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Fashion Designing; a Future Pathway for Fiji

Currently, there is limited fashion designing and fashion–based manufacturing in Fiji. If Mark Halabe, owners of Mark One Apparel has his way, this will change dramatically over the next decade. Mark One Apparel manufactures predominantly corporate attire. For Mr. Halabe, who sees the fashion industry as a vibrant and growing opportunity where he feels Mark One and other Fiji clothing manufacturers are uniquely positioned to support, it’s an opportunity worth investing in.

This type of move could result in massive changes to the industry. It could mean an opportunity to promote entire lines of fashionable clothes from Fiji and more importantly, local fashion designers. In order to make this change the company is in the process of retooling and re-engineering some production lines to be even more ‘Fashion-friendly’. Mr. Halabe has joined in alliance with Ellen Whippy, overseer of the successful Fiji Fashion Week and with Mr. Rob Cromb, a fashion designer from Australia, to initiate the production of trendy women’s fashion from his company as well.

Mr. Halabe also thinks that sourcing qualified lecturers to teach and train local fashion designers here in Fiji will be a major mile stone and is working towards this goal. This will provide locals with high-skilled career option here in Fiji and additionally will serve as a launch pad of recognition for these people both here in Fiji and internationally. The major support will come through programmes offered in conjunction with the Fiji National University and the Training Productivity Authority of Fiji (TPAF).

The ‘future’ of ‘fashion’ in ‘Fiji’ looks to be ‘Fiji Fantastic’!!!


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Posted on: October 27 at 3:36 am
 
Retailing in Fiji – A Market Unto Itself

If you see workers come by regularly on their off hours and eat in the restaurant where they work, you know they serve good food and it’s certainly hygienic. In the same light, many of the major clothing manufacturers in the TCF Council have outlets here in Fiji where they sell clothing especially designed and produced for the local markets. And you can bet that their own workers are lining up to purchase items there as well.

Ranjit Garments distributes a great deal of locally sold garments through its RG Direct Stores. United Apparel has its Casanova retail outlet located right on the manufacturing facility premises. Intimate Apparel sells through its Vua-La chain and Jack’s Garments is a major supplier to one of the nation’s most prominent retailers, its very own sister company, Jack’s of Fiji.

All of these manufacturers see Fiji’s market as an important adjunct to their business. These are not seconds and overruns; these are quality clothing options for a specific Pacific Island market. So if you find yourself in Fiji and you need a great suit, Bula shirt, intimate knick knack for yourself or a special lady, or solid work clothing, contact the TCF Council and we’ll help you load up on what you need to look the part in these parts.


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Posted on: October 15 at 9:31 am
 

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