gatimo info.

We Have One Goal

creating possibilities.

In 2014, our primary retail outlet- Ruff ‘n’ Tumble witnessed a major increase in the demand of her products both locally and globally. Our Founder & CRO, Adenike Ogunlesi with over 35 years experience in garment manufacturing and retail operations in Nigeria made a business decision to reinvest in the manufacturing arm of Gatimo Ltd, birthing GATIMO APPAREL.

 

With technical partnership from Sri-Lanka and support from the Nigerian Export Promotion council (NEPC), we upgraded our technical capacity by improving our technical skills to maximize and achieve the quality and standard of manufacturing that we seek.

 

Addressing the socio/cultural challenges that women face, 75% of our workforce is made up of women. When admitted, they mostly have no formal or technical skills, so we embark on a remodeling journey of both intensive training programme, leadership amd entrepreneurial trainings to build capacity with three words guiding us- QUALITY, EFFICIENCY AND DEPENDABILITY.

 

We have created a customer focused and technology driven garment manufacturing facility that not only meets the needs of its sub brand Ruff ‘n’ Tumble, but service other brands as well in contract manufacturing both locally and internationally.

The future for us is to be the garment manufacturing and fashion hub for Africa and beyond, collaborating with other stakeholders to make the industry move viable and attractive.

who we are

our vision

We are defining new possibilities in
African Garment Manufacturing
Industries.

our mission

Partnering with global stakeholders in
enhtical sourcing sustainable materials,
adapting global HSE standards and
creating wealth in our local communities

what we do

Production of garments, fashion items, school, corporate & medical apparel.

Mass market production to meet local and international markets

Capacity building and development

our uniqueness

quality efficient dependable

At Gatimo Apparel, our unique experiences are captured in three words that are entrenched in our culture and daily
work; Quality, Efficiency and Dependability. These words help give our local and global customers the opportunity to
feel and experience the joy and satisfaction that comes with knowing their needs will be met beyond their expectations
and to international standards.

With a full health and safety policy and an in-house HSE Executive, we ensure our working conditions are comfortable,
clean and meet the highest level of HSE standards; promoting a hygienic work environment that highly improves
quality of work. With a robust quality assurance system in place we promote developmental training and capacity
building;We ensure our teams are not only paid a living wage but also provided with health insurance and pension
benefits., we go beyond work for training that impacts the total well-being of our teams, while we are consistently
committed to building and improving our systems and processes.

our capacity

Currently manufacturing a minimum of 200 shirts per day with the potential to scale above 600 shirts daily when operating at full capacity.

Our production lines are not limited to but includes – Shirts, Trousers, Dresses, T-shirts, School and Corporate and Medical
 apparel.

In line with world sustainability goals, we created an ecosystem partnering with local entrepreneurs, where our fabric remnants are not thrown away or cast as waste but converted into the production of handbags, slippers and hair accessories which are sold through our stores.

Our vision is to create wealth within our communities and develop entrepreneurs within our ecosystem.

How We are Impacting Our Society.

As part of our CSR, we founded an NGO- The Betti-
Okuboyejo Foundation (Betti-O School of Fashion)
which since inception in 2015 has graduated over 250
highly skilled individuals aged 18-35years in garment
manufacturing and the business of fashion;
promoting entrepreneurship, community development
while providing wealth and financial independence
to themselves and their communities.
Our 6 months’ intensive full time training in garment
making and the business of fashion, is fully funded by
our financial partners after a rigorous selection
process in order to ensure we get the best candidates
who deserve this exceptional opportunity.

How We are Impacting Our Society.

In order to boost self – confidence and share happiness to
needing school children, our CSR activities also involves
manufacturing school uniforms and sandals for public schools
within our communities with a potential to scale to other areas
through startegic partnerships.

adenike ogunlesi
founder/CRO

A visionary and an authority in the garment manufacturing industry in Nigeria with over 35 years’ experience, driven by a passion to show the world the possibilities that abound in Nigeria, starting with the production of quality clothing.
Adenike has built a successful, premium children’s clothing brand with over 16 international standard retail outlets across Nigeria and an E-commerce platform.
Ruff n Tumble brand known for making kids happy and feeling confident with their looks is a market leader in kids retail fashion industry with Adenike Ogunlesi as the Chief Responsibility Officer.
Her Leadership has tremendously upscaled the Garment Manufacturing and Production industry through innovative collaborations in capacity building with foreign technical partners at Gatimo Apparel, investing in technology and machinery and tripling production like no other factory nationwide.
Not only is Adenike a force to reckon with in the fashion retail industry, she actively seeks to build and impact the world. She is a non-executive Director at Lafarge Holcim Plc; the founding member and first president of the Network of Entrepreneurial Women (NNEW) at the Nigeria Employer’s Consultative Association (NECA).
Adenike is a winner of numerous awards, a life coach and internationl speaker talking to women’s groups, families enterpreneurs and young people.A visionary and an authority in the garment manufacturing industry in Nigeria with over 35 years’ experience, driven by a passion to show the world the possibilities that abound in Nigeria, starting with the production of quality clothing.
Adenike has built a successful, premium children’s clothing brand with over 16 international standard retail outlets across Nigeria and an E-commerce platform.
Ruff n Tumble brand known for making kids happy and feeling confident with their looks is a market leader in kids retail fashion industry with Adenike Ogunlesi as the Chief Responsibility Officer.
Her Leadership has tremendously upscaled the Garment Manufacturing and Production industry through innovative collaborations in capacity building with foreign technical partners at Gatimo Apparel, investing in technology and machinery and tripling production like no other factory nationwide.
Not only is Adenike a force to reckon with in the fashion retail industry, she actively seeks to build and impact the world. She is a non-executive Director at Lafarge Holcim Plc; the founding member and first president of the Network of Entrepreneurial Women (NNEW) at the Nigeria Employer’s Consultative Association (NECA).
Adenike is a winner of numerous awards, a life coach and internationl speaker talking to women’s groups, families enterpreneurs and young people.