You can rest assured that you will receive the very best quality products from our alliance with these prominent brands. We are proud to feature products manufactured by KingGee, Hard Yakka, Stubbies, Steel Blue, Blindstone, Prochoice, Oliver Footwear, Bisley Workwear and other trusted manufacturers. See below for more information about our partner brands.
Established in 1926 by Robert Adcock of Concord in Sydney, KingGee was initially a producer of overalls. The origin of the name is said to be due to the reigning monarch of the time, King George V, and was an expression meaning “the best” or “tops.”
The brand has expanded its line to include additional workwear items and work boots, including the Workcool and Tradies brands – “Where Comfort is King.”
Hard Yakka was founded in the 1930s during The Great Depression by David K. Laidlaw as a supplier of durable workwear. The company name is derived from an Aboriginal word for “hard work.” Initially located in his parents’ house in Brunswick Victoria, the business continued to grow and was able to open a new manufacturing facility in Sunbury.
With a renowned reputation for quality, the company has continued to expand over the decades, beginning operations in New Zealand and adding lines of footwear, women’s wear and popular clothing.
Synonymous with hard work and durable, quality clothing, Hard Yakka is one of the largest workwear suppliers in the Southern Hemisphere.
Providing quality wear for casual, work and play since 1972, Stubbies is a brand that was introduced by clothing manufacturer Edward Fletcher and Co., a company that had been in business since 1939.
Their signature short was developed in response to the vision of a stylish, low-cost, all-purpose “short short.” There was some difficulty choosing a name for the new short, until one of the company salesmen stood up in frustration, announcing his desire to go out for a “stubbie,” Australia’s favourite drink.
Inspiration hit and the beloved short was given the name “stubbie.” It is now a part of the Australian culture – “the little shorts for the big jobs.”
Oliver Footwear has been making boots since 1887 when it was established as Oliver & Stevens to produce tough, durable footwear for miners and farmers in the Ballarat area.
Its founder, James Oliver had initially hoped to strike it rich by mining the goldfields there but was unsuccessful. He had learned the trade of boot-making in the U.K. and returned to what he knew.
His company continues on today manufacturing quality footwear for work or play. Oliver is also partnered with Honeywell Safety Products, a supplier of PPE for the workplace.
Bisley Workwear has been in business for almost six decades, producing quality workwear, safety wear, and protective clothing for the Australian worker.
They still stand by their original values, stating ”We value integrity, so we do what we say we’re going to do, on time and on budget.“ Supplying industries with daily replenishment of their safety wear, Bisley ensures that workers are provided with the safest, best quality and comfortable workwear to perform their jobs confidently.
Their newest ranges, X Airflow and Flex & Move, are their latest innovations in modern safety wear.
Mongrel Boots are a brand manufactured by Victor Footwear, which was introduced in 2000 with just one style and only promoted with its box label.
The boots quickly became popular, and the name has developed into its range. Manufactured locally and made to their stringent standards, the company is proud to say that their work boots are Aussie born and bred.
“Tuff as an Aussie Croc,” DNC stands for Durable N Comfortable Workwear. Established in 1996, they boast the largest stock holding of workwear available in Australia with over 1000 product lines available servicing the hospitality and food industries, sports and leisure organizations, industries requiring the use of PPE, and corporate institutions.
They have a Quality Control System in place to ensure products are chosen to adhere to the strictest AS/NZS/INTELS standards. Their modern, state-of-the-art facility in Sydney contributes to the speed and accuracy of delivery.
In 1908, Arthur Rossiter began making boots in his shed, striking out on his own two years later. Quitting his public employment of 20 years and selling his house for the capital to start his own company, he began a business that has produced several generations of shoemakers, each building on the prior generation’s expertise.
His Cricket boots, footy boots and elastic sided boots quickly gained popularity and also became associated with the Australian defence force for many years, producing combat boots known for their durability and comfort.
His descendants continue that legacy and still produce quality footwear to this day.
Headquartered in Hobart, Tasmania, Blundstone has been manufacturing “Blunnies” since 1870. The boot’s signature look is that of an ankle boot with no tongue or laces and has elasticized sides for easy pulling on.
