Zulu Isicholo Hats
Isicholo is a Zulu traditional hat that is supposed to worn only by married women , but now used as a high-fashion accessory. The beading was done to enhance the beauty of the hat and to showcase the beauty of African hand craft. This piece is designed by Du Confidence, it takes inspiration from African design and print.
Du Confidence was founded by Duduzile Ngubane in 2012 and was officially registered in 2016. Dudu’s passion for African arts was ignited while doing a design course during her time at Howard College in KwaZulu Natal where she was studying towards African music and drama. While completing her studies, she worked as wardrobe assistant for an African music production where she was responsible for dressing and accessorizing performers. This reinforced her passion for arts and crafts.
Dudu’s aspiration for her business is to expand her manufacturing operations to create an institution that develops skills so that budding entrepreneurs can open their own businesses using the skills they have learned.