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Workwear designed for you.

Great Workwear makes all the difference. The CWS Ireland workwear collections provide everything you need: high-quality materials, modern designs and practical functionality.

Clothing for craft and industry

Workwear that takes it all and looks good

Workwear has to withstand a lot - day in, day out. We know this because we have been working closely with our partners from the trades, industry and service sector for many years. We know exactly what the specific requirements are in order to develop and offer high-quality workwear for different occupational groups. In addition to comfort and modern design, we attach great importance to safety and durability in our workwear. This sets us apart and makes us the market leader for workwear with all-round service.

Algemene werkkledij pro line

Pro Line

Good for the environment, perfect for professionals

The best quality for exacting demands combined with optimum wearing comfort and great freedom of movement. With functional extras and available in 11 colours.

Compact Line

Our trusty and hard-wearing all-rounder. Designed for go-getters. Ergonomic designs offer ample freedom of movement. Features numerous practical pocket solutions. The perfect workwear all-rounder.

Compact Line

Fairtrade Cotton Line

Our 100% Fairtrade cotton workwear. Soft fabric for hard work. The high cotton content makes the clothing exceptionally skin-friendly and comfortable to wear. CWS sets new standards for sustainable workwear with this collection.

Cotton Line Fairtrade


Our workwear collection in a sporty casual look. Is a modern design important to you? Marvik combines a sporty casual look with practical details. Fleece inserts and stretchy materials provide the comfort factor.

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Profi Line Fairtrade
Profi Line Plus


Answers to frequently asked questions about workwear, workwear and service workwear

Would you like to know more about CWS workwear?  Do you have any questions? Please feel free and contact us, we will be happy to advise you and help you find the workwear you need.

Which workwear is the best?

The best workwear is the one that people like to wear. Good workwear must fit perfectly, it must not cramp or scratch, it must have practical pockets in which personal items or constantly needed work tools can be stored.. If it is also produced regionally, fairly and sustainably, is available in many colours and the procurement of spare parts is also ensured over a longer period of time, it is good workwear. If you buy workwear, you should also keep in mind that employees also judge a company by the quality of the clothing provided to them.

What is the best workwear?

Only workwear that you want to wear is the most Important reason for wearing workwear: Employees should feel comfortable and be involved in the decision if possible. Breathable materials, fair trade cotton fabrics, the use of recycled polyester, practical detailed solutions – there are many arguments to consider when choosing workwear.

What brands of work trousers are there?

Work trousers are offered by many manufacturers or brands. If you want to enjoy the workwear for a long time, pay attention to where and under what conditions the workwear is produced, which materials have been processed and how the clothing is processed (single/double seamsPocket reinforcements?). Nowadays, the provision of sustainable workwear is becoming increasingly important; various brands have already specialized in this.

What do you wear?

In the past, handicraft workwear was guild clothing, and the colours even suggested the profession practiced. Nowadays, workwear for craftsmen must be one thing above all: tear-resistant, practical, robust and comfortable. Because every industry has different requirements, the workwear should also be tailored to the industry. A master butcher wears different work clothes than a locksmith or roofer. When choosing workwear, take look to see if seasonal  items such as shorts or padded work jackets are offered.

Where can I buy work clothes?

If you want to buy work clothes, you will usually find what you are looking for locally in DIY stores or on the Internet. While DIY stores often only have a limited range of clothing, materials or clothing sizes in stock, which sometimes does not cover all requirements, the selection on the Internet is often (unmanageably) large. The disadvantage: The advice on the Internet is omitted, the purchase decision is made only according to optics and price. Unlike casual clothing, however, workwear should fit well and you should be able to easily procure replacements of the same quality. During a consultation, a lot of useful information can be obtained, which sometimes saves costs. Also note that workwear is regulated by law in many industries. In such cases, your employer is obliged to: Procure, pay for and provide work clothes. What many people don't know is that you can rent work clothes instead of buying them. Renting workwear can be thought of as a subscription: the clothes are provided, washed, repaired and replaced in case of wear and tear – always in consistent quality.

Who has the best work trousers?

Studies show that well-fitting work trousers make a decisive contribution to how comfortable you feel in your work clothes. Work trousers not only offer extra comfort in the job, but also the necessary protection. Unlike the jeans you wear in your spare time, work trousers are designed for special jobs. If you want to find the "best" work trousers for yourself, you should ask yourself what purpose the work trousers must serve. Do you handle chemical pesticides, work with sharp-edged metals or outside, on construction sites (even in bad weather)? Do you need knee pads, protection against liquid chemicals or water-repellent material? Work trousers are usually more robust than "normal" trousers. And: Usually you also have more bags. But be careful: In some professions, lockable pockets are mandatory, or metal press studs. Specialist dealers are aware of these requirements. If you are unsure, it is best to seek advice. Our Workwear team will be happy to discuss any questions you might have.

