PERFECT FIRST IMPRESSION

Blazey Uniforms tunic

Blazey Uniforms has supplied uniforms to the New Zealand hospitality sector for over 30 years. It services the entire country, with clients in all major centres, including multiple international hotel chains.

Housed initially on Colombo Street, the company was forced out of the city centre after the Christchurch earthquakes. In 2012, the business went up for sale. As Domino Textiles Ltd was a major supplier of Blazey Uniforms, owners Rhys and Brent decided to purchase the company, and Blazey returned to the heart of Christchurch’s city centre.

In a field where many companies offer similar products for front-of-house staff, Blazey stands out with its impeccable service. On top of that, co-owner Rhys is relocating to Auckland, which promises to further improve the company’s prided service to North Island clients. The process at Blazey Uniforms is straightforward. Once a client has established their brief, an obligation-free sampling for consideration will take place. The sampling can happen at the client’s premises or at Blazey’s headquarters, with multiple design options usually on offer. Once a decision has been made, Blazey then organise sampling for sizes to ensure all staff are fitted correctly and comfortably. When everything is finalised, Blazey will source and arrange branding if required.

While choosing a uniform design, clients generally already have at least a rough idea of the look they want. The main consideration is to achieve the client’s dream-look within budget, with suitable clothing for the job. This means suiting shirts and knitwear for reception, tunics or polos for housekeeping, shirts and aprons for restaurant and chef-wear for the kitchen staff. Blazey liaises closely with clients to guarantee it supplies uniforms that meet the needs of the staff wearing them and the jobs they’ll be doing. It is important to remember the difference between hotel uniforms and those worn in other industries.

Customers arriving at a hotel have already decided to spend money at the establishment, so providers need to make sure the guests feel comfortable with their decision. Pristine and impeccably presented reception staff are the first thing customers should see, as it will make sure customers feel safe and in professional hands. More and more staff are being fitted with suiting options, to create a perfect first impression for customers. Due to this, the range of shirting available has rapidly increased over the past few years. Blazey knows this and specialises in fitting a required look to a budget. Specialised manufacturing is another feature at Blazey’s. They have the capability to produce aprons to specification and colour for housekeeping and front of house restaurant staff, bespoke chef jackets, and pants and aprons for restaurant back of house staff, which all help achieve that unique look.

Blazey’s also have their own imported back of house range. It can produce these items in the fabric, colour, style, trim and piping of the client’s choice. Existing items from wholesale suppliers can also be customised if required, for example: converting long-sleeve shirts to short-sleeve shirts if not initially available off the rack.

Please contact Christine at the Christchurch reception on 03 3655680, 0800 BLAZEY (252939) or info@blazeyuniforms.co.nz to arrange sampling or Rhys in Auckland on 027 4824 240 or rhys@blazeyuniforms.co.nz