While the Global apparel market is valued at over 3 trillion naira, research shows that over $1 billion is spent annually to import fabrics and that Nigerian fashion garment and Footwear industry is worth over 890billion naira. This represents a huge market gap and opportunity for upcoming local operators.
The fashion industry has become a critical component of the Nigerian economy, creating jobs, promoting creativity, ingenuity and culture. But, there currently exist a lot of untapped opportunities in the Nigeria Informal sector, particularly in the micro and small scaled fashion Industry.
Women are engaged in several activities ranging from garment construction, tailoring, fashion trainings, fashion retailing, magazines, modelling, consultancy, photography etc. Majority of these women are currently facing several challenges such as unfavourable business environment; cultural and traditional beliefs, poor educational background, lack of access to finance, relevant information, modern technology etc.
The GHAP, a fashion business accelerator program, exists to build the capacity of creative women by creating entrepreneurial training to improve their businesses which will create multiple increase in their income, standard of living for both themselves and their households
To empower and build the capacity of women–owned fashion start-ups, connect them with supportive resources to thrive and be sustainable in our fast-changing world.
Below are the benefits:
The qualified nominees in all categories will participate in the 4 phases of the program namely:
Individuals of the general public are encouraged to nominate women or young girls who are exceptionally creative but need support to grow their small fashion businesses.
In this phase, we compare applicants current state to their desired state – where are they are now and where they would want to be? We identify specific gaps, set benchmarks for success, outline measurable targets, and select analytics tools.
3 days residential fashion business management and leadership training for successful shortlisted nominees, short term Internships, plus one-year one-on-one mentoring.
Our team designs a customized solution and implementation plan through the participant’s workbook to meet individual’s objectives within the time frame required. Every participant will work closely with their project manager and mentors to make sure the plan is a good fit with realistic objectives and achievable outcomes.
Outstanding nominees will be given opportunity to showcase their products and services through organized exhibitions.
Please Note: Each participant is required to pay a counterpart fee of ₦60,000 (sixty thousand naira only).
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