DFF Emporium

The DFF Emporium is an eThekwini initiative with the goal of providing local designers with an opportunity to sell their creations. 

Support local designers and visit the DFF Emporium Shop S 150A Umlazi Mega City, (50 Griffiths Mxenge Highway, Umlazi). 


DFF 2018

Watch this space for 2018 dates

Notice Board

All interested fashion designers and fashion houses are requested to forward the following information to be part of the 2018 Mentorship Programme:

  • Company Profile
  • Individual Profile/CV. Attach copies of Matric Certificate / Diploma / Degree certificate/s
  • Certified copy of ID
  • Letter of Motivation – why you should be selected for this program; your future fashion business prospects
  • Story & Mood Boards
  • Proof of residents

The above documents must be delivered by no later than Friday,  01 December 2017 between 08h00 – 16h00 to the address below:

 Business Support Tourism and Markets Unit, 7th Floor Embassy Building, 199 Antony Lembede Street (Smith Street), Durban

All applicants should indicate if their businesses are registered. If not, the Unit will assist the designers with the process of registration through SEDA.

For more information and enquiries contact Nondumiso Mhlongo on 031 311 4578 or by e-mail: Nondumiso.Mhlongo@durban.gov.za.


Latest News

The eThekwini Municipality recently conducted an open invitation to all fashion designers and fashion houses to attend a presentation highlighting the 5th instalment of the 2018 Durban Fashion Fair Mentorship Programme.

The Municipality initiated the programme to equip and expose fashion designers to various business and fashion skills which will enable them to be innovative and enhance their businesses. For those who get accepted, the programme will also help facilitate market and networking opportunities, leading to growth and sustainability of the emerging fashion designers’ businesses.

Designer hopefuls came from far and wide to the presentation hosted at the Botanic Gardens. 

Images can be viewed here 

Nthabi Tseeke from Pinetown, Sinethemba Zuma from Umlazi and Nokuphila Nxumalo from Umlazi

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