How To Start Tailoring Business in Nigeria

Tailoring business is not only a thriving business at the moment, but it is also one business that has been generating profit for a very long time now. And this is because, irrespective of circumstances, people will always cloth themselves.

1. Practice Makes Perfect

Whatever might have prompted you into tailoring, be it passion or lack of a job, you can only skip through the learning process when you have enough money to employ skilled tailors. You can learn to tailor as an apprentice under an experienced tailor or you enroll in a fashion school. Both have their advantages and disadvantages.

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2. Get the Equipment and Tools needed

For a start you will need some simple equipment for you to start-up and push yourself to an extent and make your work known, importantly you will need.
Sewing Machine, Embroidery Machine, Working Table, Chairs/Tables, Overlock machines, Weaving machinesThread and needles in bulk

3. Make a business plan for your shop

For any business, a business plan is the first thing you have to make. A business plan will include most of the things you will be doing 6 months, 1 year and even 10 years from the start of your business. But first of all, you have to decide on the type of garment you will make, or alter or your area of specialization.

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You may be staying in an area where people prefer to wear mostly ready-made clothes and they are not bothered about the fit of clothes. In this case, you have to target cloth alterations. In which case you will have to ensure that the volume of alterations will be enough to justify a separate rented space. If a shop is not viable you will have to limit your operations to a room in your house.

4. Employ Experienced Tailors

Once you’ve concluded on the particular niche you want to be known for, it is advisable to source for tailors that are experienced in that field. However, it is not a must that you confine your business to just one particular niche. You can choose to specialize in two or three if you want if you can get the experience hands to execute the job.

Author: BF

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