1 STAY SHARP SUMMER 2014 LOCAL UNIFORM ELECTIONS 10,000 TUNICS CAN T BE WRONG WHAT IS A TABARD? OUR SYZMIK RANGE GIVE ME A TRIM PRIME SPOT FOR A PRIME TEAM SEASONAL NEWSLETTER ARROW PRODUCTS NZ LIMITED 66 Pharazyn Street, Lower Hutt. PO Box , Wellington Mail Centre. Ph: , Fax: or Visit for more information, or to request a free product catalogue. Call us free on 050 UNIFORM ( ).
2 EXCELLENCE LASTS THROUGH THE YEARS Writing about the change of year always seems somewhat daunting as it indicates the passing of yet another milestone in everyone s lives. The change of date from 2013 to 2014 was a change we all had to make. It made us all another year older and supposedly another year wiser even though we may not sometimes feel it quite like that. Yet some things never change. Like Arrows service and responsiveness, our quality and our 30 day no questions asked guarantee. Quality never goes out of style and surprisingly the thought to reduce any aspect of what we do never enters our heads. That s because we believe durability lasts and image sells. I think it was E-Bay who coined the famous tag line Dress like a model and shop like an accountant and this is truly insightful given the general public have access to a plethora of style, fashion and choice online. EPAULETTE SHIRT SHORT SLEEVE SE1 $27.70* Button to neck shirt with action back and epaulettes. Front pockets have flaps and a pen pocket. Short Sleeves. Wide size range available for all your staff needs. SE1 SE1N Epaulette Shirt Short Sleeve, Polycotton, Pale Blue, White 2XS, XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL, 6XL, 7XL Also available in Navy; Epaulette Shirt Short Sleeve, Polycotton, Navy, $57.20* So check out our latest website upgrade and the increasing variety offered by Arrow amid start the new year with a new uniform. Have a great SD1 $29.80* EPAULETTE SHIRT LONG SLEEVE Button to neck shirt with action back and epaulettes. Front pockets have flaps and a pen pocket. Long Sleeves. Des Ford SD1 Epaulette Shirt Long Sleeve, Polycotton, Pale Blue, White S, M, L, XL, XXL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL, 6XL, 7XL
3 RECORD TURNOUT AT LOCAL UNIFORM ELECTIONS As the recent local body elections played out around NZ the folks at Arrow Uniforms held their own version with candidates from all areas of the business advancing their respective policies and all jostling for attention. Benefits of what they all offered were tabled and considered and their respective merits were put out to our clients who voted with their purchases and the returning officers verdict became clear. 1st: 1st: Omahu Omahu Tunics Tunics: The Cool Comfort item that has proved so popular with their policies of easy care, breathable and wickable fabrics that made this tunic by far and away the most popular tunic of all time. Never in the history of uniforms at Arrow and in NZ anywhere at any time as far as we know has any tunic sold in excess of 10,000 units so quickly ever before. A record by any stretch. This is almost solely due to just how comfortable this tunic is to wear and to care for. 2nd: Dallas Trousers The stylish ladies pant that has muscled through the pack to become the most popular pant we sell. Almost certainly due to the fact that Dallas comes in 2 fabrics both with a stain release finish. The Polyester version has a 2 way stretch and comes with Scotchguard while the Polyviscose comes with Teflon. These special finishes help in two areas: cleanliness and colour retention. Its also partly about style and fit and the fact that both fabrics are ex stock from sizes 6 26 inclusive. Not a bad feat for a trouser that is a relative new comer to the range. 3rd: Cargo Trousers The Cargo Pants sold by Arrow Uniforms have a special fit that makes them just that much better than your average work pant. We wanted to create an item that would target the traditional sector of the market that wore jeans to work. So Arrow approached a recognised manufacturer of jeans and asked them to make our cargo pants to their design in a durable Polycotton Drill. In addition having the famous Arrow Teflon treatment completes the absolute functionality of the item for wearing to work as part of a uniform. EO72 $79.50* ND33 $42.70* ND61 $42.70* TC11 $69.50 Omahu Tunic EO72 Ladies concealed zip front tunic with two deep lower pockets. Front panel shaping for nice fit and left breast pocket. 