The QD51 Junior Book Bag


Book bag in many colours

Quadra has long been providing the schoolwear market with bags designed to help kids through their school days. The Junior Book Bag (QD51) is a hardwearing bag made from 420D polyester that comes in nine standout colours: black, bottle green, bright red, bright royal, burgundy, emerald, French navy, purple and yellow.

It features an enhanced visibility reflective stripe, a covered name-card holder to stop any mix-ups at school, a zippered internal pocket to keep pens and coins safe, a Rip-Strip closure and a padded handle for comfort. It measures 37 x 30 x 6 cm and has a five-litre capacity.

The women’s H721 V-Neck Jumper is suitable for teens


Durable polos and lightweight knitwear

According to Henbury, durability and comfort are key to schoolwear: “It is essential that kids find the clothing easy to wear for those long school days and durable for any playground trips, falls and scraps.”

The Kids Tipped Polo (H459) comes in six colour combinations – white/red, red/white, sky/navy, white/black, white/ navy and white/bottle – and matches the adult H450 Tipped Polo, which comes in an XS size for those children who don’t fit into the 3/4 to 11/12 years range of the kids polo.

Henbury also offers knitwear in small adult sizes that are appropriate schoolwear for teens. The lightweight Men’s and Ladies’ V-Neck Jumpers (H720/ H721) start at size 2XS and come in navy, grey marl, purple and black as well as two new colours for 2016: burgundy and royal. The Men’s and Ladies’ V-Button Cardigans (H722/H723) come in black, grey marl and navy, with purple, burgundy and royal added for women. The men’s cardigan starts at size XS and the woman’s style comes in a size 2XS.

The AC001 Academy Raglan Sweatshirt

AWDis Academy

New schoolwear line for 2016

New from AWDis is AWDis Academy, a dedicated schoolwear brand that consists of five key styles for primary and secondary school, including raglan, crew-neck sweatshirts and set-in sleeve, V-neck sweatshirts and a cardigan.

The Academy Raglan Sweatshirt (AC001) and the Kids Academy Raglan Sweatshirt (AC001J) feature raglan sleeves; ribbed neckline, cuffs and hem; a taped neck; and twin-needle stitching for durability. They come in 14 core colours and in sizes XS-2XL.

The collection includes a classic school cardigan with set-in sleeves, front patch pockets and ribbed cuffs and hems, along with twin-needle stitching and self-coloured button front fastening for easy dressing. It comes in eight key colours and sizes XS-2XL.

The Academy V-Neck Sweatshirt (AC003) and the Kids Academy V-Neck Sweatshirt (AC003J) both feature a set-in sleeve design along with ribbed cuffs, hem and twin needle stitching for durability. The AC003 is available in academy black and academy navy, while the AC003J comes in 10 colours; both are available in sizes XS-2XL.

Each garment has a name label at the back neck.

The eye-catching FR218 Kids Diagonal Stripe House Polo

Front Row

Rugby shirts and polos for school teams

“Front Row is full of fun leisure styles, making it the perfect kit for a school’s clubs, events and even for the gruelling action around the school gym!” says the brand. The range includes the Kids’ Rugby Shirts (FR109), which are available in six versatile colours – black, bottle, bright pink, navy, royal and red – and offer full coordination through sizes 5-13 years to adults S-4XL.

For children in school teams, Front Row also offers the Kids Diagonal Stripe House Polo (FR218), which matches the men’s FR212 and ladies’ FR213. It is available in navy/red and bright pink/navy, for ages 7-12 years.

“The smooth fabric surface on all Front Row rugby shirts makes decoration easy and gives you the opportunity to fully kit out your team,” says the brand. “Whichever style you choose, you can be sure that they all have that Front Row quality and attention to detail and, above all, are thoughtfully created.”

The RK71 Kids Classic Polo Shirt from Ranks


Core clothes with WRAP-approval

Ranks offers the schoolwear market “quality and price-competitive styles”, including T-shirts, polo shirts, hooded sweatshirts, fleece and jog pants.

The brand has three styles of hoodies, all of which are manufactured in a 340 gsm, 50% cotton/50% polyester mix. The Kids Contrast Hooded Sweatshirt (RK76) features a two-panel fabric hood and hidden earphone loops and comes in 11 colourways. The Deluxe Kids Hooded Sweatshirt (RK74) is available in 28 colours while the Deluxe Hooded Zip Sweatshirt (RK75) comes in eight colours.

Complementing these styles is the Kids Super Combed T-Shirt (RK70), a 100% combed cotton T-shirt that comes in 25 colours. The Kids Classic Polo Shirt (RK71) is made from a 180 gsm 65% polyester/35% cotton fabric and comes in 12 core schoolwear colours.

The company also offers Jog Pants in ash, black, navy and white, along with the Kids Polarware Fleece Jacket (RK78), which comes in five traditional school colours.

All the schoolwear items from Ranks have WRAP-approval and carry the ‘Confidence in Textiles’ label.