Martwayne | Power Through Fashion

Monday, November 27, 2017

Martwayne on Fidelity SME Forum: Live at 6.30am on 92.3 Inspiration FM Tuesday 28 Nov . You have to tune in! :-D


And here I am grinning from ear to ear!  Yes!  I had a great weekend indeed!  When your work is recognised by a Bank, then you know you have done something right!  God is just amazing! You just never know who is watching - just keep doing what you are doing!

So Fidelity Bank is running its Fashion Series and guess who is a guest on the show!  Yes yes!  Yours truly! :-D Talking about what I love to talk about the most - the Business Side of Fashion!  

So yes: the Topic is "The Business Side of Fashion: Turning Creativity into a Bankable Enterprise!

It's happening tomorrow LIVE at 6.30am on 92.3 Inspiration FM so just tune in on the drive to work!  There is also a replay on Thursdays at 6.30pm so you can tune in on your drive home!

I am so excited!!!  I cannot wait!  Do call in to ask your questions!

Have a fabulous week!

OH.  PS.

The Accounting for Fashion Course started off on a GREAT note!  Just check out the testimonial!



So yes!  You can still register for it.  The video is up and the WhatsApp Group is open!  You can still catch up!  1 Day down - 2 days to go!  I cannot wait for this weekend to continue!


Have a great week everyone!!!

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Want to Start a Fashion Business or Be a Fashion Designer? Remember the words "baby steps"...


Oh how I have missed blogging!  To be honest, I have not totally stopped! I do most of my blogging on Instagram now and my goodness we do have some healthy conversations up in there.  So I find it easier to just post and start a discussion.  I had one just a few days ago and with the feedback I got, I just thought wow!  Means a lot of people out there are in this position and perhaps this will help them  So why not also put this up on the blog!  After all some people out there who are not following us on Instagram and Facebook can still be encouraged by this story!

I am putting it up exactly how I put it up on Instagram.  Short and to the point!  Hopefully it will help you as well if you are currently in this situation.  So here goes!

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Claim Your Discounts People!!! The Clock is Ticking! Get Up to 20% off our Online Accounting for Fashion Businesses Course.

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You reach out to us and we listened!  It starts on Saturday, 25 November, 2017!  3 awesome days of planning for the future!!!  


Ok so for those asking me what exactly the discount is despite the video, you get 10% off for registrations by Thursday 23rd November 2017.

All my Martwayne people - i.e. anyone who has ever signed up for a Martwayne Course EVER (including the FECs) get 15% off!  In fact, let's make that 20% off for my Martwayne people! :-D  As my way of saying Thank You for being amazing to us! But your 20% also expires on Thursday as well!

Please please register early.  You need to read the notes BEFORE the class so last minute registrations will not work.  I also have to send you the templates you will use for your business so you can ask me questions during the Course.  It will be tough for last minute registrations.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Accounting for Fashion Businesses - our 3-Day Fashion Entrepreneurship Course LIVE on Facebook! Starts 25 Nov. 2017 @ 7pm!




We are wrapping up on 2017!  Time to review our business performance so far and start planning for 2018!  But how do we do this if we don't even know what our figures are like?

Yes!  I know!  We designers hate figures and numbers!  All we want to do is design all day!  But remember that the minute you decide to start a business, you move from being a designer to an entrepreneur!  And as entrepreneur, you must keep your eyes on the figures. In totality!  Not just the inflows into the account!  Why?!  So we can make smart business decisions, know the true position of our business and best of all, be able to use this year as a yard stick for the next year to improve our profits.  

So how do we do this?!  With an accounting software!  And THAT's exactly what we will be teaching in our upcoming Course which is happening LIVE on Facebook!  Our previous Facebook Courses have been SUCH a success and we cannot wait to do more!

Just imagine 3 whole days learning accounting right from the comfort of your home! You can register wherever you are and we will teach you the best way we know how... FROM SCRATCH!

