PCIAW® Awards is the must-attend networking event, which recognises and celebrates innovations from across the professional clothing industry, capturing the best uniform, workwear and PPE designs, plus the materials that compose them.

The PCIAW® Awards ceremony crowns businesses as global leaders alongside their customers, as winning companies receive the world-renowned crystal trophies to independently determine their designs and innovations as world-class. The PCIAW® Awards offers a unique and targeted opportunity to meet industry peers, helping to create new contacts and meet-up with existing partners.

For 2024, the PCIAW® would like to see suppliers apply in partnership with their customers where applicable, for the opportunity to receive a joint award to recognise the dedication of all parties.

The Timeline

18th November

UK factory tours showcasing British manufacturing capabilities

19th November

PCIAW® Summit, exhibition workshops & fashion show. 9am – 5pm.

20th November

PCIAW® Summit, exhibition workshops & fashion show. 9am – 2pm.

20th November

PCIAW® Awards ceremony. 6pm until late. Tickets sold separately.

PCIAW® Awards Winners 2023

Gresham Blake

Awarded for the Sky Park deer farm retail uniform, Gresham Blake’s design embodies the client’s relationship with nature by using floral and deer motifs on the staff uniform. Producing a whole range of garments for staff from waistcoats to tweed jackets, Gresham Blake has ensured staff represent the business beautifully in whichever role they hold.

Incorporatewear

Receiving the award for Subway’s sandwich artist uniform, the team have incorporated the brand’s key colours of green and yellow to represent the fresh and healthy lifestyle at the core of the company’s ethos. Additionally, 100% of the polyester in the uniform is sourced from recycled material making it clean and green in every way.

PhantomLeaf Textiles

Utilising advanced disruptive techniques developed in collaboration with psychologists and textile engineers, PhantomLeaf offers the industry a truly revolutionary approach to operational concealment.

Incorporatewear

Receiving the award for their Stagecoach Bus Driver & Inspector Uniform, Incorporatewear is supplying 19,000 bus drivers across the UK with new inclusive uniforms in style with their rebrand. In addition to a new style, the uniform’s Gilet is reversible with a Hi-Vis surface, allowing Bus Drivers to dynamically choose when to increase their visibility at work.

Fiber2Fashion Consulting

Awarded for the inspiring work you have done in the Dutch medical system, Fiber2Fashion have been part of the consortium which has developed reusable and recyclable protective gowns for frontline medical workers. These gowns conform to ISO Standards, and have anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties to limit the spread of infection on hospital wards.

Cooneen

Through extensive collaboration with diverse groups, Cooneen has developed uniforms to meet the needs of frontline emergency services in South Yorkshire. Their thoughtful designs accommodate maternity, menopause, cultural requirements, and gender-specific fits, ensuring every employee feels valued in comfortable, well-fitted garments.

OPTITEX

Optitex’s end-to-end software enables protective clothing makers to digitally design, virtually test fits, and optimize manufacturing.

Their tools have developed high-performing, comfortable gear for military, law enforcement and hazard protection. With unmatched digital patternmaking and lifelike garment simulation, Optitex provides an integrated solution for protective clothing design to production, making them an innovation leader.

Cobmex

Specializing in high-quality, durable sweaters for corporate and uniform markets, Cobmex has been committed to innovation, sustainability, and customer satisfaction for 25 years.

With global production facilities and responsibly sourced materials, COBMEX delivers exceptional craftsmanship and adapts to diverse client needs.

Carrington Textiles

Awarded for Carrington Textiles’ Spartan HT Flex Lite, the fabric uniquely combines high-performance durability with exceptional comfort and flexibility. Developed specifically for military applications, Spartan HT Flex Lite provides the optimal balance between robustness and wearability that defence personnel require.

Calvelex

Calvelex has transformed manufacturing efficiency through pioneering digital technologies like AI-enabled design and 3D virtual sampling. By incorporating current tech at every stage Calvelex leverages technology to deliver unparalleled value, flexibility and supply chain integration.

Cooneen Group

Cooneen Group successfully delivered the NHS National Ambulance Uniform and General Workwear contract in 2022. Their team provided a fully managed and effective service, including stock forecasting, central warehouse storage, and deliveries to 400 UK sites for all 12 NHS Trusts.

Bodi.Me

Bodi.Me, an innovative leader in Sustainable Fashion Fit Technology, has developed Size-Me 3.0, a solution that offers precise size recommendations to tackle the problem of size mismatching. Additionally, Bodi.Me’s commitment to inclusivity and sustainability by leveraging technology aligns with evolving industry values, making them a deserving candidate for recognition in this award category.

Workwear Solutions International

Workwear Solutions International is a pioneering garment and textiles consultancy specialising in workwear and PPE product development. By providing an agile team of experts on a project-specific basis, WSI provides expertise to the industry, making them a worthy recipient of this prestigious award.

Fiber2Fashion Consulting

Also awarded for the recyclable medical gowns designed for the Dutch healthcare system, Fiber2Fashion have led the way in what’s possible for circular PPE. The team was responsible for creating recyclable materials that met the specified standards and offered optimal comfort for frontline staff, helping to create a circular product which does not compromise on safety.

Meryl Fabrics

Meryl Fabrics is a pioneering force in sustainable materials. Their innovative yarns and fabrics are designed for full reusability, offering a cleaner, safer environment for workers and contributing to a circular economy.

John Miln

John’s exemplary leadership and tireless advocacy have made an immeasurable difference for our industry over decades. His integrity and passion at the head of PCIAW® has inspired us through challenges and triumphs. He has been a mentor, guide and friend as he advanced and cared for our interests with a clear vision for the future of our industry.

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Applications Open 31st March
Companies are eligible to apply for up to three awards, however entries must be for separate products or services.

PCIAW® Awards 2023 Gallery