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Back to School for Loreto College

Date Published: July 23, 2015

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.

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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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