Just check out this video.  If you can't see the video, click on this link


So what will we be learning?  I'll tell you just now!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Building Structures in Your Fashion Business (Accounting, Tax, Legal & Administration) - Our next LIVE Facebook Webinar coming up Saturday 4 November 2017!


And we have been on a ROLL these past 2 Saturdays!  And it keeps getting better and better! Clearly as you can see from the testimonial! "Awesome" she said :-D  And yes it was awesome!


This Saturday, we are teaching how to Build Business Structures in Your Fashion Company!  And this is literally 4 courses in 1!  We are talking about the Accounting, the Tax, the Legal & the Administrative Sides to running a fashion business.

Need I say more?!  Guess the topics are pretty self-explanatory!  And it is very very VERY interactive - THAT I can tell you for free!  It has really been an amazing experience!

Okay!  So how do you register?  Easy!

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

How to Start Your Clothing Line - Our next LIVE Facebook Training comes up on Saturday, 28 October 2017 @ 7pm! Register now!





YES!  Our very 1st LIVE Facebook Course was the bomb!  Who would have thought right?!  That you could get the very same training with the opportunity to ask all your questions right from the comfort of your home!  It was SUCH a good feeling! If you missed it, you missed out!  We discussed real scenarios with designers asking questions and funny enough we went way beyond Costing and Pricing.  In fact that was just a tiny portion of the Course.  We focused more on HOW TO SELL! It was tres fab! BUT not to worry.  You can still register for it.  The video is still available.  Not the same feeling as the live training but just as good.  

Coming up next is our next topic in the series - HOW TO START YOUR CLOTHING LINE!



Sunday, October 15, 2017

Attend our Fashion Entrepreneurship Course RIGHT on Facebook!


Why not Facebook right?! Everyone has access to it, you can reach more people at once, have the same Q&A sessions and best of all, attend right from the comfort of your home! 

So if you love fashion, maybe you are a banker considering quitting your job for fashion and have no clue how to start OR you already run a fashion business but you are finding it difficult to make ends meet OR you have been working for so many years but your fashion business still cannot pay you a salary OR your customers do not take you seriously as a fashion business, then you need this Course!  

We will be teaching 3 topics in our Live Facebook Training.  And yes!  It is a proper training with real slides and all!  So you get the same classroom experience right from your home!  And you can ask ALL your questions regarding the topic you registered for!  

And best of all, the Group remains open for people who still have questions even after the Course so it will be great to use this opportunity!

Topic 1: How to Sell Your Clothes & Make a Profit (Focus on Proper Costing & Pricing)

Topic 2:  How to Start Your Clothing Line (The Clothing Manufacturing Process)

Topic 3:  Building Structures in Your Fashion Business (Accounting, Tax, Legal &  Administration)

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Design, Fashion Illustration & Computer-Aided Design Course - Last Stream for 2017 starts 21st & 24th October, 2017


And now for the first of my marathon blogging sessions.  Yes yes!  And naturally, I would talk about our Design, Fashion Illustration & Computer-Aided Design Course because it comes first. :-D Oh how I LOVE this flyer! Very striking illustration right?!  Yes it is! :-D

So we just concluded another Stream of our Design, Fashion Illustration & CAD Course. It was pretty hectic and it was a lot of work - BUT we aced it!  It was a pretty packed class and somehow we managed to get a lot of people in a somewhat small space. Lol.  And mega thanks to our participants who came in from Ibadan & Abuja!  Wow!  It is always a humbling experience for us when people come in from far for any of our trainings. And even those in Lagos who come from far and near, please know that we do NOT take it for granted at all!  God bless you all LOADS!

Okies... so about our next Stream coming up on the 21st & 24th of October, 2017.  It is literally 3 courses in 1 and it is ALL ABOUT CREATIVITY!!!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Facebook Webinar, Fashion Illustration Course, Business & Accounting Course - FAB courses this Q4 2017 at Martwayne







Hello, hello HELLO!!!  Apologies for my LONG silence.  I took a long but well-deserved break from a lot of things - including blogging but I have been really active on Instagram though.  Funny, I seem to prefer Instagram since there is a lot more engagement on my posts than on the blog but hey... keeping the website alive is also important right?!  I think I'll write on what we have been discussing on Instagram later.  Right now, let's get you up to speed on the next Courses we have this Q4 2017 at Martwayne!

