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school shirts for ds, 8, with eczema on neck (ds not shirt!)

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bunny3 Fri 10-Oct-08 21:12:20

Where on the high st can I get non-irritating school shirts for ds?Cotton comfort are having problems with their supplier. Ds was meant to be in winter unifrom (ie shirt and tie) from 1st Oct.


WendyWeber Fri 10-Oct-08 21:13:24

How old is he? What size?

bunny3 Fri 10-Oct-08 21:14:15

he is 8.

WendyWeber Fri 10-Oct-08 21:15:26

Trutex Fairtrade cotton from collar size 11 - any good?

WendyWeber Fri 10-Oct-08 21:16:42

(I got some fairtrade cotton from M&S in the sale for DS2, but he doesn't have eczema so I can't comment on irritation - but if you washed them a couple of times they should be OK?)

WendyWeber Fri 10-Oct-08 21:21:40

John Lewis have cotton shirts too

bunny3 Fri 10-Oct-08 21:22:13

thanks Wendy. The problem with most shirts is the collars are stiffened and this really rubs on a very sore neck. Also most school shirts are coated/impregnated with various chemicals/finishes and these irritate too. I dont think the trutex ones will suit but thank you anyway. smile

bunny3 Fri 10-Oct-08 21:24:40

Do the M@S ones have stiff collars? I know M@S did do a range for sensitive skin but they are out of stock. I will call JL tomorrow as they are a 2 hour round trip from here. I suspect the 100% cotton ones still have irritating collars but I will ask.

WendyWeber Fri 10-Oct-08 21:25:36

Ohhh, sorry, bunny - I've just been to feel DS2's cotton collars & they are quite stiff - I thought that was just lining material though sad

Might be worth ringing the Trutex place to ask if they have chemicals in?

Sawyer64 Fri 10-Oct-08 21:27:01

Where on the neck does it rub? maybe wearing a T-shirt underneath instead of a vest might help?

bunny3 Sat 11-Oct-08 20:03:58

Thank you for your help ladies! I found some brilliant shirts in Gap. they are very soft cotton and have no stiffening in the collar - more like casual shirts with a button-down collar than school shirts but I dont think the school will mind.

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