Our brand new spa wear uniform collection is inspired by catwalk trends, our passion for natural fibres and a demand within the beauty industry for neutral coloured uniforms.
Where did the name come from?
The name SANCTUARIE was chosen because it evokes the feeling of a peaceful space within nature to relax. A calm retreat where people can go to feel safe and to rejuvenate. At The Uniform Stylist, that means taking care of the wearer’s needs so that they feel composed and comfortable all day, everyday. Each style is designed to blend seamlessly with the neutral aesthetics of modern spas and boutique clinics, as well as enable therapists to perform at their best in the treatment room.
Where has the inspiration come from?
As always, we combine the needs of the industry, with what’s relevant on the catwalks, along with our sustainable principles. We identify, and then interpret key trends from designers that we feel aligned with (not fast fashion trends). Linen was a huge favourite last summer! As a result of that popularity, a lot of Australian Designers have chosen to represent this robust, natural fibre in their current and future collections. It’s a look well suited to the Australian climate (let’s face it – which is moderate almost all year around), as well as the Aussie relaxed lifestyle that our culture is famous for.
We’ve also seen international designers that are not normally known for their ‘neutral’ colour palette, for example Balmain, jumping onto this earthy look for the summer ahead. The look is all about the loose fit, natural coloured, linen two piece suit. These earthy toned, co-ordinated outfits are becoming ‘the new feminine corporate’. As a beauty uniform, that means we need to chose a very specific fabrication so that it’s both stylish and practical for every day wear!
Compared to other day spa uniforms, what are the benefits of this collection?
The blend of linen that we choose is unique. It has all the beautiful properties that viscose and linen have as a combination (drape, comfort, luxury and durability).
Our fabric is finely coated to protect uniforms from absorbing spills too quickly. This doesn’t affect the drape or comfort of the fabric (you won’t know it’s there). It works perfectly when crafted into day spa uniforms because the fabric won’t absorb liquids as quickly as some other fabrics. Plus, the blended linen/ viscose creases naturally, which is an authentic part of the artisan look. These are the kind of uniforms that don’t need an iron to look smart. In this case, it’s chic to be creased!
Are they comfortable for wear in warm treatment rooms – and in the humid tropics?
During the current northern hemisphere summer, the neutral linen look was a favourite for royals and celebrities enjoying a day at Wimbledon. Sienna Miller and Anna Winter were among many dressed in head to toe, soft hued outfits courtside. We think their choice to wear linen was as much of a fashion statement, as it was a practical solution in the heat. We currently supply custom made uniforms in this exact same quality and most of these clients are based in tropical destinations. Therapists love them so they keep coming back for more!
Will the styles suit everyone?
All styles are designed to be adjustable – with the ability to stretch out at the waist. That way, all therapists can feel comfortable and confident. There are no zips or buttons in the JETE top (so easy to throw on!) and the MEZE pant is a 7/8 length which means it works for all heights (and with an adjustable waist!).
The silver colour was chosen specifically to blend with the calming, almost etherial decor of day spas and wellness retreats. This specific shade is a practical choice for therapists who work with enzymes or powders! Plus, there is just enough tint to the colour, that it’s not see through! The trims are sourced from premium suppliers, with the STAR apron straps ordered in from Japan especially for it’s unique subtle marle effect. These apron straps are exclusive to our brand.
We can offer the Sanctuarie day spa uniforms in other colours. Choosing soft colours like silver, light grey, pastels and oatmeal work best. Darker colours are designed to fade. The collection has already been popular – some feed back here from Cheryl, Spa Manager at Aurora Spa in St Kilda :
” We chose our linen inspired aprons as a light weight aesthetically pleasing option for our Client Services Team. We are the first component of our Aurora Spa Journey and want our guests to feel relaxed and at ease when they are greeted. The aprons give a light, authentically grounded feel which is in line with our brand. We also found the journey with Leesa at Uniform Stylist so pleasant and supportive.”
Of course, we can also add logos – we recommend embroidery for this particular quality to ensure longevity. We have ordered a limited first run, as we are conscious about over ordering and draining our planet’s resources. We have to chosen to supply in regular, limited runs.
PS – We still love black uniforms too!