In Africa Today and Especially Nigeria there has been this rise in the number of fashion designers and cloth makers. The chase for skill has led many Young girls and Boys to choose the Fashion design and Cloth making as the skill of choice because its;
Recently, most African Celebrities like, Flavour, Ebuka Obi Uchendu, etc have identified with the African clothing brands. Its Official that the dark years of fashion is slowly approaching extinction. Beyonce, Jidenna and Drake have been spotted rocking African designs.
With this rise and influx of new Entrepreneurs, one is faced with the challenge of how to make money from fashion designs and cloth making.
So, here we studied the Practices of some successful African Fashion Designers and Cloth Makers, what has made them successful through the years.
The Brain behind Ubuntu Apparels, Mazi Agbalanze Bube has this to say about his brand;
To be completely comfortable in your own Skin
Comfortable in your own type of Dress code
Comfortable in your way of life as it doesn’t entail Hurting others
Here, we find one who is out to make his Mark in his Business. Not to copy anyone but blaze a fresh trail for others to follow.
Fashion is a Bold Statement. The ones who are afraid to try out new things will not succeed in the game. Imagine that all tailors made the same style of wear? Boring right? Don’t be afraid to try out new things, don’t be afraid to share your ideas, don’t be afraid to Model Your Signature wears.
Just as there are millions of Humans in the world, so do we have different fashion sense. Explore all.
A good relationship is like a virus, its very catching. While doing what you do, be good at customer services. The greatest fear of customers is usually disappointment. Be the Golden one, break the norm. Nigerian tailors have broken hearts. Also, keep customers. Always check up on your Old Customers, know how they are doing and ask about the services you’ve offered.
Don’t go copying. While on a path, you will encounter challenges that seek to divert you. Do not forget the reason why you started. In the Business world, originality, quality and style sells better. Be Sure to focus on your goals of providing the best, stick to your mission statement.
Read also fashion industry loans by GTbank
If you are just starting out, realize that they are few things you’ll sacrifice. Money and a social life, some luxury items are just few things you can sacrifice in other to be established. If you work hard enough and you want something bad enough,you will find a way to make it happen.
Show your Fashion design Art, be proud of what you do! Before and after making a wear, display it for the world to see. Get your customers to spread words about you. Never forget how important it is to give the best and only the best. Best Quality is the best advert.
READ ALSO [Money Management skills for a successful Life]