The wonderful sewing ladies at Tuki’s Pareu. MELINA ETCHES/23110315
The 52nd Pacific Islands Forum Leaders Meeting has brought a flurry of activity to the island’s seamstresses as they sew up a storm to diligently produce uniforms for the workers engaged in organising the Forum.
machines at Tuki’s Pareu have been whirring away to meet their garment orders
from government organisers and individual customers.
seamstresses have been busy working on sewing garments for the weeklong Forum,
which starts on Monday next week.
Pareu manager Natasha Wright said the organisers had approached her early on to
handle the task of sewing the uniforms for the ushers, drivers, liaison
officers, Forum staff, and other members of the organising team.
said the delay was in finding their personnel for the Forum to be measured for
to the limited time available, Wright explained that they did not bring in
additional fabric and instead asked their customers to choose from the existing
fabric they had in store.
said they only accepted tasks that they were capable of completing within their
this additional workload, they managed to accommodate everyone while still
attending to their regular customers.
expressed gratitude for the opportunity to provide their sewing services to the
are very fortunate that they have decided to use our sewing services and
fabric. It has been spread across so everyone is getting a piece of the pie,”
added the experience has been good, with each customer deciding on their own
style for their garments.
we make them look pretty in their dresses,” she added.