MICHAEL IJI – International designer │Italian-style │Made in the U.S. We create menswear, designer shirts, accessories without patterns!
Michael Iji has designed clothing for over 25 years. As a teen, he learned the business in Nigeria as a means of support to his family. His skill was refined in Italy as working in local fashion houses helped develop his eye for detail and his studiousness improved the fit and his technique of designing men's dress shirts. He also creates suit accessories, such as ties, bowties, hankies and vests, along with bridal robes for women, alterations, tailoring, custom styles and some upholstery
We have been impeded from progress by lack of advertising dollars and supply purchases - we have demand but lack ample supply and sufficient marketing. Our winning a grant from FedEx will have impact far beyond just ourselves, as we will 1) boost local printing, shipping and graphic design businesses by using their services; 2) employ at least two disadvantaged persons who have exceptional skill but lack opportunities and 3) share as we grow, continuing in our current weekly community services.