From lunch break football matches and climbing frame antics to paint-themed art classes and fun-filled drama lessons, your child’s school uniform goes through it all. Make sure their school clothes are up to the test by following our top tips to keep their uniform looking brand new.
Whether you’re searching for top quality boys’ school uniform or girls’ school uniform, our specialist collection has everything they need. From school shirts and school trousers to PE kit essentials and sixth form outfits, keep scrolling to discover how to keep their uniform looking spick and span.
How To Keep School Shirts White
It’s the start of a new school year, but we know it doesn’t take long for kids to put their uniform through its paces! One of the hardest parts of their uniform to keep clean is their school shirts. Luckily, at George, our designs are made with Stay White technology to keep their whites looking fresh, wash after wash.
1. Get some stain removal powder and add a generous scoop to a sink full of warm water, leave to soak for several hours and then put the shirts through your usual washing cycle.
2. Another tip to keep school shirts sparkling white is to use white wine vinegar. Perfect for removing marks around the collar, simply combine 1/3 of a cup of the vinegar with 2/3 of a cup of warm water, soak a clean cloth in the solution and dab the stains to remove any marks.
How To Keep School Trousers & School Skirts Fresh
They might be made from darker fabrics, but school trousers and school skirts can still experience wear and tear (particularly after extensive use and washing!). The most effective way to extend the life of your kids’ school trousers and skirts is to wash and dry them carefully.
Avoid washing uniform on a high temperature and leave to dry on airers whenever you can. We know, It’s a timesaver, but tumble drying skirts and trousers on repeat can cause the fabrics to break down – not ideal! Instead, line dry them where possible for crisp and fresh smelling results.
Keep Uniform Looking Fresh With Regular Rotations
The easiest way to ensure your kids’ school uniform lasts longer is to make sure they have enough sets to regularly rotate. This will also help reduce your laundry load – result!
For boys, we recommend stocking up with at least five white school shirts and three pairs of school trousers to last the week. Girls should also have enough gingham dresses, trousers and shirts and blouses to keep them smart from Monday to Friday.
Buy Sustainable School Uniform At George
At George, we’re all about helping kids get a flying start to a new school term with our comfy and stylish uniform. As part of our George for good initiative, we’re committed to improving the sustainability of our clothing lines – including our school essentials!
This year, we’re proud to be the first supermarket to launch a sustainably sourced school uniform range. So, whether you love our recycled school trousers and shorts or you can’t get enough of our responsibly sourced cotton polo shirts, prepare for the new school term knowing you’re doing your bit to help the planet.
How To Make School Shoes Last Longer
When it comes to kids’ school shoes, it’s hard for us parents to keep up! Their school shoes need to have them geared up for everything from playground antics and puddle splashing to after school clubs and PE lessons!
To keep their school shoes looking brand new, check out our top tips:
1. The first thing you should do when buying a new pair of school shoes is spray them with a protective layer of shoe protector – this will prep them for the playground and prevent any scuffing.
3. You can also label your kids’ school shoes to prevent any confusion after PE lessons. Don’t just stop with their shoes – labels are essential for the rest of their school kit as well!
For more new term school inspiration, don’t miss our school style made easy guide.