Start up story of an Isabiwork fashion designer
* Whats your name and were are you from?
My name is Victory Chimdimma Chijioke.l am from Abia State, but reside in the Lagos State
*Whats the name of your brand ?
My brand name is GRABETH FASHION HOUSE and it is located in Ajah-Sangotedo, Lekki Axis. Lagos.
*What does your company do?
We are a Bespoke fashion house and we take care of the clothing need of young and Vibrant Women aged 18-30, Mums and their daughters aged 28-50, & 3mth- 17yrs respectively.
*What inspired you to start up your brand?
The desire to impact the lives of women through taking proper care of their clothing needs, making sure they get Value for every money spent.
*Why should anyone use your products or services?
At GRABETH FASHION HOUSE we offer great services and deliver what we have promised and at the time promised.
*What are your future plans and aspiration?
My future aspirations are to inspire women like me using my Stories as a tool to motivate them into taking ACTIONS that will lead them to fulfilling their purposes.
*Share a little about your journey so far.
To be entirely Honest, I never thought I would find myself in the Fashion industry.
I have always been a Music Lover, so I thought that was were God was going to use me to impact lives.
But as I grew older, I noticed that I needed so much money to fund my music, so I joined an Engineering company and with my salary I enrolled in a Music school.
While I was it, My hubby convinced me into enrolling for Fashion classes. So I worked, and went to 2 Schools at the same time.
So that was when my journey into fashion began. And no, I couldn’t handle the pressure at all so I dropped out of my fashion school and tried to finish up music school. By then I had already gotten some basic knowledge on how to sew.
After staying away from my fashion school, for a while I went back again to continue from where I stopped, and this was as a result of the consistent push I got from hubby.
And because I felt my heart was more with music than fashion I quit school again.
In 2014, I left the Engineering company as a result of some issues the company. So I had to pick up And started my fashion business.
By the end of 2015, I became so frustrated with the outcome of my clothes and the many complaints I got from customers, and I quit again.
Around October in 2016, I was fed up with the way I lived, I was totally dependent on hubby for everything, even to the point of waiting on him to come home before I could buy a match box to cook.
That was when I made up my mind to change my situation.
Abeg to cut the long story short. I went back to my fashion business, but this time, I prepared my mind to learn continually, Invest in myself continually and never give up no matter what.And so far, God has been Faithful.
* What gives you the most satisfaction about being a fashion designer?
I am Satisfied when I can see the Honest Smile of Satisfaction on the faces of my customers.
*What advice can you give to the Nigerian youth looking to start up a brand/Business/Company?
Be committed to constantly investing in yourself and business, Be determined to stand up even when you fall or fail. And always surround yourself with the people who believes in YOU.