Choice: ‘Your pas­sion can be lu­cra­tive if you choose to’

Daily Trust - - YOUTHVILLE - By Lat­i­fat Opoola (@Lat­i­fatOpoola)

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.

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