Emmanuel Enemokwu (pictured above), who is studying Accounting and Management at Medway KBS, launched his brand Jehu-Cal while studying in his first year and entered the KBS Business Start-up Journey (BSUJ) competition that year, reaching the final.
The firm and its brand has grown strongly since then, including already making a substantial turnover, collaborating with Nike, being featured in Vogue (Dubai) and growing strong followings on Instagram.
Now in the latest significant development for the firm Jehu-Cal has been invited to exhibit at London Fashion Week at a pop-up space in Spitalfields, East London.
The company will use the exhibit to demonstrate its approach to sustainable fashion with its Project Purify initiative and seeking input from members of the public to help design their next garment.
Commenting on the growing success of the business and the support he has received from KBS Emmanuel said: ‘Since joining the ASPIRE programme in the 2016/17 academic year I have been provided with a plethora of opportunities such as an internship at The Dune Group and been able to work on my clothing line for my placement year.
‘ASPIRE has assisted in the progression of my clothing label Jehu-Cal and I am very grateful to receive this investment from ASPIRE donors which will be used towards our London Fashion Week presentation. London Fashion Week is a huge step forward for Jehu-Cal and will increase brand value and our push for sustainability as a clothing label with Project Purify.’
The company will be displaying its items at the Ejder Open Studio Pop-Up at LFWM, Unit 4, Dray Walk, Spitalfields, London E1 6NJ on 8-9 June.