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Company confirms Millie’s Trust as key nominated charity until 2019.

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BMB partners with Trowbridge Rugby Academy on sponsorship programme.

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PMG Schoolwear now has eight stores following its recent purchase of Class Designs in Hanwell.

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BMB (Blue Max Banner) on its acquisition of SWI Schoolwear.

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The plans in store for UK school uniform manufacturer Prestige School Wear.

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Industry views on the EU referendum and the potential effects on the schoolwear market.

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Neil Ward, commercial director, Rowlinson Knitwear.

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Marton Mills enhances its offer through the buyout of textile supplier Cedric Roberts.

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CWB Independent Retail Awards 2015, Best Schoolwear Store.

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Camberley schoolwear retailer Brenda’s opens a standalone school shoe shop.

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The new Fun to Learn brand will be available from March 2017.

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Children’s merino clothing brand partners with Campaign For Wool for the Back to School season.

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The Schoolwear Association outlines the major uniform challenges for schools today.

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Schoolwear Association survey shows uniform at England’s best state schools won’t drain parents’ pockets.


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CWB catches up with the SA as it marks its 10th anniversary.

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Retailer teams up with National Autistic Society on new Easy Dressing range.

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Schoolwear supplier supports Secondary School of the Year award with Orion Sportswear.

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Company hires Jeremy Aston-Phillips, former Blue Max Banner sales director.

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School uniform supplier becomes official sponsor of the Best Schoolwear Store award category 2016.

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Marton Mills to launch wool blend suiting collection of fabrics designed for schoolwear.

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Schoolwear supplier launches practical alternative to a standard skirt.

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Eighties revival theme for this year’s Schoolwear Association fundraising evening.

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Blue Max Banner's new sales and marketing director, Laura Thomas, and her plans for the business. 

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Kathryn Shuttleworth, MD of David Luke, presents her views on the changing landscape of the schoolwear industry and government influences on the sector.

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Association pushes quality up the uniform agenda as schools are ordered to become academies.

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For schoolwear suppliers looking to invest further in social responsibility and charity partnerships, CWB highlights three charities appealing for support from the school uniform sector in 2016.

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Laura Thomas has been named as the new group sales and marketing director at Blue Max Banner.

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Verdict releases findings on BTS 2015, including online equating for one-third of school uniform spend.

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Members of school uniform and sportswear supplier David Luke take on Tough Mudder North West.

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Liquiproof can be applied to school uniform, footwear and bags.

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Retailer has launched a standalone clothing website.

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William Turner appointed UK distributor for German school accessories brand.

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Schoolwear Association challenges critics with research, highlighting the value of school uniform.

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Schoolwear supplier launches new website with added features.

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ASBCI launches new definitive guide on apparel size and fit.

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Nigel Plenderleith leads management buyout of schoolwear specialist Blue Max Banner. 

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Skids will showcase Back to School footwear at this month’s edition of kids’ trade show Bubble London.



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Cornish Organics launches fully traceable British organic knitwear collection. 

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Blue Max Banner adds high-performance sock to its Medallion sportswear collection.

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David Luke to host next SA members’ meeting on 28 July.



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Whittakers Schoolwear celebrates successful first year’s trading in Southport.

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New sports kit from Gymphlex’s GFORCE range proves a hit with pupils at the Stratford-Upon-Avon school.

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Pupils have begun sporting the new uniform, which is made from recycled plastic bottles. 

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Offering activities for children over the summer holidays, the packs are available to Trutex retailers and their schools.

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Action is required to turn confidence into investment and secure sustainable growth. 

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New chair states “every child is worth the uniform they wear”.

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Independent supplier of schoolwear and sportswear will provide school-aged competition winners with £500 worth of sportswear and £500 prize money.

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Schoolwear supplier’s MD, Kathryn Shuttleworth, accepts business award in recognition of the science applied to firm’s eco-school uniform.

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How the Accord agreement formed to make Bangladesh garment factories safe workplaces has progressed two years on and a report on Accord signatory and schoolwear supplier Rowlinson’s Bangladesh factory.

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Alternative school uniform label firm benefits from feedback at Small Business Sunday event

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Fashion footwear brand responds to demand for school footwear range.

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Trutex and William Turner & Son join forces to cater for increasing demand overseas for specialist schoolwear. 

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Linda Painter, of Rowlinson and the Schoolwear Association, prepares to hike the Norfolk coast in aid of Breakthrough Breast Cancer.

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Lancashire school uniform supplier announces management buy-out.

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Schoolwear Association chair Matthew Easter speaks out ahead of the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement tomorrow.

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Kathryn Shuttleworth announced as the new managing director of school uniform and sportswear supplier David Luke. 

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Northern Ireland family business KK Schoolwear focuses on sourcing and manufacturing in the UK.

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CWB’s Rebecca Jackson speaks to four schoolwear independents who have made the successful transition from bricks and mortar to online. 

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Schoolwear Association urges parents to think before buying cheap school uniform.

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New campaign for a tax exempt salary sacrifice scheme to help parents budget for school uniform.

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UK supplier of Eco school uniform, scoutwear and guidewear shortlisted as a regional finalist alongside names such as Boohoo, The Cotswold Company and Graze.

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This year sees the Schoolwear Association continue its crusade to champion quality school uniform and the independent retailers that sell it. As competition heats up from the big chain stores in the run-up to the peak summer selling period once again, we reveal the armoury of defence the Association has in place for 2014.

