Dirty hands, paint splatters, big imaginations

That’s why the fabrics and yarns used to produce our garments are the very best – they are durable, comfortable, made to stand the test of time.

Caring for these garments, however, can be a bit of a minefield. To give you a helping hand, we’ve put together some top tips that we think will keep your child’s school uniform looking as good as new, from the first day of term to when school is out for the summer.

  1. There’s no better reference than the garment labels. Always check this first before washing.
  2. Always separate your washing into colours. No one wants their favourite white shirt turning pink.
  3. Avoid using fabric softeners, as these can break down the fibres within the garments.
  4. To keep your whites looking brilliantly white, try using a washing detergent specifically for whites.
  5. Try to wash all your garments inside out, this will help stop wearing, stretching and bobbling.
  6. Wash at 40 degrees. We encourage you to wash at 30 degrees to save energy. With today's high-performance detergents a hotter wash shouldn't be necessary.
  7. Using a washing detergent for colours will preserve the bright colours where applicable.
  8. We do not recommend tumble drying, this breaks down the fibres within yarns and can shorten the life of a garment. Also, this can be costly and isn’t very environmentally friendly.


Washing instruction for printed garments

You should wash garments with prints applied to the recommendations or 40c. The prints are very durable and should not crack or fade if you adhere to these parameters.


After washing the fabrics, air dry them. The use of a tumble dryer is not suggested, as the high temperatures can have an impact on the print.


Keep the t-shirts turned inside out (the print's side on the inside) when they are exposed to the sun.