School students

We set the standard in school uniforms

Wise Schools has a long history supplying education institutions across the country.

We provide a full support service for school-run uniform shops enabling school communities to benefit with optimised financial return, community engagement, increased control of uniform quality and school branding.

We actively monitor innovation and sustainability trends in fabrics, design and construction, to deliver quality, durable school wear. And our expertise in fabrics and manufacturing allows us to offer products of the highest quality and value.

Why choose Wise Schools?

Design Services

Wise Schools has an in-house design service whether it’s for revisions of existing unform pieces or a whole new inclusive wardrobe to meet the demands of today’s student cohort.

We offer small-run customisations for special groups or events, or a complete uniform design.

Fabric selection

Our expertise in fabric technology allows us to advise on the best fabrics for students in all Australian regions. We choose quality fabrics with a focus on durability, comfort in specific climates, ensuring they meet fade resistance and transparency concerns, to provide students with the comfort and support they need to perform at their best.

Size range

Wise Schools has comprehensive size ranges across all products to ensure that students of all body types can find a comfortable fit, promoting inclusivity and body positivity.

We are often able to produce made-to-measure garments to ensure that every student has a suitable uniform and the self-esteem, belonging and connection this affords.

Flexibility

Wise Schools offers individual service with flexibility to adapt to a school’s evolving needs, including design updates and small-run customised items for teams, Year 12s, staff or award recipients, and a no-fuss returns policy.

Easy ordering and timely supply

We strive to make the uniform ordering process as seamless as possible for schools.

Wise Schools’ supply chains, forward planning and stockholding practices ensure on-time delivery, providing the certainty required to run an efficient and profitable uniform shop with adequate stock, even during peak seasons.

Stockholding and efficiency services

Wise Schools offers a free stockholding service, providing a buffer for schools to order cost-effectively but not have to manage excessive stock.

We offer expert advice on stock handling to ensure timely supply, lower capital outlay, controlled stock management, improved cash flow, and reduced need for storage space.

Ethical and Sustainable Practices

We prioritise sustainable and ethical production methods across the supply chain. Our uniform materials are carefully selected to minimise environmental impact, and we work closely with suppliers who maintain fair labour practices.

By choosing Wise Schools, educational organisations can be confident that they have aligned their values with responsible and ethical production systems.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should we choose Wise Schools as our uniform supplier?

Wise Schools team members have decades of experience in meeting customer needs in the schoolwear industry and garment production management. Our expertise in producing quality school uniform garments is second to none. We pride ourselves on this. If you value industry expertise, and a trusted business relationship with a long-established, mature, respected Australian schoolwear company, we are the wholesale source supplier of choice. We have chosen a business model that partners with school/parent run shops rather than becoming a retailer ourselves.

Our uniform is different to those shown on your website – can you assist?

The uniform Items on the Wise Schools website are representative of the wide range of school uniforms we produce, to provide a sense of the options available to schools. Our team has the knowledge and design capabilities to produce the specific uniform requirements you have to meet your branding, style, comfort, quality and price objectives.

Please contact us to discuss your specific needs.

We do not require a complete uniform, only a single specific garment for a small group of school leaders, a team or a student cohort – can you assist?

We specialise in small orders, whether that’s a Year 12 windcheater, blazers for a debating team or school leaders, or sporting attire for a team attending a special meet.

We love to find creative solutions to fit your needs and budget. Please contact us to discuss your specific needs.

Do you mainly supply Private Schools with uniforms in capital cities?

Wise Schools has supplied many of Australia’s large schools in major capital cities and has earned a well-established reputation for high-quality garments in the schoolwear sector. But our uniforms are equally seen in primary and secondary Schools, Government, Catholic and Independent sectors, in both metropolitan and regional settings. We have experience in designing and manufacturing schoolwear for climates from Far North Queensland and Alice Springs to Hobart and with a vast range of budgetary demands and styling preferences.

Can you carry fabric and garment stock as a backup to our requirements?

