With a forty year heritage in designing, manufacturing and supplying schoolwear, we are proud to support Independent Schoolwear retailers and committed to providing our customers with an unrivalled service in the quality and value of our products and our customer care.

All of our garments undergo rigorous testing to ensure that they stand up to the day to day wear and tear of school life. They have been designed to meet the needs of schools, parents and students - allowing Winterbottom’s garments to be worn with pride.

The history of Winterbottom’s Schoolwear…

Like most successful businesses, Winterbottom’s Schoolwear started with a simple idea. Graham Winterbottom started his clothing career working as a trainee in the garment manufacturing industry. At that time, garments and fabrics were made in the UK and Graham’s experience in every aspect of the trade grew quickly. 

In 1977, Graham embarked on his first independent venture manufacturing a single style of school trousers in the UK, to be sold and supplied to most of the leading retailers of the time. Graham’s understanding of the whole value process, from dyeing and finishing to final sewing, led to the development of a collection of schoolwear, perfectly suited for the purpose.

In 2015, Jonathan Lowe, our CEO, acquired Winterbottom’s Schoolwear through his holding company and he took the business into independent, private ownership in 2020. Since the acquisition in 2015 Winterbottom’s Schoolwear have been strengthening the supply chain and improving the company infrastructure. We are a small, but experienced team and our focus is on providing an excellent service to customers while managing the growth of the business.

From our office and warehouse in Carlisle we supply retailers across the UK with high quality, great value school uniform made with sustainability at heart. If you are a schoolwear retailer and would like to know more about our products or how Winterbottom’s Schoolwear can support you, please contact us at info@winterbottoms-schoolwear.co.uk or 01228210222.