Papama Mtwisha to exhibit at the Sanlam HmC Fair 2018

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Papama Mtwisha

Founder of Butter Pudding Papama Mtwisha chats to us about her career, and exhibiting at the 2018 Sanlam Handmade Contemporary Fair. By Fundiswa Nkwanyana

 I love being a creative entrepreneur operating in the fashion space.  After being a fashion director for multiple renowned magazines as well as a stylist for local celebrities, I decided to establish my own brand. Three years ago, I founded Butter Pudding, a kiddies’ lifestyle brand. I believe that I was born to do what I do because I enjoy it. Producing proudly African products of superb standard is important in changing the narrative about our continent.

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 The empowerment of others is high on my priority list. My entrepreneurship venture is about making people and kids look and feel good, which is a form of empowerment. I also create employment because every product that we sell is locally produced. If we keep our currency circulating in Africa, this will have a positive effect.

 Putting the perfect team together is challenging. So, I do most of the tasks myself, which is time-consuming. But, I know that it’s only a matter of time until I am able to afford the right team members who will share my vision.

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 I’m excited about exhibiting at the 2018 Sanlam Handmade Contemporary Fair. This will be my third year at the fair, and I always look forward to it. I love that the country’s top designers and chefs set up shop to sell and share their products. Taking part in it has a positive impact for my brand, and not only financially; it exposes my products to new customers. It is the only local fair I participate in, and I can’t wait for it to start.

This shopping and social experience will take place from 12 to 14 October at Hyde Park Corner shopping centre’s rooftop. Tickets available at Webtickets.