Wise Schools is happy to carry two seasons of fabric where this is required to meet weaving minimums and where an enduring business relationship is secured. We have a garment stock service to ease storage issues or capital outlay concerns of customers.

Where do you source your fabrics?

Wise Schools has a long heritage in supplying quality fabrics to Australian school uniform manufacturers. The correct quality fabric is the vital foundation to supplying durable and comfortable school uniform garments. We source textiles from those regions which have notable expertise and particular competitive advantage in that type of fabric. For example, our super tough yet comfortable PV for boys’ trousers comes from some of India’s largest Polyester Viscose conglomerates while premium dress fabrics can come from smaller mills in China.

Where do you source your garments?

Many factors combine to determine the optimal location of manufacture including the quantity of the order, fabric origin, level of control, complexity and competitiveness. We have our own office and technical centre with full-time staff in Shanghai which coordinates most of our Chinese production. We also have reliable suppliers and long-term business relationships in India and Fiji with consistent shipping of high-quality garments from these sources. We maintain a small amount of Australian production to meet the requirement for a very short timeline, small volume or bespoke orders for situations where it is commercially viable to do so.

Do you use ethical supply sources?

It is a matter of integrity for our Directors that our supply chain operates in a socially and environmentally responsible way. We do not deal blindly with our suppliers and do not simply rely on any of the multitudes of certifications that have been promulgated in recent years. Often when making specific items for individual schools, the production quantity does not work for the larger factories which can afford the huge certification costs to demonstrate they are meeting minimum requirements. This approach for ensuring ethical supply is more applicable to companies with huge volumes of production.

The smaller facilities we often use tend to be more worker-friendly as staff retention and reliability of supply are key issues in this type of garment manufacturing and relationships remain important in delivering to a complex mix of small-run orders. Our experience over decades is that the best protection of ethical standards is assured by knowing who you are dealing with, establishing trusted business relationships based on shared values, visiting production facilities first hand and remaining open to learning and adapting as new opportunities and ideas present themselves while remaining close enough to production to understand their implications for staff and the environment. Ultimately, good practices are linked to dealing with good people and maintaining a chain of responsibility through accountable relationships.

Do you do embroidery and custom printing for garments we order?

Yes, we do embroidery for school garments and award pockets. Most of our printing is sublimated but we can also arrange other print types if required.

Does Wise Schools guarantee the quality of its garments?

Wise Schools guarantees the quality of our garments for workmanship and fabric for 12 months. Exceptions may apply by cause of an accident, incorrect care, negligence, or the like, occurring after delivery and beyond our control. However, we expect our staff to be fair-minded, interested to understand the detail of any quality shortfall, eager to feed this knowledge back to improvements in production and motivated to rectify any discontent, optimise our customers’ experience and safeguard our reputation.

Does Wise Schools supply retailers in regional areas?

Yes, Wise Schools has many valued retail customers in regional areas across Australia. We understand they are often an important part of regional communities and we are proud to support them and respect the relationships they have built with their school customers.

Does Wise Schools have long-term customers?

Yes, we have many long-term valued customers we have dealt with for 10, 15, 20 and 25 years and more.

How should I order from Wise Schools?

Before a first order, we like to understand the requirements of the school with regard to styling, fabric, colour and design, expected volumes and the level of support required with regard to stockholding and ordering. Often a sampling and approval process would follow. CONTACT US to take the first step. Typically, most customers then simply email a Purchase Order to sales@wiseschools.com.au

The preference of some established customers, to reduce lead times, is that we commence to arrange fabric production for repeat orders based on sales history and they then issue their formal orders closer to the required delivery when size distributions are better known. We work flexibly with our customers on an understanding of trust.

Do you offer an electronic B2B ordering capability?

Yes, we have the option to set up a comprehensive B2B electronic ordering portal if that suits you. However, we find most customers prefer to work with their own systems and we are very flexible to work with whatever that looks like.

What time of the year should I order our school uniforms?

For the return-to-school January indent order, we prefer orders by May. For winter uniform March delivery we prefer orders by October.