In the News

In the News

The Giving Heart feeds many
The Giving Heart

2020.11.25 - "Our mission is to provide food and fellowship to those in need", says Vicki Neilson, Founder and Executive Director @TheGivingHeartRVA.

Ukrop's Threads will be donating volunteer t-shirts in support of their Community Thanksgiving Feast this holiday.

Learn further how The Giving Heart serves.

Hy-Vee honors their veterans
Hy-Vee honors their veterans

2020.11.11 - For the third consecutive year, we are proud to partner with Hy-Vee as they provide a special gift to honor their employees who are veterans. This year, Hy-Vee will be distributing our custom-designed hoodies and caps to every employee who is a veteran as a way to say 'thank you' for all they have done while serving our country.

Top service at The Fresh Market
The Fresh Market Customer Service Award

2020.10.28 - Congratulations to The Fresh Market for earning the Best Customer Service award for 2021! Hosted by Newsweek and Statista, an independent survey of over 25,000 U.S. customers determined award winners. The Fresh Market was rated on various service categories like friendliness, professional competence, customer focus and accessibility. We’re proud to have customers like The Fresh Market who share our goal of putting customers at the heart of everything we do!

Giving back, keeping students warm
Clothes 4 Kids

2020.10.14 - 1,200 hooded coats + 1,200 knit beanies + 1,200 pairs of gloves = Thousands of central Virginia's schoolchildren will stay warm this winter, thanks to Ukrop's Threads and its Clothes 4 Kids initiative. Giving back is what we do!

Welcome University of Richmond

2020.09.30 -We've recently launched the online uniform portal for the University of Richmond's Facilities Department! Due to our webstore capabilities, their employees can quickly order branded uniform items including polos, pants, outerwear and more. Click the link to discover how we can make your employees' uniform ordering process easy! Click here to get started.

Solutions to fit your needs
brand collage

2020.09.16 - Did you know we offer ready-to-wear apparel for group events and smaller departments in addition to our volume manufacturing? Choose from recognized brands such as Callaway, Nike, The North Face, Carhartt, Champion, and more! One of our top partners just introduced the brand Allmade, which provides super-soft apparel made from recycled, sustainable and organic products. To discover more about Allmade, watch this short video, and contact us today to learn more!


New tees for a new Food Hall

2020.09.02 - We're excited to launch uniforms for H-E-B's new Main Streat Food Hall, located in Austin, TX. Our design team has created branded t-shirts to uniquely represent Main Streat Food Hall employees, separate from H-E-B's store. Thank you, H-E-B, for partnering with us to design and deliver your new uniform!

Click here to learn more about H-E-B's Food Hall opening.


T-shirts for a great purpose

2020.08.19 - Thank you, SpeakUp 5K / Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation for your shout out! We're extremely proud to be part of such an inspiring mission, and our Ukrop's Threads team is looking forward to participating virtually on September 12th! You can see the awesome video showcasing their 5K race t-shirts over the years here

America's Top Grocers

2020.08.05 - Congratulations to our customers: H-E-B, Wegmans and Hy-Vee! They were featured in Food & Wine Magazine's recent ratings of the Top Food Retailers in America. Join us in applauding their achievement of earning the three highest ratings!

Click here for the full story.

Welcome EG Group!
EG Group Logo

2020.07.22 -We're delighted to announce EG America as our new client! As a thriving convenience store retailer, EG America includes over 1600 stores in the U.S. Their nine banners include Cumberland Farms, Certified Oil, Fastrac, Kwik Shop, Loaf 'N Jug, Minit Mart, Quik Stop, TomThumb and Turkey Hill. You may be familiar with EG America's parent company EG Group, the world's leading fuel station and convenience retailer. We look forward to building a long-lasting relationship while providing uniforms to EG America employees.

Click here to learn more about EG Group.

New CEO named
Ukrop's Threads logo

2020.07.20 - Very exciting news of our own to share! Jeff Ukrop has been named our new president and CEO. He replaces Bill Biedenharn, who retired June 30 after serving in the role for over two years.

