What We Do(Our Mission)Clothing, particularly Ready-Made Garment (RMG), is one of three necessities of every human being. Almost every Nigerian wears RMG and changes at least twice in a day. As an example, Nigeria imports over 23 million pairs of Jeans annually.
Nigeria has huge untapped comparative advantage in the entire Cotton, Textile and Garment (CTG) value chain. What it lacks is a competitive advantage. We cannot continue to import RMG, which are mostly toxic, when there is sufficient capacity to produce locally. As such, we must build Nigeria’s comparative and competitive advantage in the CTG value chain.
But no organization, or CTG stakeholder can individually build Nigeria’s comparative and competitive advantage in the value chain. Neither can the public nor private sectors working separately. Achieving such a feat requires the concerted effort and collective actions of all CTG stakeholders in Nigeria as well as foreign investors.
Therefore, the role of Clothing 360 Organization – what we do – is to stimulate and coordinate concerted effort to organize and develop Nigeria’s RMG industry, and by extension the nation’s CTG value chain. A finished product drives demand for its raw material and not the other way around. As such, Clothing 360 is advocating a paradigm shift in Nigeria’s approach to industrializing the CTG value chain. In line with global best practice, the new approach Clothing 360 is pursuing is to use the RMG industry to lead the linkage, and Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development (ISID) of the CTG value chain.
The RMG industry, alone, delivers on a massive scale on some key factors that drive an economy. These factors include but are not limited to Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development (ISID), revenue, employment and enterprise creation.
ISID of the entire CTG value chain, leading with the RMG industry, will deliver robust economic outcomes and impacts such as: rapid increase in productivity; creation of millions of jobs; boost in trade capacity and economic competitiveness; diversification of export base; higher domestic and export revenue; environmental sustainability; and, shared prosperity.