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Tell F&F what you really look for in a school uniform and have a chance to win a £200 voucher NOW CLOSED

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MichelleMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 05-Aug-13 11:27:37

You may have seen we recently asked 100 MNers to put the new F&F school uniform range to the test - you can see what they thought here. F&F would now like to know what Mumsnetters look for when searching for the ideal school uniform for your DCs.

Here's what F&F say: "At F&F we're really proud of the value and quality of our products and have spent the last year really improving our schoolwear range. Our schoolwear offering, which is available online all year round, is designed to last. With features including Teflon fabric protector across skirts, trousers and pinafores, we believe that we've made it easier to get those stains out. Also, we've included adjustable waistbands to ensure a more comfortable fit for your children that will also help the items last that little bit longer as they grow. Finally, we've helped reduce ironing with our permanent pleats in skirts."

If you had the chance to design your own school uniform for your DCs what would it look like? What special features would you want? Extra long t-shirts or trousers for your tall children? Wrinkle free clothes to cut down on the ironing? What's the one thing that is missing from current school uniform ranges?

We'd also like to know what you think of the specific features of the new F&F school uniform range, watch the TV ad here.

~ How important are adjustable waistbands to you? Would they factor into your ideal school uniform?

~ What do you think of Teflon coated fabrics? Do you think it is an effective way of minimising stains on school uniforms or not? Do you think it helps improves the longevity of the clothing or not?

~ How helpful, if at all, is having permanent pleats in skirts?

~ If you could manufacture your ideal school uniform range would you make it available to parents online or not? Do you think that this makes parents' life easier or not?

Everyone who shares their thoughts with us will be entered into a prize draw to win £200 worth of e-vouchers for Tesco.

Thanks and good luck,

MNHQ

Ohhelpohnoitsa Mon 14-Oct-13 23:24:38

right now f&f are the only trousers that fit my son in height, waist & leg girth - so thank you for that BUT I would pay an extorionate amount at the moment for the same size in a nice. natural good quality material as all the uniforms - f&f, sains, asda, u iform specialist, m&s etc are giving him eczema on his legs & tummy. maybe you could do a cotton-lined paire just for him? pleeease

Would you like longer skirts, paperlantern? <<whistles innocently>>

paperlantern Tue 20-Aug-13 07:43:26

longer skirts

paperlantern Tue 20-Aug-13 07:43:25

longer skirts

paperlantern Tue 20-Aug-13 07:43:23

longer skirts

paperlantern Tue 20-Aug-13 07:43:19

longer skirts

paperlantern Tue 20-Aug-13 07:43:15

longer skirts

paperlantern Tue 20-Aug-13 07:43:13

longer skirts

paperlantern Tue 20-Aug-13 07:43:12

longer skirts

paperlantern Tue 20-Aug-13 07:43:10

longer skirts

paperlantern Tue 20-Aug-13 07:43:04

longer skirts

paperlantern Tue 20-Aug-13 07:42:59

longer skirts

paperlantern Tue 20-Aug-13 07:42:54

longer skirts

paperlantern Tue 20-Aug-13 07:42:49

longer skirts

MichelleMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 12-Aug-13 16:18:53

Hi everyone, thanks for adding your thoughts to the thread. We've now closed the thread and selected a winner. Congratulations to MrsMaryCooper who's won the prize draw. We'll be in contact shortly.

hotair Mon 12-Aug-13 14:37:38

My ideal school uniform would be no school uniform, but I guess most people like them.
How important are adjustable waistbands to you? Would they factor into your ideal school uniform?
Erm I guess I would consider it buying trousers, but at the moment I only buy pinafores..
~ What do you think of Teflon coated fabrics? Do you think it is an effective way of minimising stains on school uniforms or not? Do you think it helps improves the longevity of the clothing or not?
No opinion yet- I haven't brought any!

~ How helpful, if at all, is having permanent pleats in skirts?
Don't like pleated skirts so not helpful to me!

~ If you could manufacture your ideal school uniform range would you make it available to parents online or not? Do you think that this makes parents' life easier or not?
Obviously it makes things easier to have the option to buy on line!

Lilyloo Mon 12-Aug-13 14:03:03

Please consider doing adjustable waistbands for older children , my ds is tall and skinny and any trousers without adjustable waists fall down.
Super strong hems on trousers as they always come undone and fall down.
Stay white polo shirts and socks.
Non shrink polo shirts.
Some way of being able to label socks.
Good leather school shoes.
Sensible length school skirts / dresses.

Rooners Mon 12-Aug-13 12:51:21

Oh yes and while you're at it please can we have cotton polo shirts that arent made in some sweatshop in Vietnam? I'd pay more.

Rooners Mon 12-Aug-13 12:50:41

Right, where to start?

Fabrics - please, please make cotton fabric trousers. Cotton everything in fact.

If you could do thick cotton, sensible, plain, nice trousers in grey, with an elasticated waist (like those broad ribbed waistbands you do on jeans - I just bought my son some of those from Tesco) I would be overjoyed and buy loads of them.

Putting kids in office style uniforms is so wrong. They are children; they need to play, and climb and fall over and sit down without them digging in.
So yeah - cotton with just basic pockets and not cargo style as our school won't allow them. And decent waistbands.

Thankyou smile

jojane Mon 12-Aug-13 12:44:15

oh and please dont run out of every size of tights except one by the beginning of august

jojane Mon 12-Aug-13 12:43:28

elasticated waists are esential for my eldest son as he is a bean pole.
i would like clothes to be sold in height and width so eg 110cm tall would come in small, medium and large to cater differnt builds of children. if i buy trousers the correct hieght they are always massive clown looking on him as they are so big, but if i buy the correct width they are too short. i can never find slim fitting ones as they never seem to have his size.
for girls i would like thicker caridgans, maybe made out of sweatshirt material.

LizzieVereker Mon 12-Aug-13 10:21:59

Adjustable waistbands - I think these are useful for primary age DCs, but by secondary they won't wear them (not cool!)

Teflon coating - this is good and suits my children, but it smells quite strong and I wonder if it affects children with sensitive skin.

Pleats - I don't have daughters, but think they look smart

I would definitely like school uniform available online.

VivaLeBeaver Mon 12-Aug-13 08:04:23

Sorry, to answer other questions.

I'm not bothered about Teflon, dd isn't a muck magnet but I imagine if I had a child who spilt stuff all the time I'd like it.

I've never thought about pleats but then dd has never worn skirts. I should imagine pleats are good???

Yes to having it online. Some people live in the sticks and a trip to tesco is a monthly big trip. Been able to order online is vital.

VivaLeBeaver Mon 12-Aug-13 08:01:36

I'd like trousers to be slightly elasticated at the waist. Dd finds the adjustable waists really uncomfy. If you're skinny and have to pull them in loads then you end up with a big loop of scratchy elastic which sticks into your waist both sides.

blueblackdye Sun 11-Aug-13 23:47:32

Natural fabric please, I'm fed up with polyester and viscose, I want cotton, wool.

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