Back To School: Trutex School Uniform

Here's my final post in my series of school uniform review. And appropriately, it is for Trutex, which is the brand of The Boy's embossed school uniform.

We were sent three pieces of school uniform; shorts, trousers and a sweatshirt (the polo shirt in the photographs is another brand).

Trutex school uniform

Both the trousers and the shorts are single pleat pull-on trousers, with no fly or hook fastening and an elasticated waistband at the back. The trousers were available in either black or grey, and came in aged 2-7 years (we chose a size 4 years), and the shorts came in grey from 3-7 years (we choose a size 4 years again). Both are incredibly good quality materials and stitching, and they strike me as being very hard-wearing, something which I'll be reviewing in a few months time. I particularly like that they are just pull-on at this age, as The Boy (like many little ones over the country) becomes so distracted by playing that he needs easy access when toileting and dressing himself.

The sweatshirt is thick, with a soft fleece lining and raglan sleeves. It's worth nothing that the other sweatshirts that I've reviewed have normal sleeves, and that this is the only one with raglan sleeves. I've yet to work out if that helps retain the shape or is more comfortable to wear, but it's interesting to note. The cotton feels thick and hard-wearing, I'll be interested to see the durability of it. The sweatshirts come in a range of colours to suit any school's colours, and sizes go from ages 1-2 years up to 13 years when they turn into S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL. My one bug bear with the Trutext uniform is that the sweatshirts and polo-shirts come in 3-4 or 5-6 years. As most children start school aged 4, I don't understand why they don't have a 4-5 years.

Trutex is not available to buy online, as they are the company which most school uniform shops purchase in to resell once embroidered. Find your nearest school uniform stockist via the online store locator. There's clearly a reason why so many shops stock it, and that is because of the consistent quality.

Trutex's ethical trading policy and carbon neutral policy are available online, it's reassuring to see they have signed up to the ETI's Base Code initiative as the other stores have.

I was sent these products for the purpose of this review, my opinion is honest and unbiased.

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