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2015-11-12 06:00
 Luyanda Bhatyi will be launching his new cape range on 28 November in Khayelitsha.

Luyanda Bhatyi will be launching his new cape range on 28 November in Khayelitsha.

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It began as just an experiment on social media but after receiving a 100 order in just 24 hours young Khayelitsha entrepreneur believes he might have a winner.

Luyanda Bhatyi, 23, is a young shaker and mover from Harare Khayelitsha who became the first person to design and printer clothing from his home last year.

His latest venture of printing caps was just an experiment but he now believes that his on the right track after getting great response.

“I printed 100 caps titled them Njayempilo, a popular term in the township, and I posted pictures on Facebook. In less, those 24 hours they were all ordered,” he said.

He said that after he realised that his latest idea is a winner he decided to print more caps just in time for the summer.

“They are very fashionable and more people have been enquiring about them. So I have decided to go a step further with this idea,” said that Cape Peninsula University of Technology business management graduate.

He is planning to launch the Njayempilo brand at his home on Saturday 28 November at his home number 37599 Bukwayo Street.

“Not only will be my designs on exhibit but I have also invited other guys from around that are also in the clothing business to showcase their works.

Its going to be an all day affair we network and share ideas as well,” he said.

For more information regarding the launch you can call Luyanda on 0737095798

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