Over the past year we have been working with Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks to design and craft new staff uniforms. Our brief was to express the values of the brands in supporting their local communities and to provide their employees with flattering and smart uniforms they want to wear. We worked with Glaswegian fashion designer, Aimee Kent, and Clissold Mill in Yorkshire to draw on their local heritage and produce a bespoke range of prints, tartan and tweed, supporting local industries in the process.
The prints were produced as durable pieces by Clissold Mill, founded in 1920 and made famous by ‘The British Collection’ it designed for Paul Smith. The result is a stylish, hyperlocal offering of striking tartan and tweed, set off by original print and small details including bespoke branded buttons and a care label that reads ‘We care about local independent businesses. Designed and made in Britain.’ Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks’ people are now proud to be dressed in designs inspired by their own local art, history, architecture and landscape.