Zabalazaa designs flourishing into international markets

CapeTalk’s John Maytham spoke to Woodstock-based Atang Tshikare, a South African designer who was also recently featured on CNN’s African Voices show.

Tshikare is the founder of Zabalazaa Designs, a design studio focusing primarily on customised sneakers, furniture and clothes.

He has exhibited his work in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Dubai and Germany.

Talking to CapeTalk’s John Maytham on Monday, Tshikare described how being featured on CNN opened doors for him, adding that he’s being contacted by people as far as the Caribbean.

Listen to the full conversation on The John Maytham Show:

I combine my visual art with what I love.

Atang Tshikare, South African designer

I only do things which I really like and if I really like it I go and find out how I can make it.

Atang Tshikare, South African designer

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