PCIAW® Welcomes Giffard Newton to Trusted Member Network

The PCIAW® is proud to welcome Giffard Newton, one of the oldest and most renowned safety footwear manufacturers, into our association of trusted members. Their 170-year heritage and pioneering innovations strengthen our expertise in providing durable, high-performance footwear solutions.

Giffard Newton and Sons most popular brand, Tuffking which has been protecting feet since 1955, has become synonymous with UK Fire and Rescue, Police, NHS Ambulance, and the MoD. Today the new generation of Tuffking styles continue to win major new contracts in the UK and Global Emergency Services sectors. Several new products: including a new generation of Tuffking Fire Boots, a new Police Public Order boot and their exclusive Tactical Boot ‘Dynamic Trax’ sole technology are being launched at this year’s Emergency Services Show which will undoubtedly add to this 170-year-old businesses growing success.

Today sustainability underpins the start of every new product development cycle as the Tuffking brand now looks to lead industry innovation of 100% recycled and REACH compliant components. By working closely with raw material suppliers to develop truly recycled materials, while reducing carbon footprint in the supply chain. Giffard Newton and Sons Ltd are also proud of the fact that their factories are both SEDEX and SMETA accredited and have reduced their carbon footprint by 50% over the last 3 years ensuring they are well on the way to becoming carbon neutral in 2030.

Quality is at the heart of the Giffard Newton brands and is highlighted by the fact that less than 1% of every safety footwear product sold over the last 8 years has been returned with a genuine manufacturing fault. It is with these unparalleled quality statistics that their brands are now also looking to enter new markets at home and abroad. Numerous exciting new footwear styles are seeing brands like Tuffking, T55 Tactical, Samson and Tuffelle become the brands of choice in the wider Uniform and Workwear markets with a range of safety and non-safety footwear solutions that are in demand in sectors such as Oil and Gas, Utilities, Transport, Warehousing, Facilities Management, Logistics and Construction.

Giffard Newton’s innovations in safety footwear technology, commitment to sustainability, and exceptional quality standards will be tremendous assets to the PCIAW® community. We look forward to their valuable contributions.

The PCIAW® works diligently to strengthen the influence of the industry and enable future development through a single industry-specific voice, providing solutions which facilitate business growth, product innovation and strong brands for PCIAW® Trusted Members.

PCIAW® works across the entire supply chain of the professional clothing industry, from fibre, thread and yarn producers; fabric, fastenings and accessories companies; to the end-product manufacturers from head to toe. As PCIAW® connects the professional clothing industry, our Trusted Members have become ever more interconnected as they collaboratively adopt each other’s innovative technologies to achieve higher quality.

We strive to expand our international membership base to reach every corner of the globe. Our Trusted Members include the likes of Milliken & Company, Lycra, Cooneen, Carrington Textiles, Daletec, Hohenstein, Madeira, W. L. Gore, and Workwear Uniform Group, and we continue to grow our network and create connections every year.

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