Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Back to School with Trutex

I cannot believe how quickly the last 5 years as gone, my once tiny tot will now be starting her last year at primary school.  For her things have never been easy, she has struggled at some subjects and excelled at others and I am so proud of the things she has overcome to get where she is today.


The kind people at Trutex recently sent her some school uniform to try out, but what with her OCD tendancies, I was unsure how she would react regarding the textures, fastenings and feel of the fabrics. Trutex are the leading brand in school uniform and have been providing quality clothes for the last 150 years. As you can see from the photograph she was quite happy to wear them, much to my relief.


The Junior Stitch Down Pleat Skirt in Harrow Grey, made with polyester and viscose, this can be washed at 40 degrees, which is ideal as a lot of clothes have a 40 degree washing cycle.  The fit is perfect, I always buy a size smaller for Grotbags due to her being so tiny but the tailoring of this skirt is lovely.  The waist can be altered with the elastic waistband at the back and the pleats are half sewn in.  It really looks great on and is such good quality.

Easy Care Short Sleeve Summer Blouses are available in packs of two and are made in polyester cotton, these can also be washed at 40 degrees and super easy to iron after having a whirl in the tumble dryer. Grotbags loved these, they feel so soft against the skin and will keep her cool in the winter months in school when the heating is on.

The Sweat Cardigan which is also available in 15 different colours is also made from polyester cotton and can be washed at 40 degrees.  The seams and buttons are sewn very well and the item is neatly finished. I found the sizing to be quite generous, although this might be because Grotbags is small for her age.

Now we are all set for next week and hopefully she will enjoy her last year at primary school.

We were kindly sent these items free of charge for the purpose of this review but the opinin is our own.

31 comments:

  1. My mum used to hate buying out uniforms but these piecing of clothing looks like they are amazing quality x

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    1. They do, time will tell if they wear well but I hopeful with the quality x

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  2. I usually get my boys uniform from Asda which is normally alright but doesn't last very long. This looks really strong and great quality. I'll be definitely looking into this xx

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    1. I think thats the problem with buying cheaper versions,although some I've bought have been ok x

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  3. For a brand that's been around for so many years, I've never heard of them! I'm no longer having to buy school uniform.. my boy is headed to college this year!

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    1. I hope he settles in ok at college Michelle x

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  4. I can't believe it's back to school time already. Lucky for me school uniforms aren't something that I have to worry about.

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    1. That's good Lorraine, it can work out expensive x

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  5. Looks like great quality, I hope they don't grow out of it too fast!!

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  6. It feels like forever since I left school. Time flies so quickly! Lovely post x

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  7. The quality of these clothes looks great. I know what your daughter must feel like regarding material- I'm the same. I hate certain fabrics so it's nice to know these are comfortable for her. x

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    1. It can be a nightmare sometimes x

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  8. Uniform shopping always seemed to take forever when I was a kid. My poor mother having to traipse round the shops with me, like the fussiest kid ever haha!

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    1. I think she is getting to that age Kacie x

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  9. I always hated uniform shopping and my nephew doesnt much like it either x

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  10. I've never actually heard of this brand before and I've been buying school uniform for 10 years now. This is probably my most hated time of the year as my daughter waits until the last second before trying items on so it's always a mad rush to change things.

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  11. These look great. I haven't heard of this brand until recently but I think I will keep them in mind for when my daughter starts school

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  12. She looks really smart and grown up. I have heard of Trutex but rarely seen them stocked.

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  13. What a great sounding quality uniform! Best of luck with back to school x

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  14. Sounds fab. I'm limited now that my older 2 are in secondary school, but great review x

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  15. I never had an uniform but m glad your daughter is happy. These days girls wants colours etc :) so god she likes it.

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  16. We went with trutex too this year and it was thanks to reviewing them first. Now I've had them, I'd never go back for my boys.

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  17. We went with trutex too this year and it was thanks to reviewing them first. Now I've had them, I'd never go back for my boys.

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  18. We went with trutex too this year and it was thanks to reviewing them first. Now I've had them, I'd never go back for my boys.

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  19. Aww doesn't she look cute? I hated getting uniforms when I was younger, it was like a chore.

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  20. Buying uniforms was probably my mums least favourite job aha! These look great quality though.

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  21. I have seen quite a few posts on Trutex and I have read a lot of reviews about their clothing. It is a clothing brand I would consider next year for school clothes when Max starts school. Thank you for sharing.

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  22. I've tried Trutex uniform and think that it is great quality

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  23. It is always so hard to actually find a good quality school uniforms in a price which doesn't require you to take up loan ;-)

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