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UPS Browns Get a New Look

Given the climbing, lifting, and lowering that makes up many of their tasks, UPS drivers are often referred to as “industrial athletes.” And they need uniforms that work as hard as they do.

When we asked drivers from centers around the globe what they wanted in a uniform, one response was consistent: comfort. So we redesigned our iconic brown uniforms for increased comfort, while keeping performance and safety in mind.

The new uniforms use updated fabrics with improved stretch for better range of motion. The final designs were beta-tested for months with about 100 drivers in 30 locations to ensure they would support different climates and body types.

This new uniform will eventually be worn by 125,000 UPS drivers. As the new uniforms are phased in, old pieces will be upcycled, keeping fabric out of landfills.

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH RE:LOOM, SOME OLD UNIFORMS WILL BE UPCYCLED INTO USEFUL ITEMS. Deeper pockets help keep customer delivery notices safe and dry. Shorts and pants use two-way stretch fabric for greater mobility and comfort. A new polo shirt made with moisture- wicking material is lightweight and breathable. A belt made with flexible material allows for more comfortable movement. Reflective logos and strips on sleeves increasevisibility and safety. Shirts will continue to include the distinctive Circle of Honor patch for drivers who have driven 25 years or more without an accident. New hats feature mesh backing made with moisture-wicking material and a wide brim for sun protection.

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