Jarrad Ricketts launches fashion brand: Testimony

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  • Gospel singer Jarrad Ricketts is branching out into clothing, with the debut of his fashion brand - Testimony.
  • The fashion brand has been in development for over four years.
  • Testimony will be sold at High Street Fashion in Blue Route Mall in Cape Town. 

Gospel singing sensation, Jarrad Ricketts, is branching out into clothing, with the debut of his fashion brand - Testimony.  

For Cape Town-born-and-raised Ricketts, Testimony is a fashion brand that has been in development for over four years.

After visiting more than 70 schools around the Western Cape doing motivational talks and community upliftment projects through his Jarrad Ricketts Foundation, Testimony is the latest project in which he hopes to impact the lives of South Africans. 

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"After being exposed to so many different people, their lives and situations through my community work, I became inspired by the idea that there is power in our Stories. This led me to create a brand that is focussed on spreading a positive message, where we acknowledge the path God has placed us on, embracing the hardships/struggles and using those experiences to inspire others to persevere. It does not matter who you are, or where you come from; we all have a story, a story that matters and a story that is worth sharing," he shares.

The fashion brand is also linked to the Jarrad Ricketts Foundation, and proceeds are donated to continue community upliftment initiatives.

The first item in the fashion range is the "JER 29:11" hoodie, which Ricketts designed himself. He says: "This particular item took a year and a half to develop. It was important to me that we focus on creating a cut and feel that reflected who I am, but also maximized on comfortability while looking tailored. The biggest highlight was seeing Testimony materialise - from the concept, through to developing the garment.  From the cut and shape to the labels, fabric choice, colour, branding, I designed it all. I also had a lot of input from industry professionals and other designers to ensure that I was creating a good quality product." 

Testimony will be sold at High Street Fashion in Blue Route Mall in Cape Town and the hoodie retails at R550 each.  

He adds that the design team are set to launch additional fashion items later this year. 

Which sizes are available for purchase?

He says: "It is important to me that we are able to create garments across the size spectrum so that everyone feels represented. Our sizes range from extra small, small, medium, large, extra-large, XXL and XXXL." 

Do you deliver orders to areas outside of Cape Town?

"We do, all you have to do is email info@jarradricketts.co.za" 

What's the delivery cost? 

"We work on an average delivery cost system, and would then add a delivery fee of R100.00 to the total cost," he explains.

Can people purchase orders online?

There will definitely be a means of engaging with Testimony in future, but for this initial release, garments are available in-store store. 

(Compiled by Graye Morkel)

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