- Nozipho Magwaza worked as a cashier, but she realised she was no longer happy
- This reignited her love for fashion and design and she quickly quit her job
- Now, her hats turn heads at some of South Africa's most popular events
While she was grateful to have a job, Nozipho Magwaza had enough of being a cashier. She woke up one morning realising she was unhappy and felt she had a lot more to offer.
She wanted to pursue the big dreams she had. She dreamt of stylish outfits made of colourful fabrics. She wanted to make people pride in the clothes they wore.
It was then that Nozipho decided it was time to quit her cashier job. A needle and a thread reignited the love she, and her family had, for sewing for generations.
It was her mother's love for fashion that nurtured her creative instinct. Her gogo was the first person to put a needle and thread in her hand.
Nozipho then took her love for fashion a step further. She went to a fashion academy where she learnt to design clothes.
Excitement filled the young designer when one of her designs needed something a little extra. To round off her magical outfit, Nozipho created a hat. This excitement then launched her into the career as a milliner.
It was the women from church that supported her. For the designer, the church ladies reminded Nozipho of her mom.
“I’m reminded of going to church as a young girl with my family.”
Beautiful News reported that now, Nozipho doesn’t just make hats for the women in church, but has created a successful business.
Her designs, that are now commonplace at the Durban July, always turn heads.
For Nozipho, she still gets the most joy from interacting with women in her shop.
Briefly.co.za learned that Nozipho sees her mom and gogo's smile every time someone puts on one of her hats.
And, although they're no longer alive, she knows her family is super proud of her.
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