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Deer Park Knitwear

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Deer Park is one of Ireland's leading Knitwear manufacturers & clothing distributors for more than 29 years and continues to produce the highest quality garments. Deer Park creates true Irish made products and proudly trade using the 'Guaranteed Irish' logo on their knitwear. Unlike most other schoolwear manufacturers, Deer Park Knitwear is made on site on the business premises, Monasterevin, Co. Kidare. By keeping manufacturing in Ireland they have been able to employ up to 50 people, and as you all know behind every job is a family. Other companies claiming to create Irish schoolwear simply import foreign knitwear and resell it under their label creating little employment and even less benefit to Ireland.

Employment is only one factor as to why you should make sure you knitwear is made in Ireland. It also has to do with quality; quality school knitwear made by Deer Park will with stand the boisterous activities of active school children. Deer Park Schoolwear knitwear will withstand on average up to 2 years wear and tear when you follow the right care instructions. In addition Deer Park manufactures different quality levels of wool / acrylic mixes which suit all price ranges. Deer Park knitwear will hold its colour consistency wash after wash, following care instructions, using non bleach detergents and washing inside out. If your child has eczema then you should look for acrylic knitwear. If your child is smaller or larger than the sizes needed then we can work with Deer Park to tailor the garment to suit your child's needs.

All of Deer Park knitwear is machine washable, however, it is very important the correct cycle, temperatures, detergents, drying and even storage are used at all times. Any mistreatment or incorrect washing of the garment will damage the fibres and condition of the knitwear. This will greatly shorten the life of the product. Therefore Deer Park recommends that you follow the ‘Washing Instructions’ on the attached label carefully as follows:

Quick Wash Guide:
Machine Wash at 30’C on a Wool Cycle
Use a Mild Non-Bleach Detergent suitable for Wool
Wash Inside-out
Avoid Fabric Conditioner
Always use the directed amounts of detergent as indicated on the instructions. 
Dry flat, Never wring if hand washing, hanging on a clothes line may stretch the garment. 
Never Iron - Correct washing means there should be very few creases

See the detailed Schoolwear Care Guide here

See the Deer Park Sizing Guide Below

Age: 4/5 5/6 7/8 9/10 10/11 30/31 31/32
Size: 24" 26" 28" 30" 32"    
Age: Small Medium Large X
Size: 38" 40" 42" 44" 46" 48" 50"

Deer Park Knitwear Ltd has established a policy to supply products which are of the highest quality and to operate a Quality Management System that fully meets with the requirements of I.S.O 9001.2008. 

Deer Park welcome pre booked School Tours of their facilities in Kildare. They will show you first hand the full knitting, assembly and cresting process from raw material inputs through to the finished product. 

Generic Schoolwear

There has been a lot of debate over the years about choosing generic school uniforms. If the school your child attends has a generic school uniform you can still buy a quality Irish made generic schoolwear from Deer Park. A Deer Park school jumper or cardigan (crested or otherwise) costs as little as 32 cents a day. With the correct care and choosing the right size to allow for growth you can better this figure. What other generic schoolwear can claim to dress your child 5 days a week for a little 32 cents a day.  Below are some facts about imported knitwear from multinational chain stores. 

  • Lighter knit fabrics therefore not as good quality or as durable
  • Often contain no wool therefore the child is colder
  • Does not wash or dry as well
  • Will not wear as well or last the full school term
  • Colour will vary greatly & each pupil may look different. 
  • Only available for a limited amount of time usually back to school in September
  • Return to classifying student- Designer brands may be bought by some parents creating possible peer pressure between students