10 knots (Australian uniform brand) was born in and created for Tropical North Queensland. Most of our customers were from Cairns northern beaches, Port Douglas, nearby islands and beyond. This prime location is home to a multitude of world renowned island resorts, eco retreats and prestigious health spas where our uniforms are a beautiful addition. There was clearly inspiration on our doorstep to create timeless, classic, eco friendly and practical designs to clothe practitioners within these wellness spaces.
I have formed strong relationships with managers and owners of many, most have which sampled with a large percentage purchasing our uniforms year after year. A number of times when managers have moved on to other locations and/or set up projects I have been called upon to submit proposals and samples in their new ventures.
Which is how we have grown… mostly by referral.
This is very satisfying as we know once this uniform is worn it sells itself.
If you are an Owner, you will love us for the quality therefore the extended life/value of each garment.
If you are a Manager you will love us for our exceptional service, fast, reliable turnaround and consistency in the style and fabric.
If you are a Therapist you will love us for the look and feel of the uniforms, helping to make your active workday easier!
With a little personalisation (embroidered logo) 10 knots becomes integrated into your brand. Your uniforms are the initial vision/taste/unspoken word of what kind of statement the spa/resort/retreat wants to say to it’s guests. We want our uniforms to whisper loudly to your guests/clients/customers everything your brand represents, escape, reset, refresh, fill your cup, recharge, beautify, relax…
HERE, YOU HAVE ARRIVED, LET US TAKE CARE OF YOU.
10 knots uniforms as a brand has many layers, (not literally, our fabric is cool quality one layer)…
We want you to look good, feel good, represent the kind of empathetic, caring, professional therapist you are or are employing.
It is important to us from value for money and environmental view that your uniforms last many washes and continue to look good.
Trending… Eco Aware Retreats are looking for natural fibres – our 100% premium grade Linen is a popular choice in many Eco Spa’s.
Our Poly/viscose/lycra option is equally as popular due to it’s longevity and therefore is also considered eco friendly, not to mention economically attractive and easy to care for.
With over 20yrs in this sector and as the owner/creator of 10 knots I love and feel privileged to still be part of such a vibrant, relevant and evolving industry. How wonderful it is to be in an industry that supports and encourages environmental awareness, an industry that creates a space people can ‘just be’ and ‘feel’ again? It’s in this space we can focus on what’s important without the clutter and at times highlights our conscious responsibilities to ourselves and the world. What a gift, to ‘make a difference’.
I see our industry has maintained it’s authenticity and consistency to care for clients whilst evolving in new techniques and equipment. Always striving to treat the person wholistically with environmentally aware practices and locations.
10 knots turned 10 on 28 October 2020. We are sure you would agree consistency is key being a uniform supplier! We love our designs and fabrics so much that yes, it has been consistent!
Consistent, certainly not stagnant, we listen to what has been important to our customers and have evolved accordingly…
The Male design morphed into a Unisex design – ability to add a belt and worn by the ladies 2012.
We added ladies pants in 2016.
Your uniforms ceased to come in plastic bags in 2018.
New design with sleeve added in 2021.
We probably can’t refer to ourselves as ‘up and coming’ any longer but this little piece still applies nevertheless…
“Looking beneath the surface of up and coming Australian Uniform Brand – 10 knots, we see they have thought of everything. I’d say their biggest point of difference is the fact the uniforms are designed by someone in the industry. Inside knowledge of what is required and delivering just that.” …… editorial in Spa Australasia’s Magazine and website (now Spa + Clinic) November 2013.
Three of the top five featured retreats in Australia currently provide their therapists with 10 knots uniforms.