Smarter Uniforms is a community led second-hand uniform shop. We aim to fundraise for schools, save parents money and protect our planet’s precious resources for our children’s future.
What do we do?
We collect uniform that is outgrown or out of use. We work with several local schools, each with a collection box, and also take collections from other schools. Collection boxes and drop-off locations can be found here.
Smarter Uniforms then sorts and repairs the uniforms in order to resell good quality uniforms back to other parents at about a third of the cost of the original price. This can save up to £100 per child per year.
We sell the uniform at our pop-up store behind The FAIR Shop, and also take online orders. Please fill out the order enquiry form to know more about what stock we have and to avoid queues.
Why we do what we do?
Increase affordability of uniforms
The average parent spends £150 per child on school uniform and sports kit per year which is a large cost for parents, especially when they have more than one child. As parents ourselves we know how difficult it is accessing good quality second-hand uniforms especially after a rapid growth spurt!
We know other schemes exist but our aim is to develop EASILY ACCESSIBLE outlets to sell uniforms as and when they are needed at an affordable price- check out our price list.
Protect our planet’s resources
We hate waste and just love giving these uniforms good new homes! 300,000 tonnes (£140 million worth!) of clothing is still sent to landfill each year in the UK and we want that to stop, so we decided to start with uniform. Buying second hand also helps save water and carbon, and prevents waste sent to landfill.
Help our local schools
Where are we based?
Smarter Uniforms is a community led second hand uniform shop that can be foundat the back of The FAIR Shop on Queen’s Rd. We work with 7 local schools and operate 7 days a week.
Click here to see our opening hours and learn how to get in touch with us.
Click here to meet the team!
For further information please contact Smarter Uniforms on (01273) 723215 or by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org