5 years and still going strong
Published - 3rd April, 2019
This month we celebrate 5 years of having our own IN HOUSE Embroidery department.
5 Years ago we made the decision to bring back our embroidery under one roof. Our team of highly trained operatives, and state of the art machinery ensures that we offer high quality, flat or 3D embroidery all under ONE roof.
We’re not sure how much you know about our set up, but to give you a quick overview. The embroidery department sits directly below the sales office, which has its benefits. Being in the same building means that should you have an urgent enquiry, we can run downstairs, grab one of the caps and speak to our Production Manager-Nat who will run a sample for you, sometimes in less than an hour.
We have a great team that all have a keen eye for detail, some of the team have been here for the full 5 years and what they don’t know about the machines and embroidery as a whole really isn’t worth knowing. To give you an idea of how high their standards and expertise are, last month we completed 50,000 embroideries, out of that there were only 200 rejects.
A few words from Toby Pache – MD
5 years ago we were stepping out into a new world, and if I am brutally honest, it was a little daunting. It was a huge investment and a huge step to take but now, those daunting feelings are well and truly a thing of the past, and we have never looked back. It’s a department that we are all very proud of.
We have gone from 24 heads to 76 heads and our output has gone from 4,000 logos per week to 12,000 logos per week. We have made several changes and alterations to our warehouse to accommodate the 9 machines that we now have, and the 14 people that the department now employs.
Recently we obtained a SMETA audit with “ZERO” non-conformances and also passed a Fast Forward audit with the second highest accolade that can be achieved. We just cannot believe how far we have come.
It’s all about the people, and the success of the Sharon Lee embroidery department is the result of hard work, diligence and care, and every single person within Sharon Lee has contributed.
A quick rundown of what we offer:
- 76 Heads.
- In House Quality Control Procedures.
- State of the art Tajima machines.
- Flexible and Quick Lead-times.
- 10000 embroidered products per week.
- SMETA Audited.
- Range of branding options – 3D/Flat/Labelling and more.
- We only use Madeira threads.