Case Studies

This page shows a number of examples our Text Embroidery, Logo Embroidery and Custom Coats services.

Harvey's Gang

  • Harvey's Gang Logo
  • Harvey's Gang Coat Detail
  • Groves Family Visit
  • Harvey's Gang Monkey

The Client

Harvey's Gang allows youngsters with serious illnesses such as leukaemia to become trainee biomedical scientists for the day and tour pathology labs with their families to see first hand the work that is being done to help them and others.

First started at Worthing Hospital in Sussex, the project is now taking place in a number of NHS hospitals throughout the country and looks set to go international.

The scheme was launched in memory of eight-year-old Harvey Buster Baldwin, from Sompting, West Sussex who received treatment for leukaemia at Worthing Hospital for 18 months.

Whilst staying on the children's ward he asked what happened to all his blood samples, so staff arranged for a special visit to the pathology lab where he was given his own white coat, a trainee biomedical scientist badge and shown how to process his own blood.

Sadly, Harvey lost his fight, but when chief biomedical scientist Malcolm Robinson was shown a picture of Harvey and himself at the funeral, he realised just how much the experience had meant to him and his family.

Within a week, Worthing Hospital had named a new blood grouping machine in his memory and Harvey's Gang laboratory tours for sick children was born.

For more information about Harvey's Gang, visit their Website, Blog, Facebook and Just Giving pages.

Requirements

The original Harvey's Gang coats were plain children's lab coats ordered from ourselves and then altered by hand by staff at the hospital with iron on transfer logos.

When they approached us to order more coats and we got talking, we explained that we could manufacture bespoke children's lab coats with coloured pockets and collars and embroider their logos for them.

The finished product featured the Harvey's Gang logo on one breast and their newly signed-up sponsor Handelsbanken on the other. Manufactured in a number of sizes, the coats were given a hospital blue collar and three external patch pockets with a matching blue trim.

UCLan and Ri Young Scientist Centre

  • UCLan and Ri Young Scientist Centre Logo

The Client

The UCLan and Ri Young Scientist Centre (YSC) is a collaboration between the University of Central Lancashire and the Royal Institution of Great Britain (Ri).

Situated in the Preston campus of the University, it is a purpose built laboratory dedicated to offering interactive workshops for young people aged between 7-18 years about Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM).

The workshops run vary from making bath bombs with primary school children to performing genetic analysis with A-Level students. A big part of students' experience in the centre is wearing our lab coats and PPE so that they feel like real scientists for the day. This is particularly exciting for younger visitors.

Since opening in 2014 the YSC has had over 3500 students visit the centre and take part in workshops. 98% of students who attend enjoy their visit and 59% of students said they were more interested in studying STEM after their visit to the YSC (32% were already interested in studying STEM).

For more information about the UCLan and Ri Young Scientist Centre, visit their Website pages on UCLan's site.

Requirements

The UCLan and Ri Young Scientist Centre needed lab coats in sizes ranging from those that would fit a 7 year old child to extra-large adult.

They also required lab coats made in bespoke orange coloured material for demonstrators in the YSC.

In terms of the logo itself, the requirement was to have the University of Central Lancashire and Ri logo embroidering onto all of the lab coats, with each logo having equal prominence.