QAST 2016

Date Published: March 15, 2016

QAST Uniform Shop Expo

We’re beginning final preparations for the QAST Uniform Shop Expo this weekend! The expo is well known as the place to be inspired and gain new ideas for your school’s uniform shop. The expo features suppliers committed to servicing Queensland schools and exhibits of support services available to your uniform shop, tuckshop […]

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Party Time at UMSV

Date Published: January 17, 2016

 Celebrating the end of 2015 

Although the Chinese New Year holiday isn’t until February, it didn’t stop UMSV staff from celebrating the end of the calendar year! The factory broke away into their teams and held a number of smaller parties earlier this month. Pictured here are staff from factory lines 2, 3, and 4 enjoying a […]

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Happy Holidays

Date Published: December 3, 2015

 Wishing you a wonderful holiday season 

Christmas is nearly here and we would like to take this time to reflect on the years success. With the hard work of all the team, we have seen UMS expand rapidly. Our retail solutions package has really taken off this year, with the addition of both Loreto and Unity College. It’s been quite a busy […]

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Unity College

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New Retail Solutions School

UMS is pleased to announce the further expansion of our retail solutions package. We would like to warmly welcome Unity College to the UMS community! UMS will run the school uniform shop on campus, with the help of Dorelle, who has many years experience in the industry. Uniforms can now be ordered online through our new […]

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Lunar New Year

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 UMS Vietnam Factory 

Lunar New Year or Tet is the biggest and most popular festival of the year in Vietnam. Tet is celebrated for the Vietnamese to express their respect and remembrance of their ancestors and welcome the New Year with their loved ones. The celebration plays an important role in the religious beliefs of the Vietnamese […]

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Top tips to make sure your uniform shop runs smoothly in 2016

Date Published: November 3, 2015

Now is the time to start preparing

Managing uniform fit-outs for nearly 3000 students at Northlakes State College is tough, but with 8 years experience, Deb Hansen has got the back-to-school rush perfected!

Here are some things Deb suggests you could do right now to get the jump on the back to school rush:

Encourage existing students to have […]

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Riding the Wave

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UMS at P&C state conference

The 2015 ‘Riding the Wave’ conference was held last month in Brisbane. With a multitude of prominent guest speakers and an extensive agenda, the conference allowed UMS to explore some of the education mega-trends that are shaping and changing the educational landscape.

We were very excited to be exhibiting our school uniform solutions and getting to meet new […]

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St Margaret’s Race Day

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Girls day out!

UMS was a proud sponsor of the annual St Margaret’s Race Day earlier in September. The school’s sales rep, Michelle, reflected on the day saying “The UMS girls had a lot of fun dressing up and spending a day at the races. The St Margaret’s community are always so welcoming and we were thrilled to be involved […]

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The Mid-Autumn Festival

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Vietnamese Celebration

In Vietnam the Mid-Autumn Festival, known as Tet Trung Thu is the second most important holiday, after the Vietnamese New Year. Tet Trung Thu usually occurs on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month. This is a traditional festival dating back thousands of years and it places a huge emphasis on the children. It is believed that this […]

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Riding the Wave

Date Published: August 25, 2015

UMS exhibiting at next month’s conference

The 2015 ‘Riding the Wave’ conference will be held next month in Brisbane. With a multitude of prominent guest speakers and an extensive agenda, the conference is set to ‘explore some of the education megatrends that are shaping and changing the educational landscape’.

UMS will be exhibiting at the conference with a showcase […]

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School Uniforms from around the world

School uniforms around the world

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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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