CHESHUNT, England, June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
Tesco is already gearing up for back to school in September, even though the summer term has only just started, by unveiling its one-price-fits-all school uniform.
Despite rising cotton prices, Tesco has managed to offer customers a low price school uniform option from the Tesco Value range. The flat price applies to all sizes (3-16 years) so regardless of a child's age parents can expect to pay the same price giving families on the tightest budgets great value.
Jan Marchant, Tesco Clothing buying director said: "Parents like different price options for Back to School and our Value range offers them a fantastic quality product, fully covered by our ethical trading programme, at an unbeatable price. We are pleased to offer our customers a whole school uniform at the lowest possible price, and certainly the most competitive price on the high street."
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.
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.
The Tesco Back to School rangeis available all year round with new styles in store in June. A wide range that includes shirts, pique polo shirts, school trousers, school shoes, 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.
Tesco is able to offer its £4.50 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 has created a green guide showing factories how they can cut their energy use (and bills).
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 our '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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