From sweatshirts, polos and sports kit to book bags, ties and backpacks, schoolwear offers decorators the perfect blank canvas. We swot up on this year’s standout styles from leading brands

Kustom Kit’s Kids Klassic Polo is made from Superwash 60 fabric, which is designed to withstand multiple washes up to 60°C without affecting shape or colour vibrancy. The 180gsm, 65/35 polycotton polo comes in sizes 3/4 to 13/14 years.

The Russell Schoolgear Kids Sweatshirt with V-neck includes a name label for kids to personalise themselves. Made from a 50/50 polycotton blend, this new classic-fi t sweatshirt has set-in sleeves and side seams, and comes in eight colours.

The Kids Hoodie from Just Hoods by AWDis is perfect for school clubs and sports. The unisex style in 280gsm, 80% ringspun cotton/20% polyester fabric with twin-needle stitch detailing features a double-fabric hood, ribbed hem and cuffs, plus a kangaroo-pouch pocket with hidden opening for an earphone cord feed.

The SF Minni Kids’ Feel Good Stretch T from SF Clothing is made from cotton-based Feel Good fabric with a soft-touch, enzyme wash and comfortable stretch. Available from ages 3/4 to 11/12 years, the crew neck comes with a tear-away label. For teens, an adults’ companion style is also available.

David Luke’s Eco uniform collection now also includes shirts and blouses. Packed in the brand’s new 100% recycled and recyclable plastic packaging, the new Eco shirts and blouses are made using 100% recycled polyester, with each style containing the equivalent of 3.5 plastic bottles.

Beechfield’s Junior Book Bag with Strap has a detachable adjustable shoulder strap and a padded grab handle for multiple carry options. It features a covered name card holder, plus enhanced reflective strips for visibility. The Lunch Cooler Bag and the Premium Gymsac are also available.

William Turner’s Eco Backpack is a new 18-litre style made using 100% recycled post-consumer plastic bottles (minimum 15 bottles per bag). Its polyester outer fabric is hardwearing and water-repellent and there is a front pocket for decoration, plus reflective piping on the front panel seams, padded carry handle and adjustable shoulder straps.

One+All’s Woodbank Sweats collection offers a crew neck and V-neck sweatshirt, plus a cardigan, jog pant and hoodie. Two bespoke sweatshirts are also available: the Woodbank Signatures with custom colour styling on the welts, cuff s and ribbing, and the Woodbank Impressions with a striped Performa 50 knitted neckband.

For more schoolwear options from leading brands, check out our October 2021 issue here