Of dress-makers, milliners, seamstresses (which together niake up near half of the total in this occupation group) more than 96% are women.
There are some very clever and talented seamstresses around.
Trainees attend a two month course run by Rehab Lanka before they are selected by factories in need of skilled seamstresses.
The arts and crafts home has skilled upholsterers and seamstresses who work to high standards, both on our own and customers furnishings.
Insurance against old age and invalidity comprehends all persons who have entered upon their 17th year, and who belong to one of the following classes of wage-earners: artisans, apprentices, domestic servants, dressmakers, charwomen, laundresses, seamstresses, housekeepers, foremen, engineers, journeymen, clerks and apprentices in shops (excepting assistants and apprenticesin chemists shops), schoolmasters, schoolmistresses, teachers and governesses, provided the earnings do not exceed 100 per annum.