Martwayne | Power Through Fashion: January 2017

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Do you need a job?! Then grab this opportunity to start a career in clothing manufacturing / the fashion industry!


Hello good people!!! It has been a VERY BUSY start to the year!!!  Yes we started off our Beginners Course on Monday for the weekday option.  The weekend option starts on Saturday at 2pm.  The Bodices & Dressmaking Course kicked off today, though more people will be joining us next week so you can still register.  And we are working on one or two more Courses coming up for which I have received a request.  So yes it has been busy!

BUT this is a project I have been on for years now (since 2012 to be precise) though I never actually publicized it since I wanted to kind of test the concept first before going into it full time.  We have been all over trying to search for machinists to place with fashion designers.  I'm sure some of you may have heard me say a few times about going into the middle of Lagos Island to find people who could sew but did not have jobs so we could get them jobs with fashion designers.  And over the months, we have placed tailors who have reached out to us with designers who needed them.  

Has it been a breeze?!  Of course not!  After testing them in-house, there were a lot of issues BOTH with the designers and the machinists themselves.  I'm sure you must have remembered my posts "A Passionate Plea to Fashion Designers" Part 1 & Part 2 .  You can click on the links to read them and gosh it has NOT been easy!

Yes we have faced a lot of issues and we realized we needed to change our strategy if we really want this to work.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

2017 Start Dates for Martwayne's Fashion Courses


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Happy New Year again everyone!!!!!!  I'm sure we had a great break!  I know I did.  BUT like everything else, all great things must somehow come to an end. So the holidays are now over and we are all back at work! :-( :-( :-(  

Well actually no not really... We, at Martwayne, are still on break :-D BUT not for long!  But we'll soon be back in no time!  Work fully begins in-house on Friday the 6th!

Here are the start dates for our fashion courses:

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Why a New Year is always a big deal + Happy New Year!!!!! Welcome to 2017!

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YES!!!!!  We made it!!!  Happy New Year People!!!!!!  The much anticipated New Year is finally here!!! :-D  2016 was hectic!  3 sisters got married, my mum and dad both hit milestone ages and of course you know what that means and my sister had a baby!  Add that to the many trips we had to make + it was a pretty exhausting year! I was one of those looking forward to a new one so I could start kick off my new projects.

Oh... I had amazing fun at the crossover service last night.  Ron Kenoly was in the house!!!!!!!!  Yaye!!!  AND he came specially for me because he played MY FAVOURITE songs of all time, I was mighty pleased!  I danced so hard my husband had to remind me I was not in a club!  Those dance moves I did not know I even had just came out of me!  Yah I had a great time!

And the minute the countdown ended and everyone yelled Happy New Year, the first thing that came to my mind was "Wow!  I will be a year older in a few Sundays from now" (yeah... my birthday always falls on the same day as the previous Christmas and New Year's Day) and that thought hit me with mixed feelings.  And suddenly it clicked!  Now I know why a new year is always a big deal!