Summerset launches new uniforms

13 August 2018

Today staff around Summerset's villages will be wearing their new uniforms, thanks to Wellington-based designer Lucilla Gray. The uniforms have been designed with durability and functionality in mind, and fit with Summerset's new brand colours. 

More than 1000 Summerset staff wear a uniform in their role, and Lucilla has designed 16 garments which are specific to role type. Lucilla designed the new uniform’s pattern, which features motifs of the tī kōuka (cabbage tree) and the harakeke (flax) flower. Each garment has a Māori botanical name.

“The pattern symbolises the journey through life. I’ve always been inspired by nature – New Zealand is a very nature-focused country, and my mother is a florist. The block colours are modern and provide variety, while ensuring the garments look like they’re part of one group," says Lucilla. 

General Manager of Operations, Eleanor Young, says Summerset also worked with Arrow Uniforms to ensure staff are wearing fabrics that are comfortable, clean, breathable, and durable. 

Watch a video of Paraparaumu staff seeing and trying their new uniforms.