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About Nora Bannerman
was designing and making paper dresses that she
clipped on to card dolls at a very early age.
At six, she
used a small sewing machine (her birthday present from her
parents) to sew her
designs for her
In Achimota Primary School, Nora
was already making her
In Form 3, Achimota Secondary School, Nora
was sewing for quite a number of people.
After about seven years of designing and sewing clothes for various people with the help of apprentices, Nora
business in March 1980.
Sleek Fashion Limited
Nora originally registered her fashion design business as "Sleek Fashion", a sole proprietorship.
This business is now a limited liability company known as "Sleek Fashion Limited
Prior to that Nora
had already established a design school and a workshop from which uniforms were made for the former Dimples Inn and custom designs for customers from all walks of life.
has established a fashion design school which has trained several hundred students to date.
The name Nora Bannerman
has come to be associated with the best in fashion design in Ghanaian circles.
In such a fashion vibrant society as Ghana, being on top means that one must be really good.
has proven time and time again that she
is really good.
For more than a decade, she
has been the last word in the clothing of winners of the nation wide Miss Ghana beauty contests
has also been making outfits for the winners of Ghana´s
highest arts awards (The Flagstar).
All these activities form only a small fraction of the work she
does as a fashion designer, dreaming up various designs and as a clothier, bringing her
dreams to reality.
The clothes she
makes for clients, and her
own clothes at public functions, shows and exhibitions, have all contributed to the soaring image that she
designs and makes clothes for wives of some African Heads of State as well as diplomats and dignitaries from Ghana, Côte d´Ivoire, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, America, Germany, France, Britain and Switzerland.
designed and made clothes out of Ghana Textile Products
(GTP) wax prints for guides and liaison officers of the 10th Ministerial Conference of the Non-Aligned Movement.
has designed and made uniforms for various Ghanaian institutions, such as Fan Airways, Shangri-La Hotel, Taysec (Taylor Woodrow), Dimples Inn, "Indutech 1986" and CEPS, as well as the production of Academic Gowns, Hoods and Hats for the Winneba University
In 1994, Nora
designed and made 10,000 garments for export to the U.S.
designs sell in West Africa, South Africa, USA, France, Germany and Switzerland.
designs fabrics which are currently made into batik prints, but fabric designing is something that Nora
has done alongside clothes designing and she
continues to receive significant and substantial orders for her
clothes and fabric designs.
has given talks and illustrations on contemporary fashion and clothes on invitation from the British Broadcasting Corporation
(BBC) and Ghana National Television and Broadcasting Stations.
continuous to enjoy wide media coverage on GTV and TV3.
has also addressed ladies clubs and associations and given numerous talks to Lady Chief Executives at Gimpa on proper dress sense.
has also given career guidance talks at the invitation of various schools in Accra.
is sought after for expert advice on Fashion and Garment Manufacture
, designing and making clothes do not stop at dresses, coats, shirts and trousers.