By Pricilla Mukokobi
Nadia Wilson, a 29 year old, self employed lady from Luderitz has broken new ground from buying second hand wedding gowns from former brides. She takes her time rebranding, cleaning and fixing them for re- sell.
Wilson started her little journey of selling second hand wedding gowns about three months ago. Despite only having started, she is progressing.
“I started working for someone else at a bridal store, but right now I’m working from my sister’s garage because its rent free,” she said.
Her business mainly targets ladies who are between 29-39 years because they are more into fashion. Her aim is to design good looking dresses for ladies at an affordable price to avoid spending a lot of money on wedding gowns.
“I got inspired when I saw that many brides pay lots of money for their dresses. However, after the big day dresses are dumped and kept in closets for decor. Most dresses are very beautiful so I only change a few things on it, clean it and it is good as new. I do not only want to provide products to my clients but provide good service as well. I realized that some services in Namibia are very bad. I want to be known for the service I provide to people,” she said.
Despite the corona virus novel the business is doing well for Nadia and says that she will not give up at any cost.
“I definitely have bigger plans for my future and I would love to open up three more big bridal shops all around Namibia. I would love to introduce new collections and host fashion shows,” she concluded.