What puzzles me is the industries that make it. So which are they?
Whatever the industry, you have to prove your skilled talents and to hone-in to the market share, if ever. So that means one day my African clothes, manufactured can be displayed in a posh mall somewhere in the U.S. Instead of online showcase, a brick&mortar store is more viable, irrespective of those who trumpet Doomsday and racism in the U.S market for African fabrics clothes.
A Startups use Micro-funding entrepreneurship program when looking for opportunities to expand their fashion line.
Another is the supply chain levels and how to find stores to carry your brand while you establish a reputation for Africa-inspired clothes. Either local level like the video or at a Diasporan-level where there’s a network or a business support-based like Africa-Americans in Ghana.
P&H boutique owners, Yiadom Boachie are Africa on Africans investors in south African market and open chain stores in prime malls.
In New Jersey for example I find that I do not have access to the market and access to funds is difficult. The best is to take samples to a venture capitalist and ask for funding. I have to look for a Black-owned venture capitalists to help me grow my business. A south African venture capitalist like Vusi Thembekwayo is an example to emulate for funding your business.