On the back of the very exciting news in our last newsletter of Green Lane Cof E School becoming the first etika school in the UK, we are again delighted to announce that St. Mary’s RC Primary School, Barnard Castle, and St. Margaret’s School, Durham, have also decided to jump aboard and become etika schools.
Natalie Carter Sedgewick, Business Manager at St. Mary’s RC Primary School, told us “Like our neighbouring school Green Lane CofE primary, we too felt that the ethical values behind etika were something that, as a Catholic school, we immediately wanted to support. The attention to detail and quality of the uniform is second to none, as is the service from the etika Team. In the past pupil voice has brought to our attention that the children in our school are now showing a growing awareness of ethical issues and are asking far more questions about what they wear, where it is from and the working conditions for the people who make it. They were delighted to learn that as an outcome of their concerns we are one of the first schools to join etika and hope that many other schools will follow suit to promote a truly ethical approach for parents/carers to purchase uniform and give something back!”
etika Helping Parents Offset the Cost of Uniforms
We are very excited to reveal that our new ParentPal feature is now available on the etika website.
ParentPal is an easy payment scheme allowing regular or one-off payments which can then be drawn down against the cost of uniforms as & when required, alleviating that pressure of having to pay for school uniform all in one go.
Just login to your account to find this exciting new service.
Get Your School On Board with etika
3% from uniform sales donated back to your school
Opportunities for pupils to participate in ‘wear the change’ workshops
Quality, durable ethically sourced school uniforms.
Our unique relationship with our manufacturing partners allows us full transparency of supply chain costs, so we can ensure our salaries are above the regional average.
We reinvest 3% of sales from our retail brand, etici, into projects local to our factory in India, to help improve living conditions. We empower the local community to decide which projects should be conducted and in what order.
We create employment for vulnerable women who are survivors of burns and domestic abuse by providing the knowledge & materials to produce reusable cotton bags, which we then use for school uniforms orders, reducing the use of plastic.
etici Colourful Clothing for Kids is Live!
Our range of ethically sourced colourful clothing is now available to buy online.
The etici range, colourful ethically sourced clothing for kids, launched back in November 2019 and is already getting some great feedback.
Produced at the same factory as our uniforms and made from 100% cotton, the range is perfect for kids on the go that need durable but comfortable day to day items such as hoodies & t-shirts.
We hold stock here in the UK, so delivery is literally a couple of days away once your order is placed.
Plus, 3% of any sale is donated back to the community from which our employees at our manufacturing site in India come from, to create better living conditions and an improved standard of life for their families and children.
We also donate school uniforms to those under privileged children in those communities who otherwise would be overlooked.
etika is on a mission
Our mission is to offer every child in the UK the opportunity to wear an ethically sourced school uniform, which ‘gives back’ to UK schools in terms of finance and education and to communities in India to improve their standards of living.
When you buy from etika or etici, you are helping us make a change in the world that we are looking to drive within our industry and throughout the whole world; benefitting those who have less and impacting positively on our planet.