With no prior training in textiles, Ms Gichuru overcome a steep learning curve and now wants to scale and compete with the likes of Spanish clothing and accessories retail giant Zara.
Sadly, Ms Gichuru tells me that existing colleges are teaching from the old sketchbooks. They need to wake up to today’s digital realities and urgently upgrade their curriculum to include computer-assisted techniques.
Private sector players like Vivo have come through with investments in industrial production but we are not listening what industry needs to scale their enterprises. Issues like skill requirement should have been addressed.