We understand that sourcing for materials for a fashion entrepreneur can be very tasking and stressful. This is coupled with the fact that some sellers don’t have high quality materials, and the materials from other sellers are way more expensive than they should be.
This week, we spoke to fashion entrepreneurs on where they get quality materials from for their fashion brands. Here’s what they had to say;
Hopelines Mark, the creative director of mAcValss, a female clothing brand that specializes in bespoke, bridals and evening wears, had this to say,
“Although I source for my fashion materials online sometimes, I prefer going to the market proper. Balogun market in Lagos is my preferred market because I get to see varieties and ascertain the quality of the fabrics.”
Oluwatoyin David, the owner of Rated Couture, a women’s bespoke and ready-to-wear fashion brand, shared this with us,
“As a ready to wear brand, I mostly source for fabrics and other accesories for my outfits at Yaba Market, in Lagos.”
Adewunmi Olowokande, the creative director of Dew Davies, which is a fashion brand that makes stylish footwear and leather goods for males and females, had this to say,
“As a leather goods entrepreneur, I get all my leather and leather accessories from Mushin, Lagos. They have decent prices for good quality materials.”
Akande Adeola, the creative director of Mho Threadz, a fashion brand that caters to the bespoke needs of customers, had this to say,
“Personally, since I live in Ibadan, the best place I source for my fabrics is Aleshinloye. They have a wide range of fabrics and other accessories, ranging from embroidery to appliques and bridal materials.”
Jessica Obilom, the creative director of AdornedByAlisa, which is a fashion brand that deals in creating fascinators, berets and others, had this to say,
“For the materials used in making fascinators and all the other products in my brand, my go-to market is Idumota in Lagos. They have all the materials required, like discs, hair clips and more, so it isn’t too stressful.”
Agu Lynda, the creative director of Gabi’s Touch which is a bespoke fashion brand for women, had this to say,
“Since I deal majorly in bespoke wears, my go to place for fabric sourcing is Aba in Abia state. They have high quality crepes and other fabrics as well. Occasionally, I source online for fabrics from China as well.”
Abidemi Adetiba, the creative director of Bibidisuityourstyle, which is a fashion brand that specializes in bespoke fashion for women, as well as bridal and bridesmaid dresses, had this to say,
“Lagos Island market in Lagos state has some of the best deals for fabrics and accessories for fashion designers and creatives.”
Tanimola Durojaiye, the creative director of Threads N Colours, a fashion brand that makes bridal, ready-to-wear and children’s outfits, shared this with us,
“Personally, my go-to market for fabric sourcing is either Tejuosho Market in Yaba, or Lagos Island, both in Lagos state. In both places, they have every kind of material you want, ranging from plain materials to satin, crepe, tulle and many more.”
Here’s what Aduke Onigbanjo, the owner and creative director of Ahdookeh, a one-stop fashion brand for ready to wear outfits, had to say,
“To get nice deals for fashion materials, Lagos Island in Lagos is a very good option to consider. While for other places in Nigeria, Aba Market and Onitsha Market, in Abia and Anambra states respectively are good options.”
The creative director and owner of Tagdesigns15, a fashion accesories brand that deals in hats, fascinators and turbans, Agboola Deborah shared this with us,
“Depending on the fabrics or accessories, a person intends to get, there are different markets suited for that purpose. But in Lagos state, the markets in Surulere, Yaba and Lagos Island have a wide variety of fashion materials to cater for different fashion needs.”
And there you have it, some of the markets with the best deals for fashion materials in Nigeria.
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