Faridah Hamzat

Founder and Creative Director, Trendy N Vogue Apparel

Sokoto, Nigeria

Faridah Hamzat is the Founder and Creative Director of Trendy N Vogue Apparel, a clothing company that designs and produces Afrocentric clothing and accessories for women and children. Trendy N Vogue Apparel is an alternative to imported clothing that maintains a balance between Western designs and Afro-centric culture and fashion style. Additionally, Trendy N Vogue Apparel provides skills training and employment to women in the community who often live-in unfavorable conditions, have little or no access to education, or face cultural barriers to making a livelihood and supporting their family. Faridah is committed to promoting economic inclusion for women and girl’s education through Trendy N Vogue Apparel. Faridah holds a Bachelors and Masters degree in Economics from the Usmanu Danfodiyo University in Sokoto, Nigeria. She also serves as the Co-founder and Vice President of the Association of Northern Women Entrepreneurs (ANWE), the Co-founder and Principal Consultant of the Sustainable Impact Hub, and the State Coordinator for the African Women’s Entrepreneurship Program (AWEP). Faridah acts as a role model for many women and youth in Sokoto State and wants to use her knowledge and experience to grow her business, employ more staff, impact her community, and provide a platform for training and business development for women and youth.   

What Faridah hopes to gain from the VV GROW Fellowship:
Faridah hopes to improve her business, leadership, and management skills while also positively impacting the growth and development of her community. She is also eager to become a member of the Vital Voices community and to collaborate and share her experiences with other fellows.   

What Faridah can offer other fellows:
Faridah can offer other fellows support with her expertise in financial literacy, business development, marketing and customer service.   

Connect with Faridah on Social Media:
Website: www.trendynvogue.com.ng
LinkedIn (Personal): https://www.linkedin.com/in/faridah-hamzat-8a950819/
Facebook (Business):https://www.facebook.com/trendynvogue
Facebook (Personal):https://www.facebook.com/faridah.hamzat
Instagram (Business):https://www.instagram.com/tnvapparel/
Instagram (Personal):https://www.instagram.com/faridah_hamzat/