Local Sewing Group Gaining Support and Expanding Business

George Municipality’s local sewing group, S&D Creations, is making significant strides in expanding its business and gaining support from the community. The group operates under the umbrella of the bigger Project Hope programme that is assisting people living on the streets.

Luvo Bomvana, Manager: Economic Development at George Municipality, Danesy Goliath from S&D Creations and Estelle Fredericks with some products at the Wilderness exhibition.

Local Businesses such as This is Me and Bleu Forest Books, both situated on York Street, are actively promoting the group’s products in their stores. Additionally, West Coast Fisheries, located on Knysna Road, stands out as one of the group’s biggest supporters.

Members of the public viewing the impressive creations in the form of bags, aprons and beadwork

In a recent boost to their advertising efforts, Tastebuds Eatery, located on Market Street, purchased aprons from the group, and three municipal employees have used their services to make garments. This demonstrates the growing recognition and demand for their quality craftsmanship.

Members of the public viewing the impressive creations in the form of bags, aprons and beadwork

In April, the sewing group received a quotation request to make bags for a local church in George. The group’s primary business comes from alterations and the creation of custom garments. They are also in the process of applying for contracts with businesses in need of professionally made uniforms. Currently, they are awaiting an order to make 60 aprons, highlighting their increasing workload.

The group called S&D Creations showcased their products, including bags and aprons, on June 12 at the Smart Procurement Conference Supplier Open Day hosted by George Municipality and Provincial Treasury at Wilderness Hotel. This exhibition further elevated their profile and attracted more business opportunities.  A&A Jewellery Designs, a new business also started under the Project Hope umbrella, also showcased their products at the exhibition.

Members of the public can visit the businesses for products or services at the Community Development Offices on the corner of St.John’s and Varing Streets, George or phone 044 802 2000 for more information.

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