Most work trousers are made from hard-wearing and durable materials to provide longevity when you are doing manual or labour-intensive tasks.
One of the most popular materials for work trousers is a cotton-polyester mix. This is because the durable combination offers protection against injury from sharp objects. Cotton and polyester also ensure that the tough trousers are breathable and comfortable. This makes them ideal for working in challenging conditions while being safe.
Other types of work trousers, such as hi-vis and flame-proof, are classed as personal protective equipment (PPE). PPE trousers provide you with protection against injury when working in hazardous environments and can be made from a different material. Hi-vis trousers are often made from cotton or polyester with reflective bands for additional visibility.
Synthetic materials, such as polyester or nylon, are not suitable for use in flame-retardant clothing as they could melt and cause injury if exposed to fire or high temperatures. That is why materials, such as kevlar, are used instead. This is because it’s resistance to heat and strong fibres make it the ideal choice for PPE in this area of work.