Choice: ‘Your passion can be lucrative if you choose to’
We all have something we love to do and no matter what that is, it can be lucrative for you if you want it to be” said Halima Suleiman, the Owner of Sabs Clothier.
Halima who holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from University of Abuja, decided venture into fashion world in 2011 but went into fashion business fully when she graduated from the university with the hope that she does not want to depend on just salary at the end of the month when she eventually secures a job.
“I love fashion but it started accidentally for me because I started with just veils and scarfs first then I joined the NYSC Entrepreneurship scheme ‘SAED’ and there I learnt and got certified through a fashion institute” she said.
Halima noted that her designs mostly inspired by everything around her added that “Sabs Clothier is a ready -to-wear and bespoke female brand which is for female customers who opt out for simplicity at its elegance.”
She also noted that her business key challenge is getting the choice of fabric considering her location, “because the brand is based in Abuja finding the preferred fabrics at its choice of varieties are scarce.
The young entrepreneur confirmed that her business is a lucrative one mostly because “Looking good is good business” and many people will pay good money to look good.
Halima who attracts customers through word of mouth and referrals urged youth to take up entrepreneurship even when they have a white collar job, warning that it always comes in handy.