MEET GUGU PETENI, OUR RETAIL MANAGER AND TALENTED IN-HOUSE DESIGNER
Monday, 18th February 2019
Visit our retail store Studio mohair and you will be greeted by the lovely Gugu Peteni, our Retail Manager and talented in-house designer. She also plays a crucial role in sales and communication with manufacturers and consumers of mohair products. Gugu grew up in the very heart of Port Elizabeth, and her love of fabrics and design grew from a very young age.
The sketches that filled the pages of her high school journals have come to life in her amazingly colourful and thought-provoking designs – designs that not only led to a Degree in Fashion Design and landed her a spot at the 2018 Design Indaba as an Emerging Creative, but also secured her place as a contestant on the first season of Project Runway SA.
Not to mention Gugu also featured in an Inspired Edgars TV commercial, as well as a number of prints, online and podcasts.
Her love for mohair stems from her days as a student, identifying the versatility of the fibre, the beauty of the gentle Angora goat and the vast potential mohair has to provide as a socially-conscious source of income that our country can be proud of. Her goal is to open the industry to a younger crowd, finding new and creative ways of incorporating the fibre into fashion and celebrating it as an African textile.m