At Design Collective, world-class workplace fashion design is just the beginning. In working with us, you’ll entrust your brand to a partner that offers unmatched resources and a creative process that’s truly collaborative. It’s why we call ourselves the perfect fit apparel partner.
Working with us
While there’s no one size fits all approach to working with our partners, we’ve developed a flexible process for going from gathering inspiration to creating the final products.
Ready to Wear
Made For You
Robust capabilities. Boundless creativity.
From inspiration to fabrication to distribution and beyond, Design Collective is built to provide the creativity of a fashion house and the global operational capabilities of Cintas. Let us show you how…
Sourcing & quality control
You name it, we’ve designed for it.
From the tarmac to the concierge desk to the ICU, we’ve provided apparel solutions for teams across a broad range of industries and occupations. Whether the primary need is performance or style that inspires, we’ve delivered apparel fit for the job at hand.
- Assisted Living
- Fortune 1000
- In-home services
- Oil & gas
Made with more.
From apparel design and development to ordering and delivery, every detail is considered. We employ the latest technology and specialist teams to ensure our garments are meeting our rigorous standards and providing your employees with the perfect fit.
We’re constantly exploring and implementing the latest cutting- edge, retail-inspired fabric technologies. Current fabric examples include antimicrobial, water-repellent, UV protectant, recycled polyester, bamboo and Tencel™.
During development, our apparel is worn by our clients to solicit feedback. Every aspect of the garment is considered, including style, fit, comfort, performance and color preference.
The right style is only part of the equation. Our in-house team of technical designers interpret garment silhouette, fit, proportion and quality requirements to deliver a final design that fits all shapes and sizes.
All of our fabrics and garments are put through rigorous testing. Our product development team works with suppliers to test garments and fabrics through accredited labs. Each item is tested to meet our standards for the following qualities:
- Laundering capabilities
- Performance features
- Color fastness
- Fiber content
Empowering your employees to select apparel, choose a fit and order for themselves with your personalized shopping experience on myCintas.com. The B2C retail- inspired digital storefront features robust capabilities including spending management with budget allotment, bulk ordering and self- service reporting, all backed by reliable online security.
Your myCintas ordering site features True Fit® technology, giving you and your employees the ability to choose a size based on personal preference. And that makes every Design Collective garment an even better fit.
Style and color combinations
Garments in stock
Fashion house meets powerhouse.
Design Collective pairs a fashion-led, retail-inspired approach with the operational strength and scale of a Fortune 500 company.
In offering over 6,400 style and color combinations, and more than eighteen million garments in stock, the right design is always within reach. And with over 1,200 certified suppliers with production in more than thirty countries, we’re able to distribute apparel in a timely manner.
The people behind the apparel.
Companies approach Design Collective in search of an apparel partner. But they choose us for the people behind the designs. Meet the team responsible for helping our partners realize their vision and inspire their employees.
Wendy MayPresident and COO
Wendy May is the President and COO of Design Collective by Cintas. She was promoted to the role in June 2022 after five years as the Senior Vice President of Field Sales for the company’s Rental Division, and 16 years as a Cintas employee-partner.
In her new role leading Design Collective, May is the company’s highest ranking female employee-partner, and she remains involved in Cintas’ corporate growth and profitability strategies. May attended Cumberland College and pursued a degree in communications before entering the workforce. May and her husband Matt have three children.
Christine HoffnerVP, Hospitality, National AccountsChristine Hoffner has been with Cintas for 9+ years holding a variety of business development and sales leadership roles. Beginning her journey as a Rental Facility Services & Uniform Representative, she established and maintained valuable relationships. This, along with her impeccable work ethic and positive attitude led to a promotion as Hospitality Major Account Manager and soon after into the roles of Direct Sale Global Account Manager and Director of National Accounts. In her most recent promotion to Vice President of Sales for National Accounts, Hospitality, and Gaming, Christine leads a team of partners who are responsible for building and maintaining strategic business relationships with Design Collective’s largest clients.
Chris DuffyVP, Global Supply Chain
Chris served as the Senior Director of Operations from 2009 – 2016 until promoted to Vice President Sales – Rental, North Central / Northern Plains where she was responsible for over 200 passionate sales professionals. In June 2018, Chris was then promoted to VP of Global Supply Chain for the Design Collective Division. Chris is responsible for aligning the key functions of Distribution, Global Sourcing, Production Planning, and Product Development to the long-term growth strategy of the Design Collective Sales division. She has a passion for developing young talent and actively mentors several protégés at any given time.
Kristin SharpDirector of Design Collective
Kristin provides the over-arching creative vision, not just for the design team, but for the entire Design Collective. It is her leadership that articulates our collective design vision and guides us through the ongoing refinement and evolution of all our creative initiatives, applying her insightful sense of business and fashion to all our product lines.
Caroline BartekCreative Director
Caroline's belief that design work should be creative, collaborative, and client-focused is fundamental to the innovative work she does leading our National Accounts design team. These customers are large, complex accounts, many with a global footprint. Caroline has the rare ability to collaborate on multiple organization levels, capturing the many perspectives of the end users, thus guiding our clients into successful programs.
As part of a company-wide embrace of sustainability, every decision we make considers the environmental impact on our employee-partners, customers and communities.
One example of our sustainability commitment is apparel recycling. To make sure your old apparel does not end up in a landfill, we've collaborated with vendors to recycle used apparel.
Additionally, we’re always exploring ways to utilize more eco-friendly materials in our garments, including use of recycled materials and textiles created from plastic bottles.
Environmental Recognition (awarded to Cintas)
Received the Environmental Excellence Award from the Association of Washington Business for resource conservation and pollution prevention.
Ranked among the Top 500 Greenest Companies in America by Newsweek magazine.
Recognized by Matthew 25:Ministries for Environmental Stewardship.
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