Proudly Australian since 1936

In 2011 we celebrated our 75th anniversary as a proud South Australian fourth generation family business, manufacturing and supplying school uniforms in Australia.

Over the years, Hambours have developed quality practices and standards that have ensured continuity in our supply of design services, manufactured garments, and wholesale and retail supply of school uniforms throughout Australia.

In the 1960s Hambours began manufacturing school uniforms for South Australia’s department stores. At this time we were supplying South Australian made products to David Jones Ltd, John Martins Retailers, and the Parents Trading Co-op. Our repertoire included a large number of government and private primary and secondary schools. With department stores moving away from the cost of maintaining their own school uniform departments, our business stepped in to maintain this service to the South Australian public.

During the 1990s we took over the ownership of the John Martin's “One Stop School Shop”. When John Martin's closed, we relocated our business into David Jones and in 2005 established a uniform shop in the Rundle Mall store of Harris Scarfe’s (Aust) Pty Ltd. In addition we also ran the Mr. Schoolwear uniform shop for many years until its relocation into a purpose built on-site shop at our head office. We have been involved in the establishment and operation of on-site uniform shops since 1997.

Hambours was the first school uniform manufacturer in South Australia to offer a comprehensive design service to the local and interstate market and have been at the forefront of developing fabrics that are purpose designed for school uniform use. Prior to the implementation of this service, Schools and Colleges were restricted to purchasing a stock design thus limiting individuality and inhibiting the development of a corporate image. We have been instrumental in providing a corporate design and development service for many of South Australia’s Schools and Colleges.

Hambours has also developed a range of generic uniform products of equal quality to our corporate range. Our business believes that this element of the market is equally important in the provision of school uniform services to the South Australian community.

Hambours is acutely aware of the financial pressure families are facing in the present climate. Consequenty, we seek to provide a service which suits the needs of the community we are providing for, without compromising on the quality of product whic his essential for the day to day wear of school uniforms.

Our Guarantee

We guarantee all garments bearing our 'Hambours' label against faulty materials and workmanship. If you are not satisfied, we will gladly exchange or refund the item you have purchased.