100% Breathable Polyester fabric is light and comfortable to wear and easy to care for. 100% Breathable Cool Comfort Polyester Size 6-30 Pale Blue, Navy, Royal, Teal, White See next page for more details. Dallas Trousers ND33 Ladies plain front trouser has side elastic on the waistband for a comfortable fit. Hidden key loop in the front pocket. Polyviscose fabric is easy to care for and hard wearing. Polyviscose TEFLON Size 6-26 Black, Navy Dallas Trousers ND61 Ladies plain front trouser has side elastic on the waistband for a comfortable fit. Hidden key loop in the front pocket. Easycare Stain Release fabric releases greasy stains in the wash so they look nicer for longer. Stain Release Size 6-26 Black, Navy Cargo Trousers TC11 Plain front style trouser with cargo leg pockets and two back pockets with flaps. All pockets double stitched for extra strength. Hard wearing Polycotton Drill fabric with TEFLON fabric protector to repel stains. Polycotton TEFLON Size Black, Forest, Navy. Charcoal *Prices shown are GST exclusive Also available in Shorts and Ladies version *Prices shown are GST exclusive View View our our full full range range on on our our website website at at or or request request a free free catalogue catalogue by by calling calling us us toll toll free free on on UNIFORM UNIFORM (0508 ( ). 676).
4 10,000 TUNICS CAN T BE WRONG Oh my, Omahu is hugely popular! And no wonder As part of what we do at Arrow Uniforms to develop and sell products that customers like we research fabrics and assess products for their suitability in work situations and then style them up accordingly. It s one thing to have a style that fits well and looks good when on but it is also critical to make good looking garments in the right fabrics. This is because when you need to wear a uniform to work you may as well enjoy it. Nothing worse than having to pick up a garment and wince as you put it on and head out the door to work. The OMAHU TUNIC in COOL COMFORT is the most popular tunic that we have ever made. It s partly because the style suits most shapes and sizes but mostly because of the unique COOL COMFORT fabric that makes this garment so wearable. It is as its name suggests cool. Cool to wear when the work heats up as the fabrics unique breathable qualities come into effect. The fabric is also wickable. This means it takes any sweat that you create while on the job and dissipates this so it evaporates and disperses without you even having to worry about it. All this makes for a very wearable uniform and no wonder why it has been adopted by so many in the medical fraternity as their uniform of choice nationwide. Available in 3 textured houndstooth pattern shades of Teal (with Navy trim); Navy (with Teal Trim); Royal (with Navy Trim); Light Blue (with Navy Trim) and also Plain White Twill (with Navy trim) for only $79.60+GST. Available from sizes 6 30 inclusive. Most Popular! $79.60* Why the name Omahu? Omahu is a Maori word and means Place of Cool Comfort. Pretty cool name don t you think? A. OMAHU TUNIC Ladies concealed zip front tunic with two deep lower pockets. Front panel shaping for nice fit and left breast pocket. 100% Breathable Polyester fabric is light and comfortable to wear and easy to care for. EO72 EO74 Omahu Tunic, 100% Breathable Polyester, Pale Blue, Navy, Royal, Teal NEW: Now also available in White/ Navy BREATHABLE
5 WHAT IS A TABARD? This slightly unusual name refers to an apron more commonly known around NZ as a Popover Apron. This is possibly because you simply Pop it over your head and tie it around your waist. Easy to issue, easy to wear and easy to care for especially if you buy it in the Stain Release version which is our most popular variety. Popover Aprons are a versatile product and recognised immediately in the service sector as an item that can protect those in the front line whether it is in the catering sector or cleaning up somewhere. Generally available in two handy sizes Standard and XL. While available in an excellent selection of regular colours Popover Aprons can also be made to order in customised colours to suit your organisation or to tone in with other uniform items in your range. The minimum order for unique colour ways in Popover Aprons is only 30 units so it is within easy reach of most companies who may need a uniform that identifies them and their staff and what is offered ex stock isn t in their colours. You can be different without too much trouble at all provided you can reach the minimum