The major highlight of events in Nigeria, especially weddings are fabrics. Event organisers go as far as possible to source for Asoebi materials (local fabrics), which attendees are made to buy and wear on the day of the event. Asides events, Nigerians also enjoy rocking various style of attires made with local fabrics, at different times of the week.
Understanding this love for local attires, Fabricsphere wants to make it easier for Nigerians to source and buy fabrics.
Launched by Venn Oputa, the online service was built to fast-track the needs of fabric shoppers, allowing them to source for local attires with ease.
Fabricsphere doubles as an e-commerce and an on-demand platform. With the platform, users who need a fabric or seen or seen a fabric they loved and wanted for personal use, they simply take a picture of it and upload.
Next, users fill up the other necessary information, like quantity and type of fabric, and in no time, a representative gets in touch, providing them with total cost, which includes fabric, service and delivery charge.
Through the online store, users can check and order for already listed fabrics. FabricSphere promises delivery of within 2-5 working days.
According to the team, “We understand what it means to create a colorful wedding, we understand how difficult it is to set up a fabric retail shop in other parts of the country and we understand the difficulty accompanied with sourcing for the right fabric(be it ankara, lace, atiku, aso oke etc) under our market conditions.
So we came up with a solution for your fabric needs. All you have to do is sit back, fill in your order and get a wonderful customer service response fulfilling your needs and getting that superb ankara style print or the perfect lace for that wonderful event delivered to your doorstep.”
Offering this service are established platforms like Odeya.ng, Konga.com and Jumia.com.ng, but Fabricsphere’s founder is optimistic. According to him, the platform’s unique selling point is the on-demand service. “The others offer an eCommerce service while we offer a direct sourcing service.” he said.