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Keep in mind that a uniform is defined as distinctive clothing worn by members of the same organization or employees of the same company, while workwear is heavy-duty clothing worn for physical or manual labor. So, they're roughly similar things but not exactly the same. A uni- form could be a lab coat, a T-shirt, an apron, a dress shirt, or something similar but will usually be fairly lightweight and easy to decorate. Workwear, on the other hand, may be made of heavier material, may have requirements in areas like fire safety, and is generally going to be made up of garments that may be more resistant to decoration. If you have the right equip- ment, supplies, and decoration methods, workwear can be profitable, but it may require more specialized equipment and techniques than a standard uniform. One way to get started with selling uni- forms is to think about the decoration technique you already offer and what types of uniforms may be most suited to those techniques. is may allow you to O C T O B E R 2 0 2 2 • G R A P H I C S P R O 2 9 Headwear can bring a workwear or uniform package together. (Image courtesy Kati Sportcap & Bag) For workwear, oftentimes, rugged, durable outerwear is required to stand up to cold and harsh weather conditions. (Image courtesy Independent Trading Co.)

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