THE ULTIMATE FABRIC WORKBOOK
DEAR TAILOR, FASHION STUDENT, FABRIC BUSINESS STARTER, FASHION TEACHER AND FASHION ENTRPRENEUR
THE ULTIMATE FABRIC WORKBOOK IS FOR YOU
Mr Oyinbo walked into our store in December 2020 with his tailor holding a nylon bag. I greeted him and he did not seem to be in a very good mood. I asked what the problem was, he said to the tailor "bring out the outfit you made for me". The tailor brought out a black cashmere outfit sewn into south-south style but Alas!, it was with the lowest grade of cashmere.
Mr Oyinbo had come into our store for the first time 2 days before this incident and in our chat, I instantly knew his taste was never going to be for a low grade cashmere so I asked, "what is the story?".
He said " I gave him N18,000 to make me an outfit with high quality cashmere and when the tailor brought the outfit, It was TERRIBLE.
The tailor claimed he did not know it was low grade. Mr Oyinbo also said he did not know what to look out for hence, he sent the tailor to do the fabric shopping and tailoring.
Guess what, this is a typical incident in my 10 years of experience in the fashion space.
Are you the tailor, the buyer, the person who wants to start a fabric business, the fashion teacher who needs to teach students the right things in class, or the fashion entrepreneur who needs to educate staff?
Do not wait till you loose money because of ignorance.
Do not wait till your student thinks you know nothing
Do not wait till your supplier gives you low quality cashmere at the price of high quality cashmere.
Do not REMAIN IGNORANT