SHOPPING FOR A STOKVEL’S UNIFORM
WHY STOKVELS WEAR UNIFORM?
In some stokvel groups, members are required to wear uniform as a sign of unity and dedication to the group. The uniform also helps the stokvel group members stand out from the crowd so that they can be easily recognised. Some wear formal full uniform while others prefer to be casual and wear a shirt or a blouse in the colour of their choice and jeans.
HOW TO DECIDE ON UNIFORM
Deciding on uniform is not easy for most stokvels as members might like different things. To make things easy for everyone, most stokvels now opt for a T-shirt branded with the group’s name. Textile manager from a major retail shop, Lebo Papala, says when people buy uniform, they should look at the colour, design and affordability of the items they would like to buy.
Uniform prices differ according to where you are buying them from. Golf shirts range from R100 to R225, depending on the sizes, quality and quantity required.
Lebo advises that buying in bulk can be much cheaper for your stokvel. When doing the costing for your uniform, its important to also keep in mind the price for branding.