The Professional Clothing Awards were established to recognise the international uniform supply chain and to reward exceptional work wear, corporate clothing and PPE from around the world. Award categories include: PPE Innovation of the Year 2017; Suppliers, Distributors and Manufacturers Awards; Industry Recognition Awards and Business Manager Awards. For a full list visit

In 2016 our own Kate Riley was part of the judging panel for the Awards, and she went back again this year to judge the first round.  Now the second round of judging is due, and Kate is back again on 10 May to judge the corporate wear category. 

Oakdene Hollins recommends branded work wear and uniforms as a starting point for a business change process for the Circular Economy. As Kate points out: "When staff see what can be done with something as familiar as their own branded corporate wear, they next want to change their own products and business models."

For more information on how your workwear can put you on the path to the Circular Economy, visit