A young secondary school leaver is making a success of bag-making, DANIEL ESSIET reports
MOSES Chiwueze Harolds, 19, has been designing hand bags since he was 15. Harolds, who started the business in SS1, is the chief executive of HF Bagware Enterprise.
For Harolds, who started bag-making in 2016, age is truly no barrier. He was encouraged to learn bag-making by his father who felt owning a business was viable. But the road to designing handbags is not straight. It requires creative, commercial and technical expertise. Thus he underwent an apprenticeship during his junior secondary school days, adding fashion designing to his training.
Harolds spent time at the workshop after school. For him, the time he spent learning bag-making was important. He admitted that, initially, he didn’t enjoy the experience, but after much practice, he began to see the prospect of turning it into a long-term venture. The thoughtfulness behind the designs are what make his bags special. The…