Invitation to Participate in the Fashion Mentorship Programme

Business Support, Tourism and Markets Unit invites fashion designers, and fashion houses within eThekwini Municipality to be part of a 10 months Fashion Mentorship Programme. The programme aims to capacitate and empower local fashion designers, facilitate market opportunities and network opportunities in order to ensure growth and sustainability of their fashion businesses. The program will…

Sewing Training for Aspiring & Emerging Seamstresses

The Business Support, Tourism and Markets Unit is inviting experienced and competent service providers with relevant and sufficient expertise in sewing training. Terms of reference must be collected at Business Support, Tourism and Markets Unit’s Reception at 11th Floor, 75 Dr Langalibalele Dube Street from Wednesday, 28 September 2016, between 08h00 and 16h00. The Closing…

Zimbili Shezi

Zimbili Shezi is the designer behind the ZimbyLees Apparel ladies wear label. She discovered her love for fashion during her school years but followed her parents' wishes and studied nursing. Unable to turn her back on her passion, she enrolled at and graduated from the Sizanani Academy of Sewing and Fashion Design in 2013. She…

Tayla Horn

“The most important aspect about the fashion industry is being relevant, you have to produce something that is not currently available and you have to create a need for your specific product. That is how business and work together – the creativity to produce the unimagined and the business sense to stay relevant and in demand.”