SCHOOL uniforms and supplies are expensive, and it can be frustrating when your child comes home from school without their hat or jumper, adding to the cost of education supplies.
Labelling your child’s school uniform is the most common-sense way to avoid these items becoming lost during the school term.
There are many ways to name uniform items that are both quick and easy. The simplest and most cost-effective is to use a fabric marker and write the name or initials of the wearer on the care tag or an inside seam.
Be sure to protect the outside fabric by placing some cardboard under the label area to catch any bleeding ink. With a marker, there’s a small chance it may bleed in the wash and leave a stain.
For this reason, iron-on labels are well-regarded by parents, as they are inexpensive, convenient to use, and generally last a lifetime of washing and wear.
If the garment is handed down, a new label can be ironed over the old one, giving this method an advantage over using markers. Using a family name over your child’s first name can stop any potential future arguments if younger siblings inherit their school uniform.
Please note that some children may find iron-on and sew-on labels itchy to wear. Chat with staff at your local uniform shop for more advice and the most suitable labelling option for your family.