Orchid Ltd is a Nigerian company incorporated to offer women affordable, elegant and comfortable clothing. Orchid products are made with the confident woman in mind, allowing her to be fully expressive, imaginative and yet unmistakably graceful. Most of Orchid products include women’s jackets, shirts and blouses, skirts and pants, dresses as well as gowns, evening wear and smart casual apparel that promote decency.
Although Orchid Limited is a private limited liability entity it has a social impact component called Friends of Adonai Foundation, which is set up to receive, among other income sources, 5 per cent from each sale recorded by Orchid Limited. This grant goes towards the Adonai Foundation which aims to create a chain of empowered women. The Foundation has worked with a number of resource-challenged boys and girls over the last fifteen years and is now turning its attention to women.
Orchid is currently planned as a web-only outfit to defray the costs associated with owning a brick-and-mortar studio/office, although the plan is to have one of such in the near term. The production will be handled by independent tailors who sign up to a production agreement and who are paid per piece sewn.
Omolola Fasanya is the Founder, Chief Executive and Orchid’s Chief Creative Designer. Ms Fasanya has a passion and a natural flair for fashion design and also possesses extensive experience in product design, event planning and management as well as in customer relations through several ventures spanning 17 years.
She has also managed a number of charity campaigns that have benefited several pupils and students with school fees, school uniforms, shoes and books as well as support and counselling to a number of indigent mothers seeking to set up small and medium sized enterprises.