Winning Women – Eugenie Drakes: Crafting many a livelihood

2013-10-21 08:00

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Eugenie Drakes ignored a career counsellor’s advice to become a florist’s assistant. Today, she’s developing the skills of craftspeople while selling their wares to people such as Michelle Obama, Lira and Bill Clinton. Sue Grant-Marshall reports

Sometimes black women who have lost touch with their heritage burst into tears as they reconnect with it through the stories of Piece’s founder and owner, Eugenie Drakes, and her master beader, Beauty Maswanganyi.

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