- Written by Super User
A collection of knitted clothing is helping keep school going Kenya kids warm during cold seasons. Knitted to appear as part of one's school uniform, the clothing comes in the form of a hat, neck cowl, gloves and leg warmers.
Catering specifically to school going children, the clothing aims to cover the exposed parts of a child's body so as to keep them warm and prevent them getting sick in the cold early mornings.
“The hat covers the head and ears exposing only the eyes, nose and mouth,” explains Fiona Beth who knits them.
Fiona, herself a mother started making this clothing out of necessity.
“My daughter goes with the school bus early in the morning and so I thought these would help keep her warm while she waited,” remarks Fiona.
The clothing comes in all school colours therefore complimenting the school uniform.
“These days schools are very strict when it comes to uniform so when making I usually ensure it matches the colour of the sweater, “said Fiona who can also add stripes to the clothing if that is the school uniform although at an extra cost.
According to Fiona, the hats and neck cowls have proven beneficial as her daughter is able to keep warm without going against the school uniform. They cowl and hat are also detachable therefore one can remove the hat and remain with the cowl.
For this doting mother, the cowls also prove more practical for school going kids when compared to other clothing for keeping warm such as scarfs.
“I have heard parents complaining that the scarfs are always getting lost but at least the cowls are small
and sit comfortably on the neck and won't fall off,” said Fiona.
For orders, Fiona advises her customers to make them a day before.
“If you order before 5pm, you will get the following day but any orders placed after 5pm will be done in a day's time,” said Fiona. If one wants the whole clothing set however it will take two days.
The clothing varies between Sh200 and Sh1200.
“The hat is Sh400, neck cowl Sh300, the gloves cost Sh200 and leg warmers are Sh500,” said Fiona.
She goes on to add that tas a set the neck cowl and a hat go for Sh500 while the whole package costs Sh1200.
Fiona makes free deliveries within the Central Business District (CBD) while outside the CBD fare charges apply. Deliveries outside of Nairobi can also be made but courier services will be added to the cost.