MICHELLE WATIKI

AFRICAN-COUTURE DESIGNER MICHELLE WATIKI DISCUSSES PROVIDING UNDERPRIVILEGED GIRLS WITH OPPORTUNITIES INTO FASHION.

 

Julani Mwafrika – formally known as Jelani is a contemporary online African clothing line by Michelle Watiki – a young, driven and sophisticated designer from Kenya. Fueled by her roots, she branded her clothing line with the Swahilian words ‘Julani Mwafrika’ that translate as ‘The Mighty African‘ – adding a real meaning to the brand.

As a current a full time student studying Maths, physics, chemistry and further maths, Michelle’s ultimate dream is to become an Engineer with Jelani as her side hustle.  Although Michelle herself lives in England, she runs her clothing line by working with tailors abroad who manufacture her designs. We sat down with Michelle to find out the ins and outs of creating her own online store, and to hear about the lesson she’s learnt along the way:

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TIKI CLOTHING CO.

CLOTHING DESIGNER – FOUNDER OF TIKI CLOTHING CO. JAVARIS NEELY TALKS ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND BECOMING A MOGUL.  

 

Javaris Neely is an upcoming designer and owner of TIKI Clothing Co. Although he never saw himself becoming a fashion designer or working in a fashion field, he soon realised that fashion was something he loved to do – so after a ton of research, he finally launched his own clothing line. We caught up with Javaris to find out more about being in the fashion

We caught up with Javaris to find out more about being in the fashion industry:

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