Choosing a school uniform can become a bit overwhelming. There are so many stockists now, that it is hard to know where to look and which to choose. Much of the uniform that our children wear isn’t that durable. I have found, particularly with Grace’s school cardigans, that the buttons relentlessly fall off and the stitching comes undone. Well, maybe Ecooutfitters can help.
Ecooutfitters were set up by two mums just over 2 years ago. They wanted to improve the standards of the uniform that our children spend so much time wearing – a very sensible idea if you ask me! For example, did you know that many of our children’s school clothes contain dangerous chemicals? Making things stain resistant, crease resistant and coating them with Teflon can affect their health and it most certainly affects the environment.
Most of the cheaper school clothes are made from either polyester (which is basically plastic) or a polycotton mix. The trouble with these types of material is that they don’t allow the skin to breathe which then traps heat that can cause rashes and make things like eczema worse. Grace suffers from both heat rash and eczema so she certainly falls under this umbrella. With children wearing their school uniform for a majority of the week during term time, the quality of their clothing should be of paramount importance.
All of the uniform that Ecooutfitters stock is ethical and sustainable. They use 100% pure organic cotton to produce their range and all the items are certified by GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) within their strict environmental and social criteria.
When Grace was asked to review their pinafore dress, I was so pleased. This dress is made of organic cotton and the button is made of coconut shell. It has two side pockets and a lovely bow feature on the waist of the dress. It feels and looks well-made and built to last! I have also put it through a wash as recommended on the label and, despite the fact that it says that it will shrink slightly, it has come out fine. The fact that you can’t tumble dry made no difference to me as I always hang our clothes up to dry. The pinafore dress retails between £18.95 and £19.95 which is certainly more than I would pay in a supermarket but you certainly get what you pay for.
And Grace’s thoughts? She found it a little thick – but then, it is Spring at the moment – so it will stay in her wardrobe until the Autumn term when I have no doubt that she will get good use out of it.
So, how would you like the chance to win a £50 voucher from Ecooutfitters? Their range is for both boys and girls and they stock summer dresses, shorts, trousers, shirts, skirts and plenty of P.E. kit. On top of that, they also stock BPA-free lunch containers and even some Eco toys. All you need to do is complete the Rafflecopter widget below. And for another chance to win, pop over to Sit Still Monkeys Blog.
a Rafflecopter giveaway
- There is 1 prize of a £50 voucher from Ecooutfitters – the prize is non-transferable and no cash alternative is offered.
- Winners details will be passed to Ecooutfitters who will send the prize direct.
- Open to UK residents aged 18 and over, excluding employees and relatives of the promoters (Verily Victoria Vocalises and Ecooutfitters).
- Closing date for entries is 11.59pm GMT on 5th May 2015.
- Only one entry per person.
- Entrants must log in via Rafflecopter and send the required Tweet as a mandatory entry. Optional entry methods are on the Rafflecopter widget.
- The winner will be chosen at random from all valid entries.
- The winner will be informed by email within 1 day of the closing date and will need to respond with their details within 3 days or a new winner will be chosen.
- The winner’s name will be available on request.
- Ecooutfitters are responsible for prize fulfilment.
- This is a joint promotion between Ecooutfitters and Verily Victoria Vocalises.
- Entry to this prize draw confirms that participants have read, understood and agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions.
Disclosure: We were sent two pinafores in return for this post, however, all words, opinions and photographs belong to Verily Victoria Vocalises and have not been influenced in any way.