I'll leave the flyers here for now.  I will run a Course on each flyer in different posts. If you get our emails, this will drop right into your box!  Don't be overwhelmed.  I plan to do some serious marathon blogging so watch this space! :-D

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Learn Childrenswear at Martwayne. Start Date: 12 September 2017


Yes yes!  Here's introducing yet another brand spanking new Course at Martwayne. Our Short Course in Childrenswear!  And why childrenswear?!  Well.... we have had requests from people who are only interested in starting a clothing line for young children.  Of course we know there is a HUGE market out there for childrenswear.  Why?!  Because new babies are born, young children grow bigger with age (unlike me and a lot of ladies out there who can still fit into clothes they had 15 years ago! lol) and of course with an increase in age comes a new wardrobe.  So we thought to ourselves, why force students to go through our ladieswear Course when they can simply focus on the area they are most interested in!  And voila!  Our Childrenswear Course was born! :-D

So how does the Course run you ask?!  It's pretty simple...

Friday, July 21, 2017

We had a great show today on 98.9 Kiss FM Lagos...


Hello!!!!  Oh wow!  We had SUCH a great show today!  It was actually sparked off by a rant on Instagram about why fashion designers refuse to collaborate with each other.  If you missed the conversation trail, you should join us on Instagram @martwayne and air your views as well!


Then I watched another video I was tagged on where the speaker was talking about how businesses just live on survival mode and it further reinforced the the discussion I had yesterday.  But the truth is we don't even specialize in certain areas so how can we even collaborate?!  And that was what I chose to talk about today!  

If you missed it, simply click on this link:  

Monday, July 17, 2017

Martwayne partners with Access Bank on our popular sewing class for kids on holidays - the Basic Fashion Course for Juniors (ages 9-16)


Yaye!!!!!!  Hello good people :-D  And in an exciting twist, we just sealed our collaboration with Access Bank to run the Basic Fashion Course for Juniors (ages 9-16) this year!!!  Whoop!  Whoop!

So yes!  This year, our young fashionistas will not only learn about fashion and how to sew, they will also learn about financial management and the value of money in fun games facilitated by the Children's Banking Unit of Access Bank!  I can tell you it will be really exciting.  I tell you, even we the adults need these lessons.  And there is no better time to train our leaders of tomorrow about the value of money and hard work than today! 

Okies!  So let me quickly tell you about the Course!

Monday, July 10, 2017

And we were live on Facebook :-D Enjoy the live feed of Martwayne on 98.9 Kiss FM Lagos on 7 July 2017


Yes we were!  Actually to be honest, this is the 2nd week we have been live on both Facebook and Instagram.  I haven't posted the one that happened 2 weeks ago.  I'll do that sometime this week.  

Why did we decide on live feeds?!  Well we realized people may not be able to tune into the show on 98.9 Kiss FM perhaps because of work or the fact that they may be outside Lagos so we brought the show to them through other means!  And I kid you not, the response has been great!  So soon enough, we will also be live on Youtube once I get the settings right!  :-D 

SO what did we discuss last week?!

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Want to cut your production time in half? Then ditch the paper and pencils and go digital!


This picture made me laugh when I saw it!  But yes!  We tailors now use laptops!  :-D I spoke about it on our radio show on 98.9 Kiss FM on Friday and you should watch it!  I tell you this is the way to go!

Ok... so I realized that whilst promoting this Course (and I must confess, I don't think I really promoted it that much), I never really spoke about the benefits of the Course.  So you are probably thinking... "why go digital when I can use my pencil and paper" right?

Ok... check out this scenario...

