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Bring Local, Fijian Made Designs To The Fore: Koya

Minister for Industry, Trade and Tourism, Faiyaz Siddiq Koya has encouraged designers to utilise local and Fijian-made products for the fashion industry. “I encourage Fijians to show pride in local
08 Aug 2016 08:03
Bring Local, Fijian Made Designs To The Fore: Koya
Minister for Industry, Trade and Tourism, Faiyaz Siddiq Koya gives award to the 2015 Jejemon Project Model of the Year Award to Kristina Nagan. Photo: Shahani Mala

Minister for Industry, Trade and Tourism, Faiyaz Siddiq Koya has encouraged designers to utilise local and Fijian-made products for the fashion industry.

“I encourage Fijians to show pride in local designs and Fijian made products,” he said.

Mr Koya was the chief guest at the 2016 Project Jejemon which was held at the Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva on Saturday night.

“Fashion designing in general plays an important role in Fiji,” he said.

“Fiji leaves no stone unturned when it come to fashion industry.”

Project Jejemon producer and Fiji Broadcasting Corporation (FBC) Television show host Andhy Blake said: “Project Jejemon is a great platform for up and coming designers or anyone who is passionate with the fashion industry.

“They can use this platform to showcase their talent.

“We would like to pride ourselves being the biggest fashion awards programme in the country.”

Mr Blake said they also wanted to nurture the dreams of designers and models and discover fresh new talent in Fiji.

“This year’s lineup of designers was all fresh faces and all new designers.

“But next year I am forecasting to have more new talent and it would be great to see fresh talent coming from the rural areas,” he said.

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

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