School paves way for eco-friendly uniforms

The Eco-Uniform range, by David Luke, uses a process which turns plastic bottles into clothing

Children at Brabyns Preparatory School in Marple returned to school in brand-new blazers this year – made from recycled plastic bottles.

The school is an ‘eco-school’, meaning it is committed to actively addressing environmental issues, from litter and waste recycling to healthy living and biodiversity.

The award-winning Eco-Uniform range by schoolwear manufacturers David Luke uses a unique process which turns plastic bottles into school uniforms. The Brabyns Eco-Blazer will prevent approximately 2,250 bottles going to landfill. 

Lee Sanders, Headteacher at Brabyns Preparatory School, said: “We are delighted with the new uniform and excited about the new look this gives to Brabyns. The quality is excellent – you would never guess that the material is made from recycled plastic. The added bonus is that it is more hard-wearing and colour-fast than ordinary material, so it also offers added durability and value for money.”

He added: “The school has always tried to promote looking after the environment so being the first school in Marple to have an eco-uniform fits well with our ethos.”