Invest in Yourself ! Martwayne on Business Africa, 98.9 Kiss FM Lagos - 23 June 2017


Hello good people!!!  Trust you had a GREAT holiday!  Happy Eid to all our Muslim friends and family.  The LOOOONG weekend was a truly welcome one - though I must confess I did not do much resting.  I worked right through - thanks to our clothing factory.  It has been extremely overwhelming but I so cannot complain. At least the designers we have produced for are happy with our work and for that I am thankful!

Anyway...  I have not posted anything in 2 weeks so this is a double post alert :-D  

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Things to Consider Before You Quit Your Job for Fashion - Martwayne on Business Africa 98.9 Kiss FM Lagos

ME :-D with Anchor Ayodele Kazeem on the left and Co-Anchor Kayode Osokoya, Business Africa 98.9 Kiss FM

Hello good people!  So we had another fab show on Business Africa last Friday.  I could really get used to this radio gig :-D !  It was a really good one!  

So yes!  I'm sure many people working the 9-5 grind can connect to this. Or are the work hours 8-5.  Either way, I am sure there are loads of peeps out there who LOVE fashion, who are just itching to key into this passion of theirs but are clueless on how to go about it!  I know because I chat to people all the time about this.  

If you are at the same crossroads but you missed our show on Friday, you are in luck! Simply click on the link below and you'll be right with us in the studio! :-D   


Don't forget to share with your friends and family who need this and join us this Friday again at 10am on 98.9 Kiss FM! 

PS!

We had to postpone the start dates of the Corsetry Course and the the Patternmaking with CAD course.  The Corsetry now starts this Saturday, June 17 and the Pattern with CAD on the 27th of June.

We also have dates for our next set of Courses:

-  The Design & Illustration with CAD starts on July 15th and 18th;
-  The Basic Fashion Course for Juniors starts 1 August; and
-  The Childrenswear Course starts on the 22nd of August, 2017.

Please save these dates and forward them as well.

More posts coming up shortly!

Have a great week!

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Join me at 10am tomorrow, 9 June on 98.9 Kiss FM Lagos.


Yes people! Join me tomorrow at 10am on 98.9 Kiss FM Lagos where I will be discussing "Factors to Consider Before You Quit Your Job for Fashion". If you are currently at crossroads and not sure what to do, you need to tune in! And you can also call into the show to ask questions on 0809 899 8898. Cheers!

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Martwayne on Business Africa 98.9 Kiss FM Lagos; 2 June 2017 - Dealing with 'The Fear of the Unknown'

Left to Right: Adeolu Olatunji (Producer); Ayodele Kazeem (Anchor); ME (Guest) & Kayode Osokoya (Co-Anchor)

Yes!  So I was on radio again last Friday talking about what I love to talk about the most - FASHION! :-D  So yes!  Last Friday, on Business Africa on 98.9 Kiss FM Lagos, we were talking about how to face your fears and become a fashion designer or start a fashion business!  If you missed the show, don't stress! :-D  Here's the video!  Watch it for tips on how to turn your love for fashion into a viable business by first facing your fears and just doing it!  It was tres fab and I loved every minute of it!

I'll be on again this Friday talking about "Factors to Consider Before You Quit Your Job for Fashion"!  You don't want to miss it!  Join me on 98.9 Kiss FM Lagos at 10am (actually my slot begins at 10.15 so you can tune in then).  Have your questions ready and let's have great fun!

Oh yes!  Here's the link to the video:  


Don't forget to like and share this video with all your friends and fashion lovers and don't forget to subscribe to The Martwayne Channel on Youtube!

Muchos gracias!

OH!  PS.

Don't forget about the Pattern Making & CAD Course coming up on the 13th!  It promises to be fab!  You don't want to miss it!



Friday, June 2, 2017

Counting Down to Pattern Making with Computer Aided Design Course



Just think about the appeal of saving yourself half the time spent on manual patterns by doing them digitally.  And better still, work across international boundaries.  All you need is your laptop and you are good to go!  Save the paper, minimize your errors, correct your mistakes without getting overwhelmed!  Learn all this and more in our new Course Pattern-Making & Grading with Computer Aided Design.  Trust me, it will be well worth your while!