Embroidered (badged) garments are done to order and, for ten and a half months of the year, usually take up to a maximum of 48 hours from order placement to completion. During the Summer holidays, however, demand quickly exceeds production capacity, and consequently can ultimately take up to 21 days.
For this reason there is an annual cut-off point for guaranteed, September back to school, embroidered schoolwear which, this year, is Wednesday 3rd August 2022! (For unavoidable reasons, and the worst possible timing, we will then be closed for one week from Thursday 4th to Thursday 11th August, inclusive, and during which we will not be able to answer enquiries).
Should you prefer to collect your completed order, simply choose "Collection" from the "Shipping & Handling" pulldown menu, and this will substitute any default delivery charges with a (legally required) 10p packaging fee, and you will be notified, by text or email, when your order is ready.
For personal visits to our shop, we are offering 15 minute appointment slots for the duration of July & August, a system which worked surprisingly well last year. Customers can still make pot-luck visits, but as appointments will take precedence, there is a chance that they may be unable to be served.
Additional information for each garment (including dimensions, material & features) can be found by selecting an item's "More info" button.
We stock sweatwear, knitwear, blazers, ties, jackets, dresses, skirts, boys trousers, girls trousers, boys shorts, sportswear, bags, etc from suppliers such as Blue Max Banner, David Luke, Falcon Sportswear, Graham Winterbotton, Gregory Pollard, Rowlinson Knitwear, Sportex, William Turner, Zeco, and many others, so if you find any item on their websites that we do not currently stock, simply get in touch, and we will order it for you.
Our shop opening times are:
Monday - Friday 9.30am - 4.30pm
Lunch 1.00pm - 1.30pm
Saturday 10.00am - 1.00pm
Bank Holiday Monday Closed
Check out our limited edition range of Ben Sherman Schoolwear.
... and our range of Waist Adjustable Cullottes.
Lucy and Ethan are five years old, and look resplendent in their St. Josephs Academy uniform. For full details of any item they are wearing, plus the option to order and purchase, simply click on an item link below to be taken straight to that relevent part of our website.
Ethan is wearing an embroidered navy/maroon tank top (a really smart item the school does not endorse as an official uniform item, and so we have reluctently withdrawn it from sale), grey pullup shorts, sky blue shirt, school tie, embroidered navy junior document case, grey ankle socks & black gusset plimsoles.
We have been selling school uniform from our small High Street premises for almost eighteen years. Initially this was as a small part of Ebony Baby Boutique, but as from March 2008, and due to ever increasing demand, as a separate business on the floor above Ebony.
We stock a suprisingly large number of lines for a relatively small business, and all school embroidery is done on site.
Embroidered uniform is provided for an ever increasing number of local schools, and includes Crooksbarn (Norton), Frederick Nattrass (Norton), The Glebe (Norton), High Coniscliffe Pre School (Darlington), North Shore Academy (Norton), Norton Primary, Oakdene (Billingham), St. Aidan's (Hartlepool), Sacred Heart (Hartlepool), St. John Vianney (Hartlepool), St. Josephs Academy (Norton), St. Pauls (Billingham), St. Peters (Elwick), Tilery (Stockton) and many, many more.
We are also suppliers of the Speedo Endurance range of school and club, junior and adult swimwear.
Gauging the fit of childrens wear is notoriously difficult. Many manufacturers try to alleviate this problem by stating age "guestimates" for given sizes of garment (a manufacturer may, for instance, state that a size 34" chest sweatshirt will fit an average sized child of 11/12 years of age).
Unfortunately, children of the same age vary widely in terms of both height and size, and even competing manufacturers often disagree in their size to child age ratios. Indeed, some manufacturers further add to the confusion by changing their own size/age guidelines from one year to the next.
Obviously there is no substitute for trying a garment on for fit, but this is, of course, impossible when purchasing remotely. For this reason, with a few inevitable exceptions, we have dispensed with any reference to ages throughout our entire website. We instead stick strictly to physical dimensions, with additional measurements as and when appropriate.
Schoolwear can also vary in actual dimensions from one manfacturers stated size to that of another, but our licensed Scout and Guidewear adheres to strict standards, and so, if possible, it might be useful for your child to try a friends specific garment on for size prior to ordering from us.
It's important to choose the correct fit because, in line with trading standards and your consumer rights, our returns policy does not encompass incorrectly fitting garments, only those erroneously supplied.
We provide in-house design, artwork and digitisation for our embroidery, vinyl graphics, toner transfer and silk screen printing services, not only for school, club and commercial purposes, but also for personal use.
If you have an existing design that you would like digitising for embroidery purposes, simply send us an appropriate image, and we will create a digital embroidery file in the format of your choice.
We can also, of course, handle the embroidery on your behalf, whether on garments you supply, or those supplied by ourselves.
The same design and artwork services are also utilised to augment our in-house heat-seal vinyl graphics, toner transfer and silk screen printing that can adorn a wide variety of garments for a even wider variety of purposes including, not only schoolwear, but also that of works, sports, party, casual and fashion.
If you need a design creating from scratch, we can also provide this service.
So from initial concept, through design and artwork, to garment supply and decoration, we can provide a one stop shop.
For further information and pricing, please do not hesitate to get in touch on 01642 553148 or email@example.com