“Regatta Professional includes the right amount of technology and style in schoolwear to ensure the kids are ready for any adventure in the playground, whatever the weather,” says the brand, which offers fleece, weather-proof jackets and full suits. “Our tested and approved schoolwear provides dependable, outdoor quality at value-for-money prices.”
The Classic School Jacket continues to be popular, says the brand, and is great for keeping the little ones dry and toasty while sporting their school colours. Available in seven go-to-school themes, the Classic includes Hydrafort 5000 technology with taped seams to ensure true waterproof protection, windproofing, 120 gsm insulation wadding weight, and thermo-guard insulation to offer protection from the elements.
A great accompaniment to the Classic Jacket is the Kids Brigade Fleece. Available in five classic colourways, this simple and effective piece has 210 series microfleece with Layer Lite fabric technology. Both products are available for ages 2-12 years.
Colour that stays wash after wash
Ralawise offers the Maddins Coloursure collection, a range of schoolwear that offers wearers constant colour no matter how many times it is washed. The MD18B kid’s Curved Raglan Sweatshirt (MD18B) comes in three popular colourways and has an underarm airflow insert to ensure kids are comfortable at work and play.
As well as Maddins, Ralawise offers a wide range of schoolwear from traditional sweatshirts and polos to bags and sportswear. Brands include Jerzees Schoolgear, Fruit of the Loom, AWDis Just Hoods, Gildan, B&C, Result, Regatta Professional Junior, BagBase and the brand new line, AWDis Academy. This range offers durable, quality schoolwear for all age ranges and compromises a V-neck and crew-neck sweatshirt as well as a set-in sleeve cardigan. “All styles are both innovative and practical and are machine washable, making them easy to care for wash after wash,” says Ralawise.
The Academy Raglan Sweatshirt (AC01J/AC001) with crew neck features a ribbed neck, cuffs and hemline and is made from soft, cotton-faced fabric that is an ideal printing surface.
Tees and hoodies for younger children
Larkwood’s Crew Neck T-shirt (LW020) is designed for younger children up to age 5/6 years. This tee is made from 100% cotton and the brand says it has been developed “using Larkwood’s strict attention to detail to ensure that they fit, feel good, perform and wash time after time”.
The Crew Neck T-shirt is print-friendly and comes in a range of 13 colours including bold shades such as red and royal, and pastels such as pale pink and pale blue, with jade and purple added for 2016.
Also from Larkwood for school kids is the LW002 Hooded Sweatshirt that is available up to age 5/6 years and features a double fabric hood with a welt opening and no drawcord. It has a cosy kangaroo pocket and rib detail on the hem and cuffs as well as contrast binding detail around the inside of the neck.
Clothes for active minis
SF’s Skinni Minni range has a number of new items that the brand says are ideal for school clubs and gym kits, all of which come with easy tear-out labels. The new Long Sleeved Baseball T (SM271) is a 100% cotton, 140 gsm single jersey top that’s available in white/heather grey, white/navy and white/red for ages 5-12, while another new item, the Slim Fit Cuffed Jogger (SM425), is made from a 250 gsm brushed back, 60% cotton/40% polyester fleece and comes in black, heather grey and navy.
The black Shorts (SM062) are always a popular choice, says Skinni Minni, hence the introduction of the Retro Shorts (SM069) with contrast binding and mock-drawcord. Kids can also opt for the new Leggings (SM064) in 190 gsm single jersey with stretch.<,p>
Also included in the line are interlock Tank Vest (SM016), Stretch Polo (SM042), Stretch Dance Pants (SM061), Essential Stretch T (SM101), Spaghetti Vest (SM212) and ¾ Length Workout Pants (SM423).
New schoolwear range and book bags
On the bag side PenCarrie offers the Quadra Classic Book Bag (QD456), which comes in eight traditional school colours and features enhanced visibility strips to help keep children safe. A Rip-Strip closure is used to ensure that all homework is kept neatly and tidily in the bag.
2016 sees the launch of AWDis Academy, a dedicated schoolwear brand with five key styles for primary and secondary school. The raglan crewneck sweatshirts, V-neck sweatshirts and cardigan come in an extended colour palette of 14 shades, which includes traditional school colours as well as contemporary tones. “AWDis Academy offers classic schoolwear styles at a price point that can’t be missed,” says PenCarrie.