School uniforms around the world

Date Published: August 25, 2015

from Australia to Uzbekistan

Believe it or not, school uniforms are not just clothes for students. They stand for the culture of a country and encapsulate social attitudes and ideals. Take a look at this interesting clip which provides an snapshot of uniform trends in countries across the world.

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Good luck, Hoa!

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UMS Vietnam administration manager is off on maternity leave.

We’re all excited for Hoa to have her second baby later this year, and it’s bittersweet to say good bye. Hoa has worked for UMS since 2013 as our Administration manager and will certainly be missed while she’s away.

In 2013, Vietnam extended it’s maternity leave entitlements to 6 months. […]

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RSCPA Cupcake Day

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baking to save animals!

Yesterday UMS staff brought in their homemade cupcakes, raising not just our sugar levels, but much needed funds for the RSPCA.

The RSPCA says Cupcake Day is all about “baking, eating and most importantly donating to help us rescue, rehabilitate and rehome animals each year.” So far the 2015 campaign has raised over $650,000 across Australia!

Thank you to all the […]

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UMS is a DET Preferred Supplier

Date Published: July 23, 2015

Renewed arrangement

Last week DET confirmed that they were renewing the Arrangement with UMS as a Preferred Supplier under DETSOA 101124 – Wholesale supply of School Uniforms to P&C and school run uniform shops, affirming that we are a suitably qualified and experienced organisation. The DET arrangement provides State Schools across Queensland with numerous benefits, including:

·         Pre-negotiated […]

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In Term 3 and feeling stressed?

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UMS can help

The beginning of Term 3 officially marks the half-way point for the school year. For some, this also means the farthest point in the annual calendar from holidays! If you’re lacking motivation and in need of some stress relief, there are many ways to alleviate the pressure. Many people swear by the benefits […]

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Back to School for Loreto College

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with a brand new Uniform Shop!

Last week UMS commence trading with our brand new Retail Solutions customer, Loreto College. We’ve had a great response from parents and students so far, all very happy with our Murarrie uniform shop as well as the UMS online shop.

If you are interested in finding out more about our Retail […]

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Recycling in the UMS factory

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How it works

While the last decade of economic growth in Vietnam has meant that around 20 million people have risen above the poverty line, it has also brought unprecedented environmental challenges in urban and industrial areas. Managing waste is one of those challenges, but Vietnam is addressing this by creating a sound legal framework, investment […]

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A beautiful wedding celebration

Date Published: June 11, 2015

for UMSV sourcing assistant, Bong Tran.

Last month UMS Vietnam was pleased to share in the wedding joy of our key sourcing assistant, Bong Tran. The traditional Vietnamese ceremony was followed by a spectacular bridal entrance to the reception event. There, the night was filled with dinner, dancing and partying, with both Peter and Trish Winlaw joining in the fun.

Bong has sent […]

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World Day Against Child Labour

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12th June 2015

Globally, it is estimated that around 120 million children between the ages of 5 and 14 are involved in child labour. The garment industry is particularly notoriously for using children to perform many arduous tasks, including sewing buttons, cutting and trimming threads, folding, moving and packing garments.

Although it is forbidden by law in […]

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Saint Stephen’s College 20th Anniversary Masquerade Ball

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Saint Stephen’s College celebrates 2o years.

The 2015 Saint Stephen’s College 20th Anniversary Masquerade Ball took place on the 30th May at the Intercontinental Sanctuary Cove Resort. Lisa Woodward attended on behalf of UMS, reporting that it was a glittering event and a fun-filled night of dinner and entertainment.

Saint Stephen’s College began operation in the family residence of Goda and […]

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UMS has moved!

Date Published: May 7, 2015

Check out our great new premises

After 15 years in the wonderful community of Wynnum, we have sadly bid adieu. We are now excited to call Murrarie our home. With a lot of hard work from the team we have successfully moved the entire office and warehouse to 2/205 Queensport Road North, Murarrie. We have a […]

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Loreto College

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Our new Retail Solutions partner!

UMS is excited to welcome Loreto College to the UMS community! With our Retail Solutions package, Loreto College will be utilising our brand new shop at Murrarie, as well as using our online flexible shopping features. We look forward to working with them for the years to come.

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Two years on from the Rana Plaza tragedy

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What should Australian companies be doing to avoid another disaster?

On 24th April 2013 there was heartache felt across the global community as we experienced the worst industrial disasters in history – the collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh. Large cracks had been discovered in the building the day before the disaster, but workers […]

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A fun-filled photoshoot

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to launch our Retail Solutions online shop.

With the expansion of UMS Retail Solutions, we now offer integrated online ordering for our partner schools. To match our new online shop we wanted show off some great new photos too. Thanks to our lovely models, Jonah and Chelsea, we had a fun day on location to the playground and […]

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UMS Vietnam New Years party

Date Published: April 9, 2015

Singing and dancing the night away!

