Tshepo Jeans is South Africa’s premier lifestyle denim brand that offers a range of bespoke denim clothing and cotton products. Founded in 2015 by Tshepo Mohlala, the brand has established itself in the hearts and minds of ordinary South Africans and people across the world.
The decision to specialise in denim is due to its distinctly nostalgic character and its ability to tell stories.
Tshepo Jeans’ logo – a three pronged crown – is inspired by the three women to have played a role in the upbringing of Tshepo: His mother, grandmother, and trendy aunt Takalani who brought the fashion one used to see on TV to reality.
The daily operations within the studio consists of designing, manufacturing and retailing Tshepo Jeans’ range of premium and bespoke denim clothing and accessory items, which range from jeans to hats and aprons. At present, Tshepo Jeans produces custom designs for individuals looking to find the perfect fit as well as commercial orders in which the business designs uniforms for other organisations. Courtesy tshepo.
In recent times, a notable client of Tshepo Jeans has been the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle. On her September 23rd- October 2nd 2019 tour to Southern Africa with husband, Prince Harry, Meghan popped in at Tshepo Jeans to pick up an order for a custom pair of dungarees for her son, Archie here.
Beforehand, Tshepo Jeans Founder had been contacted by the British Embassy in South Africa with an order for Duchess Meghan. It’s a known preference by royals to wear designs by local designers while on tour hence a probable reason for the contact then and indeed a huge boost business wise for the designer. Individually, Meghan Markle has always been well rounded in her choice of designers and would not hesitate wearing designs for a positive cause sometimes by little known designers.
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