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Sam Cassarino is a highly experienced and esteemed Australian designer and developer of work wear. With 36 years? experience in the industry, Sam has worked for iconic brands such as Country Road, Yakka, Pacific Brands and Workwear Group, where he designed and developed the famous Hard Yakka ?original ? Legends range amongst many others. He is passionate at what he does and says, he will bring with him experience that will help NCC progress into the future and be able to bring new innovative product to market in a quicker and efficient manner. Sam and his product development team are happy to work with the customer in developing new products, fabrics and designs to suit their specific needs. NCC are elated to have Sam on board and are confident that he will take us to a new dimension of product development and innovation going forward.


Farm Firefighter Personal Protective Clothing (ppc)

Following the death of two farmers and injury to others whilst fighting bushfires, a group of South Australian farmers realised that they needed better protection than their everyday work clothes. NCC was subsequently approached to develop a two-piece firefighting garment specifically for them. Their brief was quite simple - they wanted the same level of protection afforded to rural fire agency volunteers but the product needed to be sufficiently different to differentiate them from their volunteer counterparts. Some specific design features were also requested including the ability to be able to put the pants on whilst still wearing their boots. NCC worked closely with the farmers to meet their specific needs including providing them with prototype garments so feedback could be obtained. The outcome was a garment that met all the farmer?s requirements that is made from Australian fabric in Hi Vis yellow with Fire Resistant silver reflective tape. The garment is specifically designed for wildland fire fighting activities and is certified to Australian Standard AS/NZS 4824:2006 Protective clothing for firefighters - Requirements and test methods for protective clothing used for wildland firefighting. It comes complete with a Hi Vis storage pouch making it convenient to store away under or behind a vehicle seat and easy to find in the event of an emergency. Whilst originally developed for farmers this garment is also ideal for home owners who intend to stay and defend their home in the event of a bushfire. It is available in sizes 3XS to 6XL, and can be purchased from early December 2016.


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NCC Apparel exhibited at the Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council, AFAC, Conference trade show in Brisbane in September 2016. Due to the overwhelming level of interest shown in our range of products at the show, we are excited to announce our ongoing participation in Sydney in 2017. Positive feedback was received from fire and emergency service agencies in relation to the quality of the goods we produce, the styling of our ladies? garments which are designed for functionality and comfort and for our ability to provide made to measure garments in a timely manner. NCC Apparel also offers a wide range of design and manufacture options for Station Wear and Dress Uniform. Unlike many of its competitors, NCC Apparel controls the complete production process from design and development to manufacture. It currently employs more than five-hundred skilled personnel most of whom work in the company owned and operated manufacturing plant. It is NCC?s intent to exceed our customer?s expectations by delivering high quality customer specific products which are fit for purpose, cost effective and delivered on time. Why not speak to NCC about your specific requirements?



NCC Apparel exhibited for the fourth year as a preferred supplier at the Frontline Fair at the Melbourne Convention Centre 28-29 August 2016. New products such as a comprehensive Kids wear range and Maternity workwear gained great interest from the Frontline members.


AFAC 2015

NCC Apparel Pty Ltd attended AFAC 2015 , Australasia?s largest and most important emergency services and public safety conference and trade exhibition held at the Adelaide Convention Centre in Adelaide, South Australia.

NCC is awarded certificate of recognition for participation as an AFAC exhibitor.

MARCH 2015


NCC Apparel Pty Ltd attended their inaugural Frontline exhibition in February as a preferred supplier at the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre.

This event features an exciting array of high profile TCF industry suppliers on site to showcase the latest merchandise to independent retailers.

NCC Apparel Pty Ltd is an ISO9001:2008 accredited family business which manufacturer?s high quality garments for a variety of industries which include Hospitality, Healthcare and Industrial & PPC work wear.

With factories in China and Fiji, NCC Apparel offer highly competitive pricing of stocked merchandise PLUS the flexibility of ?Made to Order? customer specific garments ex Fiji, which allows smaller production runs and faster lead-times which China simply cannot entertain.

Customer feedback was extremely positive with many orders written during the fair and many leads to be followed up. The exposure of brands, workmanship and a ?can do? attitude was well received by all retailers who visited our stand. The activity from Frontline members since the fair has also been most encouraging.

MARCH 2015

Are you Arc-ready?

1 July 2015 deadline for Contractors and ASPs on the Ausgrid network

All contractors and accredited service providers working on or near the Ausgrid network will need to arrange for their own arc-rated clothing for their electrical workers, which meet the standard set by Ausgrid?s Safety Rules. This comes into effect from 1 July.

Ausgrid has stated that one of the major changes in their revised guideline is the recommendation to use arc-rated clothing (with a minimum rating of 4 cal/cm2).

Arc-rated clothing may be in the form of either of the following:

? Long sleeve shirt
? Trousers
? Coveralls/Overalls

Garment design recommendation

Shirt Front Opening

It is recommended that shirts used by electrical workers be manufactured with a ?closed front?. Where buttons are used on shirt openings, they should be covered by a placket of the shirt material (known as a fly front design).

Sleeve Cuffs

Must include a full gusset sleeve cuff.

Under Garments

Under garments should be wool or cotton but not synthetic fibres which could melt/burn and add to injury in the event of an arc flash.

Talk to your NCC Apparel representative to get more information on how we can help you.