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28 Years of Summa Wear

28 Years of Summa Wear


This year marks 28 years since Summa Wear Garments has been in operation.

The company has grown from a small operation in the home of Ormond and Alina Baptiste of Calder, to a factory in the rural community and a store in capital Kingstown. {{more}}

The Baptistes, both of East Indian heritage, were residing in the United Kingdom for about 18 years when they decided to return to St.Vincent and the Grenadines and explore the possibility of starting a garment company after realising there was a niche for the industry in St.Vincent and the Grenadines. The couple returned with a wealth of experience. In England, Ormond was employed as a production manager of a garment factory while his wife was employed as a designer.

In 1978 they started the business here with four employees. Today the factory has an average staff of 25.

Summa Wear Garments mainly produces office, school, nursing and general uniforms.

Besides the local market, the garments are sold in Antigua, Dominica and Grenada.