Expanding our Focus Women's Workwear

Published: Friday, 4th May 2018

Ballyclare Limited has announced a significant expansion of the range of female fit garments which it supplies to a wide range of industrial sectors including rail, utilities, construction and engineering. Ballyclare has developed the new hi vis range of polycotton garments after careful consultation with wearers from across the UK, and they are now supported by a dedicated new section on the Ballyclare website.
Female fit workwear for women in industry

“Our aim was to find out exactly what female wearers wanted from our workwear and expand the range we offer them accordingly,” explains Sales and Marketing Director, Roger Foster. “We wanted to provide a range of well-fitting, comfortable and protective garments. We worked with female wearers in a number of live trials and used their feedback to design garments that actually offer real benefits to the end user. The result is that we’ve introduced new hi vis female fit workwear that’s ideal for women in many different industries.”  


The Ballyclare female fit range already included waterproof jackets and trousers using GORE-TEX® Fabricsand the new hi vis polycotton workwear offers the perfect complement to these. These garments have already been specified and approved for use by Network Rail but are equally suited to many different industrial sectors.

The new polycotton garments – which include polo shirts, softshell jackets and cargo trousers - are designed to be both comfortable and durable, and are industrially launderable. They are available in sizes from 8 – 20, and with four leg length options. Individual made-to-measure garments, made in the UK, are also available.

“The fit of a garment is a crucial aspect of any workwear,” adds Roger. “Our aim with the sizes of the new polycotton garments was to eliminate the need for female wearers to fold or cut their workwear in order to make it fit properly, which is both bad practice and potentially dangerous.  We gathered a series of base measurements from female wearers and then carried out live trials with female workers using fully certified kit. Their feedback helped us arrive at the most appropriate range of sizes and meant we were confident our designs offered the best solution to women in industry.”

Ballyclare holds the Royal Warrant for the supply of Specialist Fire Protective Clothing By Appointment to Her Majesty The Queen through supplying firefighting suits to the Windsor Castle Fire Service.

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