When will the Government actually wake up and realise the knock-on effect cheap imports are having on #British #manufacturers.
Only last week we learn of the unfortunate demise of Balmoral Knitwear - one of #Ayrshire's long-established manufacturers of some 122 years with the loss of 42 jobs. Yet another huge blow for the British textile industry.
The company said it has been unable to continue due to increased competition from low cost garments sourced offshore, the increasing cost of raw materials and the recent devaluation of the pound.
All Shorts has been selling Balmoral school jumpers for the past couple of years along with fellow competitors John Lewis and Harrods of London.
Fortunately, stock levels for us remain relatively substantial. However, we are already in talks with another British manufacturer; details to be confirmed.
Our thanks to all the staff at Balmoral for their exemplary service and our deepest sympathy to the company's 42 employees who now find themselves without a job and doubtlessly experiencing all the usual crippling uncertainty that comes with unemployment.
Two Caucasian male models required between ages 9-13 years for product photoshoot for All Shorts Limited.
Your child will be modelling Boys' School wear.
Please send in a head and shoulders photo of your child, plus height and waist measurements.
Please send all details and photograph to: email@example.com
Closing date: 7pm Friday 8th March 2018
Photoshoot date: Monday 9th April 1pm
Wrap time: 3pm
Location: Keele Hall
Hourly Fee: £15/hour
All Shorts are now proud members of Make It British - THE source of information on British-made brands and UK manufacturing.
Since its launch at the beginning of 2011, Make it British has become the go-to site on the web for news, reports and interviews about British-made products, founded and run by Kate Hills, who believes a product’s provenance is of the utmost importance.
All Shorts mission has always been to support and supply ethically made children's clothing manufactured in the UK, and our UK suppliers and manufacturers are living testimony to our commitment to keeping it local.
We firmly believe you should have the right to know exactly where products come from and how they are made, so that you can make ethical buying choices in an increasingly competitive marketplace. We are proud to be able to say that 99% of what we sell originates here in the UK, and has been made by people working in safe, comfortable conditions for a decent wage; and our membership to Make It British only serves to endorse these core values.
When you choose to buy British, you are automatically supporting the local economy, protecting British jobs, preserving life-long skills and taking care of the environment. Only by buying authentic British goods, manufactured by skilled craftsman using the finest materials, are you helping to keep these skills alive in the UK. If you don’t support those makers in Britain that still have these precious skills, we will lose them forever.
As well as being part of a united family of suppliers and manufacturers of British made products, It is hoped Through our Make It British membership, we will find and connect with consumers who share our ethical principals.
All Shorts desires your children to feel proud of what they wear, for their clothes to demonstrate who they are, and for them to feel confident in the choices they make. Hence, when you shop with All Shorts, you really do buy British!
We are now taking orders from independent preparatory schools for boys’ school uniform for the 2018 Autumn term starting September.
To avoid delays, Schools are politely asked to contact us with their requirements not later than 30th April 2018.
Screen printing and embroidery services are available.
Schools will be charged at the corporate rate and not at the prices you see advertised on our website.
Uniform essentials include:
· Boys’ fully lined shorts in either corduroy or wool-mixed fabrics
· Boys’ long trousers in either corduroy or wool-mixed fabrics
· V-neck jumpers
· Sweatshirts and polo’s
· Dress shirts and ties
· Socks (knee-length with or without turnovers)
· PVC aprons and tabards
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We here at All Shorts Limited are actively seeking two enthusiastic young photogenic males from Staffordshire aged between 9 and 13 years to audition for our forthcoming photo shoot scheduled for early Spring 2018.
Taking place in the Grand Library within Keele Hall on Monday 9 April from 12noon until 2pm under the expert directorship of Paolo Loraso Photography, our chosen artists will be modelling various items of boys school uniform from shirts to shorts, trousers to blazers for use on the All Shorts website and associated promotional company literature.
Successful Candidates will find themselves experiencing the life of a boy at a traditional English prep school, with the Library and extensive gardens providing the ideal backdrop. Fingers crossed the weather is kind to us on the day.
If you have never visited Keele Hall, then you are in for a real treat.
Each of the successful artists will be paid a £15.00 hourly fee for their attendance and must be accompanied by a parent/legally appointed guardian on the day. No other expenses will be paid.
Interested candidates are politely requested to supply - by email only - two passport sized photographs together with their age and height. The email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for applications is 5pm 4 February 2018.
If successful, then we will contact you no later than five days post the initial closing date for entries with your registration form and associated information.
Meanwhile, we very much look forward to receiving your applications and would like to take this opportunity of thanking you in advance for your interest.
It's celebration time here at All Shorts as we toast a fabulously new deal with another prep school, this time, based in North Hampton. This is a hugely successful start to the year for us as a company, one full of opportunities and exciting developments.
If you would like us to supply your school, why not ask about opening a trade account today.