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Comment from the Schoolwear Association following Budget announcement.

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Schoolwear independent Brenda’s on restructuring the business to pave the way for future growth.

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Celebrating 25 years in business this year is school bag supplier Marathon, which was taken over by new owners Janet and Sean Fay last year.

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Business consultant Warren Knight on the alternatives to traditional bank lending.

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Stephen Sidkin, partner, Fox Williams LLP.

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CWB catches up with TheMagicTouch's MD, Jim Nicol.

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CWB magazine launches electronic version of its schoolwear content.

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Schoolwear independent wins SBS competition.

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Further visitor incentives in-store for this year's exhibition.

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CWB’s pick of school accessories with a little added extra.

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New mobile and online app helps consumers “buy best fit” schoolwear.

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Building on its activewear range for adults, fitness brand Spiro has launched a junior range for school PE lessons.

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Kathryn Shuttleworth has been appointed commercial director for leading school uniform and sportswear supplier David Luke.

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Find My Kit enhances school name tags with QR technology to create the Smart Tag.

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Sales assistant at Solihull schoolwear retailer Early Years scoops first prize of £1,000.

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The school uniform and sportswear supplier has provided 24 kits to the GB Freestyle Kayak Team.


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Registration now open for the summit and gala awards.

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Collection comprises Running, Triathlon and Cycling ranges.

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The Fashion & Textile Children’s Trust (FTCT) to host a 5K Santa Run.

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Schoolwear supplier strengthens its eco-credentials.


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Largest edition of The Schoolwear Show set to take place this month.

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Company has extensively refurbished its manufacturing premises in Wales.

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Laura Turner catches up with Mark Stevenson, company managing director of Stevensons, a family owned supplier of schoolwear and sportswear. 

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A new product, the TomTag check list, aims to help children independently organise their school day. CWB caught up with the business’ owners, Clare Cusack and Deborah Watson, to find out more. 
 


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Mary Fawcus, founder of Wiltshire-based Blue Max Banner, is to retire.

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Laws claims ending the practice of using a single uniform supplier will cut costs for parents.


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More exhibitors and an enhanced website for The Schoolwear Show on 13-15 October 2013.

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American footwear brand makes UK launch.

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First ambassadors in the 160-year history of the Fashion & Textile Children's Trust (FTCT) appointed as part of growth strategy.

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PM David Cameron, Skills Minister Matthew Hancock, Chuka Umunna MP and David Lammy MP show support for Independents’ Day campaign.

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Next week sees third edition of national campaign for independent retail.

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Small firms seek help managing their finances.


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Medieval Banquet theme for this year's Schoolwear Association social event.

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Event sees increase in exhibitor numbers.

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Schoolwear manufacturer now provides more flexibility in order sizes.

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Supplier presented with the Intertek Green Leaf verification certificate and the Groundwork MSSTT environmental award. 

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Entrepreneur will support campaign for independent retail.

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The specialist schoolwear supplier plans to reduce carbon emissions.

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Matthew Easter on his new role as Schoolwear Association chairman.



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Pex bestows service award to its longest-serving business development manager, Tom McKnight.

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LB Foster Materials Handling to design, manufacture and install a hanging garment system for 140,000 David Luke Eco Blazers.

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Plans are well under way for the 2013 edition of The Schoolwear Show.

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Matthew Easter plans to build pride in schools and communities. 

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How the eco-friendly schoolwear supplier supported Fairtrade Fortnight.

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Industry association disappointed following Budget announcement.

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Warren Knight discusses the importance of Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

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The home of a new 100 per cent pure organic cotton, GOTS-certified schoolwear range

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Software expert Michael Bloom, of specialist stock management company Top to Toe, on Epos.

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Daniel Tomlinson, marketing manager at Trutex, discusses the company’s social media strategy.

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Software expert Michael Bloom, of specialist stock management company Top to Toe, on Epos.

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Software expert Michael Bloom, of specialist stock management company Top To Toe, on Epos.

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The owner/buyer for Macey Sports considers current back-to-school sales.

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The schoolwear supplier is celebrating 30 years in business and the opening of its new eco-friendly premises.

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Schoolwear sales see significant increase, while Olympic Games improve tracksuit sales by 122 per cent.

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CWB looks at the findings of the Schoolwear Association's recent research programme.

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CWB continues its analysis of the Schoolwear Association's latest research project.

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CWB talks to Whittakers Schoolwear about London 2012 boosting sales - and reviving interest in sport.

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A report by Key Note suggests the Olympics will have a far-reaching effect on sportswear sales.

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Adrian Clarke, of Krypton Clothing, talks to CWB's Laura Turner about harnessing the power of The Games.

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Supermarket giant is now UK's sixth largest kidswear retailer, with particularly strong schoolwear sales.

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The schoolwear supplier has trebled the size of its quality control department

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Schoolwear retailers discuss the issues surrounding larger size schoolwear

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Schoolwear retailers discuss the issue of larger size schoolwear.

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Schoolwear retailers discuss the issue of larger size schoolwear.

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MD of Charles Kirk talks about why the company continues to manufacture in the UK.

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Production director at William Turner & Son talks about the future of UK manufacture.

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CWB finds out about G & D Garments

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Since acquiring the Banner Group, uniform supplier Blue Max has been busy making a number of key changes, which are starting to come to fruition.

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CWB'S pick of news and events surrounding October 2011's edition of the Schoolwear Show.

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