Large school uniform manufacturers have recently increased school uniform prices up to 15% amid economic difficulties putting additional burden on students and parents. To stabilize the prices of school uniforms, KFTA launched a three-pillar campaign including a freeze on uniform prices, joint purchase and reuse of school uniforms.
In line with the initiative, KFTA issued a "statement on the soaring school uniform prices" and sent out a public request for cooperation to large uniform manufacturers to freeze or decrease the uniform prices on February 2nd. It is also expected to sent a public request for cooperation to all national school principals and members of school steering committees to promote joint purchase of uniforms during February.
KFTA president Lee said, "the three-pillar campaign will practically help not only a freeze or decrease in school uniform prices but also the spirit of thrift in our society."
Meanwhile, the association of school uniform manufacturers and some of large uniform manufacturers expressed their active intention to adjust factory prices and stabilize overall uniform prices in response to KFTA's public request.