Uniform Supplier For Eton College And Harrows Debuts In The UAE
Education Journal Middle East / June 2016
David Luke to distribute bespoke school wear via Zaks Uniforms in the GCC
David Luke, which supplies uniforms to premium schools in the UK, has partnered with Zaks Uniforms to extend its range to the Middle East, with an aim to promote its range of eco-uniforms, made from recycled plastic bottles.
“We are proud to be the largest supplier of uniform to the retailer who provides uniform to Eton College and Harrow School,” says David Luke sales director Richard Moody.
Commenting on the partnership with Zaks, Moody said: “The profile of schools we supply in the UK and the type of schools Zaks supply in the UAE made them the ideal company to partner with. I saw this during my visit when I saw their school shops and heard at first-hand about the service and quality they provide to parents and schools.”
Moody believes uniforms designed by David Luke also suit the region. He explains: “Our designs of trousers and skirts, polo shirts and day shirts and blouses in particular are suited to both markets. Slim fit is the fashion at the moment here in the UK and is a massive success for David Luke and will be for Zaks. Some of our fabrics are too heavy for the hot climate of the UAE, and Zaks are having to source lighter weight fabrics. Fortunately,Zaks has years of experience to draw on in choosing the right fabrics.”
David Luke’s capability to design bespoke uniforms is also something Moody highlights, drawing parallels between the UK and UAE’s private schools. He notes: “On the whole school uniforms in the UAE are more bespoke than here in the UK. Many private schools here in the UK will have a special blazer with a badge, a jumper with a trim, a special tie but the trousers, shirts and blouses, socks and shoes can be bought elsewhere. The games kit is often bespoke to that school. My experience in the UAE is that almost everything both in day wear and sportswear is bespoke.”