The pencil cases are packed and the shoes have been polished, September is here – and as soon as the Back-to-School season is over it will be time to start planning your schoolwear supplies for the coming year
Knitted school styles
Balmoral provides school knitwear in a wide range of yarns, including wool-acrylic, wool-nylon, 100% acrylic and cotton-acrylic. The company makes bespoke styles of pullovers, cardigans, hats, scarves and other garments, with options for special shades and stripes. Balmoral also offers a stock range of school knitwear styles that are ready for embroidery.
Key schoolwear styles
The AWDis Academy range has five key styles for primary and secondary schools. The Academy Raglan Sweatshirt (AC001) and Kids Academy Raglan Sweatshirt (AC001J) both feature twin-needle stitching and a label at the back neck. The Academy V-Neck Sweatshirt (AC003) and Kids Academy V-Neck Sweatshirt (AC003J) offer a V-neck alternative, which AWDis Academy says is ideal for layering: both feature a ribbed neckline, cuffs and hemline. The range also includes the Kids Academy Cardigan (AC002J) featuring set-in sleeves, self-coloured button fastenings and two front patch pockets.
The Classic School Jacket (TRA376) from Regatta provides plenty of weather protection thanks to waterproof Hydrafort 5000 technology, windproofing, 120 gsm insulation wadding and Thermo-Guard insulation. For protection on the rainiest days, Regatta recommends its Kids Classic Rain Suit (TRW468). The rain suit features waterproof Hydrafort 5000 polyester fabric, taped seams and a concealed hood to help keep children and their uniform dry and protected. It also packs down into a lightweight mesh bag, which makes it easy to carry to and from school.
Matching adults and kids styles
For schoolwear, Henbury offers many knitwear products in smaller sizes, such as the V-Neck Jumper (H720/H721), which is lightweight and comfortable. This product is available in two new colours for 2016, burgundy and royal. The brand says this style is ideal for schoolwear thanks to its simplistic and functional form. Also available is the V-Button Cardigan (H722/H723). Henbury advises that the cardigan is an established schoolwear style, featuring a semi-fashioned armhole and neck along with a ribbed neck trim. Henbury’s Kids Tipped Polo (H459) matches the adult style (H450), which is a handy choice for older kids who are in-between sizes.
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New pinafore and slim-fit blouse and shirt
BMB’s latest addition to its growing tartan schoolwear portfolio is the Prestwick Pinafore. With fully lined bodice, internal waist-adjuster, two shoulder fastening and size zip, the box-pleat dress is available to order from stock in five, yarn-dye tartan fabric options. Made from 65% polyester/35% viscose and available in ages 3/4-13 years, the dress has been designed to colour-match stock-supported knitwear and blazer collections. Also new from BMB are a slimfit blouse and shirt, both made from a durable 65% polyester/35% cotton. The girls’ blouse featuring a narrow modesty placket with seam and dart detailing for an extra flattering fit.
New Youth & Junior outerwear styles
Result says its Youth & Junior range is designed to “withstand the rough and tumble of everyday school”. New to the range is the Padded Jacket (R233J&Y), which is showerproof, windproof, soft, and lightweight. The jacket features a hinged inner neck panel for branding as well as a soft bound cuff and hem, reflective detail, an integral hood, and zipped pockets. New to the children’s headwear range is the Junior Boston Printers Cap (RC084J), which has a seamless and stiffened front panel. Result has also added a 2XS size to the Junior Art Smock (R228J), which features tear-release front closing, two patch pockets and a water repellent fabric.
School tie options
William Turner says it offers “one of the widest ranges in back-to-school ties and accessories”. The brand’s ties are available in over 70 designs in five multiple sizes, including its patented clip-on. William Turner also offers a range of junior and senior bags, which are available in 12 colours, plus made-to-order schoolwear items.
Tested for quality
Rowlinson Knitwear’s Performa 50 range of schoolwear is made from a 50% combed cotton/50% acrylic fabric. It includes a V-neck, cardigan, crew neck and slipover, all of which Rowlinson says are tested for quality, offer great colour retention and are pre-washed for extra softness. The garments offer snug fit hems, cuffs and necklines; raglan sleeves; 1 x 1 rib main body; and are pill-resistant.
Click here to view the entire Schoolwear & PPE showcase in the September 2016 Digital Edition