Fashion designer Mercy Makena flies regularly to China to access quality fabrics at an affordable price. (VOA /R. Kyama)
On my big break, we bring you the story of the woman behind the beautiful outfits worn by most female news anchors. 35-year-old Mercy Makena knew right from high school that she wanted to venture into fashion and design. However her parents were not so keen on her idea. She tells us how she started from a small stall in Ngara.
For 35-year-old Mercy Makena, fashion is part of her soul. Culturally, she’s African. But like other business people on the continent, she purchases fabrics for her own clothing designs from China.
The Nairobi-based fashion designer, who has successfully carved herself a niche in Kenya’s fashion industry said China many small business owners are happy to gain access to “high quality products at affordable prices.”READ MORE