In 1941 Kayes Manufacturing Co. commenced a boys wear clothing factory which operated in the main hall for about 8 years until the Cainer brothers, Dan and Ralph bought the business, and a couple of years later, the building for about 10,000 pounds.
Mr Cainer says he remembers working on Sunday preparing some late orders and being surrounded by a choir singing, from the lodge room upstairs. Before 103 Union Rd became the factory for Surrey Clothing it was known as “Surrey Hall” – a stage production and picture theatre
A young Geoff Classon joined the Cainer Brothers in 1965 after an apprenticeship in tailoring with Myers and a few years tailoring with Stafford Ellinson Menswear. Geoff was the Managing Director of Surrey Clothing from 1965 to 2000,a time when local manufacturing was at its peak.
Throughout this time he was passing his knowledge to daughter Jenny who started in 1981 and then son Michael who started in 1986, both learning & managing the Australian wide distribution of the Surrey school wear label. Surrey Clothing have been making quality uniforms for over 40 years.
Our clothing is made with the finest fabrics, friendly features, and scrupulous attention to detail. We endeavour to keep children comfortable and to make everything ‘hand-me-downable’ which pleases parents