And it went well. It’s a nice uniform, says Adriaan, but above all it’s very beautiful: “It’s very nice to see how colleagues, but also people from the outside world, let’s say, look at you.”
More “ Michelin pop ”
According to Adriaan, it is above all practical. “We have to look for hidden spaces on ships, then you often go from cold to hot and vice versa. And we crawl and we sneak, so it’s got to be flexible. really worked. Like some sort of Michelin pop about these ships. It has really improved now. “
His colleague Ed has been wearing the new uniform since this morning and he immediately discovered a problem. “I put on the pants this morning and got stuck behind the pant tongue. I broke this tab. So there is still room for improvement.
Zeeland customs officers Adriaan and Ed are happy with their new uniform
The old uniform was designed seventeen years ago and, according to customs, no longer met the requirements for today’s corporate clothing. This is why designer Mart Visser came up with a new design.
“ The uniform improves the appearance ”
The choice was made for the color blue because this color would radiate reliability and authority and because the same color was also worn by customs in the past. “With the visibility and recognition that Customs wants, this blue color is much better suited,” says the designer of the new uniform. “The uniform enhances the appearance of the customs officer.”
For the new customs uniform, recycled and sustainable materials were used wherever possible, especially recycled polyester and organic cotton. And it’s noticeable, according to customs officer Ed. “It’s a pretty fabric, you can really notice it’s a newer fabric and the development hasn’t stopped in the meantime, so say.”
Old uniforms don’t just go in the trash. They are collected and taken to a sheltered workshop. Whenever possible, the clothes are left whole and reused. In doing so, customs marks will be removed. 99% of non-reusable clothing is recycled as a raw material, according to customs.