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A first look at our new ‘SUSTAINABLY SOTA’ Uniform Range

3 months ago

As the Summer Holidays kicked in, the heat rose and we found ourselves in a drought caused by Global Warming, I knew it was essential I did everything I could to pull out all the stops to swiftly improve the impact our SOTA Uniform production has on the planet in double quick time. My criteria was demanding. I needed to source uniform for our acting, singing and dancing pupils that is:

  • 100% Certified Organic Cotton
  • Produced using sustainable solar and wind energy
  • Shipped to our customer in packaging made from plants not plastic
  • With the option of next day delivery and hassle free returns.

And I am incredibly proud to say that’s exactly what we now have: The Sustainably SOTA Uniform Range.

 

At SOTA, pupils can now attend their acting, singing and dancing classes wearing their SUSTAINABLY SOTA Uniform with pride and together we can be proud that we’re minimising the impact we have on the planet our children will inherit.

 

But what about uniform that your child has grown out of? We now have two solutions:

1. Uniform no longer fits? Exchange or sell it using the SUSTAINABLY SOTA SECONDS FACEBOOK GROUP!

I have set up the ‘Sustainably SOTA Seconds Facebook Group’ for the free exchange and re-sale of good and excellent quality SOTA Uniform.

2. SUSTAINABLY SOTA Uniform is no longer fit to be worn? Return it direct to our Factory and receive £5 against your replacement item!

Our new SUSTAINABLY SOTA Uniform Range is part of a ‘circle economy’. In a circular economy, products are designed from the start to be remade. That means materials flow back to the maker and the new product is made from the old product. It is different from recycling, or up-cycling, where material is turned into something different before it is then thrown away. A circular economy is infinite because by design the material flows in a loop.

This means every SUSTAINABLY SOTA Uniform Garment we make is designed to be sent back to the producing factory once it has been worn out. There is a QR code on every wash care label which takes you to our factory’s circular economy page. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and follow the instructions to receive your returns label for sending items back to be remade into brand new SOTA Uniform items. You’ll be sent a £5 discount code for each item you return. To make the economics of recycling work, right now it’s only possible to use one code per order.

We really do care about the planet. And we are putting our words into ACTIONS.

N.B: The SUSTAINABLY SOTA Range is being introduced sustainably to SOTA READING & SOTA BRACKNELL ONLY at this time. SOTA WINDSOR will continue to wear current uniform stock which can be ordered here.

Juliette Caton

Director of SOTA

View the SUSTAINABLY SOTA Uniform Range