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Sustainability meets minimalism

Mpho and Zazu invite you to a day of fashion and green living!

fashion dayOur very own Mpho Motsi from Upcylce is joining forces with the talented Zazu to showcase a limited number of their fashion design items in a pop- up store environment at Upcycle’s premises on Saturday 6th July.

Mpho and Zazu met in college where they were both studying fashion design at The London International School of Fashion (LISOF). 

Their fashion principles of sustainability and zero waste brought them together and this will be their first collaboration. They will each be showcasing 4 of their own designs. 

Mpho (23) originally from The Free State always knew his calling was in fashion.  Clothing and his own unique style of dressing was always important to him. Brands like Baby Milo and Ivisu Jeans inspired him and he says he also drew a lot of motivation from music videos. When he took two of his mother’s jackets – one being denim and the other being fur(eeek) and made a new piece by upcycling the two together, he knew his days of becoming a designer had begun! 

Mpho needed a space in which to work and he can thank a sewing machine that he saw every single morning in a factory window on his way to gym for bringing him into contact with Winnie Mchenry, owner of Upcycle.

One of Upcycle’s main core principles is to focus on developing skills, transferring knowledge and training individuals to create and develop products from waste, creating sustainable job opportunities for unemployed people with the objective to develop an up-cycle set of skills implemented and supported by effective CSI projects.

 

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