I am in fashion to solve the problem of untimely delivery of wears

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Being a creative fashion designer is good, but untimely delivery of wears can create negative perception about your brand. Timely delivery of wears to clients is important. Let this story of Promise Akpan inspire you to become a trusted fashion designer.

Promise Akpan Henry is a 24-year-old fashion designer. She is an indigene of Onna local government area in Akwa Ibom state. She has a diploma in Environmental Health Management from the University of Uyo.

Promise started her fashion & design business in 2019 intending to solve the problem of untimely delivery of wears by most fashion designers. So far, she has been able to meet up with the deliveries.

The fashion business is of no doubt a very profitable business, according to Promise, “As long as life is concerned, human beings will keep wearing clothes and money is needed to get one, hence, fashion & Design is an integral part of an economy, it is a viable business”.

According to Promise, “If my training fee is considered a startup capital, then I started with the sum of N50,000, otherwise, my clients pay every time I make dresses for them and that has been helping me to scale through”

The high point so far in the business is the enablement to recently purchase an industrial sewing machine to speed up the work process. However, the low point is the lack of adequate space and equipment to accommodate apprentices hence, working alone is very stressful.

The period of covid-19 lockdown was a trying time for Promise as she constantly thought of giving up due to the high cost of sewing materials, moreover, what purged the thought from her mind was the smile and happiness she got whenever she saw her client rocking a design by her.


Promise is so keen on building a trusted brand that will enhance timely delivery of wears to clients and a trusted brand result in more patronage, hence she wants investors to fund her business so it will enable her to expand and dive into other areas of fashion, thereby creating job opportunities for people
“Knowledge is not power but Applied knowledge,” Says Promise to entrepreneurs. In her words “If you have passion for a craft, get trained and try to seek knowledge in other areas not related to your craft, that could be the edge needed to build your business to the level you want. Be willing to learn and unlearn.”

Entrepreneurs are job creators and so, job creation is a good impact on the economy of any state, the more the workforce the more the cash flow.

In conclusion, Promise believes there should be an entrepreneurs hub, where entrepreneurs get to network, discuss and solve societal issues.

Being a creative fashion designer is good, but building a trusted brand is important for business growth. Let this story of Promise prompt you to do more and solve the problem of untimely delivery of wears.

3 thoughts on “I am in fashion to solve the problem of untimely delivery of wears”

  1. Promise is a very adventurous young lady with a quest to make a difference in the fashion industry.

    Her story is very compelling; one that demands all the help she can get in building her business.


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