Locals Impressed by the Street Market

Palesa Senatle of IPudi Clothing Designs

Story by: Motsieng Mooketsi

Jouberton: There is a new spirit in this township, the spirit of working together to make a difference and supporting local businesses. This was more evident this past Saturday at the new A 6 Chesanyama hot spot.

Mummy Mogale and daughter of Shanta Pearl stores

The youth culture of the city is getting a new lease on life. Well at least that’s according to Palesa Senatle and fellow participants of the Street Market which is the first ever of this kind in Jouberton. The market is the brain child of Palesa Senatle who is the co-owner of IPudi clothing designs with partner Kgopolang Makgale. The label has T-shirts, caps, beanies, sweaters, and also sells traditional sandals, the clothes are sewed from scratch by Palesa she also does printing and embroidery on the garments.

IPudi Sandals by IPudi clothing designs

The brand has been operating for six months now and it is based in Potchefstroom and Klerksdorp, but it has also spread its wings to other parts of the country as they also took part at the street market in the busy Vilakazi street, Soweto in december of 2016.

Palesa says “I was really impressed by the setup I saw in Soweto so I thought to myself why not bring it back home and bring other local designers and artists on board for exposure amongst the locals”. The participants overwhelmed many at A 6 and motorists who were passing by with others purchasing some caps, sweaters and beanies from the market.

Artron of Artron Moabi Artworks

The participants say it was the first of bigger things to come as they plan to have more participants and have more stalls setup.

Hairdressing by Kgomotsego Mothibantwa

Zimdollar Designs, Kgomotsego Mothibantwa, Artron Moabi and Mummy Mogale of Shanta Pearl store who is busy with the renovation of a store which will be in operation soon at Potchefstroom where she resides were participants at the market.

Zimdollar Gibi of Zimdollar Designs

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