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Thread #105471   Message #2171328
Posted By: Liz the Squeak
15-Oct-07 - 03:04 AM
Thread Name: BS: Girls' school trousers uk
Subject: RE: BS: Girls' school trousers uk
I can sympathise with you Lynne - finding trousers for Limpit has been the devils' own job this year. She must wear navy blue for her school and of course, we can find any colour BUT navy blue. The school approved shop charges an appalling amount and the materials are all synthetic.

It will eventually come to the point where I will have to start making her trousers, if I can ever find any navy blue cotton fabric!

Woolworths (Ladybird range) had a goodly selection of mixed fibre trousers, at a reasonable price, if you have one near you. Oddly enough, in our local Big W, the colours available are grey and black. I don't know of any secondary school in this area, where the uniform includes grey or black trousers for girls!

It's all a symptom of the mass produced, stack it high, sell it cheap mentallity that we've all come to expect. We no longer have quality manufacturers selling decent items at a reasonable price. I think the upsets in local government, the Civil Service and other public services has proved that 'Best Value' (i.e., cheapest available) is never best option. The majority wants something cheap, sooner or later, the cheapest is all that is available.