Images shares its homework on the rebranded Schoolwear Show, ahead of the 21st anniversary exhibition next month
At last year’s record-breaking show, there were 45 exhibitors; this year, Cath says there will be more than before, including established brands such as 1880 Club, Trutex, Magic Fit, Chadwick, Zeco and Charles Kirk. New exhibitors include Maudesport, Russell and Roberto Group, and for the first time a comprehensive show guide will be given to all visitors.
“With supermarkets continuing their attempt to increase their market share, as well as the opening of more academies and an increase in the number of schools reviewing their uniform policies, The Schoolwear Show is more important than ever,” states Cath. “It is the best place to see what is available in the market, including new product launches and new suppliers, as well as giving you the opportunity to network and keep up to date with the latest industry news.”
The Schoolwear Show takes place at Cranmore Park Conference & Event Centre in Solihull from 14-16 October 2018. Founded by the directors of William Turner, David Luke, Rowlinson, Gymphlex and Banner, the show is free to those who register online, and includes a complimentary lunch and refreshments, along with free parking. Those who don‘t register online will be charged a £10 entry fee.
Chadwick has had a busy year since celebrating its 50th anniversary: the firm has moved offices and increased its warehouse capacity, created a new logo, and launched its 2018/2019 brochure; with a new website scheduled to arrive later this year. At the show, visitors can see new sportswear launches as well as a new development range that will receive its full launch in 2019.
Charles Kirk’s full range of knitwear, including Heritage Definition, Coolflow, Coolacryl and Wool/Acrylic Blend, will be on display at the show, along with knitted accessories such as scarves, and hats with pom-poms and tassels. The company will also be launching an increased colour palette of the popular Colour+ range of sweatshirts with an improved finish.
Schoolwear Association Awards
The annual Schoolwear Association Awards will once again be a highlight of The Schoolwear Show following their successful launch last year. The awards event will take place on Sunday 14 October 2018 at The Village Hotel, Solihull, and will be part of the Association‘s annual fundraiser.
“I am thrilled that we are hosting another year of awards for those involved in the schoolwear industry,“ says David Burgess, chair of the Schoolwear Association. “The awards are a great opportunity to shine a light on those people and businesses who put a huge of amount of work and effort into our industry, and who exemplify the very best standards of what we do. These businesses and individuals help us to make sure that every child is clothed in a high quality, durable school uniform, and we want to celebrate their efforts.” Tickets are available from the Schoolwear Association.