A passion for clothing
A solid and high quality service. Caring, flexible, innovative and personal. We design our service around you; we don’t expect you to fit round us.
We are a bright and dynamic company that prides itself in distributing a diverse range of both plain and branded garments. In addition we manufacture our own clothing. Our aim is that every customer will feel looked after by us and that your staff will have clothing that they are proud of and will want to wear. Because we deliver quickly and easily. With no fuss.
From bespoke tailored suits and humble T shirts through to designer dresses and handbags. We are dedicated to supplying proven cost effective clothing and other textile products to promote your brand and corporate identity.
Our customers include leading film and TV companies, airlines, motorcycle race teams, entertainment and large corporate businesses. We are uniquely placed to serve you. From the catwalk to the film set, from the workplace, airport, space station ( see below) and high street to the TV studio we get a buzz from seeing our clothing in action.
In short, we are very proud of WAUGHgroup and just imagine we can do for you. Come and talk to us... 01425 489483
The Clothing Industry and sustainability
The clothing industry is rightly under the spotlight for its part in the environmental debate. In particular the unregulated production of garments in the far east and India has caused very high levels of pollution. In addition the air transport of finished goods to the West again adds to the problem. Our efforts to address this issue I think is just beginning and it is pleasing to see now measures are increasingly being put in place. However we need to be realistic that businesses that are party to this mess are not able to continue their business as normal simply by just using the word "Sustainable or Organic " in their marketing.
Without doubt though efforts to recycle/reuse raw materials such as cotton and polyester into new garments are very welcome, but we need to bear in mind that raw materials play a very small part in the production and sale of a garment. Consider the footprint of the factories, the production employees travelling to and from work, the distribution network, the trucks, the roads, the airplanes, and then when having arrived at the retail outlet, the heating, the lighting, the advertising, the marketing materials, the fashion shows etc, etc. Think of a £30 polo shirt in a shop window, the actual raw materials would most likely be under £3 or less, the other costs, all of which have a significant environmental cost, make up the difference.
In short the very act of travelling by car to a shopping centre to buy a garment totally dwarfs any recycling efforts of the garment manufacturers.
For our part we are part of the supply chain and we are taking practical measures to limit our environmental impact -
Manufacturing here and locally in the UK where possible
Selling quality products which will have longevity, avoiding low cost short lifespan products
Recycling old unused garments and donating garments to charity
Ceasing the individual wrapping of garments and only bulk packing to cut down our use of plastic bags
Encouraging & helping start up businesses involved in the reuse of garments and using organic textiles
Promoting where possible organic clothing brands
Reducing car mileage spent in visiting customers & suppliers where possible.
For more information on our organic offerings see here
Church, Choirs and Religious Robes
We continue to expand our offering of religious robes for use by churches and religious groups. In the USA there are a large number of suppliers but the UK there are few options. In particular our black choir ( performing arts) long dress is available from stock and is in use by a number of choirs, both within schools and adult choirs. We provide a full made to order service in addition, able to supply choir robes and dresses to your design. For more information see here
The Integration of Clothing with Technology
Dainese the protective clothing company have made further incredible improvements to their AirBag Technology after years of research and development.
With 3 sensors in it and a own master brain that's connected with a satellite as soon as suit is closed with 2 pressure points at the top, it knows not only how fast the motorbike is being ridden, but how far from the ground it is as well. When there is a delay due to a collision, the air bag inflates faster than you can blink with your eyes. The only thing is that the suit needs to be put on a charger after use. See Dainese Website here Photo credit #Chantal.doortje.
WAUGHgroup experience of manufacturing inflatable safety clothing ; if you have any requirements for clothing that includes some new technology we would be pleased to hear from you.
Hawaiian Shirts Made to Order
July 2019 Made to order Hawaiian shirts for a number of corporate customers who have used them as the ideal promotional garment, Highly effective and visual and unusual.
June 2019 Banners, banners, and more banners. As a leading supplier of music stand banners in the UK we now export on a regular basis. Recent customers this year have been located in the MIddle East, Malaysia, New Zealand, and now Australia.
" I just wanted to say thanks so much for our order. I received half yesterday and the rest arriving today. We are absolutely over the moon with how the banners have turned out. Your customer service is excellent and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to others. We had been dealing with another company in trying to get these manufactured, but they seemed to encounter a problem with every request and I’m glad we took the decision to go to Waugh. Sorry if I’ve been an email pest the past few weeks! "
May 2019 Waughgroup proud to be clothing suppliers to the biannual Andy Mapple International Waterski tournament held at Thorpe Park, London. Bibs were supplied for the professional competitors and dye sublimated T shirts were supplied for the amateur entrants.
June 2018 Congratulations again to our customer Tim Peake who has been successful in being selected for a second return trip to the International Space Station.
We were pleased to supply badges for his ESA uniform & polo shirts.
Feb 2018 - Congratulations to local lad James Hiller for his continued success in the Isle of Man TT races, James Hillier has been confirmed to return to the Isle of Man TT Races fuelled by Monster Energy and North West 200 under the new banner of Quattro Plant JG Speedfit Kawasaki. This will be the ninth consecutive year that James Hillier has ridden for Pete Extance under the Bournemouth Kawasaki team banner.
In that time Hillier has established himself as one of the finest TT racers of his generation and, with a total now of ten podiums around the Mountain Course, will again go into next year’s event as a favourite for honours in all classes.James Hillier said: “I feel really confident racing around the Mountain Course now and that’s due in no small way to Pete and the Quattro Plant JG Speedfit Kawasaki team. Last year I felt really good in all classes and this year I won’t be going in to any race thinking that I can’t win it.” 2017 saw Hillier, who won the Newcomers Trophy on his debut in 2008, enjoy another strong year at the TT.
The Hampshire based rider enjoyed three more top four finishes, the highlight of which was a close second place to Michael Dunlop in the solitary Monster Energy Supersport 600cc Race. In addition, he also took fourth place in both the RST Superbike and PokerStars Senior TT Races.
WAUGHgroup are pleased to supply James with branded sportswear and other promotional clothing.
Jan 2018 - Good luck to Carol Vorderman in her epic solo round the world flight taking place during the summer.
WAUGHgroup are very honoured to be appointed official suppliers of badges and promotional clothing.
Please note this project has now been delayed until late 2018.
Jan 2017 - WAUGHgroup announce their support for ATLANTIC ENDEAVOUR who are an all girls team rowing across the Atlantic
& planning to break records along the way. They have now successfully completed their journey.
July 2016 - Congratulations to our customer Tim Peake on his return to earth after his six month stay on the International Space Station.
March 2012 WAUGHgroup selected to provide clothing for the James Bond film Skyfall. Sets of uniform were provided for extras to be dressed as Airline crew, Air stewardesses as well as for other wearers such as car hire staff, cleaners etc.