I am a very simple but principled adult. I have gone through some very rough patches in life but God sustained me.
I will say basically Foluke is just a simple next door girl.
Starting this journey was a calling, I was lying on my bed in school when God ministered to me and directed me to start female fashion business.
I started out with selling imported female wears to my flatmates, course mates, friends of friends without a thought that someday we will have a clothing line with our label.
What this scheme is all about is that we reach out to female undergraduates that are willing to start a female fashion business in school but dont have start up capital and help them to start up by giving them goods at production cost and on credit. They get goods from us at the prices we produced them, put them up for sale at their own prices and pay us after they have sold their goods.
I am happy to see female undergraduates key into this opportunity.
I started House Of Lawof as an undergraduate, making money in school made life easier, after school I didn’t need to join millions of youths waiting for white collar job. I decided to start this scheme so that several girls too will not be stranded in school financially and can also continue making money after school without waiting for someone to employ them.
We also do drop shipping, we allow women that need a side business but dont have the time to use pictures of our products to source for customers. When they get customers, the customers pay them, they remove their profit pay us and also shift the delivery to us. It’s a very convenient way of making money on the internet, all they have to do is to get clients while we do the leg work.
Aside this, we also do a yearly House Of Lawof essay competition for undergraduates, the winner goes home with a cash price.
These are the little impact of my work.
Our clothes are ready to wear and they come in various designs and sizes. At first the major challenge was how to convince Nigerians to wear Made in Nigeria clothes but thankfully presently more ladies are buying and wearing Foluke by House Of Lawof .
The only challenge we are facing now is publicity, with the right publicity we will conquer more grounds.
Also we are working towards having a fashion show where made in Nigeria wears can be showcased for the world to see this year.
My greatest reward for now is when people say “if not for your name/label on the clothes, I won’t have known they are made in Nigeria, they are really beautiful”
If you see me at such moment you would think I won lottery.
I am passionate about the female gender, luckily my business is female oriented. Women are getting more recognition all over the world, though it can get better but in all I will keep pushing for women’s recognition in my own little ways.
My inspiration is God and my family.
ADVICE FOR FEMALE ENTREPRENEURS.
Keep praying, keep pushing, be honest, don’t give Up, the sky is your starting point. For aspiring entrepreneurs I will say just start, start without capital, start with the little you have, start from somewhere, always remember that time waits for no woman.