A LOCAL cleric, Tendai Bvuwayi, yesterday said his decision to launch a clothing line was influenced by the need to have branded clothing items tailormade for Christians.
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A pastor, musician and author, Bvuwayi said Jehu Clothing was a Christian label with “godly designs” in terms of smartness and modest dressing.
The cleric told NewsDay that his label was meant for Christians who were not interested in trending “worldly” fashion labels.
“I have seen that some Christian communities don’t like some labels because of their meanings and I was also motivated by seeing how the world is being destroyed by fashion. So I came up with a Christian label to help those who understand who they are and what they believe in to support it and make it bigger for the glory of God,” he said.
The label includes caps, hats, men and women’s clothes, sandals and jackets. Bvuwayi’s shop is located at Machipisa in Highfield.
The cleric said plans were underway to open another shop in the central business district next month.
He said although it was expected for his congregation to take care of his needs, it was important for him as a leader to work with his own hands and support others.
“Paul [the biblical apostle] was a tent maker and supported the gospel. What is better: to work with your hands or to psychologically steal from members of the church? So, I see it is biblical and correct for a man of cloth to work with his own hands also and support the gospel,” he said.