Finance ready plan: Nigerian brand KIKI KAMANU set to blaze the fashion trail
Kiki Kamanu, Nigeria
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KIKI KAMANU is an innovative fashion label which incorporates traditional African textiles into ready-to-wear clothing for fashion forward men and women. The label consists of four collections: Z.bird and Omakáa (the women’s casual and evening wear lines respectively); E.K.Z. (the men’s line), and Arm Kandy (the handbag and accessories line).
Relying on relatively little start-up capital and a tremendous amount of passion from the founder and employees, KIKI KAMANU achieved cumulative sales of approximately US$15,000 in its first full year of operations, and appeared twice at both the London Fashion Week and the ARISE Magazine Fashion Week, as well as gracing other runways. Their vision is to become the first internationally recognised fashion brand serving global customers from a world-class production and manufacturing base in West Africa. Read more.
Finance needed: $200,000 – $500,000
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