Zaks Brings David Luke To The Region
Education Journal Middle East / March 2016
Company will distribute range of eco-uniforms made from recycled plastic bottles
As an ongoing initiative to reduce its carbon footprint and promote environmental sustainability, Zaks Uniforms has announced its partnership with David Luke, an international UK-based uniform brand that pioneered ecofriendly school uniforms.
Zaks will exclusively distribute David Luke merchandise in the GCC through its multiple retail outlets.
For more than 34 years, David Luke has sold bespoke and generic school uniforms to the UK school retail market and is now firmly established as one of the largest and most trusted UK suppliers.
Products include bespoke blazers and trousers for schools such as Harrow, Charterhouse and Rugby.
The uniform range includes blazers, skirts, trousers, shorts, polo shirts, sweatshirts, sportswear, swimwear and craftwear.
The company’s competitive edge is the “Eco-Uniform”. Launched in 2010, the company now has a range of blazers, jackets, trousers, skirts, polo shirts and sweatshirts made from yarns containing polyester that originates from recycled post-consumer plastic bottles.
It takes 16 bottles to make the outer fabric of one blazer, so 100 blazers equals 1,600 plastic bottles saved from going into landfill or rivers and streams where they can take up to 500 years to decompose.
David Luke sold 200,000 eco blazers and jackets in 2015 alone ? which is roughly 3.2 million plastic bottles.