Requirement of uniforms up even after 3 weeks of schools reopening
It is close to three weeks since schools were reopened, and many parents are still waiting to get their wards’ uniforms stitched. Majority of tailors either decline requests from parents or ask them to wait for over a week to get a new uniform stitched.
Those who are already burdened with orders this season straightaway decline fresh orders. A similar scenario awaits parents visiting tailors at Satyanarayanapuram, Suryaraopeta, Moghalrajpuram and Ayyappa Nagar.
With an increase in demand to deliver new uniforms, several tailors are forced to take extra load of work.
“We look forward to the commencement of the new academic year, as it brings in lots of business.
“But at times, there can be excess demand, and with not many tailors around, it is tough to meet the demand,” says Ranga Rao, a tailor from Ayyappa Nagar.
“Not many youngsters are keen on taking up tailoring as a profession. It is only the existing tailors, who take up the job, and even their numbers are dwindling every passing year. This is making things tough for us,” he adds.
In view of shortage of tailors, parents are requesting school managements to grant them extra time to get new uniforms ready.Conditions
“It is a tricky situation for many parents. Most schools and colleges insist that uniform fabric should be purchased only from their respective institution and decline readymade dresses by pointing out absence of institution logos on them. On the other hand, tailors seek more time to deliver uniforms, and it is brought to the notice of the principal,” says Krishna Mohan, a parent.