Tuesday, October 19, 2021

How to make a jacket out of jeans

Not only do entrepreneurs think differently; they act differently. They draw on personality traits, habits and mind-sets to come up with ideas that straddle the line between insanity and genius.

Evol David Mokotedi is a 23 year old man of many talents who is a designer and founder of “Evol wears” The Company was registered in 2016. Mokotedi was born and raised at Mochudi and currently studying sound technology at Limkokwing University of creative technology.

“I was raised into believing that I can be anything I want to be in life. So I can major in everything it depends on what you want me to do at the time,” said Mokotedi. He says he is a musician as well as a poet as his passion is to leave a trademark.

Mokotedi collect old jeans and design jackets, bags and arm bands. A project which was inspired by her mother, who is a tailor.

One day he was invited to the vintage event, so he decided to go through his grandparent’s old clothes and he saw his grand’s fathers big denims especially trousers as he was a plus size man.

“I just loved the fabrics from old denims, the jeans were about five and I started cutting them and getting the vision to end up with a jacket,” he continued.

His friend Kesaobaka Kgosiemang then advised him to incorporate other things such as bags as he saw his determination about the project.

He gave a Christian quote saying, “We are born of the creator, so if you are born of the creator, you are a product of creativity, so you are creative yourself.”

Mokotedi added that he got some challenges due to the fact that Batswana are hard to please, they will rather copy what you do and do it somewhere else.

However Mokotedi says the other idea of the project was to recycle.

He said, “Everyone at home have old jeans and that when they are old, they are going to be thrown away or be given to charity or other relatives, until they are thrown away when they are worn out.”

The target for this project are the youth as they love new things even though in terms of buying the company have not reached a lot customers as it is still starting.

“Batswana takes time especially to sink in the idea but I hope with time they will start buying,” the Mochudi born said.

When he gave advice to other youth who wish to be like him, he says the only way will be for the youth to bring their creative aspect into play, to take this country forward.

“Everyone is creative in their own way, you just have to find what you are creative in, what you are passionate about and follow that,” Mokotedi said.

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