More tailors getting their hands full with Hari Raya orders

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TAILOR shops are steadily getting their hands full with some no longer accepting customer orders nearly three months ahead of the Hari Raya Aidil Fitri celebration.

Most of the shops interviewed attributed this to the lack of manpower.

An employee from a tailor shop in Kg Serusop said that they are no longer taking orders as they have exceeded their capacity since there are only two of them working at the shop.

The Indonesian employee said on average they make at least seven sets of clothes per customer and the time it takes to complete one depends on the material used and how it is fashioned.

However, boutiques and tailoring shops which employ more than five workers are still accepting orders.

Jocelyn Y Pamintuan, who works at Lauren Boutique and Health Studio, said that while orders for March was slow, it has started to pick up since April.

Customer orders, she said, can be tailored within three to seven days depending on the style and material used.

As the number of customers placing orders at the boutique continues to grow, Jocelyn said that however they can still accept orders likely until the middle of Ramadhan.

Meanwhile, a staff at DJ Kedai Jahit in Complex Anggerek said that they are still accepting orders for clothes for both men and women.

“There is still time for customers to send in their orders to the shop,” she said.

Brunei will be observing the fasting month beginning early June with Hari Raya Aidilfitri following a month after Ramadan.

The Brunei Times