“We don’t really have a market anymore,” says Natasha Tamanabae, an emerging designer in the local scene.
Tamanbae’s Baiwa brand started off with her popular shoe range and has successfully matured into a fashion line including outfits.
But describing it from the designers view, the struggle is real.
Tamanabae says fabric is one of the most difficult things to find here in PNG.
“Major factor affecting our growth is because we cannot find the right material to use for our dresses so we have to order it overseas,” she says.