Schoolwear News

Hopwood PR takes the prize..!


We are delighted to announce that Hopwood PR, our Media and PR Agency appointed in January 2013, has won the Silver Award for the most Outstanding Small Consultancy in the Midlands. Speaking about the award, Duncan Hopwood said.. “We’re proud to be the only agency from the East Midlands to be shortlisted for both of the two top prizes – […]

Raffle Ticket Winners


The SA would like to thank everyone who supported us through our Raffle, which was drawn at The Schoolwear Show earlier this month. In particular, thankyou  to the companies who were extremely generous by each making a significant donation to our prize fund..   Trutex Falcon Sportswear David Luke Valentino Schoolwear Stevensons Rowlinson Knitwear AIS Early Years […]

What do parents and teachers really think about School Uniform…


Which do you prefer..?


Parents – have you seen the latest SA video on which school uniforms to buy..? Follow the article on YouTube, Twitter or Facebook and make your decision..!

Schoolwear Association’s response to the tragedy in Bangladesh


“The Schoolwear Association believes that everyone involved in the supply chain has a responsibility to ensure ethical sourcing of garments and other products. Our Code of Practice states that members “are encouraged to ensure that the garments they sell are produced in an ethical manner, both in terms of employment and attitude to the environment”. […]

Parents urged to buy school uniform locally


The Schoolwear Association is urging parents to support their local economy by buying school uniforms from local suppliers. A new campaign to highlight the benefits is being launched by The Schoolwear Association, whose members provide uniforms and equipment to more than three quarters of Britain’s children. The Association lists three reasons for buying your child’s […]

New SA Chair Appointed


Matthew Easter has been appointed as the new Chair of the Schoolwear Association, whose members sell clothing to around 75% of the UK’s schoolchildren. In his role as Chair, Matthew, Managing Director of schoolwear retail chain Trutex, has the message, “Good-quality school uniform creates a sense of pride in students and their communities.” “It is essential […]

Out-going Chairman’s Message


 Howard Wilder, Out-Going Chairman of the Schoolwear Association.   Firstly, as I did last year, I would like to thank everyone for the commitment that you make towards the Schoolwear Association. I know that your time is precious, and that sometimes it is very hard to find time to do that little bit extra, but […]

New PR Agency appointed


The SA has appointed Hopwood PR, a Leicester-based agency, to manage and educate the press about school-specific schoolwear. They are experts in local media and we look forward to more positive messages in the press during back-to-school in 2013. They also manage social media and so you can join conversations on Facebook and Twitter   […]

Fashion & Textile Children’s Trust


  Fashion & Textile Children’s Trust (FTCT), a helping hand for families working in the UK Fashion and Textile industry. FTCT is a unique charity which provides grants to support the well-being of children whose parents or carers work in the UK fashion & textile industry. Founded in 1853, FTCT accepts grant applications from those […]