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Corporate Social Responsibility

We care about the impact our business has and the measures we take.

About our operations

Local business

We are based locally in the North East and very proud of our Northern roots. We actively promote local businesses wherever possible in our dealings and every additional School we take on benefits local people, local businesses and local jobs.

Environmentally friendly

As a socially responsible supplier, we are also especially keen to minimise the impact of our business on the environment and have recently launched our own Green Plan which includes the implementation of measures to recycle / re-use all waste packaging, to recycle uniforms and also to extend our range of organic products to schools. We also donate our quality seconds to a range of good causes.

Garment Quality and Safety

Garments are subjected to rigorous testing through our Statistical Quality Control System. This process ensures that we capture all aspects of the fabric, garment make up, aesthetic appearance, dimensional stability, colour continuity, measurements to specifications and British Standards. So our clients can rest assured that every product which they receive from us will meet the same exacting standards.

We strictly adhere to health and safety standards and wherever possible secure ISO9001:2000 compliance in the production of our garments. We also ensure that, without exception, every one of the threads used for our embroidery has Oeko-Tex standard 100 certification (Test No 94.o.7165.Fl Hohenstein).

Ethical Policy

At the core of everything we do, we seek to ensure than human dignity; safety and respect are upheld wherever we do business. Every one of us has a part to play in supporting this through the choices we make. We will not profit from the misery or mistreatment of others.

We take this stand because we believe it is the right thing to do socially, ethically and commercially and because we are all connected through our humanity.

Legal Requirements

We ensure that our business partners comply with all applicable legal standards and requirements of the country in which they are operating. We take steps to ensure more specifically, that International Labour Organisation (ILO) and United Nations (UN) recommendations are adhered to.

Employment Practices

All of our business partners must agree:

  • To ensure that the rights of the workers are upheld and maintained in accordance to ILO, UN and national regulations.
  • Not to utilize child labour as defined by the International Labour Organisation (ILO), United Nations (UN) standards and/or national standards, whichever is the higher.
  • Not to utilize forced labour, including prison or any other compulsory labour.

Working conditions

We are committed to providing a safe and healthy place of work and to treating employees fairly and in compliance with the law. All of our partners must share in this commitment. We recognise that cultural differences exist and standards vary from country to country but as a minimum we expect our partners to adhere to the following:

  • Health, safety and other workplace standards must meet all local laws and safety regulations.
  • Employees must not be discriminated against because of personal characteristics or beliefs.
  • Employees must be compensated fairly for all hours worked and at rates that meet local industry standards.
  • Worker housing, where provided must meet the same standards for health and safety as the workplace.

In order to allow us to effectively monitor and audit these standards, we expect our business partners to provide full access to all production facilities and all records that relate to employment practices within the organisation. We request and require measures such as on-site inspection of facilities and records in order to accommodate the implementation and monitoring of these standards.

What our customers say

  • Changing and introducing a new uniform was a massive undertaking for the school, our parents and our students but Michael Sehgal & Sons made the entire process, from design to delivery, exceptionally smooth and stress-free. The quality and range of products coupled with their superb organisational skills, experience and professionalism, were second to none The new uniform will form a huge part of our identity, culture and ethos and the entire Sehgal team worked extremely hard to ensure that every item was absolutely right for us and our students. The company listened at each stage of our consultation and responded with the utmost efficiency and effectiveness throughout, demonstrating absolute flexibility at every juncture. Their multi-channel approach to fitting and supplying the uniform was specifically tailored to meet the needs of our parents and students. The feedback regarding the new uniform and the entire transition process has been absolutely first class. I am very excited at the prospect of seeing 1350 students in the new uniform in September and know that they will look fantastic! I cannot thank Michael Sehgal & Sons enough for their incredible advice, support and expertise throughout the past few months and would most certainly recommend them to any other school seeking to change their uniform.

    Sir Ken Gibson
    Executive Head Teacher Harton Academy

  • I wanted to put in writing our appreciation to you and your staff for your support in providing the uniforms for our students at our new Academy. Feedback from our community, staff, parents and, most importantly, our students is first class. We feel that you have provided real value for money as the quality of the uniform items is excellent and we wouldn't hesitate in recommending you.

    Peter Snowden
    Business Manager, Excelsior Academy

  • We took a huge risk when we decided to change our school polo shirts to ones that our children designed but Michael Sehgal & Sons were most resourceful in helping us to source the correct colours for us in a quality and flexible solution that was cheaper than our existing uniform. The end result has been tremendously well received and we are are grateful to this ongoing partnership.

