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Fabric stores in and around Johannesburg: Fabrics, tools and inspiration

Fabric stores in and around Johannesburg: Fabrics, tools and inspiration

Fabric
Johannesburg and its surrounding areas are filled with lots of great fabric stores that sell all sorts of fabrics and I know most of them. Chamdor, Metro Home Centre and Jerry's Bridal are three of my favorite fabric stores. That's where I get some of the fabrics, tools and inspiration to create Roka Roko's art. "The more you can mix fabric, the more fashion forward you are" - Rosemary Bullock The week I landed in Johannesburg for the first time I met a young girl who knew the plaza and all its fabric stores. The moment we realised we had a passion for making things, clothes in particular, we were married!  LOL.  Lindi was a great, young, creative, excited and afro strutting girl who said let’s go to the plaza.  My…
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Empowerment through Fashion with Roka Roko

Empowerment through Fashion with Roka Roko

Fashion
Roka Roko is a fashion design business that does fashion illustration, patterns and construction. We are passionate about is empowering people through fashion. I think saying that we are a design business is the easiest and most appreciated statement.  Once I said we are a fashion construction company, and I had a room full of confused faces. I guess I made the same mistake most people make when explaining their roles to other people who aren't in their industry.  To  someone who is as passionate about fashion as I am, we have categories, sub categories, sub-sub, sub-sub-sub, etc.  The three main ones are Illustration, Patterns and Construction. In most cases each designer is strong and passionate about 1 of these.  This is good because it allows the designer to concentrate on…
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