Business and tailoring

How To Start Selling Tailoring Materials In Nigeria

Tailoring materials is a lucrative and profitable business in Nigeria. And this is because of high numbers of fashion designers i.e. tailors in Nigeria. I have never seen an area where there aren’t more than 20 tailors. So this makes selling tailoring materials a very lucrative business especially when it is done either on a small scale or large scale.

Please don’t be scared of the large-scale stuff I mentioned, it is because of certain things that I have considered that made me say so. Starting on a small scale is good but the profit margin can’t be compared with large scale or a wholesales. For example, a row of a linen which contains 50 yards is N6,000 buying it from a wholesaler. The gain on a row might be N1000 but for you as a retailer selling it at N125 per yard which is the general sales price, the gain is N250. You can see that the profit margin is times four. However, either small scale or large scale, you will definitely maximize profit.

Capital is a major factor in selling tailoring material but the good news is that you can start as small as N50,000. It is not about the capital you start with that really matter, your business acumen and discipline will go a long way to make the business a success. My wife started the business with that amount and the business is flourishing.

List of Tailoring Materials or Tailoring Materials Name

To start selling tailoring materials, below are the materials that you need to have in your shop because of their daily demand. Before you go to market, pen down the quantity of these materials you will like to buy base on your capital, and make a rough estimate of each material. Finding the cost of each material will help your budget. I may not be able to give you the actual price of each of the materials below because of the unstable market we are currently experiencing in the country. The tailoring materials are:

  1. Dull face satin fabric
  2. Tapeta silk fabrics
  3. Duchess satin fabric
  4. Raw silk fabrics
  5. Bridal satin
  6. Polish cotton
  7. Bridal net
  8. Chiffon: A sheer fabric of silk or rayon
  9. Needle
  10. Thread
  11. Veil net
  12. Scissors
  13. Linen- China and Aba: A fabric woven with fibers from the flax plant
  14. Stone
  15. Zip
  16. Hard net
  17. Trims
  18. Shuttle
  19. Machine reeler
  20. Sample net
  21. Tape rule
  22. Button
  23. Machine part
  24. Machine oil
  25. Clothing-stays

One good thing about this business is that you can get a shop in any location of your choice. You only need to make sure you are accessible and close to tailors around (they are the potential buyers).

Recommended: How to start tailoring business in Nigeria

Places To Buy Tailoring Materials In Wholesales In Nigeria

The major place where you can buy tailoring materials in Nigeria especially south-west is Lagos and Ibadan.

Lagos Market: Idunmota market, Oshodi, yaba

Ibadan Market: Gbagi, Aleshinloye, Ogunpa.

I have made short video on this topic for those who want to know where to buy some tailoring materials.

Source: UGlo Fashion, Onikolobo, Abeokuta (08062064265)

Bolarinwa Olajire

A tutor with a demonstrated history of working in the education industry. Skilled in analytical skills. Strong education professional with a M. SC focused in condensed matter. You can follow me on Twitter by clicking on the icon below to ask questions.

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