Fatima Idris, the owner of Fayha Fashion said she started receiving Sallah clothing materials since February, mostly for women and children.
“As you can see, we are working on our customers materials; the clothes are many; one customer can bring five to 10 wrappers such as Ankara, lace, brocade among others for sewing.
Another tailor, Abdulganiyu Rayyan, who specialises in making both male and female clothing said he started sewing Sallah clothes since March and only sewed for customers who had paid him upfront.
He said that those who dropped their materials without payment were left untouched as cost of sewing materials had skyrocketed.
Rayyan said that he charged N3, 000 to N10, 000 for skirt, blouse and gown, depending on the design a customer wanted, adding that he had lost count of number of materials he had collected to be sewn for Sallah.
“Male clothing is easier and cheaper to make than the female as he charges N1, 500 for a simple kaftan without design.
“Right now, I don’t collect any material except if the customer agrees to collect it week after Sallah; I am still working on the ones I received and I hope I don’t disappoint them,” he said.
NAN reports that the 2021 Eid is expected to hold on May 13. (NAN)