"Hi Tobi, Im now involved in a number of projects throughout Africa. What would be helpful would be for members of the Nigerian Executive to adopt and wear the Nigerian tartan in the form of ties, scarves etc"
"hi Mr McGill thank you for your comment and i think your ideas are totally brilliant.i will be looking forward to being a part of this project you are working on.if there is anyway i can be a part of your work towards achieving this,kindly let me…"
Using the colours in the flags of African nations to create a design which gives each of them a unique national identity. The design can be used in any number of ways but primarily in the form of tartan cloth. This can be turned into a range of garments and accessories to create international awareness, generate funds for humanitarian projects and create employment.
Other Topics on my radar:
Individuals/companies/co-operatives throughout Africa who can make use of these tartan designs.
Thank you sir for your comment. I am based in Muzaffarabad, the Pakistani part of Kashmir. It is the city which was struck and destroyed by a devastating earthquake back in October 8, 2005. The catastrophe killed about 87,000 people, thousands were wounded or maimed and millions other have been left homeless. People of my community are trying hard to recollect pieces of their shattered lives.
most of our links are with Local Government Chief Executives and practitioners across the world, through Local Government National Associatins such a SOLACE in the UK. The Welsh assembly has links through their Wales for Africa development programme. I am also aware of a Commonwealth organisation that deals with business. Regards, Helen
Thank you David for your comments and those are beautiful bright and living colors. I hate dullness. Coming from a Development work background I struggled with the decision on where I wanted to place myself as an entrepreneur. The temptation was to go the NGO way and look for donor funding to drive my agenda. I opted to go the way i was raised by my business parents. Creating sustainable business ventures that would act as catalyst to social empowerment of people. A breakaway from the begging culture of many NGO's.
Hi David, I presume you are familar with the Masaai tartan? You can source that ready made in a variety of colours. I sourced great woven fabrics from Bedi Investments Ltd in Nakuru, Kenya. Printing is another story! I had this done in Uganda but i would not recommend the factory I worked with. There is a great company in Dar Es Alam, Tanzania called African Pride Textile Mills. Good luck