What would the judges wear?
The idea of green robes came about with red and black trim. Green the colour of the earth, red and black, to signify that we deal with criminal cases as well as with civil law cases. The black belts also signified civil law and the usual bib. By then Albie and I had already been identified as the creative ones, so we were given the task to design the robes and it was quite exciting.
It was important to us to have unisex robes so that when we wear the robe, the bib and the shirt collar which appears above the collar of the robe, should not be able to distinguish whether the judge is a man or woman. We all had to have the same of everything. The design of the robes was the first notion of equality which we created.