and don t mind waiting for them to be produced; allow about 4 weeks. Popover Aprons are those ubiquitous products that are so versatile and they never go out of style. Handy to have for part-timers or students and in seconds these folks become part of your team when they put them on. Florists, takeaway stores, cleaners, pharmacists, garden centres, factory production lines, fish processing areas and anywhere that sells food have used these extensively for year and their popularity strengthens year after year. AP61 POLYVISCOSE OR POLYESTER WITH STAIN RELEASE FINISH? Whatever works best for you and your situation. The Stain Release option is by far the most sought after product of the two options for its outstanding ability to release soiling and bounce back day after day in the wash. The binding on these is also made of a very durable fabric to ensure that the ties don t wear out prematurely as the fabric is very long lasting and we can t afford to let the ties predecease their owner. POLYVISCOSE is fine for just about anything and comes in some different colours than the Stain Release Polyester cousin. POPOVER APRON Popover Apron can tie at the front or back with two pockets in the front. AP21 Polyviscose $25.60* Std size 470mm Wide x 750mm Long Navy, Bottle, Burgundy. The Stain Release option is by far the most sought after product of the two options for its outstanding ability to release soiling and bounce back day after day in the wash. AP61 $29.10* AQ21X Polyviscose $31.30* XL size 530mm Wide x 750mm Long Navy, Bottle, Burgundy, Black. AP61 Stain Release $29.10* Std size 470mm Wide x 750mm Long Black/White, Navy/White, Black, Navy. AQ61X Stain Release $35.10* XL size 530mm Wide x 750mm Long Black/White, Navy/White, Black, Navy. *Prices shown are GST exclusive View our full range on our website at or request a free catalogue by calling us toll free on 050 UNIFORM ( ).
6 CHECK OUT OUR SYZMIK RANGE Our amazing new SYZMIK WORKWEAR range was launched early November 2013, to considerable fanfare and hoopla. Named SYZMIK in deference to the disruption caused by the Christchurch earthquakes of 2010, this range of workwear is as strong and resilient as the people of that magnificent city. SYZMIK is recognised already as a premium level of product, hitherto unseen on workers in this country. The gear is associated with what has been available to the European sector, and has to be seen to be believed. It s not every pair of trousers that is triple stitched! Then there are bar-tacked stress points, and genuine stainless steel YKK zips (the BMW of zips), all made in very special premium fabrics. The SYZMIK brand is robust yet very wearable and collectible. Put it this way: if it is good enough to work in the most extreme conditions, it is seriously good. That isn t the norm on the average priced workwear typically dished up to New Zealand tradies. SYZMIK is a premium level of product, hitherto unseen on workers in this country. It s partly about the weight of the fabric they use in the SYZMIK range. This fabric is known in the industry as 310gsm which in layman s terms means one square metre of the fabric weighs 310 grams. The fabric is laid out on extra long cutting tables and cut out with computerised cutting machines, so you get best utilisation of this premium fabric. Quality is also about style and functionality, which is important when you re working hard all day. A lot of thought has gone into the design of each garment: things such as where the pockets are placed, and their shape. Each pocket has been thoughtfully considered, so the typical contents can be accommodated without compromising the way the garment looks and feels. Ask for a Syzmik catalogue today & talk to Arrow Uniforms about your workwear requirements for HIGH VIS STANDARDS Our high visibility standard uses high-visibility fabrics and retroreflective materials. It specifies the chromaticity levels to which fabrics need to be dyed in terms of performance and atmospheric pressure in order to comply with safety standards. UNISEX DAY ONLY FLEECE JUMPER Made from 100% Polyester Fleece : 390gsm. Heavyweight anti-pill material. Zip and collar style. Side seam pockets. Comfort cuffs. Chunky zip. High 50+ UV protection. High Visibility Day compliant. ZT460 SIZES COLOURS ZT460 $46.60* Unisex Day Only Fleece Jumper S- 5XL, 7XL Fluro Yellow/Navy, Fluro Orange/Navy DAY/NIGHT FLEECE PULLOVER ZT462 $64.40* Made from 100% Polyester Fleece : 390gsm. 3M Scotchlite retro-reflective tape with twin needle stitching. Shoulder style tape configuration. Heavyweight anti-pill material. Zip and collar style. Side seam pockets. Comfort cuffs. Chunky zip. High 50+ UV protection. High Visibility Day/Night compliant. ZT462 Day/ Night Fleece Pullover STYLE Shoulder SIZES S- 5XL, 7XL COLOURS Fluro Yellow/Navy, Fluro Orange/Navy
