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1st day of school

January 18, 2012

It was the first day back to school for most of the kids in Guatemala and seeing them all around got me thinking… where are their uniforms made and how much do they cost each family? I’m hoping they are made here in Guatemala but I have this strange feeling they are made in China or somewhere far away. I’m going to research this because it only makes sense to have their uniforms produced in their own country- especially since they have the sewing expertise available already.

I was thinking that although there aren’t fabric mills in all the towns if the fabric was distributed around the country then each village could produce uniforms for their own children- think “support the local businesses”. The sweaters might be a little trickier but the pants, skirts, and tops could easily be made in a small workshop. With the excellent leather work here the children should also wear shoes and belts made in right in their town (or at least a neighboring town).

Hmmm… I have to find out the details of how it works at this point in time!


2 Comments leave one →
  1. Julie Zimmer permalink
    January 18, 2012 3:38 am

    This is such a great idea. let us know how we can help. We are interested in the info you sent earlier about the school and its needs. My cyber book club might be interested too. Maybe.

  2. January 20, 2012 6:35 pm

    So far I’ve found out that at least some of the uniforms are made in Guatemala. It turns out that someone that works in the cutting department at IKC also has his own business making uniforms. I’m still going to research more though because I have a feeling each area is different. We’re close to the city so we may have access to the developed companies but in the highland areas or near the beach they may not have the same opportunities.

    Briana can tell you more about the needs for El Hato school. I think they change over time.

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