Tanzania fashion industry has been growing largely into past years. The designers have been able to showcase their collection at international platforms and featured into different magazines also tv shows abroad. Nowadays its possible to be considered having a normal career as a Fashion Designer. I think entire Africa generally starts to appreciate fashion as career. Not many years ago if a child told their parents they want to become fashion designer they would be totally disappointed because it was not seen good enough. It was not only that but not many people back then purchased local product unless it came from Europe. That has totally changed big time because the newest generation rocks fashion from the mainstream as abroad to tribal style from their own countries or different African region. Personally as Fashion Designer I also feel blessed that I can as well ship my collection to Africa. The future looks brightful for designers in Africa except for the models in Tanzania. Most of Tanzanian Models have been recruited into major fashion industries names like Flaviana Matata, Niler Benard, Millen Magese, Harieth Paul and Miriam Odemba etc. The previous mentioned models truly struggled to be where they are today. Payment is very low at times models are kept for hours only hearing that they can not be paid since the show did not make enough income. Most of the shows are sponsored by big brands who puts in so much money but models gets almost nothing. There should be avarage salary for models to be paid for each runway or else there is no point of showcasing any collection. This is whereby Dietrich and his team has decided to call upon all models to unite and discuss about your future plans and rights on modelling career. If you are in Dar-Es-Salaam on 10th of October meet at Leaders Club for this important meeting!
Wanamitindo nyote mnaitwa na Dietrich Leaders club kwenye mkutano kujua na kujadiliana kuhusu haki zenu. Kuwa model si kazi ndogo bila nyinyi wanamitindo nguo zitaonyeshwaje. Kwa kweli kazi mnayofanya mnapaswa kupata mshahara maana maonyesho mengi huwa yanasajiliwa na mashirika makubwa. Ni wanamitindo ndio huwa wanajifaidisha wao wenyewe na kusahau wanaoonyesha mavazi pia wanastahili kulipwa. Natamani ningetafsiri yote niliyoandika ila kwasasa mwenzenu nataka kupumzika ila usisahau jumamosi ya tareh 10 mwezi wa kumi kuanzia saa tano asubuhi hadi nane mchana uende pale Leaders Club ukutane na vijana wenzako na kujadiliana haki zenu za sanaa. Mabadiliko si kwenye siasa tuu bali hata kwenye mambo binafsi bila msimamo maendeleo hakuna. Jitahidini mno kuenda na mtaarifu mwenzio. Wenzenu walishawafungulia milango kina Flaviana Matata, Niler Benard, Millen Magese, Harieth Paul and Miriam Odembana kadhalika. Msijirudishe nyuma kwa kufanya kazi bure wakati wanaoandaa maonyesho wengi wao huwa wanalipwa vizuri tuu na wadhamini wa mashirika mbalimbali!