Which work trousers are available?

Work trousers can be found in a variety of designs – for a variety of professions: with and without protective properties, made of light and heavier fabrics, with many or with few additional features (such as hammer loop or ruler pocket), with elastic waistband, with belt loops or with suspenders as dungarees. Work overalls are also very popular in some professions and countries. Important: A pair of work trousers is made for working. Good quality pays off. It is best to buy your work trousers from specialist retailers or specialist suppliers for workwear. So you feel safe and well protected in your new work trousers.

How heavy are work trousers?

The fabric or basis weight of work trousers is usually between 250 and 300 g/m². Depending on the size and additional features, average work trousers weigh about 1 kg. Heavy fabric qualities are generally more robust than light ones; the basis weight of blue jeans can be over 300 g/m². heavy fabrics are not necessarily the higher quality fabrics.Rather, a higher-quality fabric has at least a proportion of natural fibers such as cotton or linen.

Is workwear deductible?

Tax offices recognize lump-sum expenses for typical workwear as income-related expenses if they were procured privately. If the workwear is provided by the employer, it depends on whether it is protective clothing (PPE) or typical workwear. In both cases, the provision of work clothes does not constitute a pecuniary advantage within the meaning of income tax; these work clothes cannot be deducted from wages. Something different sometimes arises if the clothing can also be used privately.  Contact your financial adviser for advice.

What work clothes does the employer have to provide?

In many industries, workwear is required by law and must be provided by the employer. In most cases, occupational health and safety regulations or hygiene requirements are decisive factors in the fact that workwear must be worn. In these cases, the boss is obliged to procure, pay for and provide the prescribed work clothes. This also applies, for example, to outdoor workplaces that require weather protection. Anyone who works in the food industry is obliged to wear HACCP-compliant workwear.

How often does work clothes have to be washed?

How often workwear needs to be cleaned or washed depends on who wears it where (in which industry, in which profession). Sometimes a daily change of workwear may be required – for example in the food industry. Work clothes that are heavily soiled and may smell unpleasant should be changed and washed after work. If work clothes are required at your workplace or company, perhaps even for safety reasons (in this case PPE), the employer must provide the clothing and clean it after use.  Please feel free in contacting us.

How should work clothes be washed?

Workwear – especially those that have protective properties – should be professionally cleaned. This is the only way to ensure that clothing is washed hygienically and that the protective function of workwear, such as PPE, is not impaired. The employer is responsible for professional cleaning. Professional cleaning is also recommended for reasons of environmental protection: industrial laundry consumes significantly less (fresh) water per kilogram of laundry than the domestic washing machine, and energy consumption is kept low by state-of-the-art systems. Some suppliers already work with green electricity in many of their industrial laundries, including CWS Workwear.

Why is workwear important?

Since about the Middle Ages, craftsmen wore work clothes, i.e. clothing that marked them as belonging to their profession. Even today, workwear is important – similar to good, functional tools, the right clothing is an indispensable part of many professions. But why?

The most important property of workwear is certainly to minimize the risk of accidents and the potential for injury. This applies, for example, in the metal industry, in road construction or in the chemical industry. However, professional workwear also radiates professional competence, it underlines the recognition value of a and helps to create a greater sense of togetherness in the team. A third, good reason to wear workwear is that private clothing is spared and protected from wear.

What CWS workwear stands for

Comfort – tailored to you

CWS workwear is characterised by functionality, ample freedom of movement and long-lasting durability. We make sure that your employees always have perfectly fitting clothing. Does it fit? You bet!

Quality – robust and durable

Our clothing is tested thoroughly for durability as early as the development phase. This applies to all new materials, right down to the smallest button. A garment has to undergo around 30 washing cycles before we release it for production.

Safety – without compromise

The protection of your employees is our top priority. Whether it's from rain, snow, heat, chemicals or electricity: CWS workwear provides effective, long-term protection against the weather and potential hazards at work.

Variety – the right solution for all

You have your requirements. We have the appropriate clothing for them. From work trousers to jackets, and much more, our clothing is available in various colours, sizes, and fits. You can even combine all the garments in any way you wish.

Hygiene and cleanliness – of course

We are also meticulous when it comes to the upkeep. Therefore, we wash your clothes exclusively according to certified hygiene and quality standards. In addition, we protect the environment by using water resources sparingly.

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Fairly produced workwear from CWS

Fair prices and good working conditions for our cotton producers in Asia and Africa are important to us. That is why we use fair trade cotton for our collections.

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