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Embroidered on uniforms

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The sense of belonging has always been an essential part of people and in the case of companies and / or schools, that their employees feel part, helps to have better and greater results. One of the points to make feel that they are a family, are the uniforms. Since, these generate identity, as well as differentiate between a multitude.

With the uniform, people could distinguish the employees and thus ask for their help because they belong to the organization. An important complement to generate easy recognition is embroidery. 

Corporate identity is a core and powerful part of every company. It is one of the elements that must be encouraged not only among employees, but also among the organization's managers, as through it is possible to create links, although it is true that the uniform by itself allows for the creation of a corporate identity, the reality is that when it is accompanied by the logo the corporate identity is promoted in a better way and a resource used to give notoriety to what was mentioned before is: embroidering the name of the company or the logo on all types of clothing (jackets, shirts, vests, pants, etc.). ) and those who specialize in this sector know that most successful uniforms have the logo embroidered in a visible area. This is very attractive, both for those who will be wearing such clothing, as well as, for the people around them. 

This is the reason why most companies implement dress codes for their staff since these uniforms contain the company logo. When other people outside the company see the staff wearing the uniform with the embroidered logo, it creates in their mind, what they have always wanted to reflect: Team spirit

Having mentioned why it is so important and beneficial to complement a uniform with an embroidery, we will complement it with the different embroidery techniques, as well as the threads used. 

Types of embroidery

Because of the shape:

*Contour embroidery: when only the main inner contours and lines of the figure are marked.
*Isolated embroidery: when the field of the fabric where the figures are located is sown with stitches and small lines.
*Full embroidery: when the whole drawing of the figures is completely embroidered.

Because of its relief: 

*Plain: barely protruding from the piece.
*Highlight: they offer a lot of relief due to a filling of cardboard or cotton in branch.
*Overlay application: it is embroidered outside the piece and then sewn on. 

Some embroidery stitches are used almost exclusively to apply lace or fancy fabrics to a base fabric. 

Because of its material:

*White embroidery: it is done with white thread on pieces of table linen.

*Bead embroidery: it is achieved by applying the gold or silver thread not in the common form of thread for weaving or sewing but curly or helical, forming a flexible tube, whose axis is made to pass the silk thread that holds the parts of it to the fabric. (Bullet point) Embroidery of pearls: sequins, beads, etc. that results from applying with silk thread small strings of such objects. (Bullet point) Flat embroidery: is executed by applying the threads or metal strips on the fabric without entering or leaving it as a seam but holding them with silk stitches. (point couché for the French) properly given. (Bullet point) Gold embroidery: uses gold threads (or to a lesser extent, silver). Gold embroidery is usually done on cloth, velvet, or silk.(Bullet point) Gold embroidery shading: it is a variant of the flat embroidery that has the purpose of covering the golden thread or cord (attached by its ends to the fabric) with colored silks to give it more showiness and variety. Because this procedure was adopted in the work of El Escorial during the time of Philip II, it is called El Escorial stitch.

Embroidery threads: 

The embroidery thread is one of the most important components in the elaboration of industrial embroidery, technology has developed fibers and colors that make this activity a beautiful and creative task. For the textile embroidery it is necessary to use two types of thread: the main thread that will be seen in the embroidery and the secondary thread, the bobbin thread.

*Cotton Thread: It is a resistant thread that can be used in all types of machines. It can be washed at high temperatures, as well as ironed with professional instruments. It is not as shiny as synthetic fibres.
Polyester Yarn:Polyester yarn is a continuous filament yarn. It is very fine and shiny, and at the same time it is strong and designed for high speed embroidery machines.

*Polyamide or Nylon thread:
It is one of the latest developments in industrial embroidery. According to the manufacturers, this thread has the best qualities of polyester: excellent brightness, resistant to heavy washing, bleach, weathering, etc. (Bullet point) Metallic Thread: Metallic type threads are quite special and delicate. They are used to decorate party dresses or to make emblems. They are complex to use because of their elasticity and because of the material itself, which heats up with friction and makes it break more easily.

Its durability is unlimited if it is washed and treated correctly. Sometimes, depending on the yarn, its color may fade, more so in cases where the garments are constantly exposed to the sun.

Knowing a little about what makes up an embroidery we must consider that transmitting corporate identity and presence must be a priority within their presence strategies. For embroidered uniforms are a flexible, practical option.