Prime Design ventures into textile


LOCALLY-owned Prime PNG Design has ventured into the textile industry after noting a high demand from the sale of garment products with distinctive provincial designs.
The company was established after selling specially-designed shirts for the Autonomous Region of Bougainville Day last year, according to Prime PNG Design general manager Jacob Niggins.
They have since expanded into selling provincial-themed shirts at prices between K50 and K70 with other garments and merchandise.
“Prime PNG Designs is 100 per cent nationally-owned and registered as an operating company that was a result of the high demand that one of our products had created,” Niggins said.
“This product was our designed T-shirt branded ARoB Alamba that was intended to be sold only during the ARoB Day in 2016. However, due to the constant demand from the public, an opportunity presented itself for us to go into business in the apparel and textile industry.
“The initial response from our customers has been overwhelming. Their positive feedback has driven us to expand our services.
“Our aim is to be able to supply the general public, sporting groups, SMEs and corporate companies with quality products at an affordable price.”
The prices for garments are expected to drop further as the business expands, Niggins said.
“We have established working relationships with accredited garment factories in Asia and the Pacific.
“Our designs are done locally then sent to our suppliers for production.
“The ultimate goal is to secure large orders from corporations and supply to retailers as well. Our vision is to expand its capacity locally from being a textiles supplier to actually owning our own garment factory.
“This will create job opportunities for Papua New Guineans and reduce cost of imported apparels and textile”.