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Back to School Tools

Our best recommendations for anyone starting the new academic year

As summer draws to a close, it’s time for teachers, parents, and students to begin their back to school preparations. Start the new academic year the right way, with a pair of hand-made Whiteley scissors – designed to last a lifetime.


Bespoke laser engraving available on our scissors also makes them the perfect gift; each pair ships in stylish packaging, and we deliver worldwide.

For the tailoring or fashion student

Wilkinson EXO Silver Scissors in main view.

Endorsed by professionals on Savile Row, and the scissor of choice at tailoring academies around the world, our EXO shears are the perfect tool for budding fashion designers and next generation tailors.

Designed to fit comfortably in the hand while delivering a powerful cut, these groundbreaking shears are sharp, strong and ergonomic, available with either a striking gold or silver matte finish.

For the costume designer

Wilkinson colours classic in red, teal and purple on grey slate

Our Wilkinson colours range come with your choice of bold purple, red or teal painted handle, perfect for stand-out, creative, film and theatre costume design students. Available in both left and right-handed designs.

Hand-made by craftsmen using traditional techniques, these shears offer precision cutting for all types of materials and feature a unique corrosion protection on the inside.

For the upholstery student

Wilkinson glide scissor gift set

If you’re going back to school to learn upholstery or to work within textiles, our Glide collection is a must-have.


Featuring three sizes of scissor this kit contains everything you need to cut through thick fabrics, glide through long lengths of fabric or snip detailed shapes or thin threads.

For the culinary trainee

classic kitchen scissors

Learning to be a master chef, or the next winner of Bake Off? Or maybe you just need something for the student halls kitchen.


Made from high quality stainless steel, our kitchen scissors are perfect for a variety of tasks including cutting through bone and opening up beer bottles – and they’re dishwasher friendly too!

For the hair or barbering student

barbers scissors

Our hot-forged bright steel barber shears are a traditional design, with long handle shanks and an extra finger rest on the bottom bow.


These shears really stand our for getting a perfect straight line when blending, a popular technique in today’s barbering.

For every student tool kit

sheffield made scissors

The perfect addition to your stationery collection; our 7″ paper scissors are small and portable with a stunning and unique matt black finish. An ideal addition to any home office, work desk, studio and more.


Available in three sizes, we also stock them in 9 inches and 10 inches.