We're happy to have Jeff leading our team!

Click here for the full news story.



Helping the environment one polo at a time

2020.07.08 -Did you know our Wegmans polo is made of 100% recycled fabric? We love opportunities to partner with clients to make positive impacts on our environment. All our eco-friendly garments include an 'eco-Threads' label imprinted on the inside neck in recognition of our client's environmental support. Contact us today to discover how we can help your brand become more eco-friendly! Click here to get started.

A 'peace of mind' process for uniforms.

2020.06.24 - The most common need we hear from prospective clients is their desire to place their uniform program in the hands of a trusted supplier so their time can be better focused elsewhere. Our process reflects our sincere commitment to your uniform needs through creative development, global resources, dependable warehouse and fulfillment, online reports and ordering tools and continous follow-up support. When it comes to your uniform needs, this is what Peace of Mind looks like. Contact us today to explore how our process can work for you. Click here to get started.

5 Reasons Why Branded Uniforms are Essential

Are we hungry yet?

2020.06.10 -We are so pleased to see one of our clients being recognized as one of the best breakfast chains in the US! There is some real competition out there when it comes to serving the most important meal of the day, and Biscuitville makes their amazing biscuits for lunch too! We will be sure to have some of their delicious sandwiches the next time we visit them, maybe even bring some extras home!

Click here for the full story.

Getting RVA started again
Forward RVA

2020.06.08 - Ukrop's Threads is grateful to have partnered with ForwardRVA by providing face masks to assist Richmond area small businesses reopen. Developed by the Chamber, ForwardRVA is a coalition of over 40 business, community, and governmental leaders from across the region whoes mission "is to support and spur ongoing reopening effots and plan for a stronger, more equitable region post-COVID-19."

Area volunteers worked to assemble and distribute the 'PPE Starter Toolkits' in late May. To date, more than 2,000 RVA small businesses have already received their toolkit - an $80 value, free of charge. This toolkit contains gloves, face masks, and cleaner, among other supplies. Learn more about the effort at

Click here for a link to this story on the local TV news!

Harris Teeter provides relief.
Harris Teeter Storefront

2020.05.27 - We continue to be amazed by the support our clients are providing in their communities. Like so may other retailers right now, Harris Teeter is finding new ways to come to the aid of the neighborhoods they serve: first, with the delivery of much needed meals to their local food bank partners throughout the states in which they operate; and second, with the launch of a Relief campaign in which Harris Teeter shoppers can donate change at the checkout to benefit those same local food banks.

Click here for the full story.

Branded uniforms are essential.

2020.05.13 - Are your team's uniforms working for you? Contact Ukrop's Threads today to ensure your uniforms represent your brand! Click here to get started.

5 Reasons Why Branded Uniforms are Essential

Building HOPE with uniforms
Building HOPE with unisforms

2020.04.29 - We care about the communities in which we do business, and we value our clients who feel the same! Cumberland Farms' HOPE Fund program is a great example of our clients' compassion for their employees that reaches above and beyond the status quo. We are gratefully included in the yearly design and manufacturing of all uniform items in the HOPE Fund Collection. For every HOPE Fund item voluntarily purchased by an employee, a $10 donation of their purchase is deposited into the Fund to provide financial assistance for Cumberland Farms employees experiencing hardship or misfortune. Each $10 donation is matched by Cumberland Farms as well! What a rewarding program to be a part of and help grow.

Our unsung heroes

2020.04.15 - We are overwhelmed by all the positive news stories regarding several of our grocery store partners, as they continue to adjust their operations during this challenging time in our lives. It warms our hearts and makes us proud to be associated with such great organizations, so we thought we’d share just one of the many examples of their efforts. Check out the grocery store heroes at H-E-B in this recently posted photo piece from the Houston Chronicle. Way to get the job done right, H-E-B!

Click here for the full story.