Nozuko Ngcizela’s first forays into fashion began in the back of her mother’s boutique, rolling fabric around a long-suffering little brother’s body to create her own designs. She got in trouble as a five year old for taking scissors to her mother’s material, but this was no passing fad, and Nozuko has been fashion obsessed as far back as she can remember.
Fast forward some years and she is the proud owner of her own brand, Ergo Zen, with a focus on elegant easy-wear created from comfortable, breathable cotton. Ergo Zen employs a team of four seamstresses, and is looking to employ a further five in 2017 to support Nozuko’s rapidly expanding business.
SEAMSTRESSES MARGARET BRAMWELL & VALERIE KETTLEOAS & PRODUCTION MANAGER NOMHLE NGCIZELA