Creating with African Fabrics – Olufunmilayo Ogunlusi

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We have often heard that it is important to have a hand skill. In the olden days, parents forced their children to learn how to sew and make hair and they pushed their boys into carpentry. These was regardless of if they went to University or not. The thinking then was that they might find themselves in an environment where their degrees and certificates might be of little or no use and their skills would be what would help them survive.

In today’s economy, the need for a skill is even more emphasized. In a situation where a person has a Master’s degree and even a Ph.D and that person is still unemployed, it is easy to come to the conclusion that learning a skill, even if it’s as a backup, is more than necessary; it is imperative.

Purses and Jewelry

 

With that in mind, we took an interest Olufunmilayo Ogunlusi of OS Fashions. She did not just have a skill, but she goes around teaching that skill to others. She creates fashion accessories using African Fabrics. So you have purses and shoes, elegant necklaces and other jewelries, all made from our local fabric. What drew us to her was how beautifully made her products are and unlike several training programs we come across, hers was very affordable.

We asked her what her motivation was in teaching this skill, she replied us by saying “I love fashion and I’m creative. My business is one that creates employment for people who are jobless, it reduces the number of people who are jobless.”

With that in mind, she has organized training workshops in 4 different locations so that as many women as possible can take part in the training. So if you are in Abuja, Akure, Ibadan or Lagos  you can be a part of this training. You will learn how to make:

  • Fashion purses
  • Bags
  • Shoes
  • Fashion accessories

OS

Find the Course Outline below:

 

 

COURSE OUTLINE

Accessories

  • Bangles
  • Earrings
  • Neckpieces
  • Hair pieces
  • Bow
  • Brooches.


Shoes & Bags

  • Slippers
  • Wedges
  • Clutch bags
  • Chain Bags
  • Purses

 

 

PACKAGES AND TRAINING FEE

Accessories + Shoes + Bags = N15,000 
Shoes + Bags = N10,000
Bags only = N7,000
Shoes only = N7,000
Accessories only = N5,000


LOCATIONS

Lagos Venue: Eternal Creations- 336,ikorodu road, by idi-iroko bus stop, Maryland,Lagos.

Abuja Venue: Shop 34, Abuja Shopping Complex, Plot 2161, Area 3, Garki, Abuja.

Ibadan Venue: No 1 Osuntokun Shopping Complex, Aworawo Ojoo, Ibadan.

Time: 9 AM – 4 PM daily

NOTE: You can pay your training fees at the venue. You do need to pay the registration fee immediately in order to reserve a slot for yourself. The fee is N1,000 (One Thousand Naira)

Once you’ve paid, here’s what you must do. Let the organizers know by sending your full name, the teller number, your mobile number, the package registered for and the State you registered for to 07030633954 and the Date will be sent to u.
You already wear these things so learning how to make them will be fun. Plus if you decide to go into business with this, you can market your own products simply by wearing them.
Olufunmilayo
Olufunmilayo has generously agreed to give all members of Naija Housewives a discount when you sign up for the training. Simply use the code: NHW

Registration Deadline: 9th of May

Bank Details: GTBank Ogunlusi olufunmilayo 0125932933.
For Enquiries:
BB PIN: 32F449BC
Call, Text or Whatapp: 07030633954

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2 thoughts on “Creating with African Fabrics – Olufunmilayo Ogunlusi

  • April 29, 2014 at 1:08 pm
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    Nice blog…keep the good work up. First time here!

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    • April 29, 2014 at 1:29 pm
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      Thanks for visiting, Fayokemi. Hope you come back soon. 🙂

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