Using recycled plastic bottles to make the Eco-fabric for the blazers is a fantastic way to demonstrate to children how products can go on to become something entirely different through the process of recycling. Students are proud to wear their uniforms.Headteacher, Newport Free Grammar School
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 20 mil 2L plastic bottles from going to landfill since we first started Eco-uniform in 2012.”
Started working on the Eco-uniform concept. Launched with Eco-jacket.
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.
We were issued the Intertek Green Leaf certification; an independent verification that the woven fabric used in our Eco Jackets & Blazers is 100% post-consumer recycled polyester.
Became official Eco-Schools England partners.
Awarded the Bronze and Silver Environmental Business pledge awards.
Stopped 5.5 million bottles from going to landfill.
Our Eco-uniform won the MEN Environmental Award for innovation.
We were issued the SCS Global certification; an independent verification that the fabric used in our Eco-sweats is 100% post-consumer recycled polyester.
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.
A total of 8.84 million 2 litre plastic bottles saved from landfill since 2013.
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.
Since 2013 we have saved just over 20 million 2 litre plastic bottles from going to landfill. That’s enough plastic bottles, when laid end to end, to get you from our HQ in Manchester to the International Space station and back again more than 5 times.
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.
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