CIMERWA recognized that as the need for tailored outfits for use around the factory emerged, the tailors in the community next to the plant would be a key source of the finished work. Local tailors organized themselves and approached CIMERWA management for support. The management was impressed and gave the tailors their first opportunity during the company's 30th anniversary celebrations in October 2014 when they were tasked to produce 128 graduation gowns within four days for kindergarten and primary students of the CIMERWA School.
The group of tailors took up the challenge, each one working independently but under the guidance of someone from CIMERWA and eventually delivered within the set timelines. We have committed to continue building their tailoring skills and to give them more work by contracting more outfits from them.