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School Uniform Manufacturers with a Modern Aesthetic

With schools getting ready to open their doors to an influx of old and new students, making sure that they are kitted out in the appropriate attire will have them dressed for success this academic year. Continually evolving fashion trends have enabled school uniform manufacturers and school sports suppliers such as XCO Group, to think outside of the box, add a modern twist to the traditional, as well as consider practicality above formality.    

Importance of School Attire and School Uniform Manufacturers

Cohesion and equality are why uniforms in school and sports have remained popular. With students wearing the same uniform, whether it is smart or casual, the playing field is levelled, showing that regardless of an individual’s background, they are starting from the same point. When a student wears a uniform, there is an automatic mindset change as there is a distinctive association between the uniform and learning.   

Adapt a “Business-Casual” Approach

Just as corporate attire has changed from being rigidly conforming to creatively stylish and comfortable, the same “business-casual” approach should perhaps apply to school uniforms. Businesses found that this cultural shift in thinking improved employees’ mental well-being and productivity. As an academic institution, imagine the possibilities that collaborating with innovative school uniform manufacturers, such as XCO Group, has for your students.  

Transitioning from the Classroom to the Field   

Embracing change by combining the practical with comfort, school uniform manufacturers can make a seamless transition from academic to sports apparel through the application of unique school uniform designs. With students donning more fashionable wear, we at XCO Group, together with your school, can perhaps encourage better student participation.  

Here are some tips, suggestions, and trends that put a new spin on the iconic uniform through creative thinking and the inclusion of modern patterns:   

  • Placement of Badges: Shifting thought processes realigns the placement of school badges. The time-honoured tradition of having your school emblem on collared shirts or dresses often leaves emblems covered by blazers or jerseys. By modernising your uniform, you can place school badges on the legs of smart tracksuit pants or monochrome skirts, making them more visible.  
  • Patterned and Pleated Skirts: Tartan is no longer just limited to pipe bands. More schools are incorporating these plaid patterns in their uniforms. With this modern pattern including the colours of your school, skirts and golf shirts can proudly display tartans that are one of a kind. Update staid straight skirts for elegant pleats that are more fashionable. If formality is required, the same tartan can replace plain ties.
  • Blazers: Should casual not be an option, perhaps look at swopping blazers for tailored fitted suit jackets. Combine plain-coloured jackets with light-coloured chino pants or skirts, and your unique tartan tie will look smart on any pupil.
  • Golf Shirts: Making uniforms more comfortable starts with relooking at the standard button-up collared shirt. Golf shirts made from lightweight material provide more freedom of movement and sporting your school badge on the pocket puts a different spin on traditional school shirts. Monochrome golf shirts paired with tartan pants and pleated skirts are quite stylish.    
  • Sportswear: Taking a less formal approach to school uniforms by introducing styles that allow better movement includes thinking out of the box when it comes to sporting apparel. Bright coloured t-shirts and plain gym shorts are perfect for physical education during school hours but what about extra-curricular sports? Besides selecting breathable materials, the new placement of a school emblem and adaptation of modern patterns can be included on shorts, caps, kit bags, and sporting equipment

At XCO Group, we understand that budgetary constraints may inhibit changing uniforms in their entirety at the start of the school year and suggest phasing it in. As a school that takes sports seriously, the first tentative steps towards redesign can begin with school tracksuits. Participants and supporters alike can wear the same tracksuit, showing competing schools that your learning institution is a cohesive academic and sporting unit.  

Innovative Solutions and Endless Design Possibilities

Aligning your interests with school uniform manufacturers that offer innovative design possibilities, are passionate about branding, and can create school and sports attire that will have your school stand out from the rest is why you need to consult with the experts at XCO Group.

By using our unique Design Online portal, you can create modern school sports kits that are in line with your casual uniforms and further rely on our XCO Digital team to promote the new look on various social media platforms. With a portfolio that proudly boasts over 130 brands and sporting apparel designed for a plethora of schools as well as national and provincial athletes, can you afford not to contact us

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Koenkie Mokwa
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Rico De Wet
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Martin Kruger
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Jorne Du Plessis
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Kholofelo Mokwele
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Western & Eastern Cape
Eddie Jackson
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Mariette Claasen
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Northern Cape

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Jorne Du Plessis
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Koenkie Mokwa
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Africa
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