Amet Clothings is one of the best fashion businesses in Obuasi. The CEO of Amet Clothing is Eric Ametepeh and today we shall look at how he became a fashion designer and other things about his life you never knew.
Eric Ametepeh was born to Mr. Moses Ametepeh and Mrs Rachel Ametepeh. Amet, as he is commonly known, is from Ayanko in the volta region of Ghana. He is an old student of First Baptist junior high school in Obuasi, Obuasi Senior High Technical School, and also a graduate of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology as a Draughtsman in Architecture. He is currently not married but admits he has a “special someone”.
Amet had always wanted to be an architect as a child but loved fashion when growing up. He identified his love for fashion when he started sewing his own clothes. People around him appreciated what he was doing and that motivated him a lot.
Through the use of social media, Amet educates young people on how to make good use of their talent and also trains individuals and groups who are into fashion. He assists them to design what to wear rightly on occasions, like hats (see more here).
Amet admits his mum is his greatest inspiration.
“Her motivation has lead me into my dreams today. I used to be worried anytime people spoke against the way I dressed and branded myself. But she helped me roll away that burden”, he said.
“”My mum would say, “son, dont allow the society to dictate for you. The same people who are criticizing you today will start praising you when you are able to prove them wrong”. That statement worked like magic for me.””
He added that, his mum bought him his first sewing machine.
In his work as a fashion designer, Amet’s greatest challenge has been trying to convince people to accept which custom to wear for events.
“Many people think since their customs are decent or nice, they could be used to attend any occassion but that is totally wrong”, he said.
Amet Clothings has participated in a couple of fashion and Talent hunt events in the Ashanti region. His designs were featured in the Obuasi fashion week in 2016 and 2017.
Within the next 10 years, Amet aims to push his firm up, opening branches nationwide and exporting African print to every country around the world.
He also intends to invest into people interested in his field by teaching them what he knows. He believes that is part of the reason he became a fashion designer.
“My advice to people who wish to become just like me is to sit-down and realize what they can do best in life and work harder toward it. Always stay focused and never look back.”