OAP Toolz has launched her lingerie line for plus size women which she calls Sablier, pronounced as Sab-Lee-Ay. Speaking on the newly launched lingerie line, Toolz had the below to say.
”The journey to accepting my body hasn’t been easy. As a curvy girl, you tend to feel out of place – my body type wasn’t the hot thing back then. I just didn’t fit in. I want ladies, irrespective of their size or body types, to be confident and love themselves, and essentially embrace their beautiful, because beauty is from within and is not dependent on what society dictates.”
Before the release of her Sablier brand, Toolz took a course in lingerie and swimwear design at the prestigious and award-winning London College of Fashion to get in-depth knowledge of the lingerie market. She said she decided to meet the needs of curvy women in Nigeria cos she found out that having clothing that match their needs are very scarce in the country.
She said, “A huge part of my personal journey was finding clothing, lingerie and apparel options that catered specifically to my needs as a curvy woman. I didn’t find a lot of options in Nigeria, and most often would shop when I travelled. It’s only natural that I take on the challenge of providing comfortable but attractive options for plus-size African women who struggle with finding brands that cater to them.”