Mother Taps Into New Rugby Merchandise

Ms Mataitoga believes that she has tapped into a market that no one has explored.
17 Apr 2021 11:22
Mother Taps Into New Rugby Merchandise
Anaseini Mataitoga with her earrings at her home in Namaka. Photo: Mereleki Nai

A mother of four is taking advantage of the hype from the rugby season by making rugby-inspired earrings.

Anaseini Mataitoga is positive of the profits she will make from today’s Inkk Fiji Rugby Farebrother Sullivan Trophy challenge at Prince Charles Park in Nadi.

She also looks forward to the remainder of the Skipper Cup tournaments in the weeks to come.

Ms Mataitoga believes that she has tapped into a market that no one has explored.

Originally from Magodro in Ba, but brought up in Navoci Village, the 36-year-old started her tapa cloth earring after she left her job at a Nadi Gym last year.

Married to a Natewa villager in Vanua Levu, her home business helps support her husband and the education of their children.

She said it was during the Skipper Cup match that she came up with the idea of creating earrings for the two teams that played against each other.

“I saw that many have made t-shirts and banners for provincial teams but I think no one has made earring for these teams,” she said.

“I decided to be the first in starting this earring business.

“My aim is to sell 200 plus earrings this week before the match on Saturday.

“I brought two other ladies, Di Rokowaqa and Ulamila Mataitoga to help achieve my target.”

She also sold her craft on online which has already been sold out.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

Feedback: mereleki.nai@fijisun.com.fj

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