7 CAN YOU GIVE ME A TRIM? I guess we all have used these words at some stage at the hairdressers, the café or the kid (or chap) that mows your lawns. At Arrow we get asked this about the polo shirts, tunics and aprons we sell. People want a trim colour. Something that lifts the plain look and shifts the image closer to reflect their company branding. You too can have a trim. That trim can match your logo or brand or help to bring a plain uniform to life. Just because your main logo is Red and Yellow doesn t mean that you have to have a Red or Yellow shirt or top. Far from it. But you may end up with a darker colour with a Red or Yellow trim that complements your logo and elevates your band to create a premium effect. A subtle trim can help tidy your image up really simply. So ask for a trim today.. 2. Select trim colour! 1. Choose your Polo LADIES PIPED POLO SHIRT Ladies fitted polo shirt with contrast colour piping trim panels and collar edge. Three button front placket. 100% Breathable Polyester fabric is light and cool to wear. MENS PIPED POLO SHIRT Mens polo shirt with contrast colour piping trim panels and collar edge. 100% Breathable Polyester fabric for comfort and easy care. PL66 Ladies Piped Polo Shirt PN66 Mens Piped Polo Shirt Fabric 100% Breathable Polyester Fabric 100% Breathable Polyester Sizes 8-22 Sizes XS-5XL PL66 $26.00* Colours Black/White, Navy/White, White/ Black, Charcoal/Black, Royal/White NEW: Black/Red, Black/Gold PN66 $26.00* Colours Black/White, Navy/White, White/ Black, Charcoal/Black, Royal/White NEW: Black/Red, Black/Gold New Colours! New Colours! *Prices shown are GST exclusive *Prices View our shown full range are GST on our exclusive website at or request a free catalogue by calling us toll free on 050 UNIFORM ( ). View our full range on our website at or request a free catalogue by calling us toll free on 050 UNIFORM ( ).
8 A PRIME SPOT FOR A PRIME TEAM At Arrow, we have an excellent building location, right next to State Highway 2 in Melling, Lower Hutt. Our 30,000 square foot complex is about the same size as a soccer field and houses our sales team as well as administration, design and logistics operations. There s a lot of stock coming and going daily, as well as thousands of vehicles passing every day on the highway opposite. The Arrow billboards mounted high on the skyline are visible to around 50,000 people, giving us the opportunity to showcase our product, and from time to time poke a little fun at something topical as the occasion allows. WHERE TO FIND US We ve used the large billboard to capture the fun of Valentine s day, and the mood of summer. It changes in seasons or a new year, in a topical way. The resulting images and faces can be quite large. We have even had a number of calls asking for the names of the models used in one fashion shoot style shot. Look out for our bill board when you next use SH2, or better still, pop in and meet Christina and the team at 66 Pharazyn Street, Lower Hutt, and have a look at the latest uniforms on offer from the extensive Arrow range. There s free parking at the door or catch the train to Melling that goes right past our door regularly. Visit our website at All prices are for standard sizes XS 3XL, 8 24, 72cm 116cm, 3 12 inclusive. Larger sizes cost more per size step. All prices are GST Exclusive unless stated. No information in this publication may be reprinted without written permission of Arrow Products NZ Ltd. All information contained is the opinion of the writer and no liability for misinterpretation or misadventure due to the methods described or suggested will be accepted. ARROW PRODUCTS NZ LIMITED 66 Pharazyn Street, Lower Hutt. PO Box , Wellington Mail Centre. Ph: , Fax: on Call us free on 050 UNIFORM ( ) To Wellington 2 Our billboards are seen by around 50,000 people CATALOGUE OUT NOW. www. UNI FORM!.co.nz P9925 $29.20* LADIES RESORT POLO SHIRT Ladies fit raglan sleeve polo with button placket and subtle piping trim. 100% Breathable Polyester sports knit fabric. Fabric 100% Breathable Polyester Sizes 8-24