She is young and ambitious, living her dreams, but still pursuing her goal to have the best clothing line in the country, thus Tabitha Jambo.
At only 23, Tabitha has established her own fashion line Tabby Couture at Ginnery Corner in Blantyre, which specialises in design, making and selling high quality clothes.
In addition to selling her fashion line, Tabitha Couture also sells other clothing and curtaining material.
Tabby Couture, registered under Business Names Registration Act in February 2014 is a short form of the name Tabitha and Couture is a French word for “Fashion”.
“I have always had a passion for fashion and my sense of style is out of this world. Needlecraft was my favorite subject back in the days; I would sew clothes for my dolls all day. When I told my parents I wanted to venture into fashion business they believed in me and supported me fully,” says Jambo.
But what does it feel like to manage a workforce comprising people mostly older than her?
“I have developed a sense of responsibility as an individual, having people that work for you isn’t easy it’s like their life depends on you. On top of that I’m responsible for the outcome of the company. I have a special room where I come up with different ideas every day,” she said.
She says setting and accomplishing challenging goals excites her just as taking risks has always been an easy decision for her as it has contributed much to her success.
“I receive both negative and positive feedback, but I know that helps me progress and reach new heights,” she says.
“Of all the recognition Tabby Couture has received, the thing I am most proud of is the ability to satisfy clients. We see our customers as invited guests to a party and we are the hosts. It’s our job everyday to make every important aspect of the client experience a little bit better. As long as we can continue do that, everything else is just icing on the cake”.
Apart from the fashion business, Tabitha also supplies various goods to different companies depending on the order.
She urges budding and young entrepreneurs to always be true to themselves.
“Always ask yourself why you are doing something and what makes you do it in a special way or different from how others are doing the same thing. Whatever you do be different. If you are different, you will definitely stand out!” she says.