Tshepo Mohlala is the founder and creative director of TSHEPO Jeans, a lifestyle brand that offers a range of bespoke denim clothing and ready-to-wear products. Despite a brief flirtation with film, Tshepo's first love has always been fashion and he's been mentored by fashion industry bigheads like Felipe Mazibuko, who was his first mentor. Before branching off on his own and starting TSHEPO in 2015, he was collaborating with other up-and-comers in the industry and working with a brand called AfrikanSwiss.
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Below is a preview of what you can expect to learn in this recipe.
1 - Why Do You Love Jeans So Much?
2 - What Role Do Local Brands Like TSHEPO Play In South Africa?
3 - Who Inspired You To Build Such A Purpose-Led Brand?
4 - What Are The Key Elements To Building A Strong Brand?
5 - What Role Did Partnerships Play In Growing Your Fashion Business?
6 - How Are You Making It Easier For Consumers To Buy Fashion Online?
7 - What Is Your Approach To The Online Delivery Of Fashion Items?
8 - What Are Some Of The Tough Lessons You Had To Learn To Grow Your Business?
9 - What Do You Believe Has Helped You Propel Your Business Forward?
10 - What Advice Do You Have For An Entrepreneur Who Wants To Start Their Own Fashion Label?
About This Recipe
Starting a fashion brand in a largely saturated market is challenging. Starting a denim brand in a highly competitive market where quality and fit define everything is an even more daunting task. A task that Tshepo Mohlala has taken on and is, by all accounts, making a massive success of. In 10 motivating bites, the founder TSHEPO Jeans unpacks how he started his brand and why being online has been so instrumental to the business's growth.
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In this recipe, you will learn about how Tshepo Mohlala built his denim fashion brand and successfully transitioned into the online retail space.
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