Released on: July 12, 2011, 11:15 am
Tesco has teamed up with its Uniform Embroidery Service Team to give away embroidered school uniforms to every child at two lucky primary schools in time for the start of the new school year this September.
As one of the first choices for mums and dads to purchase their children's school uniform, Tesco knows that value for money as well as quality are important factors in selecting school uniform, which is why Tesco sells both quality items and its value range online throughout the year.
In 2010, Tesco launched its School Embroidery Service online at tesco.com/clothing which allows parents to purchase their child's uniform online throughout the year complete with their school's crest already embroidered.
The uniform embroidery service makes it easy for parents to order children's embroided schoolwear and have it delivered to their doors already embroidered. Schools and parents can register their interest for the School embroidery service by visiting www.tescoschoolembroidery.com.
Tesco have launched this school uniform competition through an app on its Facebook page.
To be in with the chance of winning a free 100% cotton 2 pack polo shirt and cotton rich sweater complete with embroidered school crests for every pupil at their child's primary school, parents can visit the Clothing at Tesco Facebook page and vote for their child's school to win.
Voting started on Monday 4th July and closes on Wednesday 13th July when the school with the highest number of votes will win the uniforms and, because Tesco know a few lucky schools (mainly in Scotland) will have broken up for the holidays or may not be around to vote and some schools may have smaller communities than others, the company will be selecting a second school at random to win too.
This year Tesco has over 80 pieces of Back to School uniform, across its Value, Core, Signature and Fairtrade range as well as more features and benefits than ever before, with superior quality.
Tesco's Value back to school uniform, along with Tesco's Core and Premium F&F Signature uniform ranges, have been rigorously tested for wear and tear to British and European Testing Standards.
The Tesco Back to School range is available all year round with new styles in store in June. A wide range that includes shirts, pique polo shirts, school trousers, school shoes, back to school shorts, skirts and pinafores is available in 500 stores and online at Tesco's website. Essential Back to School items such as shirts, polo shirts, socks and briefs will be available during the summer in 600 stores across the country, including Metro stores. The Value uniform will be available in 200 stores and online.
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Tesco is able to offer its uniform to customers based on strong relationships with its suppliers built over a long period of time, and also due to the volumes it buys in. Purchasing high volumes from suppliers means Tesco can work together with its manufacturers to pass on fantastic cost savings to customers.
Tesco is a founder member of the Ethical Trading Initiative and continues to support efforts to improve workers' conditions in all the countries and factories its buys from.
Tesco offers clothing banks in selected stores to encourage parents to recycle old school uniforms. Old school uniforms collected in the clothing banks are donated to several charities and the money raised will then be used to support good causes.
Tesco's successful Buy One, Give One school uniform donation scheme is about to
launch in stores and online for the third year. For every skirt, trouser or two pack
of Fairtrade cotton polo shirts bought from Tesco's 'You Buy One, We Give One'
range this summer, Tesco will donate a complete uniform to a child in Kenya, Sri
Lanka and Bangladesh.
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