It doesn't feel rough, like you might have thought something made out of plastic would.Pupil, aged 9
At David Luke, we’re constantly striving to improve the products we supply, the services we deliver and the positive impact we make. Our mission is not just to succeed in the school uniform market, we aim to lead it towards a more ethical future. One where materials are responsibly sourced, communities fairly treated and people caring enough to change.
Quality, price and service are paramount. But never at the cost of the world around us. That’s why every David Luke garment is made with durability in mind and ethics at heart.
David Luke was founded in July 1982 by David Burgess and Adrian Luke. The company began selling baby’s wear and children’s wear from a small unit in Gorton. After a short period of time, it became obvious that a larger premises was needed due to growing success. They bought and moved to a larger location in Gorton, and it is here that the company went from strength to strength.
David Luke’s core business soon became school uniform and sportswear. It wasn’t long before they were recognised for their great service and quality merchandise at affordable prices. In 1990, David Luke was awarded a license to manufacture Scout uniform, with the license to supply Brownie and Guide uniform following in 1992. Today, we are the largest supplier of Scout & Guide uniform, supplying approximately 30% of the market.
In 1996, David Luke once again moved to a larger premises on Midland Street, as well as having (for a short period) a sales office in Leeds. Midland Street continues to be from where we trade.
Today, we are one of the biggest schoolwear brands in the UK with our main focus towards the Independent Retailer on the high street. We pride ourselves on the level of quality and service that we offer to them. We’re also incredibly proud of our efforts on sustainability and the work we do to help preserve our planet and reduce the impact we have on the World’s natural resources. We do this by manufacturing garments in our eco-uniform range using post-consumer waste plastic bottles, wherever possible.
You can read more about what we do at: http://www.davidluke.com/sustainable-future
We are delighted with this new eco-initiative. The quality of the uniform is excellent – you would never guess the material is made from recycled plastic and the added bonus is that it’s more hard wearing and colourfast than ordinary material.Headteacher, Falconers Hill Infant School