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September 2, 2011

5 Cheapskate Tips for Back To School

By Marla Jo Fisher, The Orange County Register
It's time to head back to school. Here are some ways to ease the pain on your pocketbook: Need some school uniforms? French Toast is one of the most popular school uniform companies around. Shop their online outlet... Read More...

September 2, 2011

A Little Give in the Dress Code

By Stephanie Clifford, New York Times

As more and more schools adopt dress codes, back-to-school shopping is often a rather dull exercise. Polo shirts. Khaki pants. Plaid skirts. As the students might say, bo-ring. Read More...

August 8, 2011

Uniformly Cheap – and Chic

By Phyllis Furman, New York Daily News

NERDY NO MORE, school uniforms are finding their way into kids' closets–even when they're not part of the dress code. ...Read More...

July 28, 2011

Upstate city becomes latest to implement uniform policy in schools; trends show increase in similar policies

Poughkeepsie, NY – WAMC Northeast Public Radio

This week, a decision was reached in one upstate New York school district to establish a mandatory uniform policy for students. As WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Greg Fry reports, it's the latest chapter in an ongoing debate...Read More...

April 27, 2011

Orderly Toddlers? Try Uniforms

By Sue Shellenbarger, Wall Street Journal

Sue Shellenbarger explains why a growing number of child-care centers are requiring children as young as 2 to wear uniforms and how they have big aspirations for the clothing: instilling good behavior.Read More...

Dec 3, 2010

How to win contests and sweepstakes

By Donna Freedman, MSN Money

Prizes abound, and it's never been easier to enter online. Here's how and where to focus your efforts (and avoid scams) if you're looking to win a sweepstakes. Want to win a FABULOUS PRIZE?Read More...

August 29, 2010

More Central Florida public schools adopt school uniforms for students

By Leslie Postal, The Orlando Sentinel (

Nia Slaven looked neat and nice in her khaki skirt and burgundy polo shirt, but if it had been up to her, the 10-year-old would have swapped the outfit for a pretty pink shirt and a pair of jeans. "My mom wanted me to wear a uniform," Read More...

August 16, 2010

Updating the Uniform: Students who wear school uniforms are mixing colors, styles and accessories

By Sondra Hernandez, The Houston Chronicle (

Lauren Dacy dosen’t mind wearing a school uniform.

“It’s just a lot easier. You don’t have to think about picking out an outfit, just put something on and go,” said Dacy, a 17-year-old senior at St. Agnes Academy in Houston. Read More...

August 12, 2010

French Toast – Back To School Event – Kids Uniforms Giveaway!!!

By Stefanie,

Oh the day of school uniforms. I went to Catholic school for all but two years of my school life and I used to hate them! They were uncomfortable and unstylish. Thank goodness things have changed! Now with French Toast there are comfortable, affordable, stylish uniforms that my children love! Read More...

August 08, 2010

Executive's Job is Making School Uniforms Cool

By Joan Verdon, Staff Writer / The NJ Record

When school lets out for the summer in June, the busiest time of the year for the school uniform business begins. The Dayton warehouse and offices of the French Toast school uniform brand buzz with activity from June through the fall each year as the central New Jersey company coordinates orders to department stores, discount stores and to consumers who buy directly from the website.Read More...

August 4, 2010

Tips to Make Back To School Stress Free

By: Arielle Hurst, ABC channel 15, Arizona

July 28, 2010

Uniforms Making the Grade at More Schools

Cheddar Berk,

Back-to-school fashion is getting a makeover as more school districts adopt uniform dress codes. French Toast, a company that has manufactured and sold school uniforms since the 1950s, expects to see a 7 percent increase in the number of schools adopting…Read More...

July 15, 2010

Retail sales' dip trims merchants' hopes for back-to-school season

By Maria Halkias / The Dallas Morning News

Retail sales fell in June for the second straight month, the Commerce Department reported Wednesday. It's not the result stores were looking for as they gear up for back-to-school shopping, the industry's second-biggest season after Christmas.
While retail sales are still higher than a year ago…Read More...

July 12, 2010

Uniforms gaining popularity in school districts

Liza Weidle/

Over the summer, school administrators review policies including whether or not to implement a school uniform code. Although not in all areas, school uniform policies are gaining momentum. …Read More...

May 4, 2010

French Toast Encourages Kids to Show the World What Makes Them Unique With $15,000 Contest

Leading Provider of School Uniforms Implores Children: "Show Us The Real 'U' in Uniform"

NEW YORK, May 3 /PRNewswire/ -- School uniform provider French Toast today announced the launch of a $15,000 contest designed to encourage children to show their individuality and what makes them special and unique in… Read More...

March 31, 2010

School dress codes and standardized attire for students continues to be a debate in educational circles.

