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For many years, we have manufactured school sports team uniforms, as well as school uniform jackets and school uniform fleeces.
In 2008, Adventure Outfitters merged with Streets Clothing. Streets Clothing specialized in manufacturing school uniforms. The majority of their business was school uniforms.
The merging of these two companies means that we are even more committed to the school uniform and school sport uniform business.
We have also expanded our business to include imported uniform options.
We can now cater for all school uniforms and school sports uniforms options from the cheaper imported options to robust, quality solutions unique to your school.
Complete School Uniform Solutions
School uniforms can be a complete nightmare for some schools.
It can take up an inordinate amount of time with little or no reward and often little recognition from parents and other staff. We can and already do provide complete uniform solutions for some schools.
Whether we are simply producing one school sports uniform for one school team or whether we are meeting all of your school uniform requirements we have the flexibility to work with you and your existing systems. You are our customer. Our role is to make your job easier by providing no hassle solutions to school uniform and school sports uniform problems.
Imported School Uniforms and Local New Zealand Manufacture
Adventure Outfitters is in the virtually unique position of offering both alternatives.
Imported school uniforms usually provide a cheaper solution. With the pressure on most families at the moment often the cheaper solution is seen to be the only option. This may well be the case with your school uniforms requirements. Our role is to provide you with all the alternatives so you can make an informed decision on your school uniform needs.
On Going Availability
With imported optionsit is often difficult to provide top up orders in subsequent years. The overseas manufacturers can change colours or styles with little or no warning leaving a school with no option but to replace all the uniforms.
There is little doubt that locally made school uniforms will outlast most imported articles. The quality of both the fabric and the manufacture and construction method is usually far higher.
We had a customer in the factory recently who was complaining about the change in quality of her son’s school soccer uniform. Her elder son had been to same school, his uniform looked great after two years. After two washes she noticed signs of fading and pilling in her younger son’s new school soccer uniform.
Catering for all sizes in a school uniform can be difficult at times. With our local manufacture we can produce any one off sizes. With our imports we select styles that have a huge size range. Again we can occasionally have an availability problem with the imports. If we manufacture locally this is never a problem.
Top Up orders
We will do our absolute best to fulfill all top up orders whether you buy an imported school uniform or whether it is locally manufactured. Top up orders of local manufacture are very doable. We are happy to provide this service for our customers.
Imported top ups are easy if the style and colours are still available. Unfortunately this is not always the case. Even with the best intentions the overseas supplier may decide to change fabrics styles or colours without reference to their smaller customers.
Repairs can be a problem particularly with school sports uniforms, where ownership is retained by school. It is inevitable that repairs are necessary. At the end of a season we are happy to make good and repair school sports uniforms or indeed any uniforms for our customers.
Value, Not Just Price
Additional factors such as the ability to do top up orders, repairs, the durability of the school or sports uniform all help prolong the life of a school or school sports uniform.
Usually parents’ attitude to school and sports uniforms is to keep the costs as low as possible. We are parents as well and are well aware of how hard it is to consider other factors beyond the immediate price. With the financial pressures on us all the cheapest can seem as the only realistic option.
It may well be the case for your school uniforms or school sports team wear. Our imported range meets these needs. Our part in the process is to give you all the alternatives before you make an informed final decision.
We believe we have the best, most competitive selection available of imported school uniform and school sports team wear. Our prices are very competitive.
It is always good to check out several options prior to purchase. We like to send you several samples so you can compare the quality and the price of your school and sports uniform options.
We have over 20 years of experience designing hardwearing functional clothing for New Zealand conditions. There is nothing we enjoy more than the challenge of meeting specialist needs. We use the latest components available, and are constantly evaluating new products for their suitability for our customers.
10 years ago the majority of our styles where made out of fleece and waterproof nylon based fabrics. Now our outdoor school uniform jackets are generally “Soft shell - an innovative, waterproof, windproof material that looks great, is hard wearing and warm.
