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2010-08-23 09:17:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite the poor economy, nearly four out of five (77 percent) parents of children who attend a school with a dress code said they will spend as much or more than last year during the back-to-school season, according to an online survey conducted in mid-August on behalf of school uniform supplier French Toast (www.FrenchToast.com). Even so, more than half of the parents in the survey (55 percent) cited price as the most important factor in determining...

2010-07-19 09:23:00

NEW YORK, July 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The growing number of public schools adopting school dress codes is driving sales of school uniforms early in the back-to-school shopping period, according to French Toast (www.frenchtoast.com), a leading supplier of school uniforms for school-age boys and girls. Although retailers are generally cautious about sales for the back-to-school period, French Toast expects overall school uniform sales to be up 3-5 percent for the industry. Geographically, the...

2010-05-03 08:00:00

NEW YORK, May 3 /PRNewswire/ -- School uniform provider French Toast today announced the launch of a $15,000 contest designed to encourage children to show their individuality and what makes them special and unique in their school uniforms. Children are encouraged to send in videos or essays with pictures - showing them clad in their uniforms - that illustrate and describe why they are exceptional. The grand prize is $10,000 in cash, plus a donation of $5,000 in French Toast school uniform...

2010-04-16 07:00:00

LAS VEGAS, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Communities In Schools of Nevada (CISNV) is looking to engage members of the community during National Volunteer Week next week. This signature event of Points of Light Institute celebrates ordinary people doing extraordinary things to improve communities across the nation. Communities In Schools of Nevada is developing a special National Volunteer Week project and will be organizing a community wide clothing drive during the week to help them provide...

2010-01-08 07:30:00

NORCROSS, Ga., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- A study comparing the aerobic bacterial bioburden associated with surgical scrub attire shows significantly greater contamination among home-laundered attire than scrubs laundered by the healthcare facility, scrubs sent out by the facility to a third-party company for laundering, or single-use/disposable scrubs. In fact, home-laundered scrubs cleaned and ready to wear had as much bacteria present as facility-laundered, third-party laundered and...

2009-11-04 15:09:00

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Classroom® School Uniforms, a leading national manufacturer of school uniforms has unveiled its 2010 line for public and private school students from pre-school to high school. Available at specialty children's and school uniform retailers nationwide, Classroom's 2010 line further emphasizes Classroom's craftsmanship and fashion friendly, school-approved details while focusing on each item's durability and vibrant color. "Our national...

2009-09-08 14:21:50

A British auctioneer said a pair of bloomers that once belonged to Queen Victoria fetched a high bid of $989. Charles Hanson, the Derby, England, auctioneer in charge of the sale, said the bloomers, which were worn by the queen in the later years of her 1837-1901 reign, garnered interest from buyers spanning the globe, Sky News reported Tuesday. There was interest from all over the world, Hanson said of the bloomers, which measure 52 inches around the waist. We had three or four Americans who...

2009-07-20 07:33:00

ST. LOUIS, July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- As a lifelong Cardinals fan and a mother of three, Erica Keating experienced firsthand the problem of finding a t-shirt that allowed her to show her team spirit while accommodating her pregnant figure. Her most frustrating point was when the Cardinals won the World Series during her second pregnancy, and she couldn't find a team t-shirt to wear. That's when Erica and her husband started Maternity Jersey, an online store offering team logo t-shirts made...

2008-09-10 21:00:21

By East County Times In a weekly feature called "e-views," we invite readers to answer a question via e-mail. Last week's question: Some schools in East County have instituted a uniform policy this school year. How is it working so far? Do you like the idea of a uniform clothes policy? Should other schools follow suit? I LOVE THE uniform policy. I think free dress is OK as well. I have a child in kindergarten who doesn't know the difference or doesn't seem to care. All he knows is...

2008-09-08 18:00:31

Duval County Superintendent Ed Pratt-Dannals appeared in a live chat on Jacksonville.com on Thursday. Here are some excerpts: Whatever happened to the school uniform requirements for elementary and middle schools? It's still possible to have it required, but it has to go through the school advisory council. When we looked at it, we had to have an opt-out policy because we knew it would be legally challenged, probably through the U.S. Supreme Court. I think we need to come back and say...


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