Profit-making idea: Old clothes – restyle, reinvigorate, burn

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In a past interview, How We Made It In Africa asked Deepa Dosaja, the founder and CEO of the eponymous Deepa Dosaja label, to name a business opportunity she would still like to pursue. Here is her response:

“In my industry it would be wonderful if a qualified designer would start an up-cycling and recycling brand. The designer would encourage clients to bring in old garments – for example, [an] old, favourite dress – and recut it and style it into a new garment. This would be profitable; as I believe if someone has sentimental value for a garment they would only want a qualified designer to restyle it.

“This would be profitable in that the designer would have no outlay in buying fabric and they would be able to charge a sufficient amount for their skill and design.

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