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It doesn't feel rough, like you might have thought something made out of plastic would.

Pupil, aged 9

Our Eco story starts in 2010. We started by pioneering the first ever Eco-uniform, with a fabric made from 100% recycled plastic bottles. By 2015 our Eco-uniform range is looking even better with recycled polyester fabric extending across; all trousers, shorts, skirts, sweatshirts and polo shirts.

“We have saved over 27 mil 2L plastic bottles from going to landfill since we first started Eco-uniform in 2010.”

2010

Started working on the Eco-uniform concept. Launched with Eco-jacket.

2012

We decided to make a commitment, all our Polyester Blazers and Jackets would be made from recycled polyester, there would not be a non-eco version available.

2013

We became official Eco-Schools England partners.

2013

Awarded the Bronze and Silver Environmental Business pledge awards.

2013 & 2014

Stopped 5.5 million bottles from going to landfill.

2014

Our Eco-uniform won the MEN Environmental Award for innovation.

2015

We extended the Eco-uniform to include trousers, skirts, sweatshirts and poloshirts, each item consisting of all or part polyester content made from recycled plastic bottles.

2015

A total of 8.84 million 2 litre plastic bottles saved from landfill since 2013.

2016

We produced our 1 millionth Eco-blazer, meaning we have prevented 16 million plastic bottles from going to landfill from our blazers alone. If we were to include all our Eco-uniform products, trousers, skirts, polos and sweats, the number of plastic bottles we have prevented from ending up in landfill is actually much larger.

2018

We became the sponsors for the Eco Schools Marine topic! The collaboration will see David Luke take ownership of Eco School’s new ‘Marine’ topic. Ambitions for the project include working with the schoolwear brand’s collective of youth environmentalists known as ’16 Under 16’ to produce a series of school resources with a plastic pollution and marine focus including lesson plans and engaging assembly formats.

2018

We launched a nationwide search to find the UK’s most inspiring young environmentalists. Branded as ’16 Under 16’

2019

SCS Global Services has certified that the polyester fabrics we use in our eco-uniform products contains post-consumer waste. Between 30% and 100% of the fibre in the materials is recycled post-consumer waste.

2019

Celebrated our Eco-versary, 10 years since we pioneered the use of recycled polyester in school uniforms.

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