Pamela Schehl/Mt. Vernon News

Matt Buesing has assisted hundreds of school districts in the development and implementation of effective school uniform policies. As a school board member in Middle Township, N.J., he spearheaded the effort to develop one of the first public school uniform policies…Read More...

February 28, 2010

What's HOT this week at 24/7 Moms!

French Toast!
With half the school year to go and our kids wearing out and growing out of their school clothes Frecnh Toast is coming to the mom rescue. French Toast Official School Wear is America's best selling brand of school uniforms,…Read More...

February 26, 2010

French Toast Uniforms Review & Giveaway

Mommies with Cents (

My daughter has just started her journey of school by entering preschool.  We have chosen to enter our children into one of the private schools here.  The school requires students starting in Kindergarten wear uniforms.…Read More...

January 12, 2010

Accessories Take the Uniformity out of School Clothes

Lisa Irizarry, Star Ledger

A teenage Britney Spears prnace around in one in the sexy 1998 music video "...Baby ONe More TIme" – propelling the song to the top of the charts. Read More...

January 2, 2010

Whatever happened to Cleveland schools' new policy that requires high school students to wear uniforms?

Thomas Ott/The Plain Dealer, Cleveland OH

Effective this school year, the policy requires high school students to wear collared shirts or blouses and slacks, skirts or shorts in a limited selection of... Read More...

December 12, 2009

Students react to dress code

Julian Cavazos/Victoria Advocate (

Rachel Galvan couldn't believe the news.
She found out in her first period class that the Victoria school board chose to standardize the dress code for .... Read More...

November 9, 2009

New Jersey public schools adopting school uniform policies

Jen Calantone, New Jersey Newsroom (

Nearly two dozen New Jersey school districts are part of a growing national trend where public schools are outfitting their students in uniforms. ...Read More...

September 29, 2009

Uniforms a rare bright spot in lackluster back-to-school sales

Andria Cheng, MarketWatch

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) –– As apparel retailers seek out distinctive ways to spur demand in a dismal–looking back–to–school season, one ironic solution may lie in catering to the growing demand for no–frills school uniforms. Read More...

August 24, 2009

Back to School: No Brainer Fundraisers

Karen Piper/Charter Schools Examiner

Economic challenges are facing our schools in multitude of ways including reduced funding, budget cuts––and less income from fundraisers. Read More...

August 17, 2009

Savings on School Clothes from French Toast!


Stop and moment and reflect. With the school year about to begin, how much are you prepared to spend on your kids' school clothes? Read More...

August 13, 2009

To Turn the Tide, Retailers Set Sales

Richard Mullines/The Tampa Tribune

Florida's state budget couldn’t accommodate any tax-free weeks this year, an irony not lost on parents facing their own grim budgets. Read More...

August 7, 2009

Back to School – Uniforms vs. Labels

Lauren/The Gillgle Guide

As kids head back to school, parents everywhere scramble to find the necessary notebooks, colored pencils, calculators, and other supplies. Just around the corner, the battle over the “right” labeled wardrobe is brewing. Parents ... Read More...

August 5, 2009

WCBS AM (Frequency 880) News Afternoon Drive Time

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WAYNE CABOT, co-anchor: 

Much of the economy’s down.  Who’s making money?  The student uniform industry.

August 4, 2009

Student Uniform Industry Wears Well in Recession

Joseph R. Perone/The Star Ledger, NJ

Department stores are having such trouble moving designer fashions they are turning to house brands to try to drum up sales in a weak retail environment. But there is one kind of apparel that seems to be recession–proof .... Read More...

July 29, 2009

School Uniforms on a back-to-school budget

Kirstie Thornton, Tampa Parenting Examiner

It seems like yesterday that the bell rang and our kids scampered off to summer vacation, yet here we are, gearing up for the next school year. And just like the years of past, it’s a race to school supply sales and a challenge…. Read More...

July 28, 2009

New School Year, New Dress Code

Tajuana Cheshier/The Jackson Sun, Jackson, TN

On Aug. 5 Jackson-Madison County Schools will begin the school year with a full day of classes and a new dress code. Superintendent Nancy Zambito on Monday said principals will receive a list of guidelines for addressing violations .... Read More...

July 25, 2009

Norwich Schools Getting Word Out About Uniforms

Michael Gannon/Norwich Bulletin, Norwich, CT

For all the benefits education officials touted about the switch to school uniforms in September, they were realistic about the start-up problems the policy might face Read More...

July 20, 2009

Retailers See Glimmer of Hope in Consumers' Back-To-School Plans

Maria Halkias/Dallas Morning News

Pent-up demand is the big back-to-school hope for retailers. While the recession is still weighing on shopping plans, fewer consumers (64 percent) expect to cut back-to-school spending compared with last year when 71 percent said ... Read More...