An Australian icon...
KingGee has worked alongside a nation at work since 1926. KingGee has provided quality work wear for Australian business for over 75 years and has evolved and grown to become one of Australia’s most endearing and trusted brands.
From the humble beginnings in a tiny rented premises in Rawson Place Sydney where the very first KingGee overall was produced to the introduction of the ground breaking Red Label Drill in the 1960’s now the nations standard for fabric drills, to the memorable “Any Tougher They’d Rust” advertising commercials KingGee has continued to evolve and meet the challenges of the 21st century.
Come, join us on a journey through the ages as we take a step back in time through Australia’s history seen through the eyes of an Australian icon company, KingGee.
What’s in a name?
KingGee is undoubtably one of the most recognised brands in Australia. For over 75 years KingGee has impacted generations of workers from a variety of industries. But where did the name KingGee come from?
The King Gee name was derived from a colloquial expression relating to the then-reigning King George V: “King G” (short for King George V) was simply Australian slang for “the tops”, “the most”, “the greatest”. For example, in the 1920’s someone who had a high opinion of themselves might attract the comment “He’s so good he thinks he’s ‘King G’. And so the KingGee clothing company was born.
Innovation at Work
KingGee leads the market in the supply of workwear for all Australians. That is, men and women, from all industries and job functions.
Our aim is to create a range of workwear to suit individual business needs through a combination of innovative design, superior quality garments and service.
From industrial through to corporate clothing all products showcased in the KingGee range of workear offer the promise of quality, durability, comfort, exceptional value and unique design.
At KingGee, we understand that your appearance at work forms an integral part of your company’s image. The appearance of an employee can reflect the very nature and reputation of a business. Presentation helps shape your corporate image and for staff it can promote a sense of community and improve self image.
KingGee has been Australia’s leading supplier of work wear since 1926 so you can be assured that garments are made to the highest quality and design standards. Tailored design coupled with quality workmanship make KingGee garments, work wear you can trust.
You Can Rely On KingGee
An Australian icon, KingGee has been the market leader in workwear for over 80 years and as such we understand the needs of Australian workers better than any other company. KingGee has established a trusted network of workwear experts including designers, technicians, makers and marketing consultants to help provide you with a total workwear package especially tailored for your business.
With years of experience a trusted brand and business culture KingGee can truly provide the complete uniform/workwear package. Our range extends from industrial and easy care workwear through to corporate wear and tailored garments
Innovation at Work for over 80 Years
In 2006, KingGee proudly celebrates 80 years of providing the Australian workforce with the highest quality workwear to the highest design standards. Today we make over 3 million garments each year, not bad for a company that started out hand making overalls in a Sydney workshop. Since then, we may have grown in size, but our passion for workwear remains the same. Our mission has always been to set the standard in workwear, with garments that are engineered to complement the way we work, are durable, comfortable and easy to care for.
Innovation is what has helped us stay ahead of our competitors. From pioneering the Red Label drill in the 60s, to the use of the latest in fabric treatments; Tinofast to Teflon® to Nano-TexTM, to the introduction of WorkcoolTM garments that help combat heat stress, you can be confident that KingGee garments offer the latest in design and fabric innovation.
Whether your workplace is on a building site, behind a service counter or in a city office, KingGee offer a full range of industrial and high visibility wear, workboots and corporate apparel.
KingGees have always been essential items to those in the know.
An Australian icon making tough and practical clothing from cotton drill fabrics developed for our climate. This year KingGee turns 80 and to mark the occasion, the brand has released a once-only limited edition collection. This is workwear not as we know it. Each piece is uniquely designed to operate both as a work item or a casual garment.
KingGee has stayed true to its heritage with each style being as tough as nails and sure to last the test of time. Genuine workwear fabrics have been used throughout the range. The special release mixes a contemporary fit with traditional workwear design techniques which ensures the garments remain highly functional.
Each denim and cotton drill item comes complete with a metal crown and a dog tag which shows the style number and the garment’s unique serial number.