UWC fashion show for all

The University of the Western Cape (UWC) will host a fashion show with AWearSA to raise funds for “missing middle” students.

Ticket sales for the AwearSA fashion show will go towards the UWC Ikamva Lethu Student Bursary Fund.

A university statement reads that the “missing middle” category are students whose parents or guardians can only afford to pay a portion of the required university fees.

“The fashion industry is alive with a raft of entrepreneurial possibilities and this is what motivated the Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU) to partner with the University of the Western Cape’s Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, through the union’s Wear SA initiative.

“Together the parties put out the call to students on campus to help them stage a fashion show. More than 200 answered the call and attended a two-day bootcamp.

Now, 129 of them are unlocking their burgeoning entrepreneurial skills by learning the practical steps of event management and staging, as well as matching budding designers with those who can stitch a dream together,” the statement reads.

The AwearSA fashion show is on at UWC on Saturday 1 September. Tickets cost R50 at the UWC Administration west-wing building between 08:00 and 17:00. Email wmehl@uwc.ac.za or karen@planetproductions.co.za.