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We are a trade only supplier and only supply Schoolshops on school premises or Retailers.


Since 1933, it has been our mission to become one of the most respected School Uniform Manufacturers in the world. Our Uniform factory is based in Diep River, Cape Town (South Africa) and we currently employ 550 employees within Lancashire Manufacturing. We believe the key to our success has been the philosophy of “sticking to our knitting” and through this we have become masters in manufacturing School Uniforms in South Africa.

In 2013 we launched our Security Uniform Range due to numerous requests from Security Customers as the products are very similar to our current range. Currently we are offering Trousers and Blazers in our Security Uniform product range with numerous badge and braiding options. [See new pics on our website] We have a wide variety of durability tested uniform fabrics to choose from that are sourced locally from Mills in SA.

The increased demand from export markets for School Uniforms, mainly the UK, has enabled us to specialise in manufacturing quality uniforms throughout the year in South Africa, as well as retaining the necessary skill and expertise to be an extremely efficient, consistent and competitive School Uniform Manufacturer. In addition, this allows Lancashire Manufacturing to provide unparalleled quality, flexibility, service and delivery that our Customers in South Africa and globally deserve from their preferred Uniform Manufacturer.

Our competitive advantage is that we are able to provide continuous support to our Customers all year round, on all our School Uniform & Security Uniform product lines and offer unbeatable turnaround times on all urgent replenishment Uniform orders.

Our Schoolwear brand, Envoy, has been the Industry benchmark in School Uniform Manufacturing in South Africa for over 77 years. This has been achieved by continuously updating our plant and equipment to ensure the best production methods are used by Lancashire Manufacturing - enabling us to consistently manufacture highly durable and stylish School Uniforms.

Lancashire Manufacturing refuses to compromise on quality standards and only the finest performance fabrics, tried and tested over many years are utilised for our School Uniform range. As a result of our strict quality standards, fair labour practice, environmental standards and 100% of our direct labour costs incurred in South Africa, we have been awarded the status of being a “Proudly South African Company” which as a School Uniform Manufacturer in South Africa we are extremely proud of.

Our website Uniform product catalogue features our more popular School Uniform products as well as miscellaneous Uniform ranges in an easy-to-navigate format.

We would also be more than happy to customise any existing School Uniform product in our range or design any new Schoolwear or security uniform product according to your specifications and design requirements. We strive to be a flexible Uniform Manufacturer.

Click here to request our latest School Uniform & Security Uniform Product Catalogue. (Within your email please provide us with your postal address and contact details).

Honesty, integrity and reliability have enabled us to grow our market share, as a reliable School Uniform Manufacturer in South Africa and globally together with our customers and meet the increasingly demanding Customers’ Uniform Manufacturing needs.

We look forward to continuing our relationship with you, as your preferred Uniform Manufacturer, and providing you with unsurpassed quality, superb value and incredible Customer Service for many years to come. In achieving this Lancashire Manufacturing can be truly proud!

Envoy Schoolwear - The Parents choice since 1933
Enviado Security Uniforms - Superior quality uniforms made to last!

Arnold Swiel
Chairman/ Joint MD
Marc Swiel
Managing Director
Sebastian Di Bartolo
Production Director