Lunar New Year is the most important traditional Vietnamese festival and is celebrated for sixteen days! Last month, the staff of UMS Vietnam reigned in the New Year with a massive celebration hosted by Peter and Trish Winlaw. A buffet lunch with Tiger beer was followed by a lucky dip bonus which was handed out to all staff for their hard work throughout 2014. […]

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Lunch with the Minister.

Date Published: February 17, 2015

Peter talks to John-Paul Langbroek about ethical manufacturing. 

West Moreton Anglican College invited Peter Winlaw to attend their lunch with the Queensland Minister for Education, Training and Employment last month. Peter took the opportunity to discuss ethical trading in offshore garment manufacturing, asking the Minister to consider integrating this as a key factor in assessing suppliers for Queensland Government tenders.

Offshore […]

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Bringing in the New Year

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UMS celebrates Tết

Tết, or Vietnamese New Year, is the most important celebration in Vietnamese culture. The word is a shortened form of Tết Nguyên Đán, which means “Feast of the First Morning of the First Day”.

Tết is an occasion for family reunions, visiting relatives and temples, forgetting about the troubles of the past and hoping […]

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UMS Retail Solutions

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Introducing UMS at Woodridge SHS.

We are pleased to announce the expansion of our retail services and welcome Woodridge State High School as our latest UMS school shop. We opened our doors for the first time on Monday 19th January with a brand new building and retail fit out.

With the introduction of a new uniform for the junior school, we […]

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UMS in Vietnam

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Continuing the support for our local community 

The importance of caring for one’s community is deeply embedded in Vietnamese culture. ‘Whole leaves wrap torn leaves’ is an old folk saying which reflects this strong tradition of charity, a sentiment which we strive to foster throughout UMS.

In 2012 our long-time employee, Hanh Minh, introduced UMS to her […]

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UMS closure dates

Date Published: December 5, 2014

19th December – 5th January

UMS will be closed for Christmas from Friday 19th December and we will start business back on Monday 5th January. We hope you have a great Christmas break and we will see you all in 2015!

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Deck the halls with boughs of holly

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Wishing you a holiday so jolly!

The Christmas Holidays are nearly upon us, and, before we all break for festivities we would like to take the opportunity to thank our customers for their support throughout 2014. This year has been an important one for UMS, and your role as our client cannot be underestimated. We’ve had […]

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Does your uniform need an upgrade?

Date Published: November 10, 2014

Our expert designers are here to help.

We pride ourselves on creating uniforms that provide the very best fit and functionality for students. If you would like one of our expert designers to assist with revitalising or updating any part of your uniform, please contact us! We would be happy to work with you and provide […]

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Winter Indent Orders

Date Published: November 5, 2014

Now due

Summer is just around the corner and you know what that means? Yes, UMS is getting ready to make your Winter uniforms!

Tracksuits, tunics, pullovers and more – let us know what you need for your students to keep warm next year. If you would like any assistance in arranging your Winter uniform indent order, […]

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The new-look UMS.

Date Published: October 14, 2014

Same great service, stylish new look.

At UMS we believe in growing old gracefully, but the extra candles on our cake this year have inspired a makeover!

We’re very excited to introduce customers to our fresh new logo and give you all the first look at our beautiful, modern website.

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UMS is now a preferred supplier.

Date Published: October 13, 2014

Accredited with DETE

We are proud to announce our recent achievement in acquiring accreditation as a preferred supplier under the Department of Education, Training and Employment (DETE) Standing Offer Arrangement (SOA) 101124a for The Provision of School Uniforms Wholesale supply of School Uniforms to P&C and school run uniform shops.

This qualifies UMS to supply all State […]

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UMS Adelaide gets an upgrade.

Date Published: October 10, 2014

Inside our brand new office.

Making the move from Rundle Street to a new office in Norwood was a big job, but Lynne Holloway and her team down south put in the hard yards and had their official opening last month.

The new premises is an impressive office and retail outlet, servicing our South Australian school customers.

Refurbished […]

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A Racing Success!

Date Published: October 7, 2014

UMS was a proud sponsor for St. Margaret’s Race Day.

It was a glamourous day in the Grove Marquee at Doomben Race Course last month, with great food, fashion and of course, exciting horse racing!

The St. Margaret’s Parents and Friends Association always put on a fabulous event which is a highlight of the communities social calendar. […]

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ethical trading

Our ethical trading promise.

Date Published: September 25, 2014

UMS is passionately committed to providing an ethical trading supply chain for the garment industry. Our Vietnam factory is a clean and modern facility that provides the very best conditions for our valuable staff. For more information about our commitment to providing a transparent and socially responsible supply chain, please visit our website.

If you would […]

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