DibAfric, a Gambian E-commerce fashion design company has recently launched its website. The launching ceremony attracted various stakeholders in the fashion industry including representatives from the Ministry of Tourism, Gambia Investment and Export Promotion Agency (GEIPA), Fashion Weekend Gambia (FWG), as well as designers across the country, among others.
Speaking at the ceremony, David Jeng, a consultant at DibAfric, briefly explained the formation of the company.
He said DibAfric is an E-commerce store that transforms traditional African fashion into modern designs created for everyday life style. The company, he said, has been in existence for 3 months now and as at now the platform is accessible and can be used to make a purchase online all over the world. He said it works with Gambian designers and promoters to sell their products and brands internationally through the company’s website.
“The platform brings together a combination of African designs; ranging from bags, shoes, clothes, jewelleries and music products from various sources in Africa. DibAfric emerges as the heartbeat of African fashion industry, for our standard of product and service is first class as we dig deep to display the best of Africa to the globe,” he concludes.
Also speaking at the launching, Momodou Drammeh from The Gambia Investment and Export Promotion Agency (GEIPA), who was the guest speaker at the launching, expressed delight to be part of such a laudable initiative. He said such initiatives create platform to promote Gambian products and services to the outside world.
He then challenged other designers to come on board to join the company, while commending the already affiliated designers.
Drammeh finally prayed for the success and sustainability of the company.
For his part, Sulayman Fatty, representing the Minister of Tourism and Culture, commended the company and encourages the staff and proprietress to continue striving hard in order to reach out to many other designers and help them make it to the global market.
He assured the company of his Ministry’s support in making the company realise its goal.
Fatty’s remark was shortly followed by a presentation of the company’s website and the modalities involved in accessing the website and purchasing a product by Mr Faith Zekora and Mr Ousman Rahman, respectively.
Miss Isatou Dabo, one of the designers, expressed delight for partnering with DibAfric, stating that the company has created a platform for them to be able to showcase their products and accord them the opportunity to reach out to a broader world.
She challenged other designers to come on board as well as the public at large to make best use of the website, saying it is made easier for them to make their orders without going through the stress of going to meet them or having to wait for long to have their products. “The company provides the customers the convenience to purchase a product with ease and comfort as it is tailor-made to their satisfaction. I am proud to be associated with DibAfric and look forward to a fruitful partnership,” she concludes.
Taslima Jallow, a staff at DibAfric gave the vote of thanks, and urged stakeholders in the fashion industry including those present to make best use of the company as it is for the convenience of all.
The company is up and running and the general public are encouraged to visit their website at www.dibafric.com to access their products.