As we race towards the beginning of the Autumn Term, I seem to be like King Canute in that I cannot hold back the ebbing tide of my little boy growing up!
The endless list of things that I need to make sure he has for school grows (lunchboxes, P.E. kits, shoes, daps, labels or stamps to claim everything as his, etc.), and so it was fortunate that Sainsbury's sent me a full school uniform outfit to test out.
- a red sweat shirt (link unavailable as not on site anymore)
- a white polo shirt (normally a 3 pack costing £3.50, reduced to £2.63 at the moment)
- a pair of permanent crease trousers (normally a 2 pack for £6.00, reduced to £4.50 at present)
I'm impressed with the quality of the cotton in the polo shirt, and it feels loose and comfortable for The Boy. The sweatshirt is soft and thick, with an elasticated hem which helps keep him looking smart and will stop the Winter draughts from blowing up his back. The teflon-coated trousers are pull on and have an elasticated waist, with an adjustable inside to ensure they won't fall down. We were sent the 4-5 years trousers and as you can see from the photos above, they are actually a little long. The Boy is 110cm tall so these are definitely on the larger side.
I'm quite impressed with the quality of the uniform and the value for money is definitely comparable with all the other supermarket uniforms.
I am very aware of how important it is to some parents that the uniform which they buy is sourced ethically, and that the damning newspaper reports from a few years ago are a thing of the past. Sainsbury's ethical trading policy shows how important it is to them as well.
I just wanted to share this cute little video as well, showing that school uniform definitely needs to be hard-wearing nowadays!
I was sent these products for the purpose of this post, my opinion is honest and unbiased.