Zukisa Fono – Hermanus
Zukisa Fono operates a sewing business from Learn to Earn's business hives in Hermanus. Zukisa completed his matric in 2007 and was 'looking around for something to do' before registering for LtE's sewing course in 2009. He was not intimidated by being the only man in the class and soon discovered he had a real interest and talent for sewing and design. His time at LtE taught him not only how to communicate with people from different backgrounds but also positively impacted his short-tempered nature.
As he completed the first step of his journey, new ideas and opportunities started coming in. He was given some denim off-cuts and together with a friend, started experimenting with making denim handbags. As the interest in the bags grew, new orders started to come in. These ranged from karate uniforms to traditional church outfits and waistcoats. His dream is to continue with fashion design and to have his own men's clothing label one day.