This post is sponsored by French Toast Kids, however all opinions are my own.
About mid-summer, a mom friend of mine posted to Facebook that Costco had put out their French Toast uniform pants – and that was noteworthy. We aren’t currently in a uniform school, but we have been so I can appreciate her sending up the bat signal to all the other boy moms to go get their power-knees pants, those pants with knees that won’t wear out! I mean, quality uniforms at a good price are a very big deal. You need those clothes to be durable, comfortable, and something your kids WANT to wear, or else mornings are MISERABLE.
Ironically enough, a couple weeks later I was invited to a uniform launch for French Toast, that same kids’ uniform apparel company, and I left super impressed (despite my instantaneous liking of anything referred to as “French Toast”), nearly wishing we were back in the uniform school – but without the tuition fees, of course! But here’s the thing, this line of kids’ uniforms is SUPER affordable – and amazingly constructed. They are no joke.
Most of their garments are 50 wash and dry tested, so you know they stand up to the rigors of recess. But they are also voted by moms as being the softest, which means your kids will actually wear them. Kids would much rather wear something comfortable that will fall apart, than something uncomfortable that lasts all year. And no mom wants to waste money on cheap clothes and no one wants a cranky kid all year, right teachers? So, again, your choice in uniforms can be a very big deal.
All the clothes from French Toast kids are designed so that kids will outgrow before they outwear them. You’d think that would make them super expensive, but believe it or not, on average, you can buy all the uniform pieces you’d need for a year for $110. That’s 4 shirts and 2 – 3 pairs of pants. For real. And if you have siblings, it’s likely these will still be in good shape that you can pass them down.
So check mark, they are affordable and comfortable, but do they last??? Well, those pants that had mom’s crushing Costco for? Yeah, they feature “power knees.” The knees in these pants have reinforcements that are heat sealed to the fabric from seam-to-seam.
Also, all the waists (skirts and pants) are adjustable. The pique polos have a lacoste stitch and 3 button plaquet to help with kids with sensory issues.
The new sport polo is lighter weight and has wicking properties that the kids like, and are available in short AND long sleeve styles. Each is tagless, with a place to write their name in the label!
Good news for those skinny girls: the shorts and pants have a slimmer fit option, the shirts feature flower buttons and a sweet detailed collar. The pants have stretch in them, and the shirts are slightly fitted so they don’t look like boy shirts.
I really, really liked the “one-piece” jumpers with the shirt built in. They were cute AND solves that sloppy shirt problem.
Now for the feel-good part of French Toast. Mom’s know the quality of French Toast kids, and they tell other moms. Word of mouth is key because you won’t see national ads for French Toast, but you might see their heart supporting teachers classrooms with school supplies or their perfect attendance programs. Check out the impact they made on this local Texas school:
In case you missed the Costco call to arms, French Toast also sells through their website and in Burlington Stores all year long, and other retailers like Target, Kohl’s, Amazon and more. They also sell directly to schools allowing them to incorporate their custom designs, school logos, and spirit wear. They offer screen-printing, embroidery, and even BLING! They are actually the 5th larger supplier of branded polo shirts. Next year, they are adding junior and young men sizes.
I was super impressed with the company AND the clothes. I had brought the Cupcake with me to the media event, and even she liked the uniform skirts so much, we came home with one – AND we don’t wear uniforms! It’s going to be adorable for school, I know this because she’s already worn it!
Thanks French Toast kids, love your clothes, love your company! Keep up the “Uniform but unique” #UBU
We were compensated to attend the media event at Burlington. All opinions are my own.