19 Feb, 2014
Patwa Apparel, a global lifestyle brand, is an innovator in the fashion and engaged in the design, manufacture, and distribution of clothing for individuals wanting to associate with brand Jamaica. Since establishment in 2007, the company has transitioned from a home-based business to a regionally recognised brand.
In 2012, Patwa Apparel received a Regular procedures grant for the procurement of a screen-printing system and to facilitate training for use of the system. During the same year, the company participated in the Creative Industries European Study Tours to Manchester, Germany and France. The Study Tours resulted in a regional collaboration with fellow tour participants Studio Jay Recording, Meiling Inc. and Full Circle Animation.
Subsequent to the Study Tour, Patwa Apparel showcased in Dominicana Moda 2013, the Dominican Republic’s fashion week. This provided an opportunity for the company’s line to be exposed to a different market thus creating more regional and global awareness. The exposure included featured press releases, Facebook promotions, and a professional video for the brand. This video was also used in Jamaica as part of a televised feature on the Chief Executive Officer and Marketing Director, Heneka Watkis-Porter entitled “The Achievers”. The company also met with a factory (Group M), to discuss the production of the Patwa line and negotiations are on-going.
In 2013, Patwa Apparel also embarked on a new project within the Agro-Processing industry. Noting that Caribbean Export’s Branding Development and Packaging workshop conducted in 2013 proved to be very timely, as the company had just begun the conceptualizing stage of developing a line of sauces and condiments called ‘10 Fyah Side’. This line was eventually launched in October 2013. Patwa Apparel was able to use information from the seminar in the development of labels and other material. Watkis-Porter shared that she believes 2014 will again be a very successful year as she continues to diversify her products and services. also used in Jamaica as part of a televised feature on the Chief Executive Officer and Marketing Director, Heneka Watkis-Porter entitled “The Achievers”. The company also met with a factory (Group M), to discuss the production of the Patwa line and negotiations are on-going.
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