SINGER Jamaica Ltd is committed to providing employment to Jamaicans across the island and to ensuring that Jamaicans can live comfortably with items bought on Singer’s Flexible Credit Plans. Our dedicated personnel in our stores share our commitment to providing exceptional customer service and work tirelessly to ensure that now, more than ever, our customers will “Love to Shop at Singer.”
SINGER Jamaica Limited has had a presence in the world for 160 years and in Jamaica for over 100 years. The company began its operations in Jamaica by selling sewing machines. Salesmen travelled out in the field with pictures of sewing products to potential customers. When the sale was made the item was delivered to the customer using a handcart. The first retail store was opened on Harbour Street with four members of staff selling only one sewing machine each day. The company has experienced significant growth since and today sells a wide range of electro nics, appliances, furniture and bedding in addition to its sewing machine line. Singer has 19 branches island-wide and employs over two hundred Jamaicans directly.
We Taught Jamaicans to Sew
SINGER Jamaica, recognising the importance of personal development and especially the independence of women has been teaching sewing from our retail outlets since 1940. At our Sewing Academy we have taught over 7,000 Jamaicans to sew. Through our sewing programmes many persons have been able to start their own dressmaking business, thus providing an income for their families. Singer Jamaica has assisted many Secondary Schools and Skills Development Centres island-wide by donating sewing machines to assist in their sewing programmes and has even provided specialised training in areas such as Garment construction,
Machine Embroidery and Drapery Making to teenage children in Kingston and in rural Jamaica.
Supporting Local Manufacturers
SINGER is committed to fostering the gr owth of Jamaican small manufacturers as is seen in our reliance on local furniture suppliers. Presently, 70% of our furniture is bought locally from over 30 suppliers who employ jointly approximately 400 Jamaicans. Our furniture manufacturers are encouraged to create new and appealing designs and work closely with our purchasing team and quality assurance personnel to constantly refine their product quality. Singer throughout the years has become known for its exceptional product offering in the local furniture product and our products can be seen in the homes of Jamaicans across the island.
Assistance to Schools / Homes
SINGER has assisted many schools through the provision of sewing machines and has taught children to sew through joint programs with children’s homes and government institutions. We have for many years donated furniture and appliances to homes that care for children and the aged and continue to focus on these two sectors of our citizenry by way of donatio ns.
SINGER is an official sponsor of the Jamaican Olympic Team to London 2012, continuing our support of the Jamaica Olympic Association, which began in 2000, when we assisted in sponsoring the Jamaican contingent to the Olympics in Sydney, Australia. We were also sponsors of the team to Beijing 2008. We are proud of the achievements of our athletes and happy to do our part to assist in Jamaica's athletic success on the world stage.
At SINGER we have been actively involved in assisting in the growth and development of sports in Jamaica. SINGER has fostered the development of sports through our donations to various High Schools for their sports programmes. Schools such as St. Jago High, Ardenne High School & Wolmers High, Campion College have benefited from our contribution. We have donated footballs to schools and community centres across Jamaica. In 2007 we also sponsored the Digicel Junior Under 17 Caribbean Cup.