In today’s episode, we have Femi Olayebi, Chief Creative Director at My World of Bags, a design and manufacturing company which produces a beautiful range of handcrafted products. FEMI HANDBAGS is a business line that produces bespoke, leather handbags and accessories, while myworldofbags is a more corporate line with products ranging from conference bags and folders to laptop bags and sleeves, tablet cases, and promotional gifts that are tailored to specific client needs. Femi is also the brain behind “The Lagos Leather Fair”. The Lagos Leather fair is a private initiative designed to bring together the major players along the leather value chain to offer innovative solutions and change the Nigerian narrative. The fair is an annual event and she has successfully run three editions.
Interviewing her on set we have Abdulsalam Kassim Baba, who’s a graduate of Mathematics from Usman Danfodiyou University Sokoto, an alumnus of FATE Foundation (AEP68) and the Creative Director of AB The Shoemaker, a shoe manufacturing brand located in Kaduna.
Join us as we listen to their Journey on Entrepreneurship in the Nigerian Leather Industry
Chief Director at My World of Bags
Sector: Fashion and Bag making
Femi Olayebi is the Chief Creative Director at My World of Bags, a handbag design and manufacturing company producing 147eponymous leather handbags and accessories line, FemiHandbags, a line that caters to corporate organisations. In 2008, she became one of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women Scholars, and was twice nominated to attend programmes in the United States where she job-shadowed some of the world’s most famous handbag designers and experienced corporate business ethics first-hand. In January 2017, she was selected by WeConnect International in Washington as the 2017 Women’s Business Enterprise Winner in the Best Mentor and Role Model category for the mentoring role she plays in the lives of younger up-and-coming designers. Her handbags are currently being sold in Lagos, Paris and New York. Olayebi is a Nigerian leather designer that has been on top of her game for over 25 years.
Creative Director of AB THE SHOEMAKER
Sector: Fashion and Shoe Making
AB is the Creative Director of AB THE SHOEMAKER, a shoe manufacturing brand located in Kaduna state. Abdul Salam went into shoemaking because of the passion he has for shoes and his interest in learning how to make shoes for himself. He started his business in April 2016 and became registered with the CAC in March 2018.
Source: Abdulsalam Kassim- Baba