    Paul Jordan
    Headteacher, Thames View Infants

  • When we decided to change our uniform at Thorp Academy Michael Seghal & Sons worked with us to select the highest quality uniform at cost effective prices. They measured, fitted and delievered nearly 1000 blazers and ties 4 weeks ahead of schedule. The uniform stills looks as good today as it did at the start of the year. They continue to support us at parents events and ensure that all of our needs are catered for. We have a very strong partnership and look forward to working with Michael Seghal & Sons further.

    Mr Pete Fox,
    Senior Assistant Vice Principal Thorp Academy

  • Your service is always swift and the processing of detailed orders is accurate and we have never been disappointed! The cost has always been the best we can find with no drop in quality. Friendly and professional service with very timely turnaround time, even on printed and embroidered orders!

    James Miller
    RGS Newcastle Junior School

  • Its a challenging time making changes and implementing new school uniform. Michael Sehgal & Sons have worked with us, giving a personalised service to choose high quality, cost effective, long lasting items of uniform, from jumpers and cardigans to polo shirts and hoodies. They have supported the school by giving excellent customer service and delivering a fast and efficient service to our parents. The pop up shop uniform events were highly successful and we have received an enormous amount of positive feedback from parents. Throughout this process, choosing Michael Sehgal & Sons to supply our school uniform was by far the best choice for Heworth Grange School, the team are a joy to work with and we would have no hesitation in recommending Michael Sehgal & Sons to other schools.

    Mrs S Hamilton
    Deputy Head Teacher

  • We introduced bespoke skirts and new school ties in 2014 and Michael Sehgal & Sons worked closely with us and guided us through the whole process. They were able to meet very tight deadlines and still deliver good quality and value for money. Their customer service is excellent and they have always responded quickly to all of our enquiries. We would have no hesitation in recommending Michael Sehgal & Sons to other schools.

    Mrs Lynne O'Leary
    Executive Business Manager Venerable Bede C E Academy

  • We have been delighted with the excellent service provided by Michael Sehgal & Sons. We have dealt with Michael Sehgal & Sons since our Academy opened nearly 8 years ago, and our relationship with them has grown and they have a really good understanding of how to meet our needs, and our high expectations when it comes to quality. The support given with the ordering, delivery and distribution of the uniform to parents is first class. The quality and design of the uniform is excellent, and is proven by the positive comments we consistently receive from visitors and members of our community, so I would be more than happy to recommend Michael Sehgal & Sons without hesitation.

    Mr Lee Anderson
    Leadership and Business Support Manager Castle View Enterprise Academy

  • At Farringdon Community Academy, we wanted our students to wear a uniform which was smart, comfortable, appropriately priced and reflective of our values and the voices of students, parents and staff. No easy task! The team at Michael Sehgal's has worked with us patiently and professionally throughout what has been a lengthy process. No concerns or query was ignored and the team worked tirelessly to ensure that the final result was just the uniform we had been hoping for. Michael Sehgal's approach has been a clear reflection of our own values. They have been warm, pleasant, friendly, efficient and professional throughout the process and we look forward to a continuation of this most productive relationship.

    Mr H Kemp
    Head Teacher Farringdon Community Academy

  • Just a quick email with a bit of feedback.. The PE staff have passed on their praise of the new PE kit. They are extremely pleased and feel the new uniform looks very smart. Many thanks!

    David Todd
    Assistant Head Teacher, Queen Elizabeth High School, Hexham

  • To complement our new school ethos of excellence, compassion and respect for all we decided it was timely to update our uniform to ensure that parents were receiving a quality product that was both value for money, and easy to launder as well as something that was smart and that our students would be proud to wear. During the whole process Michael Sehgal and Sons have been absolutely fantastic. We consulted with several suppliers but after a full consultation process, felt confident that Michael Sehgal and Sons were the company best suited to deliver our vision. It has been an absolute pleasure to work with them. The team have advised on every aspect of the uniform and we have benefitted from their vast experience of introducing a new uniform. Their attention to detail is superb and I am very impressed by their flexible and customer focused attitude; nothing is a problem to them (They worked tirelessly for example to ensure that our new logo was right for us). I am delighted that we chose Michael Sehgals to be our uniform suppliers and would highly recommend them. We have had many compliments from our local community on our new uniform and I look forward to continuing to work with Michael Sehgals into the future.

    Jane Rayson
    Deputy Head Teacher