02 November 2010
Peter Says Denim
While still in high school, Peter Firman, who was born February 4, 1984 Sumedang, accustomed to looking pile of clothes on the sidewalk vendors. Now, he is the owner of the business that produces clothing that has been exported to several countries.It did not take a relatively long time.
All Peter was able to achieve in just 1.5 years since he opened his business in November 2008. Now, jeans, sweatshirts, and hats using Petersaysdenim brand, in fact, worn by personnel outside the country music group.A number of groups such as the music's Of Mice and Man, We Shot The Moon, and Before Their Eyes, from the United States, I am Committing A Sin, and Silverstein from Canada, and Not Called Jinx from Germany are familiar with the production of Peter.
The band personnel had repeatedly expressed his praise in Petersaysdenim site.On Internet sites from the band, label Petersaysdenim also listed as a sponsor. Petersaysdenim were side by side with world-class brands that become a sponsor, such as Gibson, Fender, Peavey, and Macbeth.Peter jeans priced from Rp. 385,000, from Rp 200,000 hats, bags start from Rp. 235.000, and T-shirts start from Rp. 200,000. Peter's desire to grow quality clothing while he was in high school. Peter who then become employees of the shop in 2003 acquainted with many of the customers are and frequent get-togethers. He often saw his friends wear expensive clothes.
Learning to sew, cut, and also conducted his own design. While still in school at SMA Negeri 1 Cicalengka, Bandung regency
"The hard work and prayers of parents, the second factor that is pushing me to be successful. I really want to make parents happy, "he said. If funds are sufficient, he wanted his parents also can perform the pilgrimage.Although his lecture was finished, Peter is now often filling seminars on campus. He wants to give encouragement to those who intend to open a business.
Revenue for the store clerk set aside to raise capital. On the sidelines of his work, he is also working on an order made clothing. Within a month, Peter on average make 100 pieces of jackets, sweaters, or sweatshirts. Gains from between Rp 10,000-Rp 20,000 per piece."My salary is only around Rp 1 Rupiah per month, but the results from the second job could reach 2 Rupiah, he-he-he ...," said Peter. Income side that he received during two years of time into store clerk until 2005.
Bitter experience has also been experienced by Peter. In 2008, for example, he had deceived his friend who agreed to do an order worth 14 million Rupiah. Order can not be done, while advances 7 million Rupiah was taken away. In 2007, Peter is also working on jeans orders worth 30 million Rupiah.
Studied the export process itself by asking the agents to package delivery.Since 2007, Peter was able to finance the education of three sisters. One of them had graduated from college and work. His brother Peter was determined to push two others to complete the undergraduate level education. He was, in fact, can buy a car for his parents and renovate their house in Jalan Padasuka, Bandung.