty, and Event staff. Now you can purchase this popular style in two classic colours of Navy and Black. With the same features as the Navy dress, including a removable sash-tie creating shape through the waist, a scooped hem that’s longer in the back for that little bit of extra room and handy side pockets, the Black provides a sophisticated appearance that can be adapted into an existing uniform, or become the cornerstone of your new uniform look. Keep One Step Ahead Make choosing which shirtdress to buy easy and get both! Black and Navy. Coordinate your complete staff uniform with the Smith Oxford Shirt. Available for Men & Women in four colourways.

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Our Original Harvest Apron Re-styled

The original Cargo Crew Denim Apron is keeping up with the times and with your budget! Introducing Harvest Re-styled – a fresh take on this denim favourite. We’ve taken your feedback and made some tweaks to the Harvest ensuring this favourite piece stands the test of time as the ultimate workwear trend-setter. Our much loved Harvest apron has been RE-STYLED for our most stylish, hardworking crews. The Harvest maintains its high quality denim, and adjustable neck strap, but we’ve refined the stitch detail for a more subtle appearance. The addition of hardware details is a nod to the origins of denim as a workwear fabric. Features – Heavyweight 100% cotton denim in Indigo – Adjustable neck strap – Gunmetal metal eyelet hardware – Signature gunmetalCargo Crew stud – Contrast tan top stitching, reminiscent of the heritage denim – Practical spacious front pocket – Centre-front length approx. 88cm – Width approx. 80cm – Unisex one size fits all The Harvest Apron was Cargo Crew’s first denim apron, starting a trend in hospitality that secured denim’s place in …

Pastel Pop! New Straps

Introduce your crew with a fresh new look in our pastel apron straps in Banana, Sky Blue and Soft Pink! Sky Blue and Banana pastels join our Soft Pink apron straps to bring you a full range of PASTELS to the Choose Your Strap Apron range! These pastel straps work across the entire Choose Your Strap range giving you even more choice when creating that perfect look for your crew. Browse the available colour combinations and pick your ideal Apron + Strap combo with just the click of a button. So many different looks for your brand are now just a click away! For a little extra sunshine in your crew’s life, add a colour pop of… Everyone’s already fallen head over heels for our lovely… If you prefer blue tones, why not touch the sky with our straps in…

Cargo Crew Blog | Margot Blouse

Have you met Margot?

Elevate your uniform style with our new Margot Blouse – a sophisticated uniform piece for that important first impression. Margot features a  delicate collarless neckline with fine placket that adds polish to your modern corporate look. The silk-like fabric gives a beautiful drape, whilst the dropped sleeves give the Margot blouse a flattering fit. Ideal for staff in roles where first impressions count and who require a premium look. Margot delivers on the brief, providing a soft and stylish silhouette for your team. Margot ticks all the boxes for: Office Admin Staff Hotel Management Front Office Reception Sales Teams Trade Show Uniforms Beauty Uniforms Clinical Uniforms Features The Margot Blouse embodies feminine sophistication ideal for any corporate, retail or event staff uniform as well as any working wardrobe. Margot is designed as a more relaxed fit that allows the fabric to drape and create a soft silhouette. A collarless neckline, centre front placket, dropped shoulder sleeves and a centre back pleat are some of the key features and details. 100% polyester, silk-look fabric minimal ironing required soft and breathable to …