Little Black Dress

Mar 18, 2024

Housekeepers are central to the hotel industry. They keep the property clean and guests comfortable. Research shows that one-tenth of a second is all it takes for a guest to form an initial impression. This means that each detail is important, including staff uniforms, to attract and retain guests.

Uniforms over time

The word ‘uniform’ comes from the Latin unus (meaning one), and forma (meaning form). The first recorded uniforms date back to the Middle Ages when they were not full outfits, but badges worn on regular clothing by people who worked for a high-class family, or in the services such as the army. The different badges enabled people to quickly identify a person’s rank and authority, as well as which employer they worked for.

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