Textile and Fashion merchandizing have remained a business practice that is popular in the African immigrant community at home and abroad. Many immigrants of African descent were professional fashion designers, retailers and merchants before arrival in Canada.
Within the continent, tailoring and sewing is a household business and the continent is blessed with talented designers and models who do not have opportunities to market their talents and products or make a web presence.
ACICC in collaboration with interested members would create e-business platforms to promote local fashion designers and models, market samples of products from local tailors and designers and provide opportunities for their demand.
ACICC would find ways to facilitate the demand and sell of products made by local designers and tailors by establishing ‘esusu’ groups to pool funds and invest collectively into fashion merchandizing and e-projects.
Discussions with local fashion designers, tailors and models in the continent have been initiated.
For ACICC, the goal is to
Promote local tailors, designers and textile producers,
Ensure that African fashions and designs are accessible, affordable and competitive.
Create a web presence for local fashion designers and tailors.
Facilitate a platform for Africans in diaspora to create demands for and invest collectively into African fashion, designs and merchandizing.
Members who are interested in fashion merchandizing and textile businesses are encouraged to register, pay 5 years $50 membership fee and join the ‘esusu’ group for fashion and textile merchandizing.
To register please click here. Updates would be provided to community members who have signed up with the ‘esusu’ group.