Workwear

Workwear is clothing worn for work, especially work that involves manual labour.[1] Often those employed within trade industries elect to be outfitted in workwear because it is built to provide durability and safety.

Locomotive repair crew, 1948.

The workwear clothing industry is growing[2] and consumers have numerous retailers to choose from. Chains that have made a commitment to the $1 billion and rising workwear business report steady 6 percent to 8 percent annual gains in men's workwear.[3]

In the United Kingdom, if workwear is provided to an employee without a logo, it may be subject to income tax being levied on the employee for a "payment in kind." However, if company clothing is provided with logos on then the employee may be entitled to a tax rebate to help pay for the upkeep.[4]

  1. ^ "workwear – Dictionary – MSN Encarta". Archived from the original on 2006-06-26. Retrieved 2006-11-15.
  2. ^ "Workwear sector lines up for growing business". just-style.com. 2006-09-28. Retrieved 2011-01-12.
  3. ^ "Capturing consumers with destination departments – National Industry Report: Work Wear supplement". Discount Store News. FindArticles.com. 1996-05-06. Retrieved 2011-01-12.
  4. ^ http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/manuals/eimanual/EIM32450.htm