Blundstone boots are also known locally as “Blunnies.” Made of quality leather, their safety-conscious construction has been a standard for industries that require safety footwear.
The Workit Centre supplies PPE, safety footwear and workwear to the areas of Dundee, Angus, Tayside and North East Fife. Since their inception in 2008, they have developed relationships with many well-known brands in the business.
Maintaining the most extensive stock in Scotland of European standard safety footwear, they can supply the needs of workers in industries such as Agriculture, Construction, Engineering, and Catering. “Wear It Workit“
A premium safety footwear manufacturer and wholesaler based in Perth, Western Australia, Steel Blue has been manufacturing work boots since 1995.
They’ve become Australia’s leading supplier of work boots and are so confident that their product is the most comfortable available that they offer a 30 day 100% money back guarantee. Steel Blue boots are sold all over the world.
Eyres Safety Optics is known for bringing a perfect vision to safety.
Since its inception in 1989, Eyres has become Australia’s top manufacturer of safety eyewear. The company name was chosen in honour of an Australian hero, Edward John Eyre, a famous frontier trailblazer.
Partnered with Shamir in 2015, one of the world’s most renowned lens developers, Eyres is now able to offer excellent safety eyewear with unsurpassed quality and fashion. “Smart. Strong. Safe.”
Begun in 1989 in New Zealand, Biz Collection has celebrated 30 years as a manufacturer and supplier in the uniform and promotional apparel industry.
It embraces a one-stop-shop philosophy and now has operations expanded into Australia, Canada and South Africa. They are indeed able to say “We Know Style.”
Leaders of the pack in the market of wholesale uniform and workwear sales, Winning Spirit garments are designed for personalization and are available in a wide array of styles and colours.
Embroidery, screen printing, and digital printing are available to personalise as requested. The company is also a proud supporter of the Victoria Police Blue Ribbon Foundation.
Magnum Boots. The Original. Delivering Uncompromised Products Since 1983.
Magnum boots are designed to outfit uniformed workers, cover the needs of industry requirements for work safety and provide protective footwear for fire/rescue workers and military personnel.
Producer of lightweight boots designed to support wearers who work in a multitude of industries. Service workers, technicians, construction, industrial, agricultural. All segments can find the right work boot for their industry.
These work boots are built as tough as the people who wear them and are 100% Australian made.
Gear For Life
Supplier of gear such as duffle bags, luggage, coolers, products for outdoor, leisure and entertaining. Gear for Life also carries clothing lines such as polos and tees as well as outerwear.
Known for its dress shirts since 1921, Van Heusen has since grown to include men’s suits as well as women’s office wear. Established in Pennsylvania, the United States, the shirts were imported into Australia in small quantities from England.
A manufacturing plant was established in the 1960s in Melbourne to supply the growing demand for the shirt. The brand is fashionable and promotes ethics, as well. The company maintains strict standards with all of their manufacturing locations for upholding human rights.
Since 1974, The Headwear Stockists Group of Companies has been manufacturing and distributing headwear. The Headwear Professionals ship to every continent on the globe, providing customised headwear for small companies and corporations alike.
Their extensive network allows for deliveries within 24 hours all over the world. The selection is vast – “if it is being done, we are doing it.”
First Aid Kits Australia has been supplying quality first aid kits to individuals and corporations for over 20 years and remains wholly Australian owned and operated. Tens of thousands have received their premium first aid kids.
The company also provides medical and surgical products, fire safety equipment, defibrillators, and partners with organizations to provide expert first aid training courses.
Designed to endure, made to move, born to perform. The MACK division, operating under the license of BBO (Bunzl Brands & Operations Pty Ltd) is s supplier of personal protective equipment, workwear, footwear and specialised equipment for those in the manufacturing, construction, energy, and related sectors.
Utilising continuous research and refinement, their workwear is produced to be as functional as possible, moving with the body.
Started in 1888, Bolle began as a producer of combs using horn and boxwood materials. They transitioned in the 1930s, beginning to produce sunglasses and glasses frames from materials they developed, Celluloid and Rhodoid. In the 1940s, after WWII, they began creating moulded nylon items, adding goggles and masks to their line in the 1950s.
