School Uniform Put to the Test

School Uniform

With German discount supermarkets going head to head in school uniform price wars, even before school is out this year, The Sun has put a range of supermarket uniforms to the test!

Uniforms from Aldi, Asda, Tesco and Sainsbury’s were put through 40 washes – the average number or washes in a school year, to see how they performed in comparison with one another. The tests were carried out at Manchester Fashion Institute and seemed to reach some fairly useful conclusions for parents out there struggling to know what to buy where.

The Sun tested polo shirts, skirts, trousers and jumpers were tested from each budget range.

However, in our experience, all supermarkets have many options available within their ranges, and it is very hard to know which items are going to perform best.  Click here for our detailed article on this.

Overall, according to The Sun, Tesco uniform appeared to perform best, with Aldi ending up at the bottom of the pile.

Here are the scores on the doors according to The Sun!

RankingSupermarketPackage PriceItems Tested 
1Tesco£9.50white polo shirt, a blue unisex sweatshirt containing ‘as new technology’, a pair of grey trousers and a pleat skirt coated with Teflon fabric protector.
2Asda£8.50white polo shirts, a navy sweatshirt, slim fit flat front grey trousers and a grey pleated skirt
3Sainsbury's£14.50unisex white polo tops, navy crew sweatshirts, boys' grey slim fit trousers and girls' black pleated skirts
4Aldi£3.75white polo shirts, grey trousers, and black pleated skirt to the test - which Aldi say are all ecological, dry quicker and repel water-based stains so they look new for longer and their blue sweater

Click here to read the full article.



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