ByMatreekah is a small independent Nigerian clothing label, founded in June 2020 by me, Kareemat Bello. ByMatreekah is a one woman show! Every item is handmade to order by me in my studio in Lagos, Nigeria and my making process includes the designing, fabric sourcing, pattern making, cutting out, sewing, stitching, steaming, labeling, packaging and sending of each individual item along with its own personal hand written note.
All items are handmade in very limited quantities and most pieces take around 4 hours to be made. No items are pre-made and this means that I can only accept limited orders per week. Also, I source and purchase all my fabrics locally in Nigeria meaning that I get to choose the fabrics I want to use to create every piece.