Gitas Portal's Profile
I have always had a pretty good imagination and a knack for creating too. This was put to good use when my mum gave me my first wooden, hand peddled Singer machine at the age of 12 - a big step up from the usual needle and thread creations and repairs. My afternoons running in the yard in Sierra Leone with my brothers and sisters was now spent working this machine. My first machine creation was a pair of blue pyjama trousers for my younger brother - a bit ill-fitting, but I was proud.
After many experiments and compliments along the way, I decided to start Gitas Portal - a brand for contemporary African clothing and accessories. Named after my daughter, Gita (acronym for: God Is Truly Amazing), the brand offered an opportunity for me to share my passion for feminine and beautiful clothes with a touch of a home made feel. 'Common', some of you may remember mum's and grandmum's sewing…
- Joined May 21, 2011