Stuff – The story behind the Gloriavale uniform is all about modesty and (saving) money
Stuff – 2/09/2022
Clothing is a tool used to control and save money at Gloriavale, with theories about red being a “whore’s colour” and strict rules around how tight to tie your belt.
A Gloriavale leaver has revealed what it is like to wear the infamous long blue dresses and how much pressure women are under in relation to clothing.
The garb has been on display in Christchurch during an Employment Court case involving six former members who argue the domestic work they did for years at Gloriavale was as employees, not volunteers.