Striped sweater in Teflon-treated 50% wool/50% acrylic

Balmoral Knitwear

British-made knitwear

School pullovers, cardigans, scarves and hats are a speciality for Balmoral Knitwear, with the offering including bespoke and stock styles.

British-made knitwear in bespoke colourways and striped styles can often be made for a minimum of just 24 pieces with a turnaround of four to six weeks. Yarns include acrylic, Teflon-treated wool-acrylic and wool-nylon.

School scarves can either be knitted with the stripes in school colours horizontally across the scarf or lengthwise along the scarf. Matching knitted hats can also be made.

In addition, Balmoral has off-shore partners that are able to manufacture bespoke cotton-acrylic school knitwear in special shades.

Stock school knitwear is also available with no minimum order quantity and next day delivery.

Russell’s schoolwear is covered by the Schoolgear Pledge


School clothes that come with a guarantee

Russell is so confident that its Jerzees Schoolgear will get an A* for performance that it has made the Schoolwear Pledge: Russell will replace any garment from the range purchased within the school year if it does not meet performance expectations.

From classroom essentials such as T-shirts, polos, knitwear and sweats through to outdoor fleece and jackets, Jerzees Schoolgear says it ticks all the boxes: “Lifetime value, proven ethical standards, playground-proof quality, the Schoolgear Pledge, dazzling choice and great stock availability. If you’re looking for a range that’s assured a glowing end of year report, there’s only one option, Jerzees Schoolgear from Russell.”

Shugon Sandwich Lunchbox Cooler Bag

BTC activewear

Expanded schoolwear range

BTC activewear has introduced new schoolwear additions for 2016 from brands such as Fruit of the Loom, B&C and Active by Stedman. The 599B Jerzees Schoolgear Children’s Hardwearing Polo delivers on price, says BTC, and is a durable item that comes in seven colours. Fruit of the Loom has introduced the Kids Performance Shorts (64007), which are made from 100% textured polyester for moisture-wicking and quick-dry performance, and come in five colours.

B&C has added the Hooded Kid’s Sweatshirt (WK681), which is made from 80% ringspun, combed cotton/20% polyester that incorporates Perfect Sweat Technology, while over at Active by Stedman, the brand has introduced the Children’s Knit Fleece Jacket (ST5970), made from 100% polyester knit fleece with anti-pilling treatment and available in two shades.

On the bag front, BTC activewear has a range of backpacks, gymsacs and books bags from brands such as BagBase, Quadra, Shugon and Jassz.

The Contrast Trim bag range from William Turner

Unicol by William Turner Schoolwear

Bags of style

The Contrast Trim range of bags from William Turner is a bestseller, says the company, noting that the range includes 10 different colour combinations that are perfect for printing or embroidery.

The bags are made with 450-denier-coated polyester and have been designed to be durable. They feature mesh pockets for water bottles and reflective zippers for visibility.