Welcome Note!

Welcome to Martwayne! Yes this site is about fashion - no excuses for that - BUT we will be talking about fashion from a different perspective... as a tool for business success!

Everyone loves to look good and yes, majority of us love fashion! But we all know that fashion goes wayyyyy beyond stitching and there is a lot more to "it" than mere sewing!


"Fashion Beyond Stitches" will discuss how to turn your love for fashion into money-spinners, sharing knowledge, ideas and skills necessary to run successful fashion businesses.

Oh of course this blog will not be complete without our very own T.Williams ranting and raving about her personal challenges as a fashion entrepreneur in the Nigerian Fashion Industry. But don't worry, there are also happy days and all her personal stuff will be filed under the label "T.Williams".

SO enjoy, follow & subscribe to our blog, post your comments, ask questions, offer advice, and spread the link! Cheers!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

It's My Birthday!!!!!!!!! :-D :-D :-D

Okay... just thought I should let you know!  I will be back to give you gist of how my day went! :-D

Cheers People, enjoy today with me and don't forget to say a prayer for me!


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Money Matters: How to Pay Yourself a Salary as a Small Business Owner & NOT Feel Guilty About It!

Image from http://scoopak.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Salary-of-the-Month-Funny-HD-Wallpapers.jpg

I thought this picture was hilarious when I saw it.  But the reality for many of us business owners is not that funny.  Many of us are struggling to keep the business afloat that the last thing on our minds is getting paid at the end of the month!  

I personally dread month-ends - and I am sure every business owner does to.  In fact this is the only time I wish I was still working for obvious reasons.  That is when your bank account that you have struggled to build up during the month takes the hardest hit!  Can be pretty destabilizing.  And the worst thing is, it has to happen every month! ;-(  

And like there is nothing even more worse than the worst thing, YOU - the person who does most of the work does not get paid!  :-( :-( :-(

And even more worse than what is worse than the worst thing - you get accused by so-called business-people of dipping into the business funds to try and maintain your basic needs.  Yes can be quite frustrating right?!

NOW!  Don't get me wrong...

Thursday, February 19, 2015

My Feature Article on enterprise54.com :-D

Screenshot from www.enterprise54.com

Yaye!!!!!!!  :-D :-D :-D

And it all happened because I responded to a post on a Facebook group I belong to.  Really happy I responded to Aunty Bisi who called me out on the BR Group to tell my story... which I did!  

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Launching our Short Fashion Course for Beginners: Start Date - 28th February, 2015

Phew!  So I just finished working on the flyer not too long ago and it was quite a mission.  I usually find it difficult to talk about a course without a flyer so now I am good to go... thankfully! :-D

Great!  So you read about our post about our new Fashion Courses at Martwayne.  If you did not, you can read it here by clicking on the link:

I have edited the post to include the fees and the duration so you are all aware of what each course entails ahead of time.  So now we are launching the very first Course, our new Basic Fashion Course for Beginners.  Yaye! And I am about to give you all the details! :-D

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Celebrating Our Very Own "Diva", Chivia Xclusive, and her Knitted Swimwear Line

So I planned to talk about the launch and start date of our new Short Fashion Course for Beginners but decided to postpone that and, instead, celebrate and encourage one of my students, who unknown to me, has been very busy...

Thursday, January 29, 2015

New Fashion Courses @ Martwayne...


Yes we just concluded the Short Course in Jacket-Making and Trousers and it went great!  There's Ruth checking the fit of her jacket before inserting the sleeves.  I think it looks great! :-D  I totally enjoyed running the Course and though it took a bit longer than the 4 weeks originally planned, we completed it and I now know exactly how long it will take to complete the Course. 

Great!  So about the new courses...

Monday, January 19, 2015

Lessons from the House of Deola Sagoe & Clan at the Business Side of Fashion Annual Symposium 2014 - The Legacy Edition

Hello everyone!!!  It is the 3rd week in January already (can you believe it?!)  Looks like this year plans to fly by so quickly it will be overwhelming.

Well... we at Martwayne officially started work last week - making a lot of changes to our courses and our calendars and I'll tell you all about that in another post!  

But now... 

I'll get started on a long overdue post that I am certain you will learn a lot from!  

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year!!!!! Welcome to 2015: Our Year of Growth!


Yes we made it to 2015!!!!!!  Thank the Lord for His Mercies!!!!!  AND I had a great cross-over service (thank you for asking :-D)!  

Yes I know to some it might be just another day (though I seriously doubt that) - but talk to those who have lost loved ones in the past year and you will know that the start of a New Year is not like any other day!  It marks a fresh start for a lot of us, a way to make new goals and reach for new heights!

I have a lot of things planned this year and this picture is so apt in describing what I am calling 2015: 

"My Year of Growth!"

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

And the Countdown Begins... 2015 Loading... :-D


Yes the countdown has begun!  And the resolutions have been drafted.  I know I have a long list of mine...

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas Everyone!!!!!!!!!

Greetings from peaceful and slightly chilly Ile-Ife.  Yes, yes, I am enjoying a blissful Christmas away from the hustle, bustle and traffic of Lagos.

I'm sure you all had a fabulous Christmas and I am certain many of you received loads and loads of prayers, guaranteed to start off 2015 on a great note.  

I know I did!  Here are some of the ones I received...

"My prayer for you and yours is for a heart to give your BEST GIFT - Your WORSHIP - to the BEST GIFT God gave us, His Son, our EMMANUEL. Merry Christmas."

"The God of all goodness will supply all your needs and grant the desires of your heart in this season and beyond. May your joy not turn sour, and the blessings of God shall flow ceaselessly in your life throughout the remain days of the year and the coming year. Merry Christmas."

Pretty heavy right?!  Well in addition to the ones above, here's my personal Christmas wish to you...

"May the joy and blessings of Christmas be with you and all of yours right up to the New Year and way beyond!"

Happy holidays everyone and have an excellent 2015 in advance!