SA clothing sizes to be standardised
Johannesburg - The size of clothing is to be standardised, the SA Bureau of Standards (SABS) said on Tuesday.
Many consumers had had the experience of purchasing a new garment in their usual size - only to discover later that it did not fit properly, SABS standards executive Sadvhir Bissoon said in a statement.
"The new SABS standard will ensure that the guidelines contain garment construction specifications, which covers the process of standardising measurement prior to the preparation of clothing patterns."
The standard was simple and would provide an excellent guideline to manufacturers in the industry.
Bissoon said they were not only focused on implementation of the measurement standard, known as the SANS 8559.
"We are also addressing issues such as the economic development of the country, including job-creation and boosting the growth and development of the clothing industry."