DISAPPOINTING CUSTOMERS AT THIS PERIOD IN THE YEAR IS INEVITABLE – TAILOR
The quest for new clothes during Christmas has continued to create a business boom for those in the tailoring industry.
This however does not go without its huddles, including disappointments and sharp conflicts between tailors and their clients.
Radio Nigeria takes a look of why most tailors fail to keep to agreements with their customers especially during festivities.
The act of tailoring which goes beyond sewing and mending clothes, involves a high level of creativity and understanding of different fabrics and its corresponding fittings.
The business especially during Christmas has been described by most of the tailors as not only tedious but very demanding.
This they attributed to last minute rush by customers, lack of steady power supply and the usual increase in the prices of sewing materials.
A tailor in Enugu metropolis, Mr. Chibuzor Ezeakor, said disappointing customers at this period in the year was inevitable due to the pressure by most of them to collect their clothes before the Christmas day.
Mr. Ezeakor however noted that he employed many strategies including extending service time and rejection of express service to meet up.
Another tailor, Mrs. Ndidi Chijioke said despite the boom, the season did not affect her charges due to the economic situation in the country.
Mrs. Chijioke claimed that she had stopped collecting clothes and employed more hands to assist her.
Reacting to the issue of quest for new clothes and late submission of materials by customers, some respondents attributed it to lack of planning and misunderstanding of what Christmas meant.
They however advised tailors to maintain integrity in the business, while urging those who wished to make new cloths to do so in time or make do with what they had, for a stitch in time saves nine.