Sibongile, a woman with a passion for fashion, came top of her class at one of our recent School of Fashion courses. She won for herself the opportunity to get one-on-one business coaching from a professional business coach. Added to her skills as a fashion designer, this woman is destined to go far.
Her speciality is designing and making wedding gowns, matric dance dresses, traditional wear and couples’ attire. These items find a ready market, especially among brides who need quality tailored garments produced quickly and efficiently. As a businesswoman, Sibongile has a dream of empowering youth from her community by creating jobs for youth.
Her vision of becoming an agent of change and transforming the South African economy is shared by Clarence Mathebula from KwaThema. It is his dream is to one day own a clothing factory where youth with a passion for fashion can be employed.
He has lived up to his dream and is one step closer to realising it. We caught up with him selling items at Springs Mall. In addition to selling his garments on Heritage Day, he also showed us how much he has evolved his business. Since he graduated he has acquired a card-swiping machine that allows him to accept payments from anyone.
Join us in our mission to eradicate poverty in our beautiful nation by clicking the link below and donating whatever you can. All Fashion School graduates receive a starter kit of a sewing machines and ‘toolbox’ stocked with essentials like scissors, tracing wheels, chalks, tape measure, pincushion, etc so they can start sewing and selling amazing clothing.
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