1838 Collective is a place to discover locally produced luxurious, soft and timeless fashion, home and décor mohair products created by South African designers. This initiative is led by the South Africa Mohair Cluster (SAMC), and 1838 Collective is run by the mohair industry for the mohair industry, promoting the use of mohair through locally-produced South African designer products.
The latest enterprise to come from this new platform is The Diamond Fibre Collections, celebrating the luxury and versatility of mohair in partnership with South African Fashion Week (SAFW). The initiative began through a call to applicants, whereby 20 talented South African designers were nominated by recognised fashion leaders, and a panel of experienced judges selected the top 3 designers.
A strategic collaboration has been secured with The Fashion Agent – South Africa’s leading fashion wholesale agency and distribution company. This not only provides a suitable platform through which the collections may be purchased, but also access to the Agency’s international, multi-dimensional distribution network, connecting the designers to new markets and channels both domestically and abroad.
The Diamond Fibre Collections initiative was started by the SAMC to not only highlight the versatile nature of mohair, but to demonstrate the Cluster’s commitment to small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs), building the local mohair sector to drive access to both local and international markets, and tapping into the creativity that exists within the South Africa fashion design sector.
Find out more and discover the collections from designers Lukhanyo Mdingi, Judith Atelier and MmusoMaxwell here-
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