While brainstorming with my tailor, I had settled for a green duct tape to go with the muslin piece that would be the fabric for my bag.
I ended up settling for orange fabric, which would add aesthetic to the final design. The design was partly inspired by the Louis Vuitton brand. I wanted it to remind me of a similar bag I used to use to carry primary school textbooks more than ten years ago.
Two feet of the muslim needed cost me Ksh. 920. The tailor gave me a discount on the orange fabric. After six hours of craftsmanship, which cost me Ksh. 150 an hour, I came up with the nostalgic piece. The total production cost came to 1820, with the 25% profit being Ksh. 455. After consulting my best friend, the retail price came to Ksh. 2,999.
Here’s a breakdown of the cost:
|Handbag production cost|
|Two feet of Muslin||Ksh. 920|
|6 hours at Ksh. 150||Ksh. 900|
|Total production cost||Ksh. 1820|
|25% profit||Ksh. 455|
|Total cost plus profit||Ksh. 2275|
|Estimated retail price||Ksh. 2999|