Or chat to us about our "Cash For Schools" programme in which we pay commission directly to your school for every item of uniform we sell for you.
Please feel free to contact us via our website, or by emailing email@example.com
We very much look forward to assisting you.
As of Sunday 7 January 2018, All Shorts Limited cut all its trade associations with Ebay. The news comes in the wake of the company’s initial announcement made in June last year to close its Ebay shop.
Originally, All Shorts decided the shop would close in August 2017. However, following a meeting in the summer, the board agreed that the shop remain open until the end of the year.
All Shorts Limited’s Managing Director, Alistaire Anderson, said: “At that time, Ebay were introducing several changes to its Cassini search engine algorithms and shop subscriptions.” Reasoning: Unsure how these changes would affect us, we decided to give Ebay the benefit of the doubt and subsequently took the decision to extend our shop subscription for a further six months.
“Six months down the line, however, it transpired, these changes turned out to be more counter-productive for us as a company, than a triumph.” Adding: “We concluded Ebay was not the most lucrative option for our line of business, with visitor traffic and buyer engagement at unprecedentedly low levels.” Admitting: “we would be best channelling our energy and savings in other avenues. Hence, the decision was taken shortly before Christmas that our Ebay Shop subscription terminate on 7 January 2018.”
He added: “This latest move will most definitely afford us more time to concentrate on our highly successful online retail enterprise and Ecommerce platforms for our corporate customers as a champion of scholastic and occasion wear for boys 3 - 13 years.”
Although empty – and in accordance with Ebay trading policy, All Shorts Ebay shop will remain open until 1 February 2018 to ensure any outstanding transactions made within the last 30 days complete successfully.
“With all existing stock safely transferred to our online store, means existing Ebay customers looking to purchase merchandise from us, should now visit www.allshortsuk.co.uk where you will find more products, more ways to pay, free delivery for all our UK customers and highly competitive postage rates for international consumers.”
Yet, it wasn’t all doom and gloom. “During our two year Tenure on Ebay, we had much to celebrate,” conceded Mr Anderson; “initially going from basic seller level to Ebay top rated in the space of 12 months, coupled with an unwavering 100% customer feedback portfolio and a less than 1% returns record.”
“To this end, we would very much like to thank all our Ebay customers for their business and loyalty over the past twelve months and trust you will accept our invitation to remain aboard our company’s chariot as we openly embrace the next exciting phase of our journey full of energising new opportunities and even brighter prospects.”
Thank you for your valued support these past twelve months and for helping to make this a truly remarkable first year for All Shorts post the company's incorporation in December 2016.
2017 saw the launch of our Ecommerce retail site offering secure online shopping and a whole host of scholastic and occasion wear for boys three to thirteen years.
Two highly successful photo shoots certainly have brought all these products to life, adding character and colour across a wide range of clothing styles in our online shop and associated company promotional literature. Our heart-felt thanks to all those superb child models and their parents. It was a pleasure working with you.
2017 also found us securing trading deals with four new major UK industry suppliers and three manufacturers dedicated to delivering outstanding quality service to everyone; thus ensuring more product availability and security for all our - corporate and retail customers.
We are proud to have achieved significant pathways into various scholastic sectors including independent and special needs schools.
We are already working on new designs for wheelchair friendly aprons and looking at increasing our adaptive clothing range.
2018 will find us building on our current basket of services with the implementation of new Ecommerce portals for all our corporate clients. including:
* personalised online member areas complete with fully integrated shop facilities offering 24 7 ordering
* a wholesale market place for re-sellers - and much more.
Irrespective of any trade agreement with Europe post Brexit, All Shorts shall continue to maintain its commitment to its "Made in Britain" programme. To this end, we remain in regular talks with our developers to ensure this crucial element of our business remains one of our fundamental key objectives.
We would like to thank you for Your incredible feedback and warm welcomes daily across social media and look forward to working with you in 2018.
Your chance to turn a celebration into a truly remarkable occasion!
They say the greatest gift is experience. In which case, now is your chance!
All Shorts Limited is giving you the chance to win afternoon tea for four persons at the internationally acclaimed Bettys of Yorkshire.
From now until 1 March 2018, everyone who shops with All Shorts Limited will automatically be entered into our free prize draw.
It’s the perfect Afternoon Tea experience; a truly English institution, singularly stylish and devilishly delicious. It is called Lady Betty Afternoon Tea. It may just be the secret of happiness.
Choose from the Imperial room, Harrogate, or the Belmont Room, York, before taking the time to soak up their uniquely historic atmosphere.
Includes champagne for extra fizz!
Don’t forget to tell a friend
View full offer terms and conditions here.
Did you know over 50% of transactions happen on a mobile device or tablet. This is why we have now added Apple and Android Pay to our store In an effort to help you check out faster the next time you shop with us.
These digital wallet platforms allow you to store credit card information securely on your compatible devices so when you are ready to buy, it only takes a moment to purchase.
TRY IT TODAY!