Leavers clothing for Primary School kids?When you are looking to get t-shirts for your primary school leavers it may be worth a quick look at the Hoodies too. This article is a summary of the differences between getting T-Shirts and getting Hoodies and it covers the following areas:
T-shirts are always made from lighter materials than hoodies. There are two main material options for kids leavers T-Shirts:
- Cotton / polyester mix – varying from 100% cotton to 90% cotton / 10% polyester typically weighing in at 170GSM* to 180GSM, or
- 100% polyester weighing in at 140GSM – we currently aren’t showing these t-shirts on our website because they are significantly less popular than the kids’ leavers T-Shirts we do show. However, please call or email us if you are interested in the Kids cool T.
For hoodies the material of the styles most commonly used for primary school leavers are cotton / polyester mix varying from 52% cotton/ 48% polyester for the Kids Two-Tone Zipped Hoodie to 80%/20% for the kids’ plain hoodie, kids zipped hoodie and the kids two-tone hoodie. For all of these hoodies, the material weight is 280GSM.
For T-Shirts decoration we generally print the Leavers design on the back with the name of the school above, or below. It is possible to print something on the front which is usually the school name or logo, but those buying t-shirts for the Y6 leavers are often very cost-conscious and look to keep the costs down by minimising the decoration added.
Hoodies can have more decoration options applied. The most popular configuration is to have the school crest embroidered onto the front left chest, with a leavers design printed on the back with a name / nickname. But some people go with something printed on the sleeve (one or both) and occasionally something printed on the front chest too.
How long will the garment last?
This is a typical ‘How long is a piece of string’ type of question. It greatly depends on the use the garments are put to and the wash process used to keep them clean.
All things being equal, hoodies will generally outlast t-shirts with similar wear and wash patterns. Reports tell us that the primary leavers clothing is more often ‘grown out of’ than discarded because it is worn out – this is true for both t-shirts and hoodies.