Polycotton, Cotton and Polyester… Which one?

What is the difference? Polyester is an artificial fibre, which means that it is hydrophobic. In other words, it does not absorb perspiration but captures and keeps the moisture inside. It is not breathable, and sticks to the skin when it comes in contact with sweat. It is not as resistant to friction as cotton. […]

Keep Your Hard Hat On

What is a hard hat? A Hard hat is a helmet made of rigid material like fibreglass, metal or plastic, worn in environments such as construction. It is designed and constructed to protect the head from flying or falling objects. When did it start? In 1919, Edward. D Bullard designed the first canvas and leather […]

Relevant Questions When Purchasing Workwear Products

We all know it can be quite a mission when ordering workwear products –  sometimes you receive it and it is not 100% what you were looking for. Or even worse – it is the incorrect product with branding on! We are here to help. Today we would like to give guidelines on what to […]

The Importance of HACCP Wear During Covid-19

Besides the fact that Covid-19 (SARS Cov-2) has changed people’s lives fundamentally in so many ways, it has changed policies and procedures worldwide. Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point, or HACCP, is a system of principles in place to prevent potential hazards and contamination in food and beverage productions. The growth of uncertainty and questions […]

It is all in the Raptor…. Boot

Yes, we all know the Raptor… but we are not talking about the dinosaur. 😃 We’re talking about the Kaliber RAPTOR from Kaliber Footwear. Here is a quick breakdown to tell you more about this awesome safety boot. Sole: The dual density shock absorbent PU sole creates a shock-absorbent layer and increases comfort. A steel […]

Recycle Matters

I am certain that we all have found ourselves wondering how one can help or give back – even in times when you find yourself having only old pairs of shoes or clothes. Now you can – with our ( Basson Workwear ) new recycling program in collaboration with Neptun Boot’s cradle to grave initiative. […]

What is branding all about?

There are a lot more branding types than one would have thought. The first ever printing technique, woodcutting, was done in 220AD. This process entailed carving an image onto a wooden surface. In this day and age, there are more than 25 different types of printing.  Below, we have a look at the most popular […]

Neptun #supportlocal

Neptun recently evaluated of their most popular products and made the decision to improve it by making it local. It goes without saying that “SUPPORTING LOCAL PROVIDES JOBS AND STIMULATES THE LOCAL ECONOMY” 😊 Have a closer look at the new design of the Safelite range: Collar is padded for extra comfort and protection The […]

The Logistics Industry Needs Professional Workwear and PPE

Workwear and personal protective equipment is essential for you and your team to operate functionally. Choosing the right workwear and PPE depends on regular risk assessments done in your workplace, area, or industry. Here are a couple of questions to ask yourself before purchasing PPE or workwear: Is the PPE you are planning on purchasing […]

Why PPE In Agriculture?

Knowing the responsibilities of employers and employees, having the correct personal protective equipment and workwear is of paramount importance. Workwear has to not only comply with safety standard regulations, but must also be appropriate for the specific industry. Personal protective equipment must be efficient and breathable, and can also improve productivity in your team. It […]

The Importance of PPE in the Construction Industry

In the construction industry, accidents are prevalent due to the absence of PPE or the incorrect PPE. Potential dangers can be anything from wet floors, loose scrap, lumber, etc. Herewith a quick guide on the necessary PPE from top to toe: Head: Hard hats are designed and constructed to protect the head from flying or […]

Did you know? We do!

Did you know? Metatarsal guards protect the top of your foot. Did you know? Flame retardant fabric is chemically treated to create threads and fibres that will self-extinguish when they catch on fire. Did you know? The main feature of a waterproof product is that it cannot absorb water at all. Water resistant products repel […]

Blessed With The Best – Celebrating Women

Mothers, sisters, wives and friends – we are so blessed to have them. They form such an integral part of our lives. What better way to show your appreciation than to celebrate Women’s Day with them? 😃 Being a woman is so much more than their physical features – it’s much more powerful than we […]

Leather Safety Footwear: A Good Fit For Wet Conditions?

Leather safety boots have many benefits, like durability, breathability and a comfortable fit. However, just like any other type of shoe, they have to be cared for correctly if you want them to last long. You can extend the life span of a good pair of leather safety boots considerably, by keeping them clean and […]

Why You Need A Bold Trend Soft Shell Jacket

Introducing the new Bold Trend Soft Shell Jacket. Officially being Bold Trend’s very first custom designed product, this trendy jacket surely is the first of many more to come. This jacket was created, designed, tried, tested until the fit and feel was just perfect. It’s warm, durable and multi-functional – gorgeous enough for corporate wear […]

Keeping Your Feet Happy

The importance of a good innersole is more necessary than one might think. One of the reasons being that an excellent innersole controls the way the foot functions, or in other words – helps to keep your feet, knees, back and body in alignment. Our feet take a lot of strain and stress and if […]

The Limitless Rhythm of Knitting

Besides the fact that there are different types of stitching when it comes to knitwear, there are also various amounts of knitwear fabric. Earlier years, cotton and silk were preferred over wool for knitwear. Interestingly enough, knitting was an occupation that was reserved only for men back in the 16th Century in France. And it […]

Water resistant? Waterproof? What’s the difference?