The first pair of goggles and masks joined the Bollé range of products in 1950 and safety goggles were developed during a collaboration with the French Armed Services and Aerospace in the ’60s.
A century later, Bolle products are recognised for their quality, and the company has become a leading global manufacturer/distributor of innovative eyewear.
Founded in 1982 by Rob Bird, Paramount Safety Products started as a laundering/recycling service for industrial use gloves. In 1984, the company became a supplier of new PPE products and gloves.
After opening several locations, a decade later the company launched its brand, Prochoice Safety Gear. Today, the wholesaler offers multiple ranges and services Australia, New Zealand, The Pacific Islands, Asia, North America and Europe.
CAT footwear, apparel, and accessories have been designed to reflect the Caterpillar brand’s strength. Men’s wear has been designed for both work and casual wear and is both hard wearing and stylish.
Their offerings include a wide range of Caterpillar licensed merchandise; their yellow and black equipment and logo is recognised worldwide.
Brahma Industrial (under Clipper International Corp.) offers winter wear, high visibility clothing, flame retardant and anti-static products (FR/AS), backpacks, hydration packs, coolers and more for the industrial sectors.
These are designed to protect those who work as miners, food processing personnel, pharmaceutical facility workers, linemen, etc.
“Above the clouds, below the trees.” This Canadian-based company promotes getting outside and enjoying the landscapes of the great outdoors. Their hoodies, tees, sweatshirts and accessories are designed for outdoor activities.
A portion of their profits goes toward donations to agencies working to keep the coasts and parks clean.
Huski produces safety wear meant to protect the worker who braves the elements and performs their job in dangerous conditions. Hi-vis shirts, jackets and outerwear and taped safety clothing are among the quality clothing they produce.
Visitec has been producing quality safety workwear for trades, and other industries for over 15 years.
The Visitec microfibre workshirt, patented Comfort Crotch, and Visitec Racing Stripes are all innovations created by them and covered by their 100% guarantee. “Be safe, be seen in Visitec.“
A manufacturer of no tie shoelaces that replace traditional laces. These make any shoe easy to slip on and off. Just remove the current laces and thread Glydez in.
They stretch to fit all sizes and will last the life of your shoes. Available in multiple colours and metallics. “Once applied, forever tied.“
Always Be Ready. Not just a motto, this is the way of life that 5.11 Tactical promotes for themselves and for those who wear their gear. They started first with a pair of pants intended for the FBI Academy.
Now they outfit the men and women of law enforcement, emergency responders and firefighters. They’ve designed clothing, footwear, and bags for those into serious fitness and for those who are into the outdoors.
They also carry the gear to ensure that men and women in these jobs are equipped; flashlights, eyewear, belts, holsters, knives, and more.
For over 25 years, Buff has been producing quality headwear and neckwear. Founded by Joan Rojas of Barcelona, Spain, in 1991, the company’s first product was s seamless microfibre tubular designed to protect the neck and head.
An avid motorcyclist, Rojas found that something more was needed when riding his bike and created the tubular as the answer. Hailing from a family who owned a textile business, Rojas had the know-how, skills and vision to build upon his original idea and Buff have continued to grow in its offerings of scarves, caps, and headgear.
The company is proud of its commitment to using sustainable and recycled materials.
Founded in 2006, Ritemate has been providing quality workwear for Australia’s hark workers. Its executives have been involved in the textile industry for over 30 years and bring a wealth of experience into developing their line using hard wearing fabrics and practical designs.
They believe in giving their customers the best in “Service, Quality and Price.” “It’s gotta be ritemate!“.
“Science. Applied to Life“. A global science company inventing products to improve daily life and developing breakthrough solutions in 12 areas of expertise since 1902. Some of these areas include automotive, communication, energy, health care, manufacturing, mining, oil & gas, safety, transportation and others.
Known for their research and innovation, 3M’s products are used all over the world. Their products have helped to improve safety for workers in multiple industries. Much safety clothing features 3M technology such as taping for high visibility.
They also design and produce PPE such as safety glasses, earplugs and safety harnessing.