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Is it usual for school shirts/blouses to be polycotton?

(21 Posts)
TooTicky Sun 13-Jul-08 13:54:42

I'm rather surprised that 100% cotton isn't readily available.

WendyWeber Sun 13-Jul-08 13:57:47

M&S have pure cotton ones, but poly-cotton is the norm.

palaver Sun 13-Jul-08 13:58:14

you need m&s

WendyWeber Sun 13-Jul-08 14:00:27

The not-non-ironhmm are a bit cheaper

TooTicky Sun 13-Jul-08 14:01:51

Unfortunately we need blue. For a girl. And there is nowt.

Saggarmakersbottomknocker Sun 13-Jul-08 14:02:36

dd has one of those 100% cotton 'non-iron' shirts and IME they don't do what they say on the tin.

hatrick Sun 13-Jul-08 14:09:58

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WendyWeber Sun 13-Jul-08 14:11:18

Well there are these but it seems to be a unisex shirt.

puppydavies Sun 13-Jul-08 14:13:29

next do them in blue, is "boy's" style but that's just no scallops/puffs/flower buttons.

puppydavies Sun 13-Jul-08 14:14:12

oh you mean shirt shirts oops.

fizzbuzz Sun 13-Jul-08 21:27:54

The polyester makes them more hardwearing, thats why they are a p/c mix.

Not sure how hardwearing 100% woven cotton shirt would be... 100% cotton t-shirt/polo shirt would be no problem

whatdayisit Sun 13-Jul-08 21:46:10

Get the poly - who want to be ironing 5 cotton shirts per week (plus any other DC's/DH) ? I positively seek out poly cotton polo shirts too [lazy]

hatrick Sun 13-Jul-08 22:52:47

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TooTicky Sun 13-Jul-08 22:54:56

I prefer cotton too, more breathable.

brimfull Sun 13-Jul-08 22:57:11

polycotton fine for my dc's and less hassle

they breathe through their lungs

TooTicky Sun 13-Jul-08 22:59:09

Synthetic fibres trap air and retain more heat.

hatrick Sun 13-Jul-08 23:04:52

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TooTicky Sun 13-Jul-08 23:06:53

I have resigned myself to ironing once dd1 starts secondary school - I have got away without doing it for years grin

TooTicky Sun 13-Jul-08 23:07:44

My ds2 absolutely has to have at least cotton rich trousers - bog standard school ones bring him out in dreadful eczema.

hatrick Sun 13-Jul-08 23:11:39

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TooTicky Sun 13-Jul-08 23:16:48

Yes, and the specialist eczema companies charge a fortune. At least at Clean Slate you get organic and fair trade for your money. Not that they do blue <sigh>

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