Water resistant? Waterproof? What’s the difference? What is the real difference between a water proof and water resistant garment? Certainly, most of us have seen these terms being used. If you did, you most probably are wondering what the difference is. What is WATER RESISTANT? “Water resistant garments have a lower level of rain protection.” […]

Zip It Up

What is a zipper? Simply put, it is a fastening device. Zippers were previously known as clasping lockers – most commonly used for clothing, bags, luggage, sport goods, camping gear etc. Initially, it was made to be a “hookless fastener” and was later redesigned for reliability. There are main groups of zippers which are based […]

How to on MASKS

It is important to know in what category your respirator is classified. Here is the 101 of how to use a mask and some important instructions:   Usage directions: – Before entering the contaminated areas where the mask is intended for use, ensure a tight fit and no tears or leakages. – Wear the mask […]

Face Masks – Slow the Spread

“Wearing masks is important. We want to recommend widespread use of masks. We are recommending that people can use cloth masks, just make sure there’s a three layer kind of thing.” – Dr Zweli Mkhize, South African Health Minister When going to public places, especially crowded places, wearing a mask is highly recommended to help […]

The difference between COVID-19 and SARS-Cov-2?

What is the difference between COVID-19 and SARS-Cov-2 and how do I protect myself against this disease? SARS-CoV-2 is the virus that causes the disease, COVID-19. Viruses, and the diseases they cause, often have different names.  For example, HIV is the virus that causes AIDS.  People often know the name of a disease, such as […]

Proficiency and Efficiency of the Anti-static Sock

Electricity is an important part of our daily lives. It can be dangerous too. One does not realise that exact same energy that make your hair stand up can also cause explosions. What is static electricity (build up charge)? A static charge is the transfer of an electron from a negatively charged object to a […]

Do you know how fabric weight is determined?

Here is an interesting fact on fabric. Did you know that fabric weight is not determined by the weight of a final garment? You’ve probably noticed the number in the item description followed by the abbreviation ‘oz’ or ‘g’ on the label, when shopping for a t-shirt, trouser etc. Ever wonder what that actually means? […]

Max your protection with Dromex ARC Safety

To Dromex, all employees are entitled to maximum protection. Employers should never have to compromise on the quality of the protective products supplied. Dromex has once again delivered on their promise with the release of the ARC range. The ARC products are a specially formulated range made from the Dromex A.P.T ® (Arc Protective Technologies) […]

What’s Trending in Promotional Hats

The promotional hats market is thriving. Hats are a powerhouse in the promotional industry. Promotional hats and headwear are the perfect promotional solution, being both affordable and highly sought after. Wearing branded hats is very popular amongst consumers, because it gives wearers the chance to make a statement with their cap selection. A promo hat […]

BRCGS – The Global Standard for Food Safety

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Consumers have a right to be supplied with safe, high quality quality food. The BRCGS is a global food safety standard used worldwide. The standard specifies the food safety, quality and operational requirements for food manufacturers and foodservice organisations to meet current industry expectations and legal obligations to protect consumers. The BRCGS Food Safety standard […]

The New Profit Diablo Boot

Basson Workwear will be selling the brand new DIABLO BOOT & DIABLO SHOE (JS08 & JS09) at highly competitive prices for a middle-to-upper tier, rugged, hard-working and very comfortable all industry go-to boot. The product is 100% leather with a full grain leather upper, padded bellows softy leather tongue and padded softy leather collar with […]

The Importance of Company Branding

We recently gave our delivery trucks a facelift – and wow, the end product looks amazing! What are you doing to actively grow awareness of your brand in today’s competitive market? Many elements work together to create a unique and attention-grabbing look for your business. It starts with an amazing logo, but you need to […]

New name, new look! Basson Workwear decides to launch Zion Clothing house brand.

New name, new look! Basson Workwear decides to launch Zion Clothing house brand. Basson Workwear has decided to rename their trusted workwear house brand Atlas, to Zion workwear. The new name and new look of the brand is fresh and modern. The brand promises to deliver the same quality and superior products that Atlas clients […]

The standards of high-visibility safety apparel

In many industries, workers are required to wear high-visibility clothing to alert others of their presence, especially when working in dark or dimly lit areas. A good example of workers requiring high-visibility workwear, is construction workers. They often work in highly-trafficked areas and can become seriously injured if they are hit by a vehicle. Consider […]

HACCP Compliance Criteria for Workwear Garments

HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) is internationally accepted as the most cost-effective method of preventing food contamination from chemical, microbiological and physical hazards. A register of approved protective clothing for each work activity/area must be kept. All approved protective clothing should be designed to cover or replace personal clothing and meet the following criteria: […]

Cotton vs Polycotton Workwear Garments: A Comparison

The suitability and safety of a workwear garment is largely determined by the material and fabrics it is made with. There are some technical differences between different styles that you should be aware of, so you can select the right garment. Different work environments and jobs require different types of workwear. Choose the right fabric […]

Love Earth with Recycled Stationery

Do you know that we sell recycled stationery? We offer a range of eco-friendly notebooks and pens that can be branded with your company logo. By buying recycled corporate gifts, you are making a huge contribution to reducing waste, and spreading awareness for recycling. The notebook covers and pages and pen barrels from our Barron […]

10 Tips for Safety Boot Care

These essential tips will keep your safety footwear in top notch condition, ensuring longevity and comfort. 1. Ideally, have two pairs of work boots. Because leather absorbs moisture very well, footwear needs up to 24 hours to release the perspiration they soak up from your feet. Alternating work boots will allow each pair to rest […]