Cintas Wins “Best Stock Design” at the 2012 Professional Clothing Awards
Double-Breasted Houndstooth Tunic wins for comfort, fashion and sustainability
CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ: CTAS), a world leader in corporate identity uniforms, announced it won Best Stock Design at the 2012 Professional Clothing Awards. Sponsored by Mascot International, Williamson-Dickie Europe Limited and Magnum, the Professional Clothing Awards celebrate cutting-edge design, innovation and ingenuity throughout the workwear supply chain, from corporate uniforms to safety garments and personal protective equipment (PPE).
Cintas (CTAS), the only overseas organization to win one of the prestigious, London-based awards, was recognized for its Double-Breasted Houndstooth Tunic during an awards ceremony held April 17 at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry, UK.
As the only event in the UK that celebrates professional workwear, this award showcases the finest in global apparel, said Todd McKeown, Vice President of Global Hospitality and Gaming, Cintas. We are honored to receive the award as we further expand our uniform services for customers in Europe and other parts of the world.
More than 120 entries from across 15 countries were received for the Professional Clothing Awards, which were judged by a panel of experts in uniform development, design and fashion. The awards were divided into three sections covering Business Managers, Suppliers and those for PPE Innovationa category initiated by SATRA, a world-leading technology centre specializing in the research, development and testing of a wide range of products.
Yvette Ashby, Managing Director of Corporate Clothes Show LLPthe company that stages both the Professional Clothing Awards event and the associated Workwear and Corporate Clothing Showsaid, After a rigorous selection process, our highly experienced and expert judges were impressed with the style, utility and sustainability of Cintas Double-Breasted Houndstooth Tunic. It was wonderful to see representatives from Cintas and so many other worthy and deserving companies take home these awards.
Available in womens and misses sizes, Cintas Double-Breasted Houndstooth Tunic is a fashionable and environmentally-friendly option for women in hospitality. The garment features superior moisture-wicking fabric for employee comfort and dryness, and two lower in-seam pockets and a contrast collar provide style and utility. In addition, the tunic is comprised of 50 percent recycled polyester, which is created by diverting plastic bottles from landfills and transforming them into recycled polyester fibers. For added sustainability, the Double-Breasted Houndstooth Tunic can be home laundered, eliminating the need for costly dry cleaning services that use potentially caustic chemicals.
For more information about the Professional Clothing Awards, visit www.professionalclothingawards.com.
For more information about Cintas, please visit www.cintas.com/shop.
About Cintas Corporation:
Headquartered in Cincinnati, Cintas Corporation provides highly specialized services to businesses of all types primarily throughout North America. Cintas designs, manufactures and implements corporate identity uniform programs, and provides entrance mats, restroom cleaning and supplies, tile and carpet cleaning, promotional products, first aid, safety, fire protection products and services and document management services for more than 900,000 businesses. Cintas is a publicly held company traded over the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol CTAS and is a component of the Standard & Poors 500 Index.
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Source: Cintas CorporationCopyright Business Wire 2012