10 year ago the majority of T/shirts we sold were all imported cotton. Now we do a range of hi tech wickable, breathable fabrics that wash better and are more hardwearing than cotton. Most importantly they are very comfortable to wear.
Unique Look Especially for School Sports Uniforms
Often with a school sports team you want your school team uniforms to stand out and look different from other school team uniforms. It is a common disappointment for a school sports team to proudly put on their new look sports uniforms and then, at the next sports meet, discover how commonplace the style or colourway is. If you choose our local New Zealand manufactured school sports uniform and team wear we can ensure it has impact and is different. I am sure that you are already aware of the huge positive impact a new sports uniform can make to a team.
We have recently added a completely new way of making uniforms, using hi tech breathable fabrics. This is called sublimation, and is a high tech digital printing method that allows you to design on a computer the exact look that you want. This is especially valuable when you want individual names, complex logos and slogans all on each garment. In the past screen printing or monogramming were the only options, adding cost. Sublimation allows a better cleaner look at a lower cost.
If you have to allow for individual numbers, sponsors logos the cost of screen printing can easily outstrip the initial cost of the garment. Sublimation allows you to print all this information on in one action. Hence the overall price is often cheaper.
All of the latest international sports team uniforms are now sublimated. This applies to the high profile rugby, rugby league, soccer, cricket, netball, hockey and other teams.
You can now capitalise on these latest developments and allow your school sports team uniforms to have a unique wow factor unavailable in the past.
Of course this look may not be appropriate for your school sports team but before you rule this methodology out look at some of the examples. You can customise not only the design but the colour to ensure that your new school sports uniform not only caters for your sponsors’ logos but gives a sharp leading edge to school sports teams
We recognise that many schools rely on sponsorship especially for sports team uniforms. We have been monogramming and screen printing uniforms for over 20 years. We have good ideas we can share with you to maximise value for your sponsors.
School sports teams often have a need to raise money for out of town or overseas trips. These events are incredibly valuable for the kids involved giving them quality experiences they will never forget. The sponsorship effort required is daunting. We can help. We provide garments of your choice that the school sports team can sell off to parents, supporters and the public at a discounted price. Despite the discount we are prepared to make the price low enough to ensure that the school sports team gets a realistic amount per garment.
We can ensure that the school or the school sports team parents don’t get left with garments they can’t sell. The best way to do this is for us to provide you with a size range of the garments you have chosen. The school sports team can then take orders from this size range. This approach can raise significant money with a lot less effort than the more traditional fund raising methods
We are proud that we are one of the few surviving manufacturers of New Zealand made school uniforms and school sports uniforms. We also make work wear, outdoor wear and corporate wear. We have survived to date due to the support of our customers. We get this support by developing a close relationship with them, working out what is most important to them and then doing everything we can to meet their requirements.
We want you as our customer as well. If you support us with your business we commit to you as well.
Our commitment is to do whatever is in our power to provide school uniforms and school sports team uniforms that is entirely suitable for your needs in terms of delivery time, price, design, colour, size, durability, and last but not least, ongoing top up orders and repairs.
Solving your problems
We have identified with several schools that they have a huge logistical problems common to many businesses.
They are holding massive quantities of school uniforms often in the wrong styles or wrong sizes. This inventory has a significant holding cost. It can create storage issues.
It can be a nightmare to administer for school and volunteer staff. The time taken to do this work is often underestimated and not appreciated. If you commit to supply your school and school sports team uniforms we will commit to helping you with these problems. This can include holding stock, and retailing to parents and pupils if needed.
Before you buy consider all the options available. We are unashamedly biased towards local manufacture. We have a factory and staff in Dunedin we are passionate about.
However what is most important to us is to provide you, our customer, with exactly what you want. We are fully aware that the cheapest price is a very powerful force in this economic climate hence we supply a very competitive range of imported options.
Whatever you choose, imports or local production I hope we get the chance to discuss your school uniform requirements.
EVERYDAY CLOTHES THAT WORK AND PLAY