Gem Schoolwear was established in 1968 and the first school uniform was sold in 1976.
We employ over a 100 staff in our stores and approximately 250 machinists in the 8 factories that produce uniforms made in SOUTH AFRICA by South Africans. They are all in our full time employment – creating the much needed jobs that our Government is so desperately trying to address and we are proud to say that although we manufacture in SA against all odds we do compete with the chain stores on price and quality.
GEM SCHOOLWEAR employs in the retail division an additional 250 school leavers, university and technikon students for approximately 8 weeks to work as sales assistants in the Back to School season creating again employment and the much needed experience to our future.
GEM SCHOOLWEAR is one of the largest Schoolwear manufacturer, wholesaler and retailer of Schoolwear in SOUTH AFRICA. We supply to Dealers, School Shops, NGO’s, Corporates, Government Deptartments, Municipalities, Sports Departments and Social Welfare organisations.
We do make a difference to the lives of the people of the eThekwini area by building Schools, adding classrooms, media and science rooms, donating computers, Schoolwear, sports equipment, sports apparel and assisting in various sports and social programmes. We also assist in the start up of small business and to date we have managed to successfully mentor three Black businesses in KZN. Two in the North Coast and one in the Souht Coast.
GEM SCHOOLWEAR has also provided bursaries to students in tertiary education, producing teachers, accountants and we are proud to announce a first Black Doctor, who graduated from Medunsa in November 2012.
We supply quality uniforms at an affordable price with the good old fashion personalised